We Are Raw Photography

3 Days Winter Photography Tour in the Victorian Alps – Mt Buffalo

February 1, 2020
Join We Are Raw Photography landscape photographers George Triantafillou and Karolin Schild on this exciting 3-day Winter Landscape Photography Tour and let us lead you into the world of white where form and texture are the “focus” instead of color only. Learn how to overcome the challenges of winter photography to create stunning images with efficiency, and develop a new appreciation of the winter landscape through vision, technique and detailed preparation.
  • Book your trip today – small groups, led by 2 award-winning Australian photographers.
  • Exclusive access to Alpine National Park and remote locations.
  • Relax in the evening with like-minded people.
  • Enjoy informal learning and Speak To An Instructor.


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Winter Landscape Photography Tours in Victoria, Australia:

     expert field 
     2 Award winning
    small group Size
       4-6 guests
    Start and finish
       ST kilda
    Pace: EASY to
    $1100 / person
         3 days

Bright located at the foothills of Mount Buffalo is one of George’s and Karolin’s favorite mountain towns…so laid back and so beautiful.  We’ll be heading out of town to make photographs, to Mt Buffalo National Park. Through winding roads of giant Eucalyptus, snow gum tree woodlands and sub-alpine grasslands unique to Australia makes itself for spectacular winter scenes up to the high mountains. Add a sunset and a sunrise and you will bring home some of the best winter scenes you will ever make!

Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. This Workshop offers a well-rounded and highly resourceful educational experience, appropriate for any level of outdoor photographer, but especially for beginners and intermediates. The program consists of field-based shoots in beautiful locations and interactive critique session on participants’ laptop computers. A full, yet comfortable, schedule optimizes field time and helps facilitate the absorption of invaluable, professional information. George will also discuss post-processing of your images with computer programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and do live demonstrations.

No participant should feel that he or she is not qualified to attend. Limited enrollment gives all participants quality time with George Triantafillou and ensures that each person gets the specific instruction needed based on their individual level of experience. Pro landscape and nature photographer, Karolin Schild, assists George at most workshops, further ensuring individual attention. A group-based critique session allows participants the chance to learn from others’ work, while personalized field instruction addresses the photographer’s needs related to both understanding camera functions and techniques of composition.

The Horn summit, Mt Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Workshop | We Are Raw Photography

The above image was made on a photo tour last year. Of course, we can’t always guarantee snow but the quiet beauty of this area, with it’s sheer changing weather conditions, makes it perfect to understand and adapt to the different elements in landscape photography. We look forward to working with you.

Ladies Bath Falls, Mount Buffalo National Park, Victoria, Australia| Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
Exclusive Photo Locations

Sunrise, sunset and other exclusive access to Mt Buffalo National Park arranged for you. Locations include Bright and Mt Buffalo, highest mountain peak The Horn summit, spectacular granite tor of the Cathedral,  Ladies Bath Falls, Riverbanks and Outstanding Natural Area   And by any luck viewing native Australian animals and wildlife with a chance of spotting a mob of kangaroos.

✓ Enjoy informal learning with like-minded people

✓ Winter Landscape Photography

✓ Wildlife photography

✓ Waterfall photography.

✓ Long Exposure photography.

✓ Astrophotography if weather permits.

✓ Expert photography instruction by 2 Award-Winning Photographers.

Expert Instruction

We Are Raw Photography full-time professional photographer, educator,  photo workshop leader George Triantafillou and Karolin Schild, both lifelong photographer and nature enthusiast leads you to pristine Victorian Alpine Area, and the majestic lady bath falls, Mount Buffalo. You will learn specific skills: long exposure, focus stacking, creating panoramas, professional revealing many of its secrets to capturing winter landscape during the day, maximize your depth of field to get your scene in focus, enhance your landscape images and post-processing tips in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Landscape Photography Workshop Topics of the day:

  • Join local teaching expert and landscape photographer as we share our tips and secrets to taking great outdoor pictures during the winter months.
  • With over 40 years of experience in the photographic industry, Award winning professional photographer George Triantafillou and Karolin Schild are guiding you throughout the day.
  • This 3-day winter landscape photography tour in Mt Buffalo National Park in the winter will put us in some of the most beautiful and sublime mountain landscapes in Victorian Alps, Australia.
  • Mount Buffalo National Park is a nature lover’s paradise, with short walking tracks, waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife, lookouts, and picnic spots.
Topics covered include: How to protect you and your camera from the elements, looking for good subject matter, working in adverse conditions, and more. Dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes and bring a daypack with water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, notebook and pencil, and a DSLR camera or  Mirrorless for taking photos. We meet in Melbourne – We Drive – You Relax.
The Horn, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
The Cathedral, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
Winter Friday - Sunday, July 10 - 12, 2020 - MT Buffalo - 3 Day - Sold Out
Winter Friday - Sunday, August 7 - 9, 2020 - MT Buffalo - 3 Day
Spring Sunday - Tuesday, September 27 - 29, 2020 - MT Buffalo - 3 Day
Autumn Sunday - Tuesday, April 11 - 13, 2021 - MT Buffalo - 3 Day

Meet point: 13:00 PM Melbourne - St. Kilda Pick up and drop off - We Drive You Relax!

