Wonder of Waterfalls Photography Tour

From: $250.00

Reserve your dates now on this exciting Photography tour exploring the Wonder of Waterfalls across the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area

  • Price: $250 per person for the 1st day. +$150 per person for additional days
  • Group size: 1-4 Persons
  • Timing: Bookable up to 4 days commencing 7:30AM on Day 1 and concluding 6:30PM on your last day.

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Category: SKU: JDP-WW-STD-VARIABLE

Description

Come and join Jay for an exciting photography workshop exploring the Wonder of Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, where you will be guided to the base of some of the best falls in the area and coached on capturing flowing water using long exposure techniques, filters, and composition. To wrap up each day, we will have a post processing session over a takeout dinner back at our Katoomba studio.

This fantastic tour not only gets you in front of some of the Blue Mountains best known falls, you will also be guided through the mesmerising scenery of ferns and eucalyptus trees, down some incredible bush tracks and deep into the gully’s to locate the serene flowing waters as they tumble into the valleys below, and if booking for multiple days, we will also capture sunrise and sunset at a any number of the Blue Mountains superlative lookouts with views over the epic valleys and sandstone escarpments this World Heritage area is famous for.

What we will do

  • Photograph spectacular Waterfalls in the Greater Blue Mountains region
  • Discover and explore the deep fern lined gully’s along some spellbinding bush tracks
  • Learn the Long Exposure and Composition techniques to capture silky water flows
  • Learn how to process your waterfall images

What's included

  • All Transport in our Air conditioned 4WD
  • Small group of 1-4 people
  • On location photography coaching & tuition
  • Image critique and post processing tuition
Photographing The Wonder of Waterfalls

If you’re coming to The Blue Mountains with a camera, this is the tour for you. We will focus our time hiking into moss and fern lined gullies containing sublime flowing waters and waterfalls.  Many of the falls in the Blue Mountains are fed from Hanging Swamp systems that ensure they never run dry, so there is always something to photograph. We plan to visit each set of falls at the optimum time of the day avoiding the bright sunlight, ensuring our scene offers the perfect long exposure opportunities.

On location photography coaching & tuition

While on location, you will be tutored on the techniques and compositions to help you capture waterfalls, including how to seek out the right light, using polarising filters, perfecting your compositions, long exposure settings, and the different techniques for shooting colour or black and white. And there will be plenty of time to critique some of your images and get some guidance or tutoring on your post processing.

Recommended Camera Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual controls
  • Wide angle lenses (anything from 10mm-35mm)
  • Medium Prime or Telephoto Lenses (anything from 35mm-150mm)
  • Sturdy Tripod, Head & appropriate plates/mountings for your camera
  • Shutter remote (cable or wireless)
  • Spare batteries and a charger
  • Empty memory cards
  • A small towel to cover your camera
  • Laptop pre-loaded with post processing software (we recommend Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Filters appropriate for landscape photography (we recommend NiSi filters)
  • Macro lenses for flora, fungi and mosses

Clothing and Accessories

  • ESSENTIAL – A working Headlamp with spare batteries or charger
  • Warm layered clothing suitable for bushwalking in the current season (we will send you more details on appropriate in our welcome pack)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sturdy Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • 1L Water Bottle
  • Although not essential, bring rock fishing boots, cleats or non-slip gumboots if you own them

Exclusions

  • Meals & Snacks
  • Accommodation* – See below for more details.
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages

Tour Details

  • Group Size: 1-4 persons
  • Fitness Requirements: You should be of good fitness and mobility to attend this workshop. We will be traversing a number of Blue Mountains National Park bushwalks involving clambering up and down steep staircases and over varied rocky and muddy terrain.
  • Cancellation & Conditions: This tour is subject to our standard Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions

Example Itinerary

This itinerary is intended as an example based on a 3 day booking and may change subject to weather conditions, availability of optional activities, and access conditions. Where changes are required, these and alternative arrangements will be communicated to you when known.

Day 1

  • 7:30AM – Pickup from Katoomba Railway Station or your Accommodation
  • 8AM – Waterfall shoot 1 (Valley of the Waters)
  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Waterfall shoot 2 (Leura Cascades)
  • 5PM – Sunset shoot
  • 8PM – Dinner & Post Processing

Day 2

  • 5AM – OPTIONAL – Sunrise shoot
  • 8AM – Breakfast
  • 9AM – Waterfall shoot 3 (South Hazelbrook)
  • 1PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Waterfall Shoot 4 (South Lawson)
  • 5PM – Sunset Shoot
  • 8PM – Dinner & Post Processing

Day 3

  • 5AM – OPTIONAL – Sunrise shoot
  • 8AM – Breakfast
  • 9AM – Waterfall shoot 5 (Mid Katoomba Falls)
  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Waterfall shoot 6 (Wentworth Falls)
  • 5PM – OPTIONAL – Sunset shoot
  • 7:30PM – Close & dropoff at Katoomba Railway Station or your accommodation
*Accommodation in The Blue Mountains

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer offering Accommodation inclusive with our tours due to the requirements for hygiene and social distancing.

We recommend you book accommodation in close proximity to Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls or Blackheath.

However, where you are unable to find accommodation with one of the many hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s or short-term accommodation available across the Blue Mountains, we have 2 rooms available in our Katoomba home, fully furnished ready for guests. Rooms have a Double sized bed or 2 King Singles and both rooms share the same bathroom.  Costs are $70 per person per night and include all linen and towels, and can be paid for on arrival.

^COVID-19 Precautions and Requirements

We ask anyone who books on our tours to ensure they meet the basic COVID-19 Public Health advice and orders before attending.

Please inform us before arriving if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of cold, flu, sore throat, dry cough.
  • If you have been in contact with any known cases of COVID-19.
  • If you have recently arrived into Australia from overseas and have not yet completed 14 days mandatory quarantine.

While you are travelling with us, we will be sharing a tour vehicle together, however our vehicle will be regularly cleaned and sanitised during your tour. Surgical masks and hand sanitiser will be made available inside the vehicle. We will also follow any current Public Health Orders in place dictating social distancing measures we must take, which may mean we are unable to visit some locations due to overcrowding, or dine in some food outlets due to space restrictions.

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