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Solar Eclipse Path of Totality Photographic Tour April 2023 × × × × × × ×
Solar Eclipse Path of Totality Photographic Tour April 2023

Solar Eclipse Path of Totality Photographic Tour April 2023

The Total Solar Eclipse is the premier event of 2023 and the highlight of our 5 day itinerary. We will fly to Exmouth to be in the Path of Totality before returning to Shark Bay for landscape, astro, marine wildlife and bird photography.


Early Bird price extended until midnight January 28th AWST save $500


Join us on this photographic tour with the trip of a lifetime as we go into the Path of Totality for 100% solar eclipse - total darkness - in Exmouth. We have chartered a plane to take us from Shark Bay on the morning of the Eclipse to arrive by 8.30 am before the Moon starts to traverse from one side of the Sun to the other. We will fly into Exmouth Aerodrome and set up away from the madness of Learmouth Airport and the other public areas in which thousands of people will be watching the Eclipse giving us a very unique and much quieter experience. This will give us unrestricted views and give you a far better opportunities to capture amazing shots of this once in a life time event. We will also have access to wifi and power for charging if needs be.  

After the eclipse we will board our own plane to fly back to Shark Bay, avoiding the chaos and crowds as they try to leave Exmouth by road.

Once back in Shark Bay, we will continue to enjoy an incredible itinerary of activities which will give us some amazing opportunities for photography including aerial photographs over Shark Bay, rugged landscape photography, star trails and astro photography, bird and other wildlife photography, all under the guidance of award winning photographer Anna-Mair Francis. 

 

Day 1: Arrive from Perth by 3:30 pm by either a flight (contact us for flight bookings) or self drive. We will then head to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at Hamelin Outback Station Stay which is next to Hamelin pool, one of the only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites are known to occur. Hamelin Outback Station is part of Bush Heritage Australia and is being let to return to its natural state after years as a sheep station, providing a home to many varieties of flora and Fauna some of which are endemic to the area.

We will check into our rooms before we have dinner. After dinner we will head out to do some astro photography in an amazing dark sky area. The Station has many options to add foreground interest into our shots such as an old truck, shearing shed and a lake.

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Day 2: After an early breakfast we will meet our pilot to fly to Exmouth with a charter flight to take us to for the eclipse so that we to be in the Path of Totality in Exmouth. We will arrive at our destination at around 8.30am and walk a short distance to our viewing zone. We will watch the total Eclipse from within the aerodrome property away from the masses of people who will be in other areas. This location will allow us to enjoy the full affect of the total solar eclipse. We will have access to wifi, power and facilities. We will have a picnic lunch whilst we are in Exmouth. Anna-Mair will guide you with recommendations on settings for your camera as to how to photograph this amazing event. 

Once we return to Shark Bay will stop at Shell Beach before head out to do some bird photography.  The Station is home to an amazing variety of birds from Wedge tailed eagles down to tiny finches and a lot more in between. We will also explore some of the many original buildings.

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Day 3: We will checkout of our accommodation and head to Denham where we will stay for the rest of our stay. Once in Denham those of you who wish to do the scenic flight over Shark Bay will be transported to the airport. This flight will happen with the door of the plane on one side of the plane removed so that you get a bird’s eye view of the bay below us. If that is too scary there is one seat next to the pilot which still has the door but will have a restricted view for photography. The plane can only take 2 photographers at a time so we will shuttle those not flying into Denham to exploring the local area before or after their flight. We will check into our new accommodation which is right on the water front and gives us a great view of the Sunset.

Lunch will be at your own expense

In the evening after dinner we will have the opportunity for critiquing session lead by Anna-Mair 

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Day 4: In the morning we will join a local 4WD tour company to explore the amazing Francois Peron National Park. Our destinations will include Skip Jack Point, Cape Peron, Big Lagoon and old Peron old shearing sheds and hot tub with swimming option. 

After lunch we will head to the Aquarium which offers Shark feeding which will provide us with photographic opportunities and also learn some amazing facts about the area. We will stop at some other view points along the way to photograph the beautiful coastline. Setting up for Sunset before we enjoy our final dinner together.

