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Kangaroo Island Photography Tour

Steve Parish Kangaroo Island Photo Tour 2016

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Moody Hanson’s Bay, a great place for wild seacoast photography

Steve Parish Kangaroo Island Photo Tour 2016

6 days / 5 nights October 8 – 13th, 2016

“This a unique ‘photo project’ driven photography tour with Steve Parish and the Spirit Safaris team will take you the full length and breadth of one of Australia’s most unique and incredibly photo rich islands, Kangaroo Island. Throughout my career I have found that the highest return of images comes from working to a specific project. While the projects are entirely of your own choosing, I will be available day and night to assist with any photo project you are working on across the full range of activities from capture to sharing.

While the projects are entirely of your own choosing, we will be available day and night to assist with any project you are working on. Throughout my career I have found that the highest return of images comes from working to a specific project.

Regardless of whether your end results are for sharing on social media or are the beginning of a whole new direction in your photographic life, maybe a publication or a broader educational path, you will come away from our tours feeling empowered and life enhanced.”

Steve Parish

ABOUT STEVE PARISH

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Caves, spectacular flora and wild seacoasts – Kangaroo Island is a photographers paradise

SOME OF THE DAY BY DAY FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Six days / 5 nights in stunning and scenic Kangaroo Island and surrounds where wildlife abounds.
  • Private one-on-one field and post production tuition and feedback from master photographer, Steve Parish.
  • Group size limited to 12 participants; enjoy a quiet moment for your vision to ignite or share ideas with the group.
  • Photography of the New Zealand Fur Seal and the Australian Sea-lion, koalas in the wild, Echidna’s, the Kangaroo Island Kangaroo, Cape Barron Goose, wild birds, flora and seascapes!
  • A two hour private session photographic the most spectacular collection of free flight raptors in Australia.
  • A three hour boat trip where you can be adjacent or in the in the water photographing dolphins.
  • Photographic projects designed by Steve to enhance creativity, skill and your vision. What is your vision for your photographs?  We cover a wide range of topics from project development, project commercialisation, capture techniques and post production.  With over fifty years experience behind him Steve is Australia’s most qualified photographer teacher.

Take advantage of the $600 early bird discount

Investment: $5995. Deposit of $995 secures your place. Full payment due 60 days prior event.
Rate is for twin share room. For single room add $499.

EARLYBIRD – Pay in full by June 30 and SAVE $600. Pay $995 deposit by June 30 and SAVE $300 ($5695) with balance due 60 days prior event.

For Deposit Payments please download & email us the Booking Form here https://www.spiritsafaris.com/wp-content/legacy_uploads/pdf/BookingForm2016.pdf

All Steve Parish Photography Tours are managed logistically by Spirit Safari Tours

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JOIN US AFTER KANGAROO ISLAND

FOR A LINKED PHOTO TOUR TO THE FLINDERS RANGES
AND BEYOND OCTOBER 15TH – 20TH, 2016

DETAILED ITINERARY

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We have morning and afternoon shoots around these spectacular rocks

Day 1  Meet and transport to Island

  • Meet up in Kingscote or Penneshaw and drive to the Wilderness Resort accommodation where we will remain for the time on the island. We can assist with alternate arrangements please contact us.
  • Destination late afternoon slow-time seascape sunset at Pennington Bay followed with a hamper dinner before returning to our accomodation. Photography Project Beautiful golden sea cliff seascapes. Can we get that elusive dolphin or seal surfing?
  • Dinner, followed by a short talk on the week to follow, outlining the best way of touring with ‘projects’ and camera set ups ready for the opportunities we will encounter on the island.

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Sea caves (excellent for HD Photography) and New Zealand Fur Seals

DAY 2: Explore Flinders Chase National Park

  • A dawn and dusk day in and around photo subject rich  Cape Du Couedic.  We start with sunrise at Remarkable Rocks and then go on to explore the Lighthouse Region site of the beautiful Admiral’s Arch (a perfect locality to practice your HDR capture skills.  We carry our breakfast hampers down and then spend the morning photographing the Australian Fur Seal colony which, at the time pf your, usually has many pubs frolicking in the rocky pools at the cliffs base.
  • Lunch and post production time during the harsher light of midday then back for a reverse session in afternoon light at  Cape Du Couedic.

