South Australia Landscape & Milky Way Photography Workshop
Join Matthew Storer for a South Australia Photography Workshop, as we venture to the Innes National Park on the photogenic Yorke Peninsula. As a result, we will be photographing the remote coastline, lighthouses, milky way, wildlife, and more on an EPIC South Australia Photography Tour!
Over the four days, we will be concentrating on composition, focusing, exposure bracketing, low light and star photography.
To utilise the conditions available to us, we promise to be on location before the optimal conditions to capture the best possible images. As a result, expect to be photograph sunrise, sunset and with clear skies at night – Star Photography!
During the workshop, we will offer post-production methods and workflow in lightroom, capture one, photoshop and image critique sessions. It is resulting in learning the photography process from another perspective.
Dates: 2021 SOLD OUT!
2022 – April or May TBA
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Location: Marion Bay & Innes National Park, South Australia.
Group Size: Minimum 4 People
Price: $999 AUD per person
(Price based on 2 cabins twin share)
Pro Guide: Matthew Storer
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
South Australia Photography Tour
The South Australia Photography Workshop in the Innes National Park is not a fixed program. Therefore, this could result in possible changes throughout the trip due to unforeseen circumstances.
Additionally, the workshop plans to include partners and families for a photography long-weekend (discounts apply for family or group bookings). Non-photographers pricing is $749, including everything apart from in-field photography and post-production lessons. However, partners are welcomed to join us at each location.
Finally, the itinerary below is an overview of what to expect during our 4-day workshop.
Pricing below is per person, per cabin. The pricing listed above of $999 is estimated for 2 people, twin share for a family cabin. Below is a pricing breakdown of the cabins. Therefore, the more the people you gather to stay in the cabin, the cheaper it becomes for you per person. However, there are only 5 family cabins available.
Family cabin bedding layout: 1x Queen Bed, 1 Single bed and a bunk bed – Max 5 sleeping in the family Cabin + Fully equipped kitchen
Double cabin bedding layout: 1x Queen Bed + Fully equipped kitchen
|Person(s)||Family Cabin (x5)||Double Cabin (x2)|
Day 1 – Marion Bay (Dinner)
Arrive at Marion Bay in the afternoon for a welcome lunch. Unpack and unwind and settle into your accommodation before we head out for our first sunset photography session.
Sunset will be at Gym Beach, a 15-minute drive from our accommodation. At this location, we will have a heavy focus on foreground elements and leading line learning how to enhance the image through the composition.
If weather conditions allow us, we will also drive to a location to shoot the Milky Way throughout the night. Timing will depend on what time the Milky Way’s core rises.
If you arrive early at Marion Bay, you’re more than welcome to explore the surrounding area.
Day 2 – Innes National Park (Lunch)
Firstly, our sunrise shoot will showcase one of the most iconic views of the Innes National Park. However, we will focus on mastering in-camera settings for landscape photography and reading a histogram.
Secondly, after sunrise, we will learn how to location scouting for night Milky Way Photography. Learn step by step on how to find the perfect location for the Milky Way to save you time and effort in the dark.
Finally, our sunset location will see us visit one of the most iconic views in the Innes National Park, Cape Spencer Lighthouse.
Day 3 – Innes National Park (Dinner)
Our sunrise shoot takes us back in the Innes National Park at a stunning location, Ethel Wreck Beach. Therefore, ethel wreck will offer powerful foreground elements. However, here we may have to learn a new technique of focus stacking to obtain a sharp image throughout the entire picture.
Our last sunrise of the weekend will be at the pristine Dolphin Bay. Understanding how colour can enhance and create depth in our image.
Additionally, a night photography session of capturing the Milky way’s core if the weather condition allows us.
Day 4 – Innes National Park (Breakfast)
Firstly, our sunrise shoot will take us to Stenhouse Bay Jetty & coastal walk. A short and flat 2km coastal walk offering stunning views of the Innes National Park. The morning session will focus on natural lighting and slower shutter speeds from the crashing waves along the coast.
Lastly, we will have a cooked breakfast together before making our journey back home after a very successful photography long-weekend.
**Additional days can be booking in Marion bay, however this needs to be organised prior to depature**
South Australia Milky Way Workshop Highlights:
The photography workshop will concentrate on:
- Camera settings & Focusing
- Composition & Framing
- Milky Way & Low Light Photography
- Lighting – Natural & Artificial
- Long Exposure
- Filters or Exposure Bracketing
During our 4-day South Australia photography Workshop, we will visit the most picturesque area of the Yorke Peninsula, the Innes National Park.Throughout this workshop, we will be photographing during golden hours, where we’ll focus heavily on lighting, focus stacking, scale and multiple more techniques. During the daytime, we will be focusing on location scouting for capturing the stars and milky way photography looking for foreground elements. An afternoon BBQ for lunch back the Marion Bay Villas, and here we’ll relax, socialise and discuss our previous/future photography sessions.
Why the Innes National Park?
Growing up in South Australia, the Innes National Park is very close to my heart. I used to visit this area of South Australia throughout my childhood, where my passion for landscape photography began. The Innes National Park is arguably home to the most stunning coastline in South Australia, allowing photographers to capture incredible images around every corner.
Additionally, The National Park is an entirely dark area of South Australia, allowing us the unique opportunity to capture the Milky Way’s core. Photographing at multiple locations and conditions on the Yorke Peninsula coastline will enable us to cover various skills inside landscape & night photography. This tours designed to be a perfect blend of improving your photography skills, witness a breathtaking location in South Australia and creating everlasting memories.
This South Australia Photography Tour will cater to all type of photographer from beginners to experts. Each unique location we visit will offer something to suit your photography capabilities. At each site, we will improve and progress on a specific skill or skill set that you individually choose to learn.
Marion Bay Accommodation:
What You Need:
- DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Low Light Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters
- Shutter Remote*
- Warm + Waterproof Clothes
- 3 Nights accommodation (Pricing Structure above includes fully equipped kitchen)
- All photography locations
- Professional Photography Lessons
- Post-Production Lessons
- Meals Listed in Itinerary
- Park Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- Meals not listed
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Transport to Marion Bay
- Flights to Adelaide, South Australia
- Transport to locations (need your own vehicle)
- Camera Insurance
- Travel Insurance
Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.
- $250 deposit of total amount to reserve.
- 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
- 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.
- $1199p/p for private villa.
- Family or group discount apply – please contact me for more information!
*Minimum 4 Photographers Required
*Price based on 2 people per villa