Woolamai Basic Photography Day Adventure

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Availability : All-Year
Russell Street Extension, Federation Square
Cape Woolamai
Max People : 10
The Adventure
Cape Woolamai Basic Photography Day Adventure

The Hiking Society is proud to be partnering with Rob Embury of Pale Blue Dot Photography and Explore Photography to bring you this basic photography day adventure.

Rob is very much an accomplished photographer through his own work, producing incredible outdoor photography that includes scenic landscapes, wildlife and storm chasing adventures through Tornado Alley in the USA. He is also a photography tutor and guide for Explore Photography, where he’s able to run skills-based workshops and photography tours both locally and internationally.

Jump in the back of our Toyota HiAce as we take you down to stunning Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island, where Rob will guide you through the necessary basics to help take your photos from good to great. During the day you’ll learn essential skills, tips and techniques including:

  • Composition
  • Basic camera settings
  • Editing for social media
  • Choosing photography gear

You don’t even need a DSLR camera to enjoy this workshop – if you have one, great, but Rob will also be teaching you how to take amazing images using just your smartphone.

We’d also recommend that you download the app “Snapseed” to assist with editing for social media.

And for the best photo of the day as judged by Rob, the winner will receive a Benro Smart Mini Tripod and Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Wireless Remote (RRP $69.95).

The 8.3km Cape Woolamai Circuit hike offers spectacular views of Phillip Island and the surrounding coastline, including the stunning Pinnacles rock formations. Cape Woolamai is the highest point on Phillip Island, and along the trail you’ll come across a wide variety of birdlife, as well as curious Swamp Wallabies (that make for great photos).

The hiking component is a fairly easy Grade 3 walk, and whilst we’ll talk about the relationship between hiking and photography throughout, the main focus of the day is providing you with the opportunity to improve your skills and take some incredible outdoor photos at various spots along the trail.

When the fun is all said and done, we’ll make our way back to the van for a delicious lunch before heading back to Melbourne.

Track Grading

We deem this hike to be a Grade Three hike in accordance with the Australian Walking Track Grading System which refers to a track that “is recommended for people with some bushwalking experience”.

To find out more about this Grading System, click here.

Departure & Return Location

Russell Street Extension, Federation Square

Dep: 10am, Arr: 6pm approx.


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Price Includes

  • Teachings From An Experienced & Knowledgeable Photographer
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Fruit, Snacks & Water
  • First Aid & Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

What To Bring

  • Day Pack
  • Smartphone or DSLR Camera
  • Lightweight Clothing
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots/Trail Runners
  • 1 Litre Water Bottle/s or Hydration Pack - we'll supply you with water
  • Please download the smartphone app "Snapseed" prior to attending
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