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ARKAROOLA PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

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A HOLIDAY WITH EPIC PHOTOGRAPHY

TOUR OVERVIEW

Arkaroola is officially one of the best photography locations in South Australia (and possibly the world) in 2023, Arkaroola was awarded the highest accreditation for the Night Sky in the world allowing photographers to capture the marvels of the night sky!

Besides being one of only 19 places in the world (1 of 2 in Australia) to be recognised for the night sky, Arkaroola offers pristine landscapes, wild and rugged mountain ranges and endless wildlife making it an ideal location for a photography workshop.

This is your chance to join multi-award-winning and local landscape and astrophotographer Matthew Storer on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph Arkaroola like no other photographer can outside this tour. Capture and experience the unique and breathtaking landscapes of Arkaroola with the camera gear you already own.

Workshop Location

LOCATION

Arkaroola, Flinders Ranges

Workshop Price

PRICE

From $4499 AUD

Workshop Group Size

GROUP SIZE

Max 4 Photographers

Dfficulty

DIFFICULTY

Easy To Moderate

Workshop Duration

DURATION

6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour Date

TOUR DATES

1st - 6th July  / 2024

23rd - 28th June / 2025

MAKE MEMORIES AND CAPTURE MOMENTS WITH US

FLINDERS RANGES PHOTO TOUR

  • 6 Day Arkaroola Photography Tour

  • Explore The Best Locations Of the Flinders Ranges

  • Small Groups to Maximise 1-on-1 Time To Learn

  • Unique Landscapes, Darkest Night Skies, Once In A Lifetime Experiences

  • Photo Editing Tuiton Throughout The Tour

  • Professional Photography Guide With 20+ Years Experience

  • Image Review & Critque Sessions Each Day

  • Local Guide With Hands On Local Knowledge

  • THE BEST LOCATIONS ORGANISED FOR YOU

    TOUR DETAILS

    Day 1 - Arkaroola Village


    Arrive at Arkaroola village throughout the day and settle in to your comfortable, fully equipped accommodation - Callitris Lodge. 

     

    There will be a meet and greet from 5:30pm before dinner with an included welcome drink so we can get to know each other before the week ahead. Dinner service will commence from 6pm with a meeting regarding what the week ahead holds for us, regarding photography locations and times. (This will be re-discussed at the commencement of each day for the following day. 

     

    After dinner at 8pm we will join the 'cosmos tour' a truly captivating cosmos tour looking at nebulas, globular clusters and galaxies with a 14" telescope equivalent of 3910mm focal range on full frame sensors. 

    Arkaroola Lightening Strike

    Day 2 – Gammon Ranges


    Day two and we are up early for sunrise (6am) to capture the incredible landscape of 'The Pinnacles' two granitic pegmatites located in Mawson Valley roughly 4km North-West of Arkaroola Village. Enjoy a beautifully warm coffee/tea as we soak up the solitary atmosphere at sunrise in the mountains before we head back to warm up and have a delicious, included breakfast.   

     

    Throughout the day we will be exploring locations to photograph the Milky Way and stars for later that day. During this process, we will learn the importance of location scouting, discover composition elements and understand how to photograph the milky way during the day. 

     

    Sunset will be photographing the untouched rugged area of Arkaroola, at Stubbs Waterhole and Bararranna Gorge. These locations offer the true wilderness of Arkaroola that many visitors are left in awe by.  

     

    After dinner we will revisit the locations, we scouted throughout the day to photograph the stars. During our first night photography session we will learn and understand the basic camera settings that best suit your setup. 

    Arkaroola Village Photography Tour

    Day 3 – Ridgetop Sleepout


    Day three sunrise is by far the easiest morning to wake up and photograph, as you probably didn't sleep all night out of sheer excitement. Throughout the next 2 days ahead we have a once in a lifetime photography opportunity you can only experience by joining this tour.  

     

    Today we depart for a truly magical experience you'll remember for the rest of your life; we venture 4 hours deep into the Northern Flinders Ranges to camp in Arkaroola's one-billion-star hotel. 

     

    Streitberg Ridge is the ideal location to experience a chef's cooked dinner in the rugged end of the flinders ranges. While dinner is being prepared, toast a cold beverage and photograph the sun setting behind the stunning Freeling Heights. 