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Day 5: We will head to Monkey Mia for the famous dolphin experience before joining the Aristocat 2 for a 2 hour cruise in search of ocean life such as dugong, dolphins and turtles. We will return to Denham to for lunch before we say goodbye and drop those of you flying back to Perth at the Airport.

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Itinerary subject to change 

 

Included

Guidance of a professional photographer

Charter flight to Exmouth for the Eclipse

Eclipse viewing shades

Accommodation in Shark Bay (some bathroom facilities will be shared)

Most Meals (see above)

Transport in Shark Bay and a 

All entrance fees

4WD excursion into Francois Peron National Park

Scenic Flight in a small aircraft with the doors off over Shark Bay (if you do not wish to do this please enquire for a reduced price) 

Monkey Mia cruise into marine park 

Aquarium and Shark Feeding

Bird and Wildlife photography

Astro Photography

Scenic tour

Water

 

 

Not included

Transport to Denham from Perth

Alcohol and soft drinks

Insurance

Camera equipment

 

When booking and paying your deposit, please ensure that you inform us if you are booking a twin or a single.  

If you are booking as a solo traveller but are happy to share a room please inform us when booking. We will try and match you with someone of the same gender if we can. If we are unable to match you then the single supplement price will still apply. Please note that in Denham we only have one stand alone apartment plus some 2 bed room apartments so whilst you have your own room you may be sharing a bathroom with someone else in the party. 

The balance for the single supplement will be due at the same time as the rest of your balance. 

Please note this tour is only open to children who share with an adult who are over 11 and passionate about photography. 

 A deposit of $1000 is required to secure your spot. This is non refundable unless you find someone to take your place but it will incur a $150 admin fee. 

If you are booking a single supplement please inform us at the time of booking. The single supplement of $750 is required when you pay your final balance.

Regular price will be $5950 from Jan 29th 2023 and requires a $1000 deposit and a balance of $4950 due 6 weeks before departure.

If you would like to set up a payment plan please email us at info@ctlphototours.com or +(61) 0401840516 to arrange this.

Please check out our T&C at the bottom of the ‘about’ tab

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  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From AUD $5,500.00

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Karijini Photography Tour 2023 × × × × × × ×
Karijini Photography Tour 2023

Karijini Photography Tour 2023

Join us for five full days on this amazing photographic adventure lead by an accredited Karijini guide with many years experience and professional photographer, Anna-Mair Francis.

Early Bird Balance Due by Jan 31st

Regular Price Balance by March 12th.

Please advise when booking if you require an upgrade or will be paying a single supplement. 


We will fly from Perth the night before the tour begins (at your own cost) so that we will be rested and ready to fully utilise our time in Karijini. We will be met at the airport by our guide who will take us to Tom Price to check in before our welcome dinner. 
If you wish to drive please ensure you arrive by 6PM on the 7th of May.


The cost is fully inclusive of airport transfers to and from Paraburdoo; transport in Karijini in a comfortable 4x4 air-conditioned bus; all meals (most dinners will be in restaurants); guidance from a very experienced and accredited Karijini guide; photographic input from professional photographer, Anna-Mair Francis; accommodation in a shared 2-bedroom cabin in Tom Price; accommodation in an eco-cabin with shared facilities at Karijini Eco Retreat; all entry fees; tea, coffee and water. 

Upgrade to your own cabin in Tom Price with ensuite and a deluxe tent with your own private ensuite bathroom with flushing toilet and solar hot water shower in Karijini Eco Retreat for only $350

Please advise when booking if you require an upgrade and/or single supplement ($750)

 

 

Some of the walks in Karijini need a moderate level of fitness. Please be aware that some of the ground is uneven and some of the gorges will require you to get wet or swim. Floatation aids are available for those not confident in the water.  It is recommended that your wear sturdy walking boots except when in the water when a good pair of reef shoes would be advisable. Dry bags are required for your photographic equipment.

