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Lake Eyre Aerial Photography Workshop & Photo Tour


14th to 17th September 2020


ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS looking for a unique photographic experience!

Following the success of our 2018/19 Lake Eyre Photographic Adventures - we have now run 7 aerial photography workshops at Lake Eyre - I'm again leading a 4 day photography workshop to the magnificent Kati Thanda - Lake Eyre.

Experience the wonder of this vast lake in all its glory. You’ll have 4 tailor-made flights in your own PRIVATELY CHARTERED aircraft with doors off for the ultimate photography experience. This is a total of over 8 hours of flying.


Imagine flying over the lake at the optimal times of both sunrise and sunset with hours to photography your favourite shots.

You'll also fly over the rarely visited Painted Hills. Not be confused with the ones near Coober Pedy, these hills have only recently been discovered and far better!

Stretching for miles these Painted Hills have to be seen to be believed with their deep ochre colours of red, yellow and orange. Y

ou’ll not only fly over these magnificent hills at both sunrise and sunset, but we’ve negotiated EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to land on this private property to photograph the hills from the ground also.











All this under my expert guidance. I’ve spent over 35 hours flying over this area exclusively to shoot aerials so I know the best places to take you. You would spend days and lots of $$$ looking for these yourself.


You'll see the BEST that the lake has to offer. You'll leave Coober Pedy and explore the true outback travelling east to the remote outback town of William Creek. There's not much here other than a pub and an airstrip! But this is our base for two nights. You'll fly over the famous Lake Eyre shooting aerial photographs for two days from your private plane with doors off.

If that wasn't enough, on your way home you'll stay underground at the famous Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy as you experience what it's like to live underground.


  • Three spectacular scenic flights over Lake Eyre with doors off at both sunrise and sunset.
  • Photograph the lesser known but equally impressive Painted Hills - a location very few people have had the pleasure to see.
  • Stay at the remote outback town of William Creek and it's famous pub
  • Sleeping underground at the famous opal mining town of Coober Pedy
  • Photograph the stunning Breakaways at sunset



Fly into Coober Pedy airport by 12pm where we'll jump in our private 4WD and drive east towards William Creek, our base for our flights over Lake Eyre. Checking into our accommodation, we'll explore this small town before your first of THREE incredible flights over the spectacular Lake Eyre. The colours of the lake in the afternoon lake is a sight to behold!


You'll be up early for a sunrise flight over Lake Eyre South to explore the unique landscapes. This 2.5 hour flight will fill your SD cards with lots of yummy abstract aerial shots.

After this epic flight you'll have time to rest and download your fantastic image before our next exciting flight over the Painted Hills. Not only will you have over an hour in the plane to capture all the aerial shots in gorgeous late afternoon light. But we'll also land at the hills with time to explore on the ground and see close up the incredible beauty of this unique landscape.


We'll be up early for our ultimate sunrise flight over Lake Eyre North. You'll fly over the amazing Neales Delta and the Warburton Channel to the north where the water enters the lake from Queensland. This flight is over 3 fabulous hours. 

Many describe this flight as the best flight they've ever taken!

Don't be surprised if you run out of batteries and fill those memory cards!

After lunch we'll leave our home at William Creek and drive west. We aim to arrive at Coober Pedy mid afternoon so we can check in to our exciting and unique underground hotel. Staying underground is definitely a life tick and memorable experience that you'll love!

We'll head out to the famous Breakaways for a sunset shoot before having a world-famous pizza at John's Pizza Restaurant, known for it's vast arrange of yummy pizzas with interesting toppings (such as the Coast of Arms!).


We'll be up early for another sunrise shoot over the bullock heaps of Coober Pedy (which the town is famous for) before catching our REX plane back to Adelaide and saying our goodbyes.

