Arnhem Land Photography Workshop
12th to 16th March 2021
Join us on this adventure to the remote Arnhem Land as you photography the rich aboriginal history, landscapes and wildlife of this magical part of Australia.
You'll be there in the wet season. This is the lush season of wildflowers and lots of water. During this time thunderstorms are common and afternoon humidity can reach 70%. This season is a secret gem, most tourists are scared off with inaccessibility and threats of stifling humidity, however with the mornings are pleasant and the afternoon storms relieve the humidity that builds, the freshness is delightful. Across the landscapes miniature waterfalls appear and the swimming holes are deep and crystal clear.
Davidson’s Arnhem Land Safari Lodge will be hosting us for this photography extravaganza.
The lodge is located on an exclusive lease of 700km2 of pristine wilderness in northwest Arnhem Land.
Nestled against the Arnhemland escarpment is this landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs. Be immersed in unique ecosystems teeming with birdlife, crocodiles and barramundi amongst a cornucopia of bush food and medicine plants. Valleys, overhangs and caves carved out by an ancient sea, have been occupied by aboriginal people for over 50,000 years with world class galleries of rock art, occupation and burial sites.
A significant section of this property is a registered sacred site. Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris has permission from the traditional owners to take guests through these sacred areas, a unique opportunity in Australia.
During your workshop you'll have countless opportunities to photograph this magnificent area. With so much to do and see we can keep you entertained for days no matter your specific interests.
Within a half hour drive from the lodge at Mount Borradaile you can:
Visit rock shelters with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years that give you insights into the aboriginal way of life from this region
Walk through savannah woodland, the local supermarket and find plenty of local bush tucker
Take a boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain to see some of the 275 bird species found in the region
Take a dip in the pristine natural swimming hole (seasonal) or relax poolside back at the lodge
Walk through the incredible catacombs that hold artefacts, signs of recent occupation and ancient mortuary rites.
Spend a late afternoon on the billabong observing the wildlife including the many crocodiles that inhabit the watercourses, finish up with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain
Walk up one of the many escarpments to find spectacular stone arrangements and art filled occupation sites.
The Arnhemland Photography Workshop INCLUDES:
- 6 days/5 nights
- 4 Star hotels with your own room
- All gourmet meals
- Flight to Mt Borradaile
- Private, air conditioned car to take you comfortably to all the photographic locations
- Transfers to/from Darwin 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 own flights to and from Darwin airport.
- Have medical and travel insurance - this is mandatory
- Read our Terms and Conditions
- Book your own flights to Arrive and Depart from Darwin.
A private car collects you from the airport to your hotel.
EXPERIENCE / DIFFICULTY
- Beginner, Amateur, Enthusiast, Semi-professional, Professional.
- Busy schedule.
- Easy walking.
- Travel by car
- 2 hotels across 5 nights.
WEATHER / SUN
- MARCH - Temperature 23 to 32c Sunrise 634am | Sunset 1804pm
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Full payment required upon booking to guarantee your place.
- Terms & Conditions - CLICK HERE
I love teaching photography. I love sharing my knowledge with others. So I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to get out and about into these fantastic landscapes to teach my signature workshops. Since 2005 I have passionately taught thousands of keen photographers like yourself the art of landscape photography. Each year I carefully hand-pick a select number of exotic locations to take participants.
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