Join us for a 2 day photography workshop with Cam Blake on Maria Island

Workshop Dates: Friday 14 May – Sunday 16 May 2021

Spend two full days photographing the unique multi-faceted landscapes of Maria Island and Spring Bay Mill on the East Coast of Tasmania.

Steeped in layers of indigenous and colonial history, Maria Island is a uniquely preserved National Park with rare architectural and ecological sites. Distinct geology such as the Painted and Fossil Cliffs, historic buildings and ruins, and sweeping bays with miles of white sandy beaches offer up a bounty of stunning shapes and textures for this immersive photography experience.

This is a unique opportunity to have an exclusive experience of these two very special places while learning the secrets of professional landscape photography.

Package includes exclusive boat travel to Maria Island, stylish accommodation, delicious food and professional photography skills.

Highly acclaimed landscape photographer and experienced teacher Cam Blake, will coach you on professional techniques – from the basics to advanced skills – to capture the colours and light of this spectacular place. You will be shooting sunrise to sunset and even some night time astro photography if the weather is clear.

Based at the stunning Spring Bay Mill on the mainland, you will take their private vessel to the island each day and return in the evening for editing workshops and fantastic locally-sourced meals.

Spring Bay Mill is a wonder in itself. The 43 acre site has been up-cycled and restored from its industrial past as a wood chip mill, into a collection of inventively architectural indoor and outdoor spaces surrounded by acres of stunning coastal landscape.

Accommodation is a choice of either luxury Beach Eco Shacks with stunning sea-views and outdoor baths or cosy Glamping tents with comfortable queen beds and a communal amenities area.

Gourmet catering will encompass the best of local Tassie suppliers and organic produce from the Mill’s own gardens, and will be served either at Spring Bay Mill or as picnic lunches on Maria Island. The bar, of course, will be stocked with plenty of local Tassie wines, beers and spirits.

In addition to Cam’s expertise, you will be accompanied by Spring Bay Mill’s professional wilderness guide who will provide extra details about the history, flora and fauna of the area.

Itinerary 2.5 Days

Day 1 (Friday 14 May)

  • Check in from 2pm at Spring Bay Mill.
  • Welcome and introduction.
  • Dinner at the Mill followed by a presentation of pictures.

Day 2 (Saturday 15 May)

  • Sunrise photography on the coast.
  • Breakfast served at the Mill.
  • After breakfast take our Private Vessel to Maria Island to explore and shoot other areas of the island including some wildlife photography.
  • Picnic lunch served on the beach.
  • Back to the Mill in the evening for sunset photography on the coast and dinner followed by presentations and a photo editing workshop.
  • Astro photography at night if the weather is clear.

Day 3 (Sunday 16 May)

  • Set off early to Maria for morning photography and a picnic breakfast.
  • Return to the Mill for lunch and spend the afternoon recapping the experience and further editing.
  • Departure Sunday afternoon.

What to expect

What’s included?

  • 2 nights’ stay in either a self-contained luxury Beach Shack or a Glamping Tent
  • Meals included: Day-1 dinner; Day-2 breakfast, lunch and dinner; Day-3 breakfast and lunch
  • Private boat transfers to and from Maria Island
  • National Park permits
  • Use of Spring Bay Mill indoor spaces for workshops
  • Exclusive Spring Bay Mill site tour
  • Full photography tuition including editing tuition
  • Professional wilderness guide

What’s not included?

  • Transfers to and from Spring Bay Mill (Except Hobart)
  • Flights to Tasmania
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Photography gear (you will need to bring and carry your own gear)

Prices:

Places are strictly limited to 12 people. Please complete the Booking Form and we forward you an invoice for immediate payment. 

  1. Glamping Package: $1,395 per person
  2. Beach Shack Package: $1,875 per personPrices are based on double or twin bed sharing. Single supplement to have a room of your own: Beach Shack ($550) and Glamping ($250)
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