One-on-one and small group workshops and tours
Song bird setups
Join me for a fun one-on-one or small group experience photographing a variety of song bird species at one of my favourite set up locations. Potential subjects include Spotted Pardalote (pictured, UL), Eastern Spinebill (pictured, UC), Superb Fairywren (pictured, UR), Honeyeaters, Thornbills, Southern EmuWren (LL), Varied Sittella (LC) White-throated Treecreeper, Robins (LR) and many more. This 3-hour session focuses on attracting birds to designated perches with optimal backgrounds making for very pleasant images.
"I had a great time and learned lots. Thanks for taking the time to meet up with me and sharing what you know, it's greatly appreciated. I now have a list of goals/images I'd like to work towards" - Sonia
"I had a great day out with Matt, learning about the local wildlife, as well as many new tips and tricks to improve my photography.... Matt you are the David Attenborough of the South Coast"- Vanessa
Birds in flight
Test your reflexes in a fun one-on-one or small group experience photographing seabirds at one of my local spots. Potential subjects include White-winged Black Tern and Crested Tern (pictured and seasonal) White-bellied Sea-Eagle and many more. A 2-3-hour session which focuses on just a few target species. I will show you how I get the most from my camera and settings and share what I know about capturing fast moving subjects.
"Matt is friendly and engaging and makes tricky stuff easy to understand! I will definitely be back for another workshop. Thanks for a great day :) " - Vanessa
" Matt's dedication to both wildlife and photography is amazing. He provides an extended knowledge of his subjects that enhances the experience above my expectation. There is so much to learn and Matt is more than willing to share everything he knows to ensure you are satisfied with the workshop" - Dan
"I have not met anyone who is more in touch with nature. Forever the Bird Whisperer in my eyes. Thanks Matt for helping me bring my bird photography into my next level" - Kim
Creatures of the night
Join me on a 1-3 hour nocturnal adventure along a favourite trail. I will show you how I ethically locate and photograph nightbirds and mammals such as the Southern Boobook (pictured UL) Powerful Owl (pictured/seasonal CL) and Tawny Frogmouth (pictured CR). I will introduce you to the gear I use and show you how and why I set up my camera and flash. As well as nightbirds there is a chance of seeing and photographing possums, gliders, flying foxes and more.
"An awesome experience, best workshop ever for night photography. Camera gear setup explained in easy to understand language with hands on tuition for exposure settings which I had struggled with previously on my own"
"With this nocturnal tuition my photography skills have improved immensely" - Rosie
Why not join me on one of my realistically priced photography workshops or guided nature walks specially tailored to your needs. I emphasise the importance of ethical photography and would be delighted to interpret the natural world and pass on many years of experience gained whilst working as a protected area manager, nature guide, tour leader and wildlife photographer. My experience encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu as well as Southern Africa and South America. Please use the form below to register or contact me HERE with any inquiries.
With a seasonal shift and warming weather I have commenced fun one-on-one and small group workshops photographing shorebirds at some favourite locations. Potential subjects include Australian Pied Oystercatchers (pictured UL), Red-necked Avocets (UR), Red-capped Plover (CL), Knots, Godwits (BL), Black-winged Stilts (BR) and many more. This 3-hour session focuses on ethical methods to approach and photograph shorebirds behaving naturally with optimal natural backgrounds making for very pleasant images.