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Pinnacles Photography Grand Tour

Blue Tongue Photogrophy Tours / Pinnacles Photography Grand Tour

Pinnacles Photo Tour

Pinnacles & New Norcia Grand Tour (EXTENDED 2 DAYS & 1 NIGHT)

Embark on a journey through iconic landscapes, rugged coastline snow-white sand dunes and breathtaking sceneries.

Heading out of Perth, the lush green wine region of the Swan Valley will take us to the untouched bush & wetlands of the Chittering Valley, in the northern hills of the Darling Range.

Our first stop is the Abbey of New Norcia. Established in 1847, New Norcia is the only monastic town in Australia, take a moment to appreciate and discover the history behind the Spanish architecture style monastery.  The seasonal wildflowers, fresh local produce and beautiful countryside will make this journey a day to remember, and perhaps a place to revisit!

The town offers an abundance of historical old buildings to test your architectural photographic creativity.  Also, monks can be seen time-to-time walking outside the monastery, please respect their privacy.

The second part of our journey will take us back towards the coast through the rolling hills and iconic landscapes of the Wheatbelt.  Finally, the Nambung National Park is one of the highlights of the day; the Pinnacle Desert offers a splendour of photographic opportunities, casting dramatic shadows with the ever-changing light.  Martial has been exploring this part of the world for many years and will be there to assist you with your lens selection and camera settings.

Built-in 2010, the new Indian Ocean Drive will take us back to Perth through an amazing diversity of landscapes, flora and spectacular ocean views. As we approach the sand dunes you could be forgiven for thinking they were snow-covered mountains as the sand is so stunningly white!

Embark on a journey through iconic landscapes, rugged coastline snow-white sand dunes and breathtaking sceneries.

Tour Highlight and Inclusions

This Exclusive small-group photographic day tour has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Australian landscape on our journey to New Norcia before making our way to the iconic Pinnacles. We guarantee a wealth of photography opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.

    • Experience a unique itinerary specially designed for photographers
    • Full day photography tour
    • Lunch in New Norcia (fresh local produce)
    • Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus (incl. 2 water bottle pp p/day & snacks)
    • National Park Fees & all entrance fees to exhibits & locations that we visit
    • Morning Tea at the famous Bindoon ‘Bakerhous’
    • A varieties of wildflowers (seasonal)
    • Architecture, landscape, nature & macro photography tips
    • Capture the essence of the 18th century Abbey of New Norcia
    • An array of iconic National Parks landscapes with plenty of photography time
    • Scope the Wheatbelt, Western Australia’s farmland
    • Breathtaking drive trough the vast Wanagarren Nature Reserve
    • Iconic Grass Tree landscapes, Sand Dunes and other spectacular sights
    • Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
    • Explore the unique Abbey of New Norcia
    • Late afternoon shoot at the amazing Nambung National Park (Pinnacles)
    • As it is our own personalized photo tour, we can stop when and where we want!
    • Professional photography advise
    • Fully escorted tour in English and French
    • Photography group of 2 – 6 participants maximum

Dates

Dates:  Flexible with dates between January & December

Cost:  $398.00 pp

Non Photographer companion welcome

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more tours.

Escape the busy tracks and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to shoot dramatic scenery from sunrise to sunset, and capture some of Australia most breathtaking landscape along the coats. This Pinnacles photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Perth tour extension or a post Extended tour down WA’s Southwest or the Golden Outback. It is a perfect tour to include a non-photographer companion.

Observers/ non-photographers companions can either tag along while you are out taking photographs, or do their own exploring of the surroundings and we’ll all meet up in the evenings to share a few stories of the day’s events.

Optional Activities:

Guided Tour in of the Abbey of New Norcia – Cost TBC pp / 1hr.

Full payment at booking is required to secure your spot.   Click here to make your deposit »

What is included?

  • A unique itinerary to New Norcia & Pinnacles specially designed for photographers
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, incl. 2 bottles of water pp
  • A taste of fresh local produce for lunch
  • Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus
  • All entrance fees to exhibits, national parks & locations that we visit for photography
  • Martial’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction

Level of physical difficulty: 2 out of 5

This New Norcia & Pinnacles Full Day Tour starts in Perth and finishes in Perth. It is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers of all ages. A moderate level of fitness is required (some walking).

