Tasmania is well known for it’s raw untouched beauty, clean air and an abundance of quality fresh produce. This island state definitely has the goods for a perfect holiday destination and a very picturesque one at that!
After spending 8 magical weeks touring this state we share our top photographic locations along with a few travel photography tips below to inspire you to pack your camera for your Tassie travels.
The Bay of Fires – famous for its stunning coastline, electric blue water and lichen covered rocks it’s hard not to take a great picture!
Cradle Mountain – this place is stunning. There are so many stunning photo opportunities not just around Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake but with the wildlife and nature walks too!
Bridport – is a great little holiday town featuring stunning turquoise water and amazing sunrises. We also stumbled upon this gorgeous ‘living’ bridge that the kids loved – it felt like we were in a fairytale!
Freycinet National Park – this place is magic. Famous for the views of Wineglass Bay which are stunning, but the other beaches within the National Park are just as amazing!
The Tarkine Wilderness – one of our favourite parts of Tassie! This area is Australias largest Temperate rainforest and holds some special fairy magic! The walk to the Trowutta arch is a must do!
The Nut, Stanley – this is one impressive volcanic plug! Standing 150meters tall you are treated to great views from the top too! It is well worth the climb… or treat yourself to the chairlift like we did.
Cockle Creek – If you could get any further south in Australia you would fall off!!! It’s amazing to look out to sea and know that somewhere across the water in the southern ocean is Antarctica! The water is so pristine and clear you can’t help but jump in for a swim even if it’s on the chilly side!
Russell Falls/Mt Field National Park – one of the more accessible waterfalls we came across was Russell Falls. This pram friendly walk through the rainforest has loads of photo opportunities. If you have a tripod, bring it along for this one!
Arthur River and the wild West Coast – this part of Tasmania is often overlooked. The landscape is definitely different from other parts of Tassie and is well worth a visit. The view from the ‘edge of the world’ lookout is amazing along the rugged coastline and driftwood lined beaches.
Bruny Island – when standing at the lighthouse on Bruny you definitely feel small against the wild open ocean. There are some great photo opportunities here and keep your eye out for the rare albino wallabies.
Travel Photography Tips:
- Focus: Remember to half press the shutter button on the camera so it can focus on what you are photographing – you can usually see a little box or hear a beep that lets you know that it has focused on your subject – then you can push it the rest of the way down to take the shot.
- Composition: Think about your image composition. Most of the time ‘less is more’ so keep the image simple with big segments of colour against a point of focus.
- Lighting: When possible always use natural light, no flash. Make use of the ‘golden hour’ and shoot at sunset or sunrise to get some great colours, shadows and reflections.
- Perspective: Consider taking some shots from an interesting perspective/camera angle.
- Cameras Strap: When travelling with little ones always use your camera strap so you have 2 free hands!
- Filters: If you have an SLR camera invest in a good quality polariser filter. This will allow you to enhance or eliminate reflections in water.
- Mobile Phones: The best camera you have is the one that you have on you at the time!!! Sometimes, this will be your mobile phone. Don’t be afraid to use it, you’ll be surprised at how great a pic you can get!
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