During the next 5 full days we will be captivated by the natural beauty of Karijini National Park with its red rocks, contrasting ghost gum trees, beautiful wildflowers and its lush green water holes and will explore many of the gorgeous gorges including Hancock, Kalamina, Dale gorge with the beautiful Fortescue Falls and tranquil Fern Pool and last but not least, the spectacular Hamersley Gorge and Spa Pool. Hancock Gorge is a narrow gorge cut by a creek which leading to natural amphitheatre and Kermit Pool. The photographic opportunities we will find are endless, we will find our senses overloaded with colour, light, shadow, reflections and beauty of nature. 

We will spend the night in Tom Price so we are well rested for our adventure beginning with a welcome dinner where we can start to get to know each other. 

 

Day 1:  After breakfast will meet by our expert Karijini guide from The Flying Sandgropers who will be looking after us for our time in Karijini. The comfortable 4WD bus will then take us to Hammersley Gorge and the world renown, Spa Pool. Deep in the heart of the Pilbara, the rock formation is as old as time itself. The Spa Pool is an ice blue pond which is fed by a stunning waterfall. Hamersley gorge is lined by rock walls that change from grey to red depending on the light and time of day. We will take our time exploring the area so that we can immerse ourselves in the stunning surrounds and have plenty of opportunities to photograph the area.                     

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Day 2:  After breakfast we will check out of our accommodation in Tom Price and head to the visitors centre in the National Park. The visitors centre has a range of displays which take you on a journey of people and places past and present and give us an understanding of the area

We will then drive to the most easterly part of the park to the stunning Fortesque Falls and luscious and sacred Fern Pool. After spending time exploring and photographing the area you will be given the opportunity to swim at Fern Pool where you can climb behind the waterfall and, if you have a waterproof camera, take some shots from behind the falls. 

We will then head to the Eco Retreat where we will check into our accommodation for the next 3 nights.

After dinner there will be the opportunity to share some of your images and have a critiquing session.

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Day 3: After breakfast we will head to Oxley lookout where we get amazing views of the gorges below. We will then head to Weano Gorge which is one of Australia's most ancient landscapes. Upper Weano Trail features a large pool and Lower Weano features high walls that tower above you. Its narrow passages and wading pools are a challenging walk but well worth the effort. After lunch we will head to Hancock gorge which offers some amazing photographic opportunities. The vertical canyon walls change from red-orange to bronze and purple colours.

Sunset photography.

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Day 4: We will rise early to head to Joffres Falls for dawn. After breakfast we will head to Kalamina Gorge which is a relatively easy hike with many photographic opportunities.  Kalamina Gorge is a photographer’s dream, with its waterfall, ferns and ghost gums around a permanent water hole. The colour reflects through the water pools creating opportunities for amazing images. 

In the afternoon there will be time to have a rest. 

Sunset photography

If weather permits, we will finish the day with astro photography

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Day 5: After breakfast we will check out of our accommodation and head off on our last adventure together.  We will head to Mt Bruce which provides a stunning backdrop to local flora and beautiful tree. We will then do the Marandoo view walk.  On our way back to Tom Price for lunch we will head to a look out that offers us amazing views over the area.  You will have some time to have a look around Tom Price and buy some souvenirs if you wish. We will then head to Paraburdoo for your return flight to Perth.

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If you would like to bring a non-photographer friend or partner with you, we will offer a discount for that person as they will not need photographic input, please enquire for price. They must be ready to accompany the group on activities which are done at a photographer’s pace or make their own arrangements. 

What's not included: Flight to and from Perth, alcohol, soft drinks, travel insurance (mandatory) and photographic equipment. 

*subject to availability 

** Your deposit is non-returnable if you change your mind about coming on tour with us. If the tour is cancelled by us due low numbers then we will return your deposit to you. If the tour is postponed you are unable to join us for the rescheduled event, we will refund your deposit minus administration fees of $150. For full terms and conditions see the website. 

The tour will require a minimum of 4 people to run.