Itinerary

Pinnacles National Park Photo Tour (Day Tour)

This New Norcia and Pinnacles Day Tour starts & finishes in Perth (departure times are subject to change with the seasons). Heading out off Perth, the lush green wine region of the Swan Valley will take us to the untouched bush & wetlands of the Chittering Valley, in the northern hills of the Darling Range.

Our first stop is the Abbey of New Norcia. Established in 1847, the town offers an abundance of historical old buildings to test your architectural photographic creativity.  Also monks can be seen time-to-time walking outside the monastery, please respect their privacy.

The second part of our journey will take us back towards the coast through the rolling hills and iconic landscapes of the Wheatbelt.  Finally, the Nambung National Park is one of the highlights of the day; the Pinnacle Desert offers a splendour of photographic opportunities, casting dramatic shadows with the ever-changing light.  Martial has been exploring this part of the world for many years and will be there to assist you with your lens selection and camera settings.

Built in 2010, the new Indian Ocean Drive will take us back to Perth through an amazing diversity of landscapes, flora and spectacular ocean views. As we approach the sand dunes you could be forgiven for thinking they were snow-covered mountains as the sand is so stunningly white!

A perfect add-on before your NEW NORCIA & PINNACLES NAT’L PARK Photo Tour is our PERTH HALF DAY TOUR or following straight after our NN PINNACLES D/T join us on our 3 DAY WAVE ROCK Photo Tour extension.

Photography Outline

Nature, Architecture, Landscape, Wildflowers in season

In addition to great daily photo opportunities and night excursions, we will also touch on the following photography topics, including:

    • Dare to go manual Vs Auto camera settings, when to change
    • Working with available light [read & understand the light]
    • What lenses should I use
    • Understanding your DSLR camera
    • Camera settings for macro
    • Camera settings for landscape photography
    • Camera settings for nature photography
    • Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
    • How to read your histogram and how to fine-tune-it?
    • Depth of Field calculation, be in control
    • Camera settings to take the perfect shot every time
    • Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
    • Adjust your image exposure in relation to your subject
    • Capturing raw

Personal Items and Weather Conditions

Temperature can range from: 8C in winter to 45C in the peak of summer

Average monthly rain for this time of year: 1day/ Jan-Feb- Mar and 11day/ Jun-Jul-Aug

Be organized and pack smart. Sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential. We will email you a more detailed and updated recommendation list on what to bring with your booking confirmation depending on the time of the years and weather conditions. I recommend packing a basic easy to grab jacket or lightweight rain coat, etc. in a smaller backpack or in your camera bag in case the weather changes suddenly.

Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but it will also help you to keep warm at night. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else, the rain gear will keep you dry when walking in the parks. I have a pair of Teflon rain pants & jacket, super light and perfect to keep in you camera bag in case of a sudden change in the weather.

A warm jacket, long trousers and a jumper or light jacket during the winter month is a must. It can get really cold late afternoon with the seabreeze all year round.

Hat and sun screen protection.

Equipment

Camera Equipment.

Your favourite DSLR camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better, and a medium to long-range lens (i.e. 80-300mm), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. Polarizer filter, Neutral Density and grabs filters are not a prerequisite but are great tools to have for long exposure and colour saturation.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, drink bottle and a good camera bag!

Tour Extensions

A perfect add-on before your NN & Pinnacles Nat’l Parks Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or after your Pinnacles National Parks Photo Tour to join us on a 3 Day in the Golden Outback – Wave Rock Photo Tour

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.

Perth-by-Night Photo Tour | Perth Photo Tour

Flexible with dates |  Available all year round

Click here for more information »

Golden Outback | Wave Rock Photo Tour

Flexible with dates |  Available all year round (Jan-March N/R)

Click here for more information »

Tour Details

January & December

Private Tours Available

Group Size: min 4, max 6

Cost: $789.00 pp

Cost: $789.00 PP

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $125

Tour starts and ends in Perth

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