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Bunginderry Artist Retreat

Friday 29th May – Monday 1st June 2015

Join Danielle Lancaster in outback Queensland on Bunginderry Station. Danielle will be offering a range of theory and practical tutorials during this four day retreat which has been designed to encompass a wide range of photographic skills and inspire you to take your creative image making to new levels while exploring the unique Channel Country.

Each day we will travel and photograph a new location, learn techniques for both in camera picture taking perfection and post processing, gain critical feedback to enhance our image making and view inspiring images and hear the stories behind the picture making.

During the retreat, Danielle will be available for private one-on-one critique, open advice and sharing of ideas with her never-ending passion to see you develop your skills through her no-jargon, interactive style.

Please see below for prices and how to book, about Bunginderry, getting there,  your hosts the Tully Family and Danielle Lancaster, facilities and what to bring, why we love Bunginerry for photography and what happens if and liability.

As with all the Bluedog tours: this is a photography tour designed for photographers by photographers!

IMG_0727 - Annabel Tully_72_200px widePrice
$1450 per person, twin share*, all meals and local guide included. Register for this with Annabel at Bunginderry Artist’s Camps.
10% discount for repeat participants of Bunginderry Artist Camp.

Danielle is available to discuss your photography questions at a pre-booked time made by emailing info@blue-dog.com.au This is best due to her work commitments for organising a phone call.

DSC_7619_1_72_200 Inclusions:
All meals and accommodation in a twin share room*
Instruction from photography tutor covering both technical and aesthetic aspects; Bluedog Photography E-notes and worksheets
Photographic shoots on location with transport and local Tully family guide
Local guide

*Single supplement is available as well as non-photography partner rates and camping accommodation only.

DSC_7963_1_72_200 About Bunginderry (pronounced Bung-in-derry)
Bunginderry Station, a working sheep and cattle station, is located in far south-west Queensland in the heart of the Channel Country, catchment to Lake Eyre. It borders the Grey Range to the east and the sand dunes to the west. It is an arid environment of outback Australia.

It is owned by the Tully family – pioneers of the Quilpie area. Farming practices are not intensive and only brush the original environment lightly. The country is arid and breathtaking in its simple raw beauty. 90,000 hectares (180,000 acres) of varied ecosystems offer a wide range of landscapes, flora, fauna, birds and insects. Think red dirt and wide open skies buzzing with wildlife. Sandstone cliffs and gorges, open Mitchell grass claypans, shady tree-lined channels, rock holes, mesas, sandhills and open gidyea, mulga and boree country – everyday offers variety.

DSC_7773_a_72_200Getting There
Bunginderry can be easily accessed by a conventional vehicle.
It is located:
1100 km west of Brisbane – stop halfway at Roma or Mitchell.
500 km north-west of Cunnamulla,
600 km east of Birdsville and
500 km south of Longreach

Skytrans Airlines fly to Quilpie from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Mt Isa. Airport transfer from Quilpie to Bunginderry via road is available.

Greyhound buses run from Brisbane to Mt Isa via Charleville. Eckel’s Bus Charter runs a minibus from Charleville to Quilpie. Transfer from Quilpie to Bunginderry via road is available.

Annabel_4A_200 Your Hosts
Annabel & Stephen Tully
Contemporary landscape artist Annabel Tully and 5th generation grazier Stephen Tully are eager to share their beautiful part of the world with you. Stephen shares stories of his pioneering ancestors and all the workings of a sheep and cattle station. Annabel welcomes you to Bunginderry with a big smile and an eagerness to share how she interprets her landscape as an artist. Both Annabel and Stephen are proud supporters of the arts and the sustainability of rural and remote Australia.

AU6P3550_72_200Danielle Lancaster
Dedicated to the promotion of photography and passionate about passing on her skills so everyone can enjoy their photography, Danielle Lancaster is one of the most devoted people in this arena you are likely to come across. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her ‘photo talk’ plain and simple and her fervour unrelentless.

A country girl born and bred, Danielle loves the land, history and heritage of Australia’s outback. Danielle has spent a great deal of time travelling and photographing the outback and no matter what level you are at, she will walk you though capturing and understanding photography.

DSC_8214_1_72_200Facilities and What to Bring
Authentic shearers’ quarters guest accommodation with twin rooms. Linen and towels included.
Free Wi-fi
Open common lounge with television and DVD player.
Open fire with spectacular sunsets
Fully equipped self-contained kitchen
Shared bathroom in guest quarters
Additional amenities block with showers, toilets and laundry.
Quilpie airport pick-up and return travel
4WD vehicle available (with guided stay option only)
Large undercover area in the shearing shed available as studio
Max 10 beds + additional camping sites
No mobile access

Your camera gear including tripod and cable release
Your clothes and personal items
A laptop for working on your images is desirable

_DSC2426_72_200What Happens If?
It rains?
It may! However storms may give us a chance for dramatic skies across some remote landscapes. We can’t tell Mother Nature what to do and we will have to work with her.

I forget something?
We’ll be sending out reminders and the full list again to those that register hoping you don’t forget anything. Photographic supplies are almost zero though in Quilpie your closest town to the artist camp.

I can’t come to this one – will there be another?
Yes, we have done this retreat many times and if we get enough interest and conditions are suitable on the property we’ll run another as we’d be back in a flash!

DSC_7606_1_72_200 Why we love Bunginerry
This amazing location offers varies photographic opportunities: sweeping landscapes from ochre coloured sand dunes to mesas above the channel country and Mitchell Grass Plains, gorges, out stations, isolated windmills, a working shearing shed and wildlife at our back door. We are able to cover all genres specific for those joining us including macro to landscape to portraiture and still life as well as stunning out back skies at night. Combine this with history of the station and great company and it is a fabulous location, one of the best, for a photography artist camp.

DSC_7874_1_72_200Liability Clause:
Please be aware: You are required to have comprehensive travel insurance. Participation in any activity is solely at the discretion of the individual and Bluedog Pty Ltd or any employees/contractors 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!

For more information on the photography and tour details

Email: info@blue-dog.com.au

Images courtesy of:
Danielle Lancaster and Annabel Tully


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