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21-22 October // Wilderness Photography Escape – Brisbane



21-22 October 2017

Combining hiking and adventure photography, we’re really excited to bring you this wild weekend with photographer Gareth McGuigan.

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Our custom-designed Wilderness Photography Escape combines a wild camping experience with an adventure photography workshop.

In this collaboration between Mount Barney Lodge and Gareth McGuigan, you’ll learn all the core skills necessary to head out on your own camping adventures and capture them beautifully.

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Bring your sense of adventure as well as your camera to capture the majesty of Mt Barney National Park. This weekend we will climb to the summit of Monserrat Lookout for dawn, jump into crystal clear creeks, rock slide into waterholes and of course take photos of it all at the same time.

Rough Itinerary and details:

Saturday morning we meet at Waterfall Ck reserve to go through packing of food and equipment. A transfer to cleared ridge up the 4wd track before starting the hike into our campsite. The afternoon is to be filled with creek photography activities including waterfalls, rock cairns, water slides.

The night will have an astrophotography session but not too late as we need to get up in time for dawn the next morning

Sunday – an early walk up to Monserrat Lookout to capture the dawn light hitting the Mt Barney massif. This is a spectacular lookout with a truly magnificent view of Mt Barney. Returning to camp we pack down and hopefully capture some nature shots before the short hike out to our transfer back to Waterfall Ck Reserve.


  • Expert guiding to enjoy the secrets spots in the Upper Portals region
  • All food for the weekend, cooking stoves and tents
  • First Aid and public liability as well as all permits.


  • Travel to the location
  • Clothing kit (we’ll advise)
  • Sleeping mat and bag
  • Backpack (although we do have hire items if notified)

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  • The basic fundamentals of photography
  • How ISO, shutter speed & aperture work together
  • Composition and framing to get that ‘banger’ shot
  • How to nail Astrophotography (if conditions are right)
  • Long exposure (we’ll also visit a waterfall)
  • How to get out of automatic and shoot in ‘manual’ mode
  • Focal points, lengths and depth of field
  • How to correctly use Filters
  • Social media growth hacks

The style of photography you’ll be learning will be a mix of landscape, astro and and adventure lifestyle shots.


  • Develop basic navigation skills
  • Learn how to read a topographic map
  • How to pack a bag properly
  • Where to pitch your tent safely
  • Water filtration techniques
  • Fire starting and wood collection
  • How to cooking basic camping meals
  • Staying warm
  • Gear tips, tricks and various camping hacks

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Meeting / End Point:

Waterfall Ck Reserve

Experience level required:

This is a course that takes you on walks which require a solid fitness level and the ability to carry a overnight pack with camera equipment and personal gear.

Min / Max group size:

6 – 12

We Are Explorers is on a mission to make the outdoors easy and accessible, inspiring millennials to leave their comfort zones and experience nature in its purest forms.
Our experiences are hand-crafted to encapsulate the spirit of adventure and take away the fuss and barriers that currently stop people from getting out there.

Additional information

Ticket Type

Early Bird, General

Event Details

Start date: 21/10/2017

End date: 22/10/2017

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Mt Barney Lodge

Phone: 02 6684 0195

Email: ellie@weareexplorers.com.au