     

    After dinner sit around the fire and enjoy a beverage or two before the final show of the Milky Way comes out to top an epic afternoon off. Here we can put into practice all the knowledge we learnt from the night before to capture world class images on the Flinders Ranges.  

     

    Please Note: Everything is provided for this part of the tour; you will just need clothes and photography equipment. Your room in the village will 

    Arkaroola Ridgetop Sleepout Photography Tour

    Day 4 – Ridgetop Sleepout


    After a jam-packed, but unforgettable experience on our adventurous sleepout, the alarm clocks go off at the crack of dawn as the surprises are not quite done with yet. 

     

    For sunrise we are heading to the top of the flinders ranges, one of the highest points in the flinders ranges, and one of the most northern points in the flinders ranges to photograph the sunrise from Sillers Lookout. This will sure to be on many people's bucket list and will make so many of your friends and family extremely jealous, as only a handful of people will ever get to experience this moment and let me tell you it - it will take your breath away. 

     

    After sunrise we soak up our last memorable moments in the ranges, enjoying one of the best coffees you’ll ever experience accompanied by a delicious breakfast and endless memories. 

     

    We make the journey back to Arkaroola Village for a well-earned rest, lunch will be the only thing on the agenda for this afternoon. 

     

    Before dinner we will photograph the famous yellow-footed rock wallabies close to Arkaroola Village. 

    Sunrise Sillers Lookout Photography

    Day 5 – Arkaroola Village



    Waking up for our last sunrise shoot will most likely be the hardest, but dont be discourage because a picturesque locations awaits with a strongly brewed coffee for a little pick me up!


    Throughout the day we will have the oppurtunity to discuss our previous images taken, looking over composition and editing techniques. During this process there will be plenty of 1-on-1 time so you can learn how to acheive the best possible results moving forward after the tour.


    For our last sunset shoot we will be back in the mountains with a 360 degree view of the gorgeous mountains surrounding Arkaroola village. After our sunset shoot we will head back for a farewell dinner and drink.


    After dinner we have the oppurunity to photograph planets and the moon from a telescope in a complete dark zone. An rare oppurunity not to be missed with outstanding images a gaurentee.


    Arkaroola Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby

    Day 6 – Departure Day



    After a well earned sleep in, it's time to start preparing for your departure from Arkaroola. Don't be in any rush to leave, because by no means are we in any rush to get rid of you.


    Before you depart, venture over to the resturant and enjoy a beautifully cooked breakfast with a freshly brewed barista coffee. Any further photography, editing or travel questions are always welcome before you leave.


    If you wish to stay any additional nights, or book any further tours please read below.

    Arkaroola Village Sunset

    Extras


    Optional Extra: To fully appreciate the rugged landscapes of Arkaroola you'll need to witness it from the air. Matthew has arranged a sunrise/sunset flight at an additional cost. A minimum of 2 people is required to make the flight go ahead.  

     

    Charter Flights: Can't be bother driving to Arkaroola, but really want to attend the photography tour. We arrange charter flights from numerous destinations at competitive prices to get you to Arkaroola, please get in contact regarding a price from your location. 

     

    Additional Days: You're always more than welcome to stay in Arkaroola for additional days, this will need to be confirmed prior to your arrival. 

     

    Additional Tours: Arkaroola offers multiple other tours; Matthew can assist you with booking the best tours for your needs with a further discount. Tours can be booked during or after the photography tour, however, they will need to be during your own time and at an additional cost. 

     

    Please Note: Drones are welcome and encouraged in Arkaroola, standard drone laws and regulations enforced by CASA need to be abided by. 

    Arkaroola Lake Frome Flight

    YOUR NEXT PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    Photography Tour Arkaroola:

    Join Matthew Storer for the Arkaroola Photography Workshop, as we venture to the beautiful and rugged Northern Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola. As a result, we will be photographing unique landscapes, nebulas, historic geology, wildlife, and the stunning night sky! Over the five days, we will be concentrating on composition, where to focus, exposure bracketing, panoramas, slow exposures, and more.

    To utilise the conditions available to us, we promise to be on location before the optimal conditions to capture the best possible images. As a result, expect to be photographed sunrise, sunset, and with clear skies at night – Star Photography!

    During the tour, we will offer post-production methods and workflow in Adobe Lightroom (whatever software you utilise) and image critique sessions. It results in learning the photography process from another perspective.