In and around Mt Buffalo National Park and Bright, High Country, Victoria Alps, Australia.
Base: Bright, Mount Buffalo VIC 3740.
Sleep in a Deluxe Apartment Relax 5 Star Chiropedic Bed Mattresses Country Style Lodge (shared accommodation) in Bright, Victoria, Australia.
Single room supplement, please contact info@wearerawphotography.com or call us direct: 0414 222 958.
Your comfort sleep is important to us!
Sit back and let us take care of the details of your photography tour. We will be taking you to some of the most beautiful locations at Mount Buffalo in Victoria.
During your adventure tour, you will see some breathtaking locations, all while learning new skills to enhance your photography.
Transport is organised for you. We will pick you up from St Kilda - Meet point at the pier!
Winter Considerations!
It can be very cold early and late in the day at 1,723 metres (5,653 ft) above sea level.. Sometimes well below zero! But that doesn’t mean that we can’t be comfortable and make beautiful images at the same time….because we always do. You’ll need to dress warmly with standard cold weather gear such as ski caps, ski gloves, down jackets, lots of clothing layers to shed or not, warm socks and boots. We can always jump in and out of the vehicle if needed to warm up.

Digital cameras use more battery power than film cameras, and batteries don’t work as well in very cold weather; therefore, bring an extra battery and your charger….just in case. As for your camera and lens, cold weather doesn’t affect their operation. If it’s snowing, don’t worry, the seals on your camera are very water-tight; however, fogging of lenses occurs when you take a very cold camera into a warm, humid environment…we’ll work on this at the workshop. Otherwise, consider bringing some lightweight gloves along with ski gloves, although I find it easiest just to work with bare fingers, and then warm them up in gloves in between shooting.

Physical Difficulty:
Easy to moderate hikes and lookouts (must be able to get up and down from short mountain climbs approx. 2 km return).
Please be aware it is winter season and some of the walk tracks may be covered in snow. But don't be afraid it is not that difficult to walk on snow.
Who is this Workshop for
Whether you use a DSLR camera or Mirrorless camera, you're are going to have fun on our photo adventure! Let us take you to the best shooting spots and give you expert feedback on your work.
All experience level welcome.
Photographers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What do I bring on the day?
* Digital SLR Camera or mirrorless camera (or Point & Shoot)
* Wide Angle lens, in addition, if you have: Telephoto, Zoom, and Macro.
* Fully charged battery and spare batteries (at least 2-3).
* Battery charger (very important!)
* Empty memory cards and spare one.
* Stable Tripod.
* Camera remote control (shutter release).
* Filters (Pol-, nd-,gnd-, etc) (we have some to borrow if you don't have your own)
* Headlamp or Torch.
* Hiking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing & active wear for winter.
* Physical fitness for daily hikes of approximately 1 - 2 hours.
* Sunscreen, Hut
* Lots of fun and energy.
What to expect on the day?
How to protect you and your camera from the elements, looking for good subject matter, working in adverse conditions, and more:
• Equipment for Winter Landscape Photography.
• The relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
• Mastering The Shooting Modes of Your DSLR Camera
• Explore the possibilities of your camera
• Try different Lenses, which one is best for the type of picture you’re taking?
• Shooting in Raw
• Where to focus
• Depth of field
• White balance

• Waterfall Photography
• Long exposure and soft water effects (including the use of neutral density filters).
• Panoramas Photography
• Composition and balance your photos for better results
• Golden and blue hour photography.
• Correctly expose an image at night using a tripod. And if the night sky conditions allow shooting the stars and moonlight photography.

* Transport
* Accommodation
* Intensive supervision by 2 workshop leaders
* Our Local experts show you the best Photo spots around Mount Buffalo National Park and some unique locations (Photo shouting)
* Our Local experts are with you every step to help you master the challenges that lie ahead.
* Water
* One lunch second day in form of a picnic
* Travel insurance
* Camera equipment and Items of personal needs
* Meals and drinks (1 lunch in form of a picnic included)
Weather Guarantee
We reserve the right to make any changes to the program as a result of the weather. It is a trip into nature and unfortunately, we have no control over the weather conditions on site. A superior and cautious behaviour to minimize the risk of injury is our first priority. Nevertheless, we would like to mention that all travel activities are at your own risk.
If the weather condition on the day of the workshop it is unacceptable that we cannot run it you can:
• Reschedule to another workshop date.

Insurance is in the responsibility of each travel participant. As the organizer and workshop manager, we are excluded from any liability. The workshop is conducted in all weather conditions. By registering for this course the participant confirms that he has understood this important information and thus accepts this clause.

The Cathedral, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
The Cathedral, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
Enhance your photos while having a fun and Unforgettable time during the journey.
The Cathedral, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
Crystal Brook Falls, Mount Buffalo National Park | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography
Ladies Bath Falls - Mount Buffalo National Park - Victorias High Count | Landscape Photography Tours | We Are Raw Photography

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