We do amazing photographic tours around the Mornington Peninsula, The Great Ocean Road and the Yarra Valley and they are very popular. This is likely due to the close proximity of so many iconic locations within the valley itself.
The Yarra Valley is incredibly rich with so many places of interest. Our typical Photographic Tour will the cover regular hot air balloon rides, antique aircraft and railways, glass blowing, blacksmith shops, towering forest, wild rivers, vast vineyards and numerous world class cellar doors, just to mention a few.
All of these unique and fantastic attractions make the Yarra Valley ideal for One Day or Two Day Tours. This is providing you have a photographer tour guide who not only knows the terrain but is also attuned to the seasonal variations and of course has to have a very strong photographic knowledge and experience.
Our Phototourism guides enthusiastically share their knowledge to help our photographers to get some great images.
The Great Ocean Road and the Mornington Peninsula
The Great Ocean Road and the Mornington Peninsula also have a lot to offer and like the Yarra Valley has plenty to see within a reachable area. It also has the added advantage of having both a wild surf coast as well as a tranquil bay with quiet sandy beaches and colourful iconic boat houses, making it suitable for a one or two day tour.
The Great Ocean Road however is several hundred kilometers long and is more suitable for a longer 2 to 4 day tour to ensure that our photographers get to take full advantage of this very large and wonderful region. We are also scouting other Victorian regions to offer a far wider choice for our Photographic Tourist.
What is a “Photographic Tour”
Because a photographic tour relies mostly on outdoor locations they can be somewhat restricted due to weather and of course the time of year.
An experienced Photographer Guide is essential. It would be very easy to waste an enormous amount of time trying to find the right location at the best time of day for suitable photogenic opportunities. This is why we have spent the last twelve months scouting hundreds of locations under different environmental and seasonal conditions.
What may appear bland and insignificant at one time could easily turn into an award winning shot. All you need is the right content, light, weather and seasons. We also have found numerous hidden treasures where we very often hear the words “I never knew this was here”.
A typical day on a Photographic Tour
A typical day with Photo tourism may involve a very early start. This ensures that our photographers are on site before the first rays of the rising sun appear over the horizon.
Our day could be photographing our ballooning partners launching their massive and colourful balloons against the back lite misty sunrise. Then the balloon chase through the valley to photograph them from chosen vantage points and being ready to capture their often eventful landings.
Our tour then could go off-road to quietly stalk Australia’s abundant wildlife. This allows us to get those unique shots of graceful creatures within their own bush setting.
After cleaning our boots we are back on the track to visit hidden railway tunnels. They were dug out 150 years ago by Welsh tin miners.
We will take a quick breakfast and a much needed coffee. After that, our photographers are on the road again through undulating vineyard covered hills towards wild rivers and towering timbers. The day involves visiting interesting and unusual sites and people. Our cameras are working hard all day and the opportunities to get unique shots are prolific.
The cost of these tours starts at from $280 but for custom, private and two to four days tours, contact Rod Black for more information.
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