Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop

20th September – 23rd September 2019


Join @tassiegrammer (Jason Futrill) and @lake_of_tranquility (Dietmar Kahles) for a 4 day / 3 night all expenses included photography workshop and adventure at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia from the 20th – 23rd September 2019.

Learn how to maximise your photography skills through improved shooting techniques, post processing in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, the effective use of neutral density filters, astro photography (weather permitting), sunrise and sunset shooting, long exposure photography, wildlife photography and the effective use of a variety of social media platforms.

The workshop will be tailored to suit each individuals needs with subjects and techniques ranging from the most basic of camera settings and compositional rules, all the way through to advanced post processing techniques for those that are more comfortable with the most popular editing suites.

A reasonable level of fitness will be required as access to some of the possible locations will require walking both before dawn, after dusk and later in the evening for astro sessions. You will need to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions as Cradle Mountain is notorious for it’s ever changing conditions. There will be a maximum of 8 participants for this workshop.


Cradle Mountain Reflection by @lake_of_tranquility


Possible Locations


* Weather permitting, with itinerary to be confirmed closer to the date

Dove Lake / Boat Shed

King Billy Walk

Enchanted Forest

Ronny Creek

Pencil Pine Falls

Knyvet Falls

Crater Falls

Wombat Pool

Waldheim Forest Walk


Learn how to:


Control ApertureShutter Speed and ISO to correctly expose your image

Understand camera settings such as White Balance, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Focusing and other optimal settings

Choose the correct Neutral Density Filters for different lighting situations

Compose your image creatively with known methods and what key features to look for.

Process your images in Lightroom and Photoshop, including methods such as exposure blending, luminosity masks and other advanced techniques.

Maximise your Social Media reach and following




Essential Items

DSLR / Mirrorless cameraLenses (recommend a wide angle and a telephoto)


Neutral density filters (we can offer special pricing on NiSi filters for those that do not currently own any)

Remote / cable camera shutter

Head torch

Lens suitable for astro photography

Footwear suitable for beaches / rocks and general walking

Laptop with editing software – preferably Adobe Lightroom + Adobe Photoshop CC

Waterproof / Windproof Jacket

Warm clothing (it could snow at any time)

Waterproof camera cover


Cradle Mountain Lake Reflection by @tassiegrammer


What’s included in the price


3 nights accommodation (Single Share – RACT Cradle Mountain Hotel)

3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners (lunch not included on the final day)

Transfers to to Cradle Mountain from either Hobart CBD or Launceston Airport (departing Hobart 20th September @ 6.30am or Launceston Airport at 10:30am)

Transport around Cradle Mountain NP during the workshop

Transport back to either Hobart or Launceston (drop off in the afternoon 23rd September 2019 at Launceston Airport or Hobart CBD)

Multi-day Cradle Mountain Parks pass

4 days of professional on site photography training

All post processing sessions

Basic social media training


What is not included


Airfares/transport to Tasmania prior to the commencement and from Tasmania after the completion


Camera, tripod and all other equipment (must provide your own)


Travel / Gear Insurance


Travel and specific photography gear insurance is highly recommended to cover you personally for any loss or liabilities.


A brief recap


*Friday 20th September – Monday 23rd September 2019
*Departing Hobart 6.30am or Launceston 10:30am 20th September 2019
*All expenses included
*Basic / Advanced shooting techniques
*Basic / Advanced post processing techniques
*Sunrise / Sunset / Daytime / Astro Sessions
*Basic Social Media Training

Price p/p: $2499
Minimum Deposit: $500 (full payment required 30 days prior to departure)