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From AUD $5,995.00

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The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour × × × × × × ×
The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour

The Wilds of Borneo Photographic Tour

Join us as we go deep into the jungles of Borneo to photograph it's unique birds, flora and fauna including orangutan and proboscis monkeys. The tour is lead by a professional photographer and local guides. Early bird offer in place now!

Borneo is a diverse Island, made up of 3 countries, Indonesia,Brunei and our destination, the state of Sabah in Malaysia. Sabah has much to offer a photographer from the deep steamy jungles to the long winding waterways and from the mysterious caves to the heights of Mount Kinabalu there are plentiful opportunities to get amazing photos. Sabah offers a varied amount of flora and fauna including the orangutan, proboscis monkey, hornbills and over 5000 species of flowering plants found nowhere else in the world.


Full price twin share $6550 Single supplement add $750 Save $500 with the Early bird offer by paying in full before February 28th 2023


We visit in May/June when there should be an abundance of fruit and flowers, which should increase our chances of seeing a variety of animals. We are intentionally visiting some remote jungle areas first in the hope of seeing wildlife in their natural environments and then we will visit some rehabilitation centres where will see orang-utan, sun bears and proboscis monkeys so one way or another you will see these wonderful creatures. 

We arrive on the Saturday to start our 12 day experience refreshed on the Sunday morning. We will begin in Kota Kinabalu where we will start with street photography in a bustling market before we visit a cultural village experience with locals in traditional dress bring alive tribal customs and culture before finishing the day with sunset over the bay.


Monday we take an early flight to Lahad Datu on the Eastern Coast where we will meet our guide and driver and venture into the rain forest jungle to experience all that it has to offer. We will be staying within two different National Parks over the next 5 days which are known for a huge variety of flora as well as insects, spiders, birds as well as the chance of the wild animals like orangutan, gibbon, macaque, otter and pygmy elephant. An early rise and drive deeper into the jungle to the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) tower will provide the perfect chance to witness the dawn rising and photograph the early morning mist and listen to the animals waking up and calling loudly to each other across the valley. A night drive will give us the chance to see some of the nocturnal animals like the flying squirrels and the Civet cat


The Kinbanatang river is our next destination where we will do early morning and late afternoon cruises along the river to spot proboscis monkey, gibbons and many other primates (including an orang-utan if we are lucky), as well as crocodile, lizards and plentiful birdlife. With luck we might see pygmy elephants coming down to for a drink or to bathe. The cruise back in the afternoon also provides a beautiful sunset along the river. There is an option to join a night walk when you can get up close with birds whilst they sleep and if you are fortunate see frogs and the tiny western Tasier.


On the drive from the river will we call in at a cave known for the swiftlets that create nests harvested for bird's nest soup. This area is also a favourite haunt of wild orang-utan. They are often spotted here quite close up and can be seen lazing in the canopies during the heat of the day. If you wish to visit the caves this is an optional extra as it is not for everyone. The caves main chamber is massive and with multiple openings which allows the light to filter through giving it a cathedral like atmosphere and great photo opportunities. However, the cave is also home to thousands of bats and insects which over the decades have produced mounds of guano so the smell is quite over powering. As I said, it's not for everyone but if you wish to go in then Anna-Mair will accompany you. 


We will continue to Sepilok where we will visit the orangutan rehabilitation centre that works with orphaned and stolen apes. We will visit the centre at least twice seeing the nursery and feeding sessions for the other apes which will attract the orangutan to coming out of the trees for a feed. We will also visit the Sun bear rehabilitation centre, the Rainforest Discovery Centre and Labuk Bay for an up close experience with the proboscis monkey.

Our adventure will the continue west to Poring Hot Springs where we will photograph the waterfalls and Tropical Gardens where if we are lucky (or unlucky) witness the Rafflesia in flower. This amazing looking flower is one of the largest flowers in the world but is better known as the stinking corpse lily! Whilst in the area we will visit the Anzac Memorial Gardens in Kudisang. Our final full day of photography will be at Mt. Kinabalu National Park that has some lovely forest trails covered with mosses and fungi. We will spend some time in the Botanical Gardens with a variety of orchids and other tropical flowers. Fingers crossed the clouds will clear so we have views of the mountain itself.

