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Wave Rock Photography Tours

Blue Tongue Photography Tours / Wave Rock Photography Tours

Wave Rock Photo Tour

Rustic Trail to Wave Rock (Extended 3 Day & 2 Night Tour)

BlueTongue Tours with the help of local tour operators has put together this EXCLUSIVE small-group fully escorted photography journey deep into the Wheat belt via Cunderdin, Kokerbin Hill, Bruce Rock, Wave Rock (Hyden), Narrogin and Williams just to mention a few.

Escape the busy touristic tracks and take a once in a lifetime photography road trip across Western Australia’s most iconic landscapes.

Maximum of 6 guests accompanied by award winning professional photographer Martial Fatton of BlueTongue Tours, this 3 day trip starts in Perth and will take you on an action packed adventure through some of WA’s oldest country towns – including the iconic Ozzie Wool Shed, Old Pumping Station, Hippos Yawn, The Old telegraph Station, an unforgettable sunset at Lake Magic and a night photography session on the top of Wave Rock.

Accommodation and meals throughout, exclusive private sight seeing, practical notes, one-to-one support tailored to your needs and a wealth of amazing photographic opportunities are just a few of the highlights.

Tour Highlight and Inclusions

Experience a unique itinerary across the Golden Outback specially designed for photographers. This Exclusive small-group photographic 3 day/ 2 night photography tour has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Australian landscape and rustic historic places and towns. 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.

    • 3 full days jam packed with an abundance of photography opportunities
    • Meals throughout the duration of the tour (fresh local produce)
    • 2 nights twin share accommodation (single room available on request)
    • 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
    • Historic sites and iconic ‘Australiana’ country
    • A varieties of wildflowers (seasonal)
    • Architecture, landscape, nature & macro photography tips
    • No 3 Golden Pipeline – Rustic farmland collection
    • Capture the essence of Cunderdin Old Pump Station build in 1901
    • An array of iconic National Parks landscapes with plenty of photography time
    • Scope the Wheatbelt, Western Australia’s farmland
    • Breathtaking sunset at Lake Magic
    • 2 Astro – Nightscape photography workshop
    • Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
    • Dawn & dusk photo shoot at the unique Wave Rock formation
    • Tin Horse Hwy, The Old Telegraph, Hippos Yawn, Bruce Rock…
    • 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

Complimentary Lightroom / Photoshop editing session, advice and trouble shooting

Dates

Dates:  Flexible with dates between March/ April & November

Cost:  $968.00 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 Golden Outback most breathtaking landscape. This Wave Rock photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Perth tour extension or a post Xtended tour down WA’s Southwest or to the Pinnacles National Park. 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

N/A

Full payment at booking is required to secure your spot.

What is Included?

A unique itinerary to Wave Rock (Hyden) specially designed for photographers

  • 2x Breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x afternoon snack and 2 dinners
  • A taste of fresh local produce throughout the duration of the tour
  • 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

Other Options Available

All prices have been calculated in AUS Dollars and may vary depending on the option you have chosen.

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).

Intinerary

Pinnacles National Park Photo Tour (Day Tour)

Escape the busy touristic tracks and take a once in a lifetime photography road trip deep into the Wheatbelt via Cunderdin, Kokerbin Hill, Bruce Rock, Wave Rock, Narrogin and Williams just to mention a few. This 3 day trip will take you on an action packed adventure through some of WA’s oldest country towns, iconic Wool Shed, Old Pumping Station, Telegraph, Rock Formations and an unforgettable sunset at Lake Magic plus a night photography session on the top of Wave Rock.

Day One

Perth Hills, Cunderdin, Bruce Rock, Hyden with a pit stop for coffee and introductions in Perth Hills famous bakery (and also stock-up with fresh local bread). Late arrival at Lake Magic  our Wave Rock – Hyden base camp and accommodations for the next 2 nights. Sunset shoot, BBQ dinner and weather permitting, our first of 2 Astrophotography session/ workshop.

Day Two

Early start to catch the sunrise from the top of Wave Rock before going back to camp for breakfast and some free time. A good opportunity to download your files and go through some post processing workflow tips and Photoshop/ Lighroom processing techniques.

In the afternoon we’ll explore the region surrounding Hyden including a native rock formation shelters with visible hands painting prints on walls and ceiling, a perfect place to sit down and reflect on what life would have been in the Outback many years ago.

Dinner at the local pub before heading out aging to capture the night sky. The Milky Way is something else in the Golden Outback in season.

Day Three

Wave Rock, Hyden, Kulin via The Tin Horse Hwy, Wickepin, Brookton, Perth.

Early Sunrise shoot and nature photography at lake Magic… or you can choose to sleep-in this morning. Straight after breakfast we’ll pack our bags and make our way slowly back to Perth through one of Australia’s larges grain country. The itinerary has been carefully planned to allow you to experience an array of historical Township, landmarks and iconic farmland along the 350 kilometres journey back to home.

A perfect add-on before your WAVE ROCK Photo Tour is our PERTH HALF DAY TOUR or following straight after our WAVE ROCK XTENDED tour join us on our PINNACLES 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
    • Post-processing

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 12day/ 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 Wave Rock Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or after your Wave Rock Photo Tour to join us on a Day Trip Pinnacles National Park 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

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Nambung National Park | Pinnacles Photo Tour

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

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Tour Details

March / April to November

Group Size: min 4, max 6

Cost: $968.00 PP

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $150

Tour starts and ends in Perth

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