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Capture lush forests, tall trees and waterfalls in Southwest Tasmania

About the event

PLEASE NOTE: The $750 ticket price here on Sony Scene is the deposit required to secure your place on this workshop. The full cost of this 4-day workshop is AUD $2,450 twin share / $2750 single occupancy. Please see the pricing section below for additional balance payment details before booking. If you requrie a specific room type please confirm it's availabitly prior to booking. ***Currently both room types are available***

Join Luke Tscharke along with passionate Sony photographer Oliver Whone, on an exciting 5-day, 4-night photography workshop in Tasmania's Southwest this September. This workshop is timed to capture the vibrant spring landscapes, lush rainforests, and rugged mountains of this stunning region.

We will explore some of the premier locations for landscape photography in Australia, including Mount Field and Southwest National Park. Our flexible itinerary ensures we can match each location with the best conditions, relative to the weather and light, maximising your photographic opportunities.

Throughout the workshop, we will dive into the art of landscape photography, and we will be there to guide you every step of the way. With our in-depth local knowledge and expertise, we'll help you make the most of your equipment and craft your imagery to perfection, both on location and in post-processing sessions back at our accommodation base.

Join us on this fantastic journey as we immerse ourselves in the world of photography, learn new techniques, and create lasting memories together. We look forward to sharing our passion for Tasmania's Southwest with you!

Luke Tscharke Photography is an authorised nature-based tourism operator with Parks Tasmania

Small Group, Big Experience

This exclusive photography workshop in Tasmania's Southwest is limited to just 4-6 participants. With such a small group, you'll receive personalised attention and guidance from both Luke and Oliver throughout the entire experience. Smaller groups create a more engaging and enjoyable learning environment, allowing us to tailor the workshop to your individual needs and goals.

To ensure your comfort and privacy, each participant will have the option of twin share or single accommodation during the workshop. This means you'll have a personal space to relax and recharge after a day of shooting, without compromising on comfort.

The workshop is also self-catering, giving you the freedom to choose food according to your own preferences. This flexible arrangement adds to the laid-back and easy-going atmosphere of the workshop, allowing us to focus on photography and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Tasmania's Southwest.

With a small group, we'll be able to move around the region more easily, fitting comfortably in one vehicle and simplifying logistics. This not only enhances the learning experience but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and friendship as we explore and photograph Tasmania's Southwest together.

Flexible Itinerary and Locations

One of the key advantages of this workshop is the flexible itinerary, which allows us to make the most of the prevailing weather conditions. We will use our planning tools, apps, and forecasting services to determine the best locations for each day, ensuring that we will be at the right place at the right time to capture the most stunning images possible. As part of the workshop, we will also share our planning processes with you, providing valuable insights into how to adapt and optimise your photography based on the conditions.

Potential locations include Mount Field, Russell Falls, The Sentinels, Derwent Valley, Horseshoe Falls, Red Knoll Lookout, Florentine Valley, Mount Anne (lookout), Styx Valley, Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder.

What's Included What's Not Included
  • 4-nights of accommodation in Maydena
  • All ground-based transportation, including fuel
  • Parks pass and other access permits
  • In-person tuition over 4 day shoots with optional sunrises and sunsets
  • Post-processing sessions
  • One pre-trip online planning session
  • Airfares and travel costs before and after the workshop
  • Meals and drinks
  • Additional accommodation options (e.g. upgrades)
  • Insurance for your equipment
  • Special experiences elected by the group not otherwise stipulated on this web page (e.g. scenic flights)
  • Unexpected costs arising from the flexible itinerary


During the workshop, we'll be staying in comfortable accommodations in Maydena, the gateway to the Southwest. Each participant will have the option of twin share or single accommodation, ensuring a cozy and relaxing stay. The accommodation offers ample space for us to unwind, share meals, and review our photographs together. With its serene natural surroundings and close proximity to our shooting locations, it is the perfect base for our photography adventure.


The workshop is designed to be self-catered, providing participants with the flexibility to accommodate their dietary preferences and requirements. We will have the opportunity to purchase groceries and stock up on provisions for our stay. The accommodation's well-equipped kitchen allows us to prepare our own meals, but we'll also have the chance to dine out at local eateries as the flexible itinerary allows.

Personal Capabilities and Experience Level

Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the ropes or an experienced photographer seeking to refine your skills, this workshop caters to all levels. Prior experience with landscape photography is beneficial but not essential. 

The shoot locations for the workshop are selected to be easily accessible, typically requiring only short walks. However, to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, a basic level of fitness is recommended. Throughout the workshop, we will be right there beside you, offering personalised assistance and guidance while also photographing alongside you. This unique opportunity allows you to learn directly from us, observe our techniques, and gain invaluable insights to elevate your own photography skills.

Pricing and Payment

Deposit: AUD $750
Balance Payment: AUD $1,700 (twin share) / AUD $2,000 (single) due on Tuesday, 15th August 2024
Total Price: AUD $2,450 (twin share) / AUD $2,750 (single)

The price by the booking button above is the deposit payable to secure your place in this workshop. The full price of the workshop is listed above. The balance payment is due 30 days before the event commences. After booking, we will be in touch with additional information including final balance payment details.

Minimum numbers: 4 participants

Cancellation: If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, you will only be refunded the total amount (less booking fees) if we can find someone to take your place, or if you transfer the booking to another experience run by Luke or Oliver. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Imagine standing amidst Tasmania's breathtaking landscapes, camera in hand, capturing the stunning beauty of the Southwest. With limited spots available, don't delay making your booking. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

Techniques covered

  • Composition and framing 
  • Reading and using natural light 
  • Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop 
  • Planning and executing shoots based on weather conditions

What to bring

  • A full list of what to bring will be provided in our welcome pack, however here are some key items:
  • Camera and lenses 
  • Tripod 
  • Remote shutter release (if necessary)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing 
  • Hiking boots

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

Yes loan equipment can be provided on request. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible with your preferences.
No, this workshop is self-catered. Participants can prepare their own meals or we will dine out at local restaraunts.
Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy hiking boots.
Accommodation, all ground-based transportation, parks pass and access permits, in-person tuition, post-processing sessions, and a pre-trip online planning session.
No, flights are not included.
Yes, accommodation is included in the package.
Meals, flights, insurance for your equipment, and any special experiences elected by the group that are not stipulated in the package are excluded.
Yes, feel free to contact Luke at for any further questions.
Thu 12 Sep 2024, 9:00AM - Mon 16 Sep 2024, 2:00PM
Suitable for all levels
Event capacity: 6
A$750 per/person    Book now


Luke Tscharke

Hi there! I'm a landscape, nature, and travel photographer living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. Photography has always held a special place in my heart, but ...

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