"Safe forthe environment and kids too...it's also very therapeutic".
Images or prints of local scenery available
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Tin Can Bay
Photography Tours/outdoor workshops...
you discovered a love for Nature photography, but it frustrates you because you
don’t seem to be getting anywhere with it?
you feel your photos lack that certain…finesse?
would you just like some help with your camera? For the novice photographer: After just one 3-4 hour session with me, I can guarantee you will be taking better and more eye-catching photos. All for much less than one would imagine.
main aim ofmy business is to offer verylow cost assistance
to Tin Can Bay visitors and locals alike who have a strong interest, as I do, in
photographing the natural assets of our unique little seaside town and its surrounding scenery. This may include landscape or seascape imagery or the naturally occurring flora or bird-life of the area.
The outdoor workshops can also help you gain a better understanding of the manual workings of your camera or DSLR; It will also include learning some of the compositional rules and guidelines, passed down through the ages by
the classic artists and those of which the pro photographers continue to use to
their best advantage today, to create similar interest in their images.
It may be worth mentioning here, that although all cameras, regardless of make or model, are made to do the one thing, to take pictures; the actual operation and workings do differ greatly in many ways; so, if it is help with your camera you need, it would help if you brought your manual.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your
life”, but if being able to take better images is your goal, or perhaps just
knowing how to get the best from your camera, allow me to help you achieve those skills.
Hopefully your coaching tour will not end there; You will be
advised to check out my photo tips site; this I am sure will help you continue your journey and to grow with your photography.
I use the term "Tours" loosely and only for want of a better word; I would rather it be seen simply a quiet and relaxed "outing", as this type of photography can be very therapeutic if you let it... So, enjoy with me 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 costs and contact details.
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 truly, 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 "outings" themselves or maybe anything related to Nature photography, please use this "email" link.
Hi, I'm Ken Ferguson and I particularly enjoy recording the sites and subjects I come across in and around my home town of Tin Can Bay, in the Gympie/Cooloola Region of SE Queensland, Australia. As well as my recreational nature photography, I have been appointed Tin Can Bay's correspondent for our local daily newspaper, the Gympie Times , whilst also attending to the odd bit of real estate photography and an occasional judging of local photo competitions. I have been in the grip of the Shutter Bug now for about 15 years and although takes up quite a major part of my existence, I find it very satisfying and rewarding.
I have taken literally thousands of images from around our pristine little Tin Can Bayand I get a real kick out of showing others just why there is so much here to brag about.
Keeping numbers to a minimum Each session may consist of 1, 2 or 3 persons, but to provide minimum impact on our fragile environment, it should not exceed 6. Best times of day? My preference is for mornings and the earlier the better, but I am also flexible and if there has been no prior alterations to the day's program, due weatherfor instance or how early you want to get out of bed, we could be out and ready to catch that early morning magical light and sunrise. After which, you can experience the, 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 even decided to stay all year round - but then, who could blame them? Between 7 & 9 am, you might like to 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 public "boat ramp") where, almost every morning around 8am, they appear for a delicious fishy snack. You may also be lucky enough to photograph the latest little edition to the pod, "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 viewing & feeding however will incur a $10 fee, payable to the Parks & Wildlife volunteers on site. It is a great place here to just sit and chat about the "outing" so far. The next hour or so could be taken up by checking out the water reflectionscast onto the waters from the boats within our Tin Can Bay Marina. An opportunity to release those artistic qualities you may never have thought existed. This brings home the quote: "It's not a case of what you look at, but more of what you see!" And 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, depending on the season, may be in bloom along the foreshore or "Wildflower Walk". With all that considered, remember, "youcall the shots"; if you have some other idea of what you would like todo, I'm sure I will be happy to go along with it; within reason of course. But whatever we do, it will be all done under a relaxed and calming atmosphere and 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 your "outing" on a one to 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, please be prepared for any possible postponement or cancellation.
Other "outings" can 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 Bayin 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 to enlarge) Top: Indo- Pacific Humpback Dolphin feeding, Tin Can Bay.
Centre: A young "Mystique" says, "Hi, welcome to Tinny!"
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.
Can Bay and its surrounds literally abound with
many great photo opportunities and with my workshop/tours it is my
intention to provide an absolute unique and very low cost, inspirational
and educational photographic experience. An experience not only for visitors,
but also locals alike wishing to better their nature and/or landscape
photography skills; making it more achievable for them to show off to the rest
of the world just what we have here and all within the bounds of our quaint little seaside township. Also, this encouraging experience should allow the client to take
home with them some long lasting memories and images they will be proud to
share with family and friends in albums, on slideshows or via their social
networking pages; thus, spreading the word worldwide. With the ultimate aim in mind,
to attract more visitors to this charming and alluring area situated along SE Queensland's "Nature Coast".
"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 testament".
For the environment:
It is highly considered by many naturalists, that some non-thinking "happy snappers", in their frantic haste to seek out what they consider to be the ultimate shot, can tend to take on an uncaring and inconsiderate, 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, it is my intention 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 6 persons per tour session, 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, which is the preferred method, due to possible postponement - re weather). Unfortunately, I do not carry with me any credit card or EFTPOS facilities.
*Each tour session may consist of 1, 2 or 3 persons, but not exceed 6 and will run for 3 - 4 hours; depending on circumstances*
To arrange a booking or more information? Contact me anytime during daylight hours...