"Safe forthe environment and kids too...it's also very therapeutic".
Prints of local scenery available
G'day, you may be a visitor to our Tin Can Bay or perhaps just browsing the Net for something unique and relaxing to do during an intended stay here. Or, perhaps you're a local seeking inspiration on how you can better your camera skills and help show off our magic little corner of the world. Tin Can Bay (Nature) Photography Tours, are designed for both tourists and locals alike; and at a price that I know will not blow your budget. Photography can be very therapeutic... Enjoy a carefree, calming and relaxing few hours in a casual and unhurried setting. If you care to read on, you are sure to find all necessary information, including tour costs and contact details. There is also a series of 3 slide shows (bottom of page), that include some examples of subjects you might get to photograph during your stay at Tin Can Bay. Please use the "Comments" link for any feedback or thoughts you might have about your experience. Any feedback is much appreciated - good or bad!
For travel information, including maps, accommodation and tried and tested places to eat, etc., simply scroll down on the right of this page and click on whatever logos interest you. If you have any questions you would like to ask Tin Can Bay Photography Tours, perhaps about the tours themselves or maybe anything related to Nature photography, please use this "email" link.
The tour operator...
He is Ken Ferguson, of fergiesfabfotos and if you take a look at his home web page, you will see that he is a very keen Nature photographer and he particularly enjoys recording the sites and subjects he comes across from in and around his home town of Tin Can Bay, in Queensland, Australia. Since Ken discovered the second love of his life, photography that is, 13 plus years ago, it takes up quite a major part of his life, but he gets a real kick out of now being able to pass on to others the knowledge and experience he has gained over that period of time; especially to those who feel their Nature photography or general camera skills could do with some improvement or who just want a stress-free and relaxing few hours learning how to make great photos. Ken says, "If you do need a little help with the workings of your camera, please remember to bring your camera's operator's manual with you."
He goes on to say, "I have taken literally thousands of images in and around our pristine little Tin Can Bay, but I also get a real kick out of showing others just why there is so much to brag about.
"Each tour session may consist of 1, 2 or 3 persons, but must not exceed 8, thus providing for minimum impact on our fragile environment and if there have been no prior alterations to the tour's program, due to weather , for instance, they may commence in the pre-dawn twilight, in order to catch that early morning magical light and sunrise. After which, you could experience that magical Golden Hour where you may even have the opportunity to photograph some of our land and/or shore birds that inhabit the area; some of which are migratory and others that have decided to stay around all year round - but who could blame them? Between 7 & 9 am, you could photograph the feeding of our wild dolphins at Barnacles Cafe, Norman Point. Not that the Dolphins will be in the cafe of course, but there is an adjacent area close by (just to the left of the "boat ramp"), where they appear almost every morning for a free feed around 8am. You may also be lucky enough to photograph the latest edition baby Dolphin, "Squirt"." Whilst you are there, you might like to grab a quick breakfast or pick up some light refreshments or even feed the Dolphins yourself. (the feeding however incurs a $5 fee, payable to the Parks & Wildlife rangers on scene). Here is a great place to sit and contemplate the tour so far. Your next hour or so could be taken up by checking out the water reflections cast onto the waters from the boats within the Tin Can Bay Marina. An opportunity to release those artistic qualities you may have thought never existed. All you need is your camera, a weird and wild imagination and for later, a fairly basic photo editing program. Following the water reflections, you might like to seek out anywildflowers that may be blooming at the time of the year along the foreshore or "Wildflower Walk" or whatever else may present itself on the day. The great thing about it is, that it is all done under a relaxing and calming atmosphere and all within the town area; you don't necessarily have to drive anywhere else or we can do it all on foot if you prefer. However, tag-along driving will get you to the local sites in less time. NOTE: If you prefer to have a one on one basis, like getting away from the "group" situation, that is not a problem either. I mentioned the weatherearlier, this is certainly one thing we have absolutely no control over; so with that in mind, pleased be prepared for any possible postponement or cancellation.
Other tours can also be arranged for shooting sunsets or to travel to nearby Rainbow Beach and/or Inskip Point (in tag-along vehicles of course). You can read more about this and view a map of Tin Can Bay in the links above or on the home web site.
For any feedback, comments or questions you might have, Please click on the comments link below "The pledge". Thank you!
Photos - (click on photos to enlarge them) Top: Indo- Pacific Humpback Dolphin feeding, Tin Can Bay.
Centre: "Tide's out" at pre-dawn on the tidal flats.
Bottom: "Local Paper Daisy" wildflower.
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Whilst you're here, why not take a look at what the rest of this beautiful region has to offer.... Gympie Cooloola Tourism is a great site, full of fun and interesting things to do throughout the Gympie/Cooloola region. It also includes more for you to see and do in Tin Can Bay. Don't forget to check out my slide shows at the bottom of this page. Please read on....
Tin Can Bay and its surrounding areas literally abound with many great photo opportunities and with these tours it is my intention to provide an absolute unique and very low cost, inspirational and educational photographic experience for those wishing to improve on their nature/landscape photography or simply to better their camera skills. After which, "weather permitting", this encouraging experience should allow clients to take home some long lasting memories and images they will be proud to share with family and friends. Please take this opportunity now to explore my other sites, including: my Photo Tips, my bird photo blog, my web albums
"Let the memory of your stay here in Tin Can Bay remain in your hearts forever, whilst the images you take home with you live on as proud testimony".
For the environment:
It is highly considered by many naturalists, that some uninitiated "happy snappers", in their frantic haste to seek out what they consider to be the ultimate shot, can tend to take on an un-caring, gung-ho approach to the landscape, with total disregard for the fragile and delicate nature of the environment in which they are carelessly trampling over. In the carrying out my duties as administrator of Tin Can Bay Photography Tours, I hereby state that I do so with the utmost care and consideration and will ensure that those of whom I have in my charge, being no more than 8 persons per tour, will do the same at all times. It is not only in my own interest, as I can and do appreciate the sensitivity and fragility of the environment around us and that which we have in our care, but also for the immediate and future interests of my business. Ken Ferguson -fergiesfabfotos.
gift certificates also available make a booking for a friend as a gift - it may change their life
Please note: Payments can be made either by "direct debit" prior to your session or by "cash" on the day (the preferred method due to possible postponement - re weather). Unfortunately, I do not have credit card or EFTPOS facilities available.
*Each tour session may consist of 1, 2 or 3 persons, but up to 6 maximum *
More information? Contact me anytime during daylight hours...