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The Residency Series Australia

Colours of Lake Eyre Aerial Photo Tour May 2022

Join Dani Watson and Ray Martin to explore the wondrous aerial abstract colours and textures of the Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda from the air, in what locals have described, a once in a lifetime experience.

Tour Overview

Lake Eyre comes to life as the flood waters breathe new life into the scorched, red earth that bears the scares of drought.

Most of the time, Kati Thanda-Lake – Lake Eyre is a glistening salt pan in the South Australian outback. An expanse of white as far as the eye can see. But when enough water flows through the web of rivers that feed it, the phenomenon that is Lake Eyre becomes a colour palette of abstract patterns and textures, and is an extraordinary sight and one everyone needs to experience.

A detailed day by day itinerary is listed below, however a few of the highlights of this tour will be exploring Lake Eyre North and South via air to capture the unique textures and colour Lake Eyre has to offer.

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.


May 15th -18th


William Creek, SA, Australia



Join Dani Watson & Ray Martin for the

ultimate Aerial Lake Eyre experience

including 12 hours flying time.

The Colours of Lake Eyre Aerial Tour 2022 is one of the first tours in the new ‘Residency Series’. Based at the amazing William Creek Hotel, in the middle of South Australia, you will learn from Dani and Ray both in the field and in the classroom.

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Breathtaking Landscapes

Abstract Aerials

Unique Colours and Textures

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

What to bring

  • A Mirrorless or 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 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 clothing.
  • Layering your clothing is best. Temperature can quickly change and can be cold in the planes.
  • Good supportive boots.

What you will photograph

  • Abstract Aerials
  • Unique Landscapes
  • Changing Colours
  • Textures
  • Hidden Gems

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

Olympic Dam, SA.

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Tour Mentors

Ray Martin

Ray Martin


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Dani Watson


Tour Overview

Day 1 –May 15th – Olympic Dam, SA

Arrive into Olympic Dam (SA), where you’ll be met and fly by private charter on Wrights air to William Creek Hotel in the South Australian Outback. 

Checking into your accomodation, you will have time unwind after your flights, we will learn about the history of Lake Eyre and familiarise ourselves with William Creek.

After freshning up, you join your hosts, and fellow travellers for dinner at the classic outback pub meal in William Creek. 

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Day 2 – May 16th – Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda

We will start the day today with a Sunrise flight over Lake Eyre South. Make sure to bring extra batteries and memory cards, you will be in awe of the incrdible abstract textures and patterns. 3 Hours flights time.We will return for breakfast and then head to the classroom to download images and start processing photographs. Dani will assist with some lessons and techniques in various editing software for you.

In the afternoon you will then board your first light flight Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda in incredible late afternoon light. 2 hours flight time.

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Day 3 – May 17th – Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda

We will start the day today with a Sunrise flight over Lake Eyre North. There are few more iconic or remarkable landscapes than flying over Neales Delta, the Warburton Channel where the flood water enter the lake from Queensland. 4 hours flight time

We will return for breakfast and then head to the classroom to download images and start processing photographs with more lessons and assistance from the very talented Dani Watson.

For the afternoon, you will again have your cameras ready as you embark an incredibly special adventure to the painted hills within the world famous Anna Creek Station. Here you will fly over the Painted Hills, capturing it by air, before landing and exploring the unique landscape from the ground. Flight time 3 hours.

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Day 4 – May 18th – Olympic Dam

For those of you that are keen we will shoot a sunrise around William Creek and then enjoy a relaxed breakfast before starting to pack ready to return home.

After lunch, we will depart William Creek fro the flight back to Olympic Dam and then onward home.

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Included in Colours of Lake Eyre Tour 2022 cost:

Services of 2 professional photographic tour leaders, photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability). Internal travel and transfers. 4 chartered flights over Lake Eyre and the Painted Hills. Accommodation at the William Creek Hotel.  All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Post production workshops. FREE A2 framed print of your favourite image from the tour.

Not included in Colours of Lake Eyre Tour 2022 cost:

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


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 Colours of Lake Eyre Aerial Tour required a moderate level of physical fitness. There are occasional 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


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