Girraween Spring Safari

Spring is upon us and to celebrate we’re going to Girraween (Place of Flowers)!

We will cover everything from location scouting to visualisation, monitoring weather conditions to looking for the non-obvious as well as practical demonstrations and in-the-field post processing.

© David de Groot – Paper Daisy and Fly

The day will primarily be about Landscape Photography, but we will include Wildlife Photography if the opportunity arises. Given that many of the native wildflowers are quite small, Macro Photography will be covered.

© David de Groot – Eastern Grey Kangaroo Joey

What is at Girraween?

Girraween is littered with huge granite outcrops, several streams and an abundance of native flora and fauna.

© David de Groot – The Pyramids

This Safari is strictly place-limited to two people only. It will involve a lot of walking – attendees should be prepared for this.

Depending on the weather, we may indulge in some night landscapes / starfield / star trails photography before heading home.


Water and snacks are supplied on-board.

Students are required to pack a picnic lunch for themselves, and any snacks while on the ground. We will stop somewhere for dinner on the way home, students to pay for their own meal.

Transport from the designated meeting location in Brisbane will be provided. We envisage an early start and a late finish due to the distances involved. (Leaving Brisbane around 8am and returning around 9-11pm depending on conditions)

You will need:

  • A dSLR camera
  • Wide (or ultra-wide), Standard and Telephoto lenses and a macro lens if you have one.
  • External Flash units (either standard, macro or ring flashes are acceptable, pop-up flashes don’t work for macro). If you don’t have one, we will have one Canon and one Nikon flash available for use.
  • Polarizing filter, neutral density filters (straight and graduated) if you have them.
  • A sturdy tripod. “Video” tripods are not recommended.
  • A remote release, either wired or infrared.
  • Laptop (not required but handy if you want to try some of the post processing techniques)
  • Good sturdy covered walking shoes, and potentially wet weather gear.
  • Snacks for the day and picnic lunch

Missing any of this equipment? Contact us early and we may be able to arrange a hire for the day (at extra cost to you).

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