Feedback from previous workshops

“I’d recommend it for sure – Jules was so patient and clear. We were all able to grasp the techniques and put them to use.” Peter L.

“I feel like a whole new world has opened up for me. I don’t miss my old Nikon film camera any more – I’m loving digital.” Lance P.

“I enjoyed the creative exchange with the other students and using my new computer skills in Lightroom.” Rebecca S.

Bruny Island 20-24 March 2013

This workshop is now closed for bookings, but please email me if you are interested as I may hold another one in springtime.
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Bruny Island offers a true wilderness experience. It has rugged scenery including magnificent coastal views, enchanted rainforests and ferns, sweeping beaches, tranquil lagoons, soaring seacliffs, secluded coves, coastal heathland and abundant wildlife. Bruny Island also offers tantalising locally produced food and premium quality wine. You will find hand made fudge, chocolate, truffles, berries, cheese and fresh oysters. Bruny Island is also home to Australia’s southern-most vineyard and there are some excellent restaurants and cafés scattered across the island’s townships.

This workshop is for anyone with a passion for beautiful images (maximum 8 participants). Ideally, you own a DSLR camera and a laptop computer which you can bring along. Each day will bring a balance of structured learning and creative exploration. We’ll first look at how to set up our cameras for ease of use AND creative control, then take them into the field to experiment, exploring a new and spectacular location each day. We’ll walk with local guide Paulette Whitney to learn about the cultural history of the island and the flora, fauna and geology to inform our photography. We’ll then return to our computers and delve into the wonderful world of possibilities in the digital darkroom. I specialise in the post production of images, so whether you want to get the best from your raw files (if you don’t know what a raw file is, you soon will!) or you would like to explore artistic interpretations of your images, such as converting to a beautiful creamy black and white, or cross-processing for a vintage look, this workshop is for you! We will edit and refine our images and each day we’ll select a few to go into our Bruny Island book. Whether you are a novice or a more experienced photographer, these 4 days will be an unforgettable adventure!

What you need to do if you want to come:

  • Decide on an accommodation option from the 5 possibilities listed below and click on it’s blue link to proceed to booking. Book now to secure your preference.
  • If you live on the mainland, book flights to and from Hobart. Don’t hurry home after the workshop! You may want to take your new photography skills on holiday around Tasmania – the island has so much to offer! Don’t miss a visit to Mona in Hobart or maybe take a cooking class at the splendid Agrarian Kitchen.
  • Download and complete this registration form and submit it before 19 February.
  • Be at our meeting point in Hobart on Wednesday 20 March with your camera and computer, ready for the adventure!

The Sunset Bay Escape in Alonnah (pictured) will be our private workshop ‘hub’ where we will meet for classes and to work on our computers.
The house has sweeping views of beautiful Sunset Bay, Alonnah, on South Bruny Island. It has 3 bedrooms, each with ensuite, 2 of which are available for rent by participants at $180 a night. Contact me to book these.
There are several other accommodation options for participants, such as the private motel rooms at the Bruny Pub, a few minutes walk from the house. These are tiny, but are really comfortably appointed and have an amazing view. Book soon as there are only 2 rooms! There is budget backpacker type accommodation across the road at Alonnah Retreat. There are also several bayside cottages to rent within walking distance (10-15mins along the beach) from the house. These are a great idea if you are a couple or a couple of friends! Check out Manfield House, or Maxy’s by the Sea. Also see the map below.

We will make our own breakfast (stock up on supplies on the mainland before the ferry). There is wonderful fresh bread available on the island 10-15 minutes drive away. Dinners will be at the Bruny Pub in Alonnah. They use mostly local produce, so the food is fresh, tasty and affordable. Lunches are also available at the pub, but depending on the day, we will also be exploring some great cafes with local treats across the island.

Here is a map of Alonnah, Bruny Island, to help you decide which accommodation option might be best for you. Click on the icons for info, prices and a link to book.

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Arrival: Meet at 2 pm, Wed 20 March at Salamanca Place, Hobart (rendezvous point TBA). We will travel to Bruny Is together, settle into our accommodation, then meet again for a 7pm dinner at Bruny Pub.
Workshop Program: Thursday morning until Sunday morning.
Departure: Sunday 24th by 12.00 midday. We will be back in Hobart by 2pm.

Workshop cost is $1,100 and includes transport ex Hobart and a copy of the book we create together. (This will be posted to you after the workshop).

Price is per person, currency is Australian dollars. Not included in the price is accommodation, food or your journey to and from Hobart. A deposit of $400 needs to be transferred at the time of booking.

Just to give you an idea of costs:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights approx $600
  • Food for 4 days, approx $260
  • Jetstar flies direct from the Gold Coast to Hobart for approx $360 return (book early for best rates)

You are looking at approximately $2320 for the complete tour, ex Gold Coast (for example), including the workshop.
It is highly recommended that you book early for the best rates. If you need help or advice on booking, please contact Jules.

To book in for the workshop:
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For more information call Jules on 02 66854385, or
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You are required to organize your own journey to and from Hobart.
We will meet in Hobart and drive to  Bruny Island together.

If you wish to bring your own vehicle, here are the directions to get to Alonnah, Bruny Island.
Bruny Island is located on the south-east corner of Tasmania. The Bruny Island Ferry, Mirambeena, departs from the seaside township of Kettering 30-40 minutes south of Hobart.  The ferry carries passengers and vehicles departing ten times daily. Ferry timetable. No booking is required, but ensure you have the correct fare in cash ($28 per vehicule return), then arrive at the ferry terminal at least 10 minutes before it’s scheduled to leave and pay as you drive on. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes with dolphin sightings a possibility from the top deck. Once you reach the other side, take your watch off, throw your mobile phone out the window, because at last you’re on beautiful Bruny Island!

This map gives directions from Hobart Airport to Alonnah, Bruny Island

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Workshop itineraries may change slightly (or a comparable alternative offered) if weather conditions are unfavourable, but every effort will be made to make your tour a successful and enjoyable one. Sights may vary according to the season and weather conditions.
We will take due care during your time with us. However confirmation of your booking will indemnify me and my staff from all losses; damages; costs; claims; suits and demands arising from said:

  • injury or death encountered during the workshop;
  • damage or loss of personal property.

It is the client’s responsibility to follow the directions of the Tour Leader. We recommend that you take out independent travel insurance.