The incredible Lake Eyre Photography Workshop INCLUDES:

  • 4 days/3 nights
  • Best accommodation available
  • All gourmet meals & drinks
  • Private, air-conditioned 4WD to take you comfortably to all the photographic locations
  • Transfers to/from Coober Pedy airport
  • Private one-on-one tuition with me, Tom
  • Group critique sessions that allow for maximum learning
  • Photographic Notes
  • National park fees and permits

Please make sure you:

  • Book your flight to Coober Pedy, South Australia
  • Have medical and travel insurance
  • Read our Terms and Conditions 


  • 4 participants only - that's just 2 photographers per aircraft


  • Book your own flights to Arrive and Depart Coober Pedy.
  • A private 4WD collects you from the airport.


  • Beginner, Amateur, Enthusiast, Semi-professional, Professional.
  • Busy schedule.
  • Easy walking
  • Travel by 4WD.
  • 2 hotels across 3 nights.


  • SEPTEMBER - Temperature 13 to 27C  Sunrise 710am | Sunset 610pm


  • Full payment required upon booking to guarantee your place. 
  • Terms & Conditions - CLICK HERE. 


  • Me, Tom Putt, award-winning Master landscape photographer - read his biography here. 


"I had a sensational time & understand why you love Lake Eyre. I can't wait to use my new skills in Lightroom. Thank you so much for helping me with my photography & I really appreciate your wisdom & patience plus your sense of humour?! Warm regards" Janene, Sydney

"Thank you Tom, I really had a great time and the days were so full of PHOTOGRAPHY!  You take so much care in organising even the small details to make the trips run smoothly and when there is a hiccup with weather or something you are into Plan B immediately with no time to worry about what might have been because the Plan B is just as extraordinary. The Lake Eyre trip exceeded my expectations and the varied land/lakescapes were amazing and you knew the area so well, there was no time wasted searching for what you knew we all wanted from the trip." Jan, Melbourne.

"Hi Tom, had a fantastic time on your Lake Eyre workshop, even better than last year if that’s at all possible! You put on the perfect weather and knew exactly where to go to get the best shots. Thank you 🙏 and I will happily tell everyone I know how great you and the workshops are." Judi, Melbourne.

"Seriously what an incredible couple of weeks you have had. Multiple participants over 10-11 days, over 22 hours of flying, probably too many steak and chip meals, constant organisation and logistic handling, coaching and teaching others to get the best out of their airtime and an experience you had with people you can call your friends! So very proud of you babe, I’m sure you are feeling happy, exhausted, dizzy, proud and elated all at the same time." Mary, Melbourne

"We are all truly blessed to have you firstly, ask us to join you on these workshops and secondly, to have you guide & mentor us to get the most out of each and every daily experience from taking the shots to post production.......thank you Tom for being you; don't ever change!!!" Kyrenia, Melbourne

"All I can say is that it was the best scenery, the best company and by far the best organised. Thank you Tom for your hard work in putting together such a fantastic workshop. You are by far the very, very best!" Judi, Melbourne.

"After following Tom on social media for a few years I finally jumped onboard with one of his trips - so glad I did! I had heaps of fun, learnt a thing or two and continued to feed my addiction of aerial photography! I may have enough images to keep me going for quite a while too..." Natalya, Melbourne

"Tom, you truely are A grade quality as a photographer, teacher and person. I had an amazing workshop and lots of fun. 👍📷🍾" Bernard, Melbourne

"And thank you again TP. It was a cracker of a workshop, so good I wish I did it 3 times with you." Nicole, Brisbane

"Being the "newbie" on our trip, I now feel like part of the family 💞 Thank you again, I am waiting for the next aerial trip to do it all over again!" Rhonda, Melbourne

"Thank you for all your help and support on this  fabulous Lake Eyre trip. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed myself. Also congratulations on picking such agreeable workshop mates - Steve and Nat were the perfect travel companions." Ken, Melbourne 

"Fantastic, great not just for landscapes but for Out of the box photos and great people you meet on the workshop. Thoroughly enjoyed." Lucille, Tasmania.

"A truly amazing workshop and an unbelievably awesome experience. Not to be missed under any circumstances." Kyrenia, Victoria.

"Loved the group size and the intimacy of the workshop. Would definitely travel with Tom Putt again in the future, as he know where to put us, to take the best images... Thank you! Cheers." Rhonda, VIC


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