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Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop



CRADLE MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

1st to 5th November 2020

Cradle Mountain is an iconic landscape and one that should certainly be on a landscape photographer's bucket list. This stunning area is a photographers dream with plenty to photograph. From the panoramic vistas of Cradle Mountain reflected in Dove Lake, to the moss-covered Ballroom and Enchanted Forests.

You'll spend 5 days exploring this area, including:

  • Magnificent Cradle Mountain
  • Stunning Dove Lake
  • The famous Boat Shed
  • The enchanted Ballroom Forest
  • Mount Kate Hut
  • Waldheim Chalet
  • Pencil Pine Falls
  • Ronney Creek
  • Lake Hanson
  • Marion's Peak
  • Crater Falls

     

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    DAY ONE

    We'll be there at Launceston Airport to greet you. It's a short two hour drive to Cradle Mountain. You'll be chauffeur driven all week so you can sit back, relax and know we've got things covered. On the way we'll stop off in the town of Sheffield to photograph the many murals that adore the walls of the local buildings.

    From there, Cradle Mountain Lodge awaits. This is where you'll have a private room to yourself. These luxurious cabins are the perfect place to unwind, relax and spread out for the week as you explore the beauty of this magnificient region.

    An introductory dinner is held in the dining room where we'll go over the plans for the week.

     

    DAY TWO

    Each morning we'll be up before sunrise to make our way into the national park to capture first light on Cradle Mountain. Nothing beats standing on the shoreline of Dove Lake, breathing in the cool highland air and waiting for the warmth of the sun to hit your back. 

    Once we've captured that epic shot and enjoyed the full serenity of the landscape, we'll head back to the lodge for breakfast and a well deserved coffee. 

    Did I tell you about the buffet breakfast at the Cradle Mountain Lodge?? 

    BEST EVER!

    The porridge is to die for. 

    Depending on the weather, we'll either sit down for a little to download our images and learn more about processing them. Or if the weather is amazing - which I tend to order especially for my workshops! - we'll grab a picnic lunch and walk the 6kms around Dove Lake to take in the sights.

    This MUST DO walk is one of Australia's BEST one day walks. Circumnavigating the lake that sits at the base of Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake offers brilliant views of the Mountain.

    Sunsets are always part of our workshop schedule. Photography is always the main priority, so we always allow plenty of time for this. Shoots last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Eating and sleeping are a close second!

    Dinner and a well-earned wine are the order for the end of the day after working hard to capture all those incredible photographs. Then we retire early to catch our beauty sleep.

     

    DAY THREE and FOUR

    Much like Day Two, Days Three and Four take on a similar theme. Up early for a sunrise shoot, breakfast, download of images then out for more photography for the rest of the day. We'll explore all of the well-known landscape locations in the area including The famous Boat Shed, The enchanted Ballroom Forest, Mount Kate Hut, Waldheim Chalet, Pencil Pine Falls, Ronney Creek, Lake Hanson, Marion's Peak and Crater Falls.

    DAY FIVE

    Sadly our last day has come. We'll do a final review of the photographs taken on the workshop before packing our bags and heading for the airport by late afternoon.

    With our hearts and hard drives full, we'll say our goodbyes and hopefully return in the not-too-distant future.

     

    YOUR CRADLE MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

    • 5 full days/4 nights
    • Staying at the magnificent Cradle Mountain Lodge
    • All gourmet meals
    • Private, air-conditioned mini van to take you comfortably to all the photographic locations
    • Transfers to/from Launceston 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:

    GROUP SIZE

    • 6 participants only

    TRAVEL INFORMATION

    • Book your own flights to Arrive and Depart Launceston, Tasmania. A private mini van collects you from the airport to your hotel at Cradle Mountain Lodge (2 hours away).   

    EXPERIENCE / DIFFICULTY

    • Beginner, Amateur, Enthusiast, Semi-professional, Professional.
    • Busy schedule - little down time - photography is our focus!
    • Travel by mini van.
    • 1 hotel across 4 nights.
    • All our workshops require a good sense of balance and a good level of fitness in order to fully enjoy all the experiences. We regularly walk to fantastic locations for up to an hour at any a time but in one day you could be walking up to 3 to 4 hours in total. This may require walking over uneven ground, rocky surfaces, soft sand, deep snow, up and down hills, rock hopping, hiking to lookouts, etc. Some walks are steep and strenuous, others are on uneven surfaces. To get the best photographs you will be carrying your own backpack with your camera gear, tripod, water and lunch. Whilst we do not look to exclude anyone, being fit is essential to participate fully in the workshop.

    WEATHER / SUN

    • Temperature 5 to 12C  Sunrise 733am | Sunset 533pm

    TERMS & CONDITIONS

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

     

    YOUR LEADER

    Tom Putt is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.

    Tom’s passion is driven by his desire to showcase the beauty of the landscape. Regarded as one of Australia’s most prolific landscape photographers, Tom spends many months of the year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects

    Tom has been teaching photography since 2005. He is passionate about imparting his knowledge learnt over his 20 years in photography. Tom's no-holding-back approach means that he'll teach you everything he knows to help you learn the art of photography as quickly as possible.

    CLICK HERE to read more about Tom's adventure in photography.



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