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Carnarvon Gorge Photography Tour

January 18, 2012

Carnarvon Gorge
29th-30th September 2012
A photography tour designed for photographers by photographers!

Bring the tent, van or rent a cabin or tent for this weekend of great photography fun!
Join Danielle Lancaster and what looks like a few more from the kennel for two days photography in Carnarvon Gorge and surrounding areas.
Please see below for prices, more info on Carnarvon, getting there, list of inclusions, what to bring and some FAQ.

Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park is a spectacular gorge system with towering white and pink sandstone cliffs, pockets of lush rainforest where ancient species of flora thrive and home to an array of wildlife including more than 170 species of birds.

During the retreat we will hold tutorials, do field trips exploring creeks, visiting mossy gorges, spotting whip-tail wallabies and fairy-wrens, and hopefully watch platypus in the creek in the early morning.

Critiques of work will be conducted while on group outings, privately and in group sessions. We are enquiring re hiring a helicopter for some aerial photography. If this interests you please let us know. This would be an additional cost to the tour.

This retreat is limited to 20 participants with two Bluedog Tutors.
To receive further information or to request a registration form please email info@blue-dog.com.au or call +61 7 5545 4777.

Price:
$440.00 per photography participant.
Non photography partners are welcome to join you at no extra cost with the understanding they receive no photography tuition or advice.

Inclusions
Instruction from photography tutors covering both technical and aesthetic aspects
Bluedog Photography Tour Pack: with photography notes, worksheets, map and more
3 reward points
Cheat card ‘What do I do’ and ‘Tips for Speedlights’

Exclusions
Transport to and from the location – please feel free to contact us to discusss road conditions which are at time of writing excellent.
Accommodation – a wide range, yet limited rooms are available please see below.
Additional tours or activities you may wish to do such as the heli flight.
Phone calls, internet, incidentals, food, beverages etc

Getting there
Carnarvon Gorge is approximately 720 km by road north-west of Brisbane; 250 km north of Roma or 240 km south of Emerald. The final 21 kilometres is gravel road. In dry conditions this is suitable for a conventional vehicles.

You should consider bringing the following photographic items:
Camera, tripod, lockable cable release or remote; polariser filter; other filters if you have them; torch; plenty of cards; 2 batteries and charger; computer or hard drive for backups and water bottle and water.
You should consider bringing the following personal items:
Daypack; long trousers; shorts; shirts; hat; closed in walking shoes; sunglasses; rain coat; umbrella; toiletries; swim wear; towel; sunscreen; mosquito repellent; your own food.

Accommodation
Your retreat cost does not include accommodation. Here are some recommendations:
Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Tel: 61 7 4984 4503
www.carnarvon-gorge.com
Takarakka Bush Resort
- where we will be staying.
Tel: 61 7 4984 4535
www.takaru.com.au

What happen’s If?
I don’t have a tripod?
We do recommend you have a tripod for this retreat and are happy to advise you on which way to go.

It rains?
It may, we can’t predict the weather and unfortunately we can’t tell Mother Nature what to do and we will have to work with her. While storms are generally rare during this time they do give us a chance to capture dramatic skies against the sandstone cliffs.

I forget something?
We’ll be sending out reminders and the full list again to those that register hoping you don’t forget anything and unfortunately there are no photography shops at the Gorge.

I can’t come to this one – will there be another?
Yes if we get enough interest we’ll run another!

Liability Clause:
We strongly recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance.
While we make every effort to choose safe locations, we are sometimes venturing into wilderness areas. Participation in any activity is solely at the discretion of the individual and Bluedog Pty Ltd or any contractors/employees will be exempt from all liability in respect of any event, negligent act, omission, accident, personal injury, death, sickness, irregularity, loss or damage whatsoever, howsoever and by whosoever caused.
We just want you to have a great experience!

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