    In conclusion, a week-long workshop surrounded by great people, everlasting memories on the Isle full of natural beauty, history, and wildlife

  • Camera settings & focusing

  • Focusing on Low Light

  • Night Landscape Photography

  • Composition & Framing

  • Lighting – Natural & Artificial

  • Long Exposure

  • Filters or Exposure Bracketing

  • Why Arkaroola?

    Arkaroola is one of Australia's most unique locations, offering some of the oldest geology in the world, attributing in some incredible rugged landscapes that are off the beaten track. As a local, Matthew can offer experiences that no other tour operator can offer within a similar photography tour, granting access to Arkaroola's most iconic landscapes, technology for the Night Sky, and superior knowledge of the surrounding area.

    Described by many as a remote location that takes your breath away, where time slows down and allows you to reconnect with nature. This Arkaroola Photography Tour is the ideal blend of improving your photography skills, witness jaw-dropping locations, and sleeping in the most rugged area of the Flinders ranges while almost touching the glistening Night Sky.

    This photography tour will cater to every type of photographer from beginners to experts each unique location we visit will offer something to suit your photography capabilities. At each location, we will improve and progress on a specific skill or skill set that we individually choose to learn.

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    Workshop Pricing Structure

    Photographer: $4499 AUD

    Partner/Non-Photographer: $1999 AUD (55% OFF!)

    Group Bookings: Please contact me!

    Please note a partner or non-photographer can only join the tour when accompanied by a photographer. 

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Who Is The Photo Tour For?

    Anyone interested in photography, regardless of your skill level, camera equipment or age. If you are like me and have a keen sense for adventure, add that with enthusiasm to learn and develop your photography skills - this trip is perfect for you!

  • The enjoyment of photography outdoors in a new location

  • Travel with photography enthusiasts who want to learn and expand their skills

  • Suitable tour for complete beginners or serious amateurs

  • What's Included In This Photo Tour?
  • 5 Nights Private Accommodation

  • 1 Night Swag Overnight Sleepout

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • All Transportation

  • Entrance Fees + Taxes

  • Best Photography Location in Arkaroola

  • Canapes, Dinner & Alcohol on Ridgetop Sleepout

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Photo Editing & Critique 

  • Please Note: Private queen rooms will be provided for a non-photographer/partner to share - Everything for the non-photographer is included apart from the photography tuiton.

  • What's Excluded From This Photo Tour?
  • Flights/Transportion to Arkaroola

  • Alcohol & Beverages

  • Camera & Travel Insurance

  • Gifts & Souvenirs 

  • Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.

  • What Equipment Should I Take?
  • DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera

  • Wide-Angle, Standard Zoom & Telephoto* Lens

  • Low Light Lens (Night Photography)

  • Sturdy Tripod

  • Remote Shutter*

  • Head Torch

  • Filters - Polarizer, ND* and Grad Filters*

  • Accessories - e.g. Spare Batteries

  • *Optional equipment, but not nessesary. Need additional help on photography gear to bring? Contant Me

    Please note: You will spend one night sleeping and eating in the ranges, this location has no electricity so a portable battery charger may be required.

  • What To Wear?
  • Hiking Boots

  • Warm Jacket (For sunrise & astrophotography)

  • Windproof Jacket

  • Thick Warm Socks

  • Hat / Beanie

  • Hiking Top & Bottoms

  • *Optional equipment, but not nessesary. Need additional help on photography gear to bring? Contant Me

  • Fitness Level Requirements?

    Easy to Moderate fitness level is required. Please understand at some locations throughout the tour, photographers may be required to hike a short distance to capture a photo. However, if you're unable to hike, tired or feel unsafe at a particular location, there are always alternative compositions to shoot.

    What Photography Education Is Offered?

    Matthew Storer Photography tours are not workshops with sit down education. Instead, we focus our learning of photography to be practically based on location every day, allowing you to capture unique images worldwide with an incredible opportunity to learn from a professional photographer 1-to-1 on site.

    Furthermore, we will discuss the 'educational workshop section' of the tour to discussions while driving, dinner table conversation, image critiques and downtime throughout the tour.

    Tour leader Matthew Storer has 20+ years of experience in the photography world while currently teaching over 1000+ students online. Additionally, Matthew is an award-winning photographer who works with high-end clients worldwide and travels to 100+ countries in the past decade.

