Tarkine ArtPhotoTour with Peter Walton

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Tarkine ArtPhotoTour with Peter Walton information and booking

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$2720
  • Duration
    6 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-10
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Introductory - Moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 6 day trip
  • 6 days day walking and touring
  • 5 nights accommodation
Equipment Required
PERSONAL GEAR Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining us on and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. Brand recommendations and the individual weight of the gear provided is also included. PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT A reasonably serious DSLR camera body Spare memory card/s and battery (with charger) A wide angle zoom lens A general purpose medium range zoom lens A lightweight tripod A laptop computer with the following software already loaded and ready to use: Photoshop CS6 (or CC), now available on subscription for just $10 a month. NIK Viveza and NIK Silver Efex (both available separately, or as part of the NIK Collection) Topaz Adjust, Topaz Clean, and Topaz Simplify (best purchased as a bundle that includes other excellent Topaz software) Note taking stuff

Highlights

  • Expert photography advice & tutorials from Peter Walton throughout the trip
  • Learn how to turn your photos into works of art
  • Exploring Australia's largest cool temperate rainforest
  • Visit Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Spectacular Pieman River Cruise
  • Quality accommodation in unique settings including Corinna Wilderness Village

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

The Tarkine has a reputation as the undiscovered jewel of wilderness touring. Against a backdrop of Gondwanan cool temperate rainforest, wild coast and dark, tannin stained rivers the photographic challenges are endless and varied. Join acclaimed landscape photographer Peter Walton on this unique ArtPhotoTour to the pristine part of Tasmania’s west coast. Rather than technical camera talk, this tour will focus primarily on the “artistry of photography”. For most of Peter’s working life he’s been searching for the secrets of creating beautiful art with his camera. Now he’s ready to share what he’s learned with other photographers interested in transforming their best compositions into striking works of art. During this six day ArtPhotoTour Peter will be discussing and giving practical demonstrations on the three step process he believes is vital for creating great images. He will also demonstrate a fourth step, his use of easy to use (and inexpensive) new software for applying artistic treatments that give images a unique hand crafted look. The Tarkine, with its spectacular scenery and the world’s freshest air is the perfect place to soak up this new knowledge. Each day Peter will be thinking out loud about how he composes his pictures. During the evenings he’ll demonstrate how he extracts the most impact from them in Photoshop, and finally, how he transforms his best ones into works of art. And if you bring your own laptop loaded with the software he’s recommending you’ll be able to follow along producing masterpieces from your own images. This Tarkine ArtPhotoTour will change the way you think about your photography forever.

What's included

  • Professional photographic tuition
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • 5 nights accommodation (2-8 share)
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Pieman river cruise
  • National park fees
  • Use of waterproof jacket, overpants & gaiters
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Itinerary

Day 1 Launceston to Stanley (via Table Cape)
This morning you will meet Peter Walton and your Tasmanian Expeditions guides in Launceston between 8am and 8.30am. Your guides will present a general briefing about the trip, conduct a thorough gear check and provide you with the opportunity to hire or purchase any equipment that you may need. Departing Launceston we will drive along the north coast through Penguin & Burnie to arrive at Table Cape where we will enjoy lunch. We will then head west towards the historic town of Stanley nestled under an ancient volcano plug known as 'The Nut'. We undertake the short walk onto the 150m outcrop to set up for a spectacular “Sun-downer” overlooking Bass Straight and Tasmania’s North West islands, including Robbins Island, Three Hummock Island and King Island. Our first night sees us retiring in comfortable twin share accommodation at the Stanley Seaview Inn. It’s here that Peter will present the first of his illustrated discussions on photography.
Day 2 Stanley to Corinna
Today we head inland south out of Stanley toward Wynyard via the Balfour Track Rainforest area and the Western Explorer Road. We then head south towards Corinna. Along the way there are many points of interest including old mining areas nestled in now overgrown valleys with waterfalls. Our Accommodation is at delightful Corinna, a restored pioneering settlement on the Pieman River
Day 3 Morning boat cruise to Pieman Heads, walk to Rupert Point
We head out early on the Arcadia, a boat made out of old Huon pine along the Pieman River to the heads where it joins the Indian Ocean. We take a stroll north along the beach and stay late into the afternoon giving us ample opportunity to take photos of this rugged coastline. We return to the accommodation at Corinna
Day 4 Picturesque drive to Cradle Mountain
We set off from Corinna this morning and make our way to Cradle Mountain and the World Heritage Area. Along the way we will have many opportunities for photography amongst the rainforest, waterfalls and sub alpine plateau. Our accommodation will be at the cosy but basic Waldheim cabins inside the National Park.
Day 5 Full day spent around Cradle Mountain, return to Waldheim cabins
We will have a full day for exploring and photographing the stunning scenery of Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake and the sub-alpine ecosystems of the World Heritage Area. We return to our accommodation at the cabins.
Day 6 Cradle Mountain NP to Launceston
Weather permitting we will return to the Cradle Valley for an early morning breakfast alongside spectacular Dove Lake, where the iconic reflection of Cradle Mountain can be captured under good conditions. We conclude this amazing journey back in Launceston at approximately 5.30pm. Please Note - An optional group meal in Launceston (at your own expense) is usually arranged for this evening.