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The Residency Series Australia

Wild Alpine Photo Tour August 2020

Join the international wildlife icon, Frans Lanting to explore the wondrous wildlife and landscapes of the Australian Snowy Mountains in winter on the Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2020.

Tour Overview

The Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2020 is the first released tour in the new ‘Residency Series’. Based at the amazing Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, in the middle of winter, you will learn from a wildlife photographic icon both in the field and in the classroom.

This your is designed to help you not only get better images in the field but also to give you time with Frans to understand what makes a good image when you get back to the lodge.

A detailed day by day itinerary is listed below, however a few of the highlights of this tour will be chasing the elusive wild brumbies, photographing wildlife such as wombats, echindas and kangaroos.

We will also be a lot of time in the classroom working on image selection, processing and many other elements that will assist you with your photography. This is a full inclusive luxury tour, the accommodation is brilliant, the food will be great and the photographic opportunities will be spectacular.

When

7 August 2020 – 12 August 2020

Where

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, NSW Australia

Price

$4550 per person

Join Frans Lanting for the

ultimate Alpine Wildlife experience.

The Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2020 is the first released tour in the new ‘Residency Series’. Based at the amazing Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, in the middle of winter, you will learn from a wildlife photographic icon both in the field and in the classroom.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour
Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Breathtaking Landscapes

Snowy Mountains

Beautiful Native Animals

This is a full inclusive luxury tour, the accomodation is brilliant, the food will be great and the photographic opportunities will be spectacular.

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What to bring

  • A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses
  • Spare batteries, there will be a long days with plenty of shooting.
  • A sturdy tripod.
  • Remote shutter release.
  • Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
  • Good water proof walking shoes.
  • A laptop computer.
  • Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella(rain will not hold us back).
  • Your creative brains.

What to wear

  • The weather can change very quickly in the mountains, we recommend some warm clothing but as always in these places layers are best.
  • Comfortable warm clothing.
  • Layering your clothing is best. Temperature can quickly change.
  • Good supportive boots. Warm and waterproof would be best.

What you will photograph

  • Wild Brumbies
  • Wombats
  • Snowy Cascades
  • Kangaroos
  • Hidden Gems
Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day, except for the final day we will only be supplying breakfast as we finish up early in the day.

Meeting time & place

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

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Tour Mentors

Fran Lanting

Wildlife Photographic Icon

Tour Overview

Frans Lanting is one of the world’s greatest ever wildlife photographers. Frans is in Australia speaking at Aperture Australia 2020 which means this is the only Photo Tour Frans will be likely to ever run in Australia.

We consider this to be an incredible experience that will leave you wanting more. This new Residency Series includes a lot of classroom help to allow you to further understand the preparations and commitment that goes into photographing wildlife.

Day 1 – August 7th – Crackenback Resort and Spa

We will meet on Friday afternoon at the picturesque Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa where you will get settled into your room before joining us for dinner and then a presentation from Frans about his photography and style.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Day 2 – August 8th – Crackenback & Guthega

We will start the day today with a Sunrise down at a little hut not far from the resort. We will return for breakfast and then head to the classroom to hear from Frans about the things to look for when shooting wildlife.

For the afternoon we will travel up to Guthega to hopefully find some wildlife such as wombats in the snow and to photograph more interesting scenes around the Guthega Dam and the surrounding icy mountain streams.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Day 3 – August 9th – Thredbo & Cascade Valley

We will head up the road in the morning past Thredbo and into the famous Cascade Valley, home to the legend of Silver brumby and his descendants. We will be in on the search for amazing brumby photos and hopefully find us some brumbies. Other things of interest will be amazing snow gums, the headwater of the Thredbo river and many ice formations.

Lunch will be packed and carried with us today. The afternoon we see you have a tiny bit of R&R as the walk can leave you a little tired.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Day 4 – August 10th – Geehi Airstrip 

We will travel back past Thredbo and down the Alpine way into some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia. We will travel from 1900m above sea level to 450m at Geehi Airstrip. Geehi offers an amazing panoramic view of the West face of the Main Range. In the foreground will be many Eastern Grey kangaroos with snowy mountain backdrops, touring Mountain ash trees, and crystal clear rivers that curve around the historic Geehi Fishing Huts.

For the afternoon we will drive back to the Resort and  do some classroom sessions on editing your work and the things to look for in a great wildlife shot.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Day 5 – August 11th – Lake Crackenback  

We will spend the majority of the early part of the day walking about the Lake Crackenback surrounds looking for Wildlife to practice what we have been learning during the Tour.

We will do another classroom session before finishing with a sunset shoot.

Wild Alpine Photo Tour

Day 6 – August 12th – Home

It is time to say our goodbyes and head off to our respective homes or you can also join us down in Melbourne for the Aperture Australia Conference for 2020 where Frans will be one of the key note speakers.

Included in Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2020 cost:

Services of 2 professional photographic tour leaders, photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability). Internal travel and transfers. Minimum 4-star accommodation with private bathrooms on twin share / double basis.  All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Not included in Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2020 cost:

Travel to Crackenback, alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry,  gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased. Travel insurance – a compulsory condition of booking. Camera or other optional insurances are not included.

*TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF GLENN MCKIMMIN. PLEASE READ OUR T&C FOR MORE INFO.

Why choose our Landscape Photography Tours?

Imagine combining a dream holiday with your passion for photography. You will explore secret locations and gain new expertise in one of the greatest art forms ever created. With Fotoworkshops, you will be personally mentored by some of the most highly regarded professionals in the industry. A truly immersive experience that is sure to check off on the bucket list.

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Fitness Level

The Australian Wild Alpine Photography Tour requires a high level of physical fitness. There are occasional extensive walks on uneven terrain, and where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for a few hours at a time hour if needed. Check with your tour guide before leaving and we can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.

Private Guided Tours

If groups are not for you and you would prefer to travel by yourself or with a group of friends and family then we can accommodate your needs by customizing a Photography Tour to suit your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.

We also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops in many of our locations. Please or email us for rates and information.

Travel Insurance

Keep in mind travel insurance is a compulsory part of booking any of our Landscape Photography Workshops

SORRY THIS YOUR IS SOLD OUT

Once you place your deposit through our secure booking platform your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email bookings@fotoworkshops.com.au

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