Photography Guides: Aaron Dowling and Seng Mah
Duration: 3 nights
Participants: Maximum 10
Dates: New Dates Coming Soon (Register Your Interest Below)
Join Aaron and Seng on this fully supported landscape photography tour of West Australia’s Great Southern region. From the breathtaking coastline with scenic coves and beautiful beaches of Denmark to the hidden inlets, coves, bays and the open Southern Ocean of Albany to the striking peaks of the Stirling Ranges rising out of a stark landscape of wheat fields and salt flats, the opportunities to photograph amazing landscapes are unlimited.
Starting our photographic journey in the peaceful and picturesque town of Denmark, which reminds me of all the beautiful little towns on Vancouver Island in Canada where I grew up, with one major exception; the beaches and coastline in Denmark are some of the most beautiful, with perfect soft white sands and monolithic rocks with the most amazing textures, giving us the perfect subjects to add interest to our images.
Here we will meet in the early afternoon on the first day and head off together to photograph one of the iconic locations in Denmark for sunset. Following sunset we will meet back up at a local restaurant for dinner before retiring and getting ready for an early morning.
Rising early the next morning we will set off to explore another of the beautiful beaches to photograph sunrise. We’ll spend a few hours exploring and photographing this wonderful location, learning to look at scenes differently, experimenting with different methods of shooting for effect and using the beautiful soft light of sunrise.
We’ll then head back into town for breakfast before cleaning ourselves up and packing up to head off to Albany. Along the way, if time permits, we may stop off to look at some areas of interest.
Albany is nestled into the Northern edge of Princess Royal Harbour in King George Sound. The area around Albany is much like Sydney and surrounds with large bays, inlets, peninsulas, islands spotting the sound and the open Great Southern Ocean battering the epic cliff faces. The key difference being people and buildings, there are very few outside of the actual town itself, which means that we are free to explore the unspoilt scenery to ourselves. The beaches surrounding Albany are spectacular with pure white sand like talcum powder under foot. Albany is a landscape photographers paradise, the landscape photography locations around Albany are some of the best I have ever seen.
After arriving in Albany we will check into our accommodation, relax and get ready for our sunset shoot at one of the epic locations in the Albany area. After the shoot we’ll head off to one of the local restaurants in Albany before going back to our rooms for some rest after an epic day.
Rising early again we will head off to photograph another of Albany’s stunning locations for sunrise before heading to Two People’s Bay (pictured above right) which has claim to being 1 of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. This iconic location is best photographed at mid morning when we’ll have the brilliant blues in the skies and the glowing turquoise waters.
We’ll then return to our accommodation depending on the check out times and head out for a bite to eat in town before making our way to the Stirling Ranges.
Rising out of the stark landscape of wheat fields and salt flats are the Stirling Ranges. The stark contrast between the flats of the surrounds and the peaks of the ranges provides a unique and seldom seen photographic location. The jewel in the crown of the Stirling Ranges is Bluff Knoll, an easily accessible and one of the most recognisable peaks in the ranges. At the base of the trail to Bluff Knoll you have beautiful scenery in all directions.
After checking into our accommodation, we’ll relax in the rural surrounds and if the mood strikes you, you can wander the area for photographic opportunities. We’ll then head off to photograph the sunset using the wheat fields and trees that dot those fields for foreground interest with the sharp peaks of the Stirling Ranges as our back drop. During the blue hour after sunset, we’ll head up the road to Bluff Knoll to photograph Bluff Knoll and the surrounding vistas.
Up early we’ll head to a farmers field, where we can photograph the sun rising from behind the ranges on a farm property. With any luck there may also be farming equipment in the field that we can use in our images. After sunrise we’ll head back to our accommodation where we’ll have a cooked bbq breakfast and get a chance to clean up and relax before our drive back to Perth.
- All accommodation (twin share, if that option is chosen).
- A fully escorted tour with two professional photographers.
- Flexible, personalised photography tuition when you require it.
- Transportation to and throughout tour (we will car pool when at our locations).
- Park Entry
- Camera equipment (you’ll need to bring your own camera, lenses, tripods and so on).
The tour cost is:
– – $955 Including Accommodation (Twin Share)
– – $775 Excluding Accommodation (Arranging Own Accommodation)
Single Supplement: $180
A non-refundable deposit of $200 will secure your place in this tour. The deposit will be returned if a tour is cancelled by the organisers.
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Fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible to organise your booking and payment of the deposit, or contact Aaron directly on:
Mobile: 0477 704 608
Payments can be made either by Cheque, Direct Deposit or Paypal**.
**Paypal payments will attract a 2.5% surcharge.