    Matthew's academic knowledge in photography will help you create stunning images and have a once a unique lifetime travel photography experience.

    The Tour Will Cover:

  • Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO Values

  • Understanding Focus in Photography

  • Learning Your Photography Gear (Camera + Lens)

  • Approaching a Scene Through Composition and Techniques to get the desired Shots

  • Best Night Photography Settings + Focusing

  • Using Filters to Enhace Your Images

  • My Photography Tours are about developing your skills as a photographer, and your images are our priority!

  • Covid Safe Conditions

    Please Note: By booking this tour, you consent to necessary precaution to guarantee all participants and our team's safety.

    This includes:

  • Maintaining social distancing regulations.

  • Access to hand sanitiser throughout the duration of the tour.

  • Cleaning your photography gear before and after each days event.

  • The maximum number of participants (as per government protocols) includes tour leader.

  • Photography learning is provided verbally. The tour leader is unable to handle participants camera gear.

  • Who should not attend (COVID SAFE)

  • Anyone feeling unwell or awaiting COVID-19 test result.

  • Anyone who has travelled overseas within 14 days.

  • Anyone who has been in contact with any known positive COVID-19 person within the last 14 days

  • Anyone at "great risk of serious infection" as described by the Australian Government as follows:

  • People aged 70 years and over.

  • People aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions.

  • People with a compromised immune system.

  • By booking any workshop tours with Matthew Storer Photography, you understand and agree to cooperate with all the requirements. It is 100% your responsibility to not fall within one (or more) of the above listing categories. However, if your situation changes between the event's booking, please notify us as your health is our #1 priority.

  • This courses is perfect for beginners and those new to photography who want to learn the essentials of Night Photography in a simple step by step bitesize lessons. Although, after teaching 1000+ students this course is a great amateur photographers looking for a refresher course.

    This courses is perfect for beginners and those new to photography who want to learn the essentials of Night Photography in a simple step by step bitesize lessons. Although, after teaching 1000+ students this course is a great amateur photographers looking for a refresher course.

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    No. However, you can access the videos and watch them on your computer, iPad or Phone whenever you like through my website via your own personal login details.

    The course uses Adobe Lightroom for the post production module of the course. There is a 30 Day FREE trial of Capture One included as part of this course for the editing module at no extra cost.

    Although I highly recommend you to watch them in sequence as they follow the correct procedure to achieve the best results in your photography and build on previous lessons. However, depending on your previous experience it's 100% up to you in what order you watch the course.

    Yes, you get unlimited lifetime access with your purchase, meaning you can login and watch the lessons as many times as you like, anywhere you like! The lessons are short and concise so if you need to review the information it will not take much time.

    This course is available anywhere you have an internet connection. The teaching and challenges are relevant internationally.

    Yes. From time to time I release FREE bonuses + Giveaways on my Facebook group. As a student of the Night Photography Course you will be granted access to this exclusive group.

    Yes, you can try this online course risk-free for 30 days and if you're not satisfied with the content just send me a e-mail and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

    Credit Card or Paypal. Please choose your preferred payment option on checkout. Both options come with a 30-day money back guarantee!

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    Got Other Questions? Contact Me!

    WHAT PREVIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY

    I had joined Matthew on tour to the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It was a fantastic trip in that he had scoped out all the locations and provided outstanding guidance to make great pictures. Having been on other tours, Matthew keeps the pace enjoyable as it still is a holiday, yet full to make sure you can get those great shots. I highly recommended this tour, that's coming from one very satisfied traveller/photographer.

    5 Star Review

    Noel Stanford

    Noel Stanford Review

    This trip was far above and beyond my wild expectations of a photography tour. Being my first time in Great Britain and my first organised photography tour, Matthew had EVERY aspect covered. Matthew knowledge about the locations, being in the right place, at the right time of day. What I didn't expect was how much individual 1-on-1 time he dedicated to each photographer. A HUGE advantage of only having four photographers on tour!

    5 Star Review

    Tex Walters

    Tex Walters Review

    One look at Matthew's website will tell you that he knows photography. His images are gorgeous, and he is generously willing to share his techniques and knowledge. His website won't tell you that Matthew's tours will give you a chance to travel with folks who will become friends, who will laugh with you, who will teach you, and who will be there to offer all the support you may need. I can't wait to chase the light with him again soon.

    5 Star Review

    Cara Henryson

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