Karijini Workshop 2020
Western Australia has some of the most unique and oldest landscapes in the world. None more so than the amazing gorges found in Pilbara. Join myself and Andrew Dawes as we travel to remote Karijini National Park, explore this ancient landscape and capture the beauty of this amazing region from impressive gorges carved out over millions of years to incredible hidden gems surrounded by waterfalls. This special landscape with it’s colours and impressive land forms will create an experience you’ll never forget. Don’t miss out on your spot on our Karijini 2020 tour.
The workshop dates are 3rd May - 7th May 2020.
The workshop price is $4,900 AUD, early bird prices is $4,600 AUD. All inclusions and exclusions are listed below.
To book your spot on the tour, we require a deposit of $1250 AUD. Please fill out this form and book your place.
There are limited places, so book now!
Quality twin share accommodation (single share available on request) in the beautiful Karijini Eco Retreat. The rooms are a comfortable open air deluxe tents with outside en-suite and patio for relaxing.
The Pilbara can be an unforgiving place both during the day and at night. Day time can be a dry heat and mild to cold conditions during the night. Sun exposure can be a big problem. A wide brimmed hat and long sleeves will ensure you will be comfortable from the sun. Some of the areas will also have Spinafex so a pair of gators are recommended to keep the spikes at bay!
Whether you’re new to digital photography or a seasoned pro, you’ll find benefits from a thoroughly planned photo tour. The guides are well-experienced landscape photographers and have years of experience travelling and photographing the area. You will be able to find everything from learning compositional techniques, optimal camera settings, gear selection through to advanced ‘shoot to edit’ planning of a landscape scene. If you’re at the advanced stage, then sit back an enjoy a well-planned tour where you can focus solely on landscape photography.
While we won’t be running marathons, a moderate level of fitness will be required. Hikes through some of the impressive gorges and pool areas will reward clients with memorable spots and photos to cherish for a lifetime. We will be working around waterfalls and rivers which are likely to have slippery surfaces too.
To ensure you get maximum value out of the tour, we have limited the tour to 6 participants. Between the two guides, you will have plenty of one-on-one time to ensure you’re achieving the most out of the workshop. Keeping the group sizes to 6 not only ensures a safe guide to client ratio but will make transport more comfortable.
These tours will be something that you will remember for a long time as they are planned around some of the most beautiful scenery Australia has to offer. We will explore everything from hidden pool gems, meandering gorges, outback scrubland, and iron rich ranges. The tour is exploring the rugged outback heart of the Pilbara, Karijini.
Tours will include transport to and from Perth to our accommodation and photographic locations. This will be in two well equipped Landcruisers. We will base the tour in the heart of the Karijini National Park so transport times will be minimal. We fly into Newman which is approximately 1.5hrs from Perth.
The stunning beauty of the outback is in Autumn when the weather is more mild and the likelihood of amazing light is increased. While we cannot guarantee weather conditions on the trip, we should not discount that it could rain, shutting access to some gorges.
Camera equipment - it’s best to bring your regular setup to learn on that system;
Flights to and from Perth from destination or accommodation in Perth;
Insurance - we advise each participant to research their own travel/trip cancellation insurance (be sure it covers your gear);
Karijini helicopter flight (optional - $750 per seat). You will also need to source accommodation for the additional night in either Newman or Paraburdoo, but your flight back to Perth will still be covered.
Guided photography tour through Karijini by two licensed guides;
Landscape photography tuition;
Twin share accommodation (single supplement available at extra cost - see below);
All meals; and
Transport throughout the tour to all locations.
What to bring
Camera, lenses, spare batteries and charger, lots of memory cards
Circular Polariser (other filters optional)
Manual for camera (electronic copy on mobile)
Walking shoes, we'll be walking on some uneven surfaces
Clothing, temperatures can vary between night and day, averages high of 28.5 degrees, to low of 15 degrees, however sometimes temperature can dip below 10 degrees so be prepared with some warmer clothing - the more comfortable you are the better your experience will be;
We are likely to encounter water crossings, we recommend you consider appropriate clothing to walk through water and possibly a dry bag to protect camera gear;
Laptop for editing;
Drones are not recommended as we will be in a National Park for almost all of the tour.
Below is the itinerary we'll use, however depending on conditions, we may change plans to maximise our opportunities.
Meet and greet in Newman and drive into Karijini National Park, explore the Eco Retreat, shoot at Joffre Gorge for sunset.
Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool then Knox Gorge for Sunset, plus an editing session.
Explore Hancock Gorge and Kermit Pool, then ghost gums around Weano Gorge for sunset.
Kalamina Falls in the morning, then Oxer Lookout for sunset.
Check out of the Eco Retreat, we’ll drop into the Visitors Centre before returning back to Newman.
[Option] Enjoy either a sunset or sunrise helicopter and experience Karijini National Park from a unique perspective.
Paul Heald - Instagram
What an amazing experience! It was evident that they had planned the trip meticulously and they continued to work throughout the week to make it the success that it was. Their enthusiasm and good humour was infectious and nothing was a bother. I’m inspired by them and the other participants to take the next step in my photographic journey. Many,many thanks to both Andrews
Ian Sambell - Instagram
I had a brilliant five days of great photography and lots of fun visiting some of Tasmania's most scenic attractions with the two Andrews. They were wonderful hosts and instructors and never far away if you needed them. This was my first workshop and I couldn’t meet two nicer or more knowledgeable guys who genuinely wanted to transfer their knowledge to everyone. I have taken away lots of techniques and most importantly how to assess interesting and balanced compositions to use in my own photography. I would recommend this workshop to everyone.
John Baba - Instagram
Really glad I joined Andrew Marr and Andrew Dawes on their Tasmania tour, because they were able to help me unlock my photographic potential. The skills I learned have enabled me to see more opportunities when I’m out taking photos and to also shoot smarter, resulting in more keeper images that I can be proud of. Both teachers were professional in their organisation, approachable and willing to share their time and knowledge with us. I had a fantastic experience and would most definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in photography.