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Cradle Mountain & Freycinet Workshop Wrap Up

This years 7 day Cradle Mountain and Freycinet workshop is now complete and what a great week it was! Each November Michael Snedic and I run a 7 day photography workshop which includes 3 nights at Cradle Mountain followed by 3 nights at Freycinet Lodge. The focus is on small group tuition, and Michael and I have worked hard fine tuning this workshop to include the best bits of two of Tasmania’s most iconic locations.

Cradle Mountain Photography Tour Tasmania

Mt Kate Hut at Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Photography Workshop Tasmania

Wildlife Spotting at Ronney Creek

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Nice dusk light at Ronney Creek, Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Workshop Highlights

During our first 3 days at Cradle Mountain we visited Dove Lake for our sunrise and sunset sessions, and the appearance of the Aurora Australis was a magnificent highlight! We also visited the old huts near Ronney Creek and searched out some wildlife. An optional visit to the Devils @ Cradle was added and most of the group came away with some great shots of the Tasmanian Devil.

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Dusk scene, Dove Lake

On the fourth day we transferred across to Freycinet, stopping for a few hours at the lovely Liffey Falls. As well as shooting the falls, many members of the group were quite excited at the appearance of a little pink robin. Being so small and flighty it was tricky to really get him in a good spot, but because we allow plenty of time in our locations there were many great shots of him too.

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Liffey Falls

Freycinet Workshop Highlights

At Freycinet, we are based at the wonderful Freycinet Lodge in Coles Bay. From here we have easy access to many great sunrise and sunset points, as well as being able to visit many of the popular attractions of the National Park such as the Wineglass Bay lookout. We also include a cruise to Wineglass Bay on this workshop, and never fail to see seals and/or dolphins and this year were a little unlucky not to see any whales as apparently there had been quite a few in the area in the days before we arrived… maybe next year 🙂

Freycinet Workshop Photography Tasmania

Seals, from the Wineglass Bay Cruise

Photography Workshop Tasmania Wineglass Bay Cruise

Wineglass Bay Cruise

Sunset Coles Bay Photography Freycinet Workshop

Sunset, Coles Bay

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Sunrise, Friendly Beaches

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Getting your feet wet! The kind of determination we like to see 🙂

The dates for 2015 are November 15 ~ 21 and we are now taking bookings. Please click here for the full details.


Michael & I have a new workshop planned for May 2~6 2015 – Tasmania’s Wild Tarkine! 5 days exploring magnificent cool rainforests and remote coastline, based at Corinna.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.