New Norcia, Toodyay Wildflowers Photography Tour

Take a moment to stop, listen and discover the town of New Norcia and its Spanish architecture style buildings. Established in 1847, New Norcia is the only monastic town in Australia.  The seasonal wild flowers, fresh local produce and beautiful countryside will make this journey a day to remember, and perhaps a place to revisit!  This is one of my favorite tours; the scenery is forever changing with the seasons.  There are plenty of photographic opportunities to capture the essence of the Abbey, New Norcia, Toodyay and landscapes along way.  As this is a photographic tour, the bus will stop when and where we want!

The Wild flower season starts in late July and runs through November, however the Monastery offers an abundance of historical old buildings to test your architectural photographic creativity.

Monks can be seen time-to-time walking outside the monastery, please respect their privacy.

July – November
Group size of 8 to 12 maximum,  price at AU$ 389 pp

*Alternative dates available for groups of two or more, contact enquiries@bluetonguetours.com for more details.

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What’s Included

– Morning tea at the famous Bindoon Bakery
– Landscape photo session along the way / canola fields in season
– Varieties of wild flowers to photograph Aug – Dec
– River walks at New Norcia and Wooroloo Brook
– Abbey and its fascinating history
– National Park fees
– Professional advise from Martial
– Local wine & food tasting
– Lunch at New Norcia / local produce
– Noble Falls water workshop overview
– Afternoon tea at Noble Falls / Wooroloo Brook
– Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD/Bus
– Photography group of 8 to 12 maximum

Photography Outline 

Landscapes, Wild Flowers, Buildings and Waterfall

– Dare to go manual Vs Auto settings
– Studying and understanding the light
– What lenses to use for landscape, macro or architecture photography
– Camera settings for landscape photography- Camera settings for macro photography
– Camera settings for water photography
– Image composition, the golden rules and breaking them
– Understanding your camera
– Reading the histogram and how to fine-tune it?
– Depth of field, be in control
– Adjust the exposure in relation to your subject?
– Shooting raw Vs jpeg

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA, LENSES AND TRIPOD AND PLENTY OF SD CARDS – ND (NEUTRAL DENSITY) FILTERS ARE ALWAYS USEFUL ON LOCATION