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  • We start our day with a photo shoot at Seal Bay Conservation Reserve where you will get an opportunity to photograph these engaging marine mammals.  This is the only managed access accessible Sealion colony in Australia and it is a rare treat.
  • Beautiful Vivonne Bay is the next site for a planned photoshoot followed by lunch and an afternoon of photography at photogenic Hanson’s Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with opportunities to photograph Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Western Grey Kangaroos and Echidnas.
  • Late afternoon photography at West Bay Flinders Chase National Park.
  • After dinner post production with Steve

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Day 4:  Rocky River Bush Birds – Raptor Domain

  • Early breakfast and then a morning that focuses on the ‘Art Of Seeing’, discovering the forms, colours, textures and patterns that surround us in nature.  We do this on a leisurely bush walk while search for birds.  Steve will share with your how he sees, captures and manages to bring emotion into every capture he makes.
  • Break and free time + seminar at the Wilderness Resort – an introduction to the wonderful world of nature photography and the multiple ways we can share our images.
  • After lunch at the resort we drive to Raptor Domain close to Seal Bay Conservation Park for a private late afternoon show.  Photograph a wide range of spectacular birds close up and on the wing.  This is one of Australia’s best raptor collections and many of the species are very difficult to photograph in the wild.
  • Collaborative post production session – how can we answer your questions, and Steve will introduce you to the variety of opportunities that are now available for creative expression.  Start your very own fine art collection on the island!

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  • After breakfast with leave our western resort and head for Stokes Bay on the northern side of the island where we spend the morning photographing not only the islands unique native flowers, but also many of the spectacular Western Australian Species.  These beautiful gardens are home to over 150 Kangaroo Island species, 750 named plants and many seasonal native orchids.  Botanical close up photography.  Macro lens photo techniques for wildflower photography using tripods, flash techniques and Steve will demonstrate many techniques he has developed over the years photographing wildflowers.
  • After lunch we head out for a three hour coast boat tour from Kingscote. During our three hour tour we enjoy a marine wildlife experience along the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island. See seals, sea eagles and osprey. Take the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters in an experience that will take your breath away! Relax with afternoon tea and home-made treats at a remote beach location. Your 3 hour tour includes the use of wetsuits and snorkel equipment.
  • Late afternoon more birds in flight photography at the spectacular pelican feeding presentation that occurs daily at Kingscote.

    Accomodation in Kingscote with after dinner post production.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife

Birds, mammals and reptiles are a major feature of Kangaroo Island

Day 6: Kingscote – Cape Willoughby

  • After breakfast with leave our western resort and head for Stokes Bay on the northern side of the island where we spend the morning photographing not only the islands unique native flowers, but also many of the spectacular Western Australian Species.  These beautiful gardens are home to over 150 Kangaroo Island species, 750 named plants and many seasonal native orchids.  Botanical close up photography.  Macro lens photo techniques for wildflower photography using tripods, flash techniques and Steve will demonstrate many techniques he has developed over the years photographing wildflowers.
  • After lunch we head out for a three hour coast boat tour from Kingscote.
  • During our three hour tour we enjoy a marine wildlife experience along the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island. See seals, sea eagles and osprey. Take the opportunity to swim with wild bottlenose dolphins in shallow and protected waters in an experience that will take your breath away!
  • Relax with afternoon tea and home-made treats at a remote beach location. Your 3 hour tour includes the use of wetsuits and snorkel equipment, and is great fun for the whole family!

Steve Parish – Flinders Chase National Park  Story and more photographs.

Take advantage of the $600 early bird discount

Investment: $5995. Deposit of $995 secures your place. Full payment due 60 days prior event.
Rate is for twin share room. For single room add $499.

EARLYBIRD – Pay in full by June 30 and SAVE $600. Pay $995 deposit by June 30 and SAVE $300 ($5695) with balance due 60 days prior event.

For Deposit Payments please download & email us the Booking Form here https://www.spiritsafaris.com/wp-content/legacy_uploads/pdf/BookingForm2016.pdf

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Wild seacoasts left to right: Hanson’s Bay, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse and West Bay

PHOTO PROJECTS DEFINED – The purpose of photo projects is to ensure that during our time together you have experienced the techniques developed by Steve over many years of photography. During evenings and other opportunistic period we also delve into working with you on your post production interests.  Of course you are free to approach each area and allocated time freely and under whatever creative approach you might like to take.

Inclusions

  • All accommodation as detailed
  • Delicious meals, including vegetarian options.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry fees
  • Contributions of tour price supports AWC nature care programs.
  • Bird domain, pelican feeding, seal bay entry and dolphin tours

Exclusions

  • Alcohol
  • Flights and Ferry costs to and from departure points.  Pick up Adelaide, Pennashaw or Kingscote. 

What to bring

  • Stout walking shoes, a hat and a personal water bottle are all essential.
  • Any make and or model of camera can be used throughout.  For further suggestions see Steve’s various posts here.
  • All photographic equipment from macro, through wide to long telephoto lenses will be applicable.  A light camera backpack will be useful for walks and a robust tripod and tripod head to suit your applications along with a cable release is essential.  A flash and head torch for night photography.  Bring your laptop with Lightroom cc2015, Photo Shop and Topaz Impressions loaded.  If you do not own this software download just before you depart at home on a 30 day trial.

Want to extend your unique South Australian experience? Join us on the Flinders Ranges Tour  following directly after kangaroo island?

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