Corinna At Home in The Wilderness Presents
the Steve Parish Tarkine Nature Photography Workshop
August 18th – 23rd 2013

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“If I were to close my eyes and revisit the highlights of my fifty year career, a three hour shoot at dawn on the Piemen River one misty morning would be right up there at the top of the list.” – Steve Parish, naturalist, author & photographer


A once in a lifetime workshop opportunity for photographers to visit a very special part of Australia and enhance their photography skills under the expert guidance of Australia’s most recognised nature photographer Steve Parish.

Spend 5 days photographing some of the most dramatic landscapes and wildlife in Australia in Tasmania’s pristine Tarkine region , staying at the beautiful Corrina wilderness retreat. Daily workshops and guided photography expeditions with Steve Parish will enhance your skills in creating, editing and sharing your photos. Learn from Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience in one of his favourite places to photograph.

Some highlights of the region:

• The Pieman River has large quantities of visible Huon Pine.
• There are at least 40 waterfalls between Reece dam and the ruggard West Coast
• The cabins are surrounded by forests and full of wildlife
• In some spots next to the banks the river is as deep as 45 metres
• Platypus and sea eagles are frequently seen and we may even spot a Tasmanian Devil
• Fish in the Pieman include ocean running trout, brook trout, eels and quinnet salmon
• The river is navigable for 35 kilometres so there is lots to explore


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Sunday 18th August

Pick up at Launceston Airport 1pm

Don’t miss the connection. It is a four hour drive from Launcestion to Corinna on the Pieman River in the Heart of the Tarkine. (Tasmanians, you can either travel with us on the bus or drive directly to Corinna).

7pm : Dinner in the Restaurant, Welcome & after dinner briefing on the workshop.


DAY ONE Monday 19th August
8-9 am: Breakfast in the Restaurant.
11 am: Depart Corinna aboard Arcadia II for day trip to Pieman Heads exploring the river & coast.
7pm : Dinner in the Restaurant
8.30pm NOCTURNAL PHOTOGRAPHY’ A night spotlight walk with Steve looking at techniques for shooting mammals in the dark.


DAY TWO Tuesday 20th August
First light – meet Steve for an early morning pre breakfast stroll with telephoto lenses looking for birds and wallabies
8-9 am: Breakfast in the Restaurant.
Guided walk and photo opportunities along the Whyte River track.
1 pm: Lunch in the restaurant.
2.30 pm: Afternoon kayak and free photography time before dinner
7pm: BBQ dinner

DAY THREE Wednesday 21st August
Meet Steve at first light for an early morning stroll birds and wallabies
8-9 am: Breakfast in the Restaurant.
9 am: Drive along the Western Explorer looking for

Drop off for Mt Donaldson walk (4-4.5 Hrs return)
OR Drop off for Savage River walk (3-3.5 Hrs return) – weather pending
2.30-4.30 pm: Cruise on Arcadia II heading upstream (wine and nibbles)
7 pm: Dinner in the restaurant


DAY FOUR Thursday 22nd Agust
7am ‘early morning light’ cruise on the Arcadia looking for platypus and birds.
9 – 10am: Breakfast in the Restaurant.
1 pm: Lunch in the restaurant
After lunch talk and Q&A with Steve ‘WAYS TO SHARE YOUR IMAGES’
Steve will cover the full gambit of opportunities for both commercial and social sharing of images.
Process images in readiness for the evening group presentation.
Free time for those who wish to revisit the forests just outside the cabins
7 pm: Dinner in the restaurant
8.30pm Evening sharing images from the week.

DAY FIVE Friday 23rd August
Early breakfast then depart for an all day adventure shoot via Cradle Mountain (there is likely to be snow) then on to Launceston airport for flight connections.

You may wish to stay in Launceston and connect with your flights on Saturday. We will be planning to be at the airport at 5pm on Frday 23rd August.

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Corinna was inhabited by white settlers in 1881 and proclaimed a town in 1894, following a flood of people coming to the area in pursuit of gold. The township of Corinna (in the Pieman River State Reserve) is singularly placed in Tasmania’s history as a unique example of a remote mining town that has survived. Before that, the Tarkiner people made Corinna and the nearby Tarkine areas their home for 30,000 years. Today, Corinna is an oasis in the wild where a
small settlement hangs on the banks of a beautiful river, offering a place to rest.

There are plenty of accommodation alternatives at Corinna, including the original roadman’s cottage with double bed, family accommodation in the old butcher’s shop, the old pub which is like a guest house (with single and double rooms) and fourteen new wilderness retreats built in the original style.

Ancient rainforest surrounds the accomodation and there is an abundance of wildlife right outside the cabin doors.



• Forty years experience in public speaking
• Twenty five years teaching photography to all ages
• Multiple photographic styles developed over fifty years photographing Australia’s social and natural history
• Fifty years experience in landscape and willdlife photography across Australia, in all habitats and all animal groups on land and underwater.
• Pioneered photo sharing in Australia
• Developed the largest privately owned photographic library in Australia which today
houses over 650,000 images
• Created and developed the renowned Steve Parish signature brand
• Awarded the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to the publishing industry through the publication of nature photography
• Multipal awards for publications
• Author of many books and publisher of thousands
• Industry experience across general books, children’s books, guide and travel, greetings and gifts and souvenir markets
• Introduced many thousands of people to the natural history of Australia inspiring many to
pursue careers in the natural sciences.
• Developed a major inhouse post production and pre press facility
• Extensive knowledge of Australia’s diverse environments.



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