We will finish our tour back in Kota Kinabalu.

What's Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Internal flight from Kota Kinabalu-Lahad Datu
  • All internal transport and accommodation
  • 13 days/12 nights in Borneo
  • Entry fees
  • Most meals on Tour
  • Highly experienced local guides and drivers
  • Small group size
  • Photographic support from Anna-Mair Francis
What's not included:

  • Flights to/from Kota Kinabalu and your home City
  • Evening meal on first evening
  • Camera tax (local tax on photographers charged at some location approx total RM250)
  • Tourism tax in hotels (RM10 per room/per night)
  • Alcohol/soft drinks with meals
  • Photographic equipment
  • Laundry, gratuities, etc
  • Excess baggage
  • Travel Insurance (we require a copy of your insurance with your final payment)

  • Duration : 13 Days (approx.)
From AUD $5,950.00

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Private Photography Lesson

Private Photography Lesson

A two hour one on one session with a professional photographer on what ever area of photography you want instruction. If you wish to bring a second person you can do so at the reduced rate of $100 for the additional person.

Book a 2 hour session within the Perth Metro area at a location (a 30km radius from the Perth CBD or further afield at an extra cost) of your choice with  professional photographer Anna- Mair Francis. 

Anna-Mair has many years experience teaching photography (some of her students of gone on to win national photographic competitions) and is also a highly accomplished landscape photographer- having her photographs on display in several countries around the world.

Learn how to improve your shots and understand your manual mode settings.

This is also a great opportunity to refresh you photography skills and get the most out of your camera.

In this session we will cover camera settings such as aperture, shutter priority, white balance, metering, ISO and why to use Raw and JPEG or talk about what ever area of photography you find challenging. 

We will also go over some aspects of composition like the rule of thirds, leading lines, foreground interest and colour dominance.

The lesson can be adjusted to your needs if there is a particular area you wish to cover or just need to brush up your skills on.


The lessons are suitable for beginners to advanced photographers.

If you wish t bring a second person along you can do so for $100.

Feedback will be given after the session.


  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
AUD $175.00

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Perth City, Hidden Gems, Photographic Walk × × × × × × ×
Perth City, Hidden Gems, Photographic Walk

Perth City, Hidden Gems, Photographic Walk

A small group photographic walking tour exploring Perth CBD. Getting to grips with camera settings and how to use them to get the best shots of the back lanes and hidden gems of Perth.

We will be exploring and photographing the laneways, street art, architecture, parks and the streets of Perth. We will go over the basics of photography, putting them in to practise as we walk. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and metering as well as how to compose stronger images taking your photographs to another level. 

There is a fair distance to walk (approximately 4km) but there is plenty to photograph along the way. At the mid point we will stop for morning tea (a drink and cake is included) and have a chance for feedback and discussion on what we have done so far. Our aim we will be to finish at St George's Cathedral or  Elizabeth Quay but it will depend the how much time we spend taking pictures along the way. 

Non photographers (someone attending with no camera) are welcome to accompany the photographer and enjoy a slower paced tour. The morning tea is included. 


  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $155.00

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Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry × × × × × × ×
Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry

Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry

Join us on the Pristine Island of Wadjemeup (Rottnest) for a full day of photography as we explore all that it has to offer. This is a small group tour led by Professional Photographer Anna-Mair Francis. Available most weekdays/some weekend

Join us on Wadjemeup (Rottnest Island) for a full day workshop on this an amazing A class reserve with pristine waters, amazing flora and fauna. Our day will be spent exploring the island, visiting many of the bays and attraction that the island has to offer using the Island Hop on Hop off bus. 

Perth's playground, Rottnest gives us opportunities to practice many photographic techniques such as landscape, seascape, quokka portraits, birds and much more.

We will include the hop on hop off bus, afternoon tea and photographic input from Anna-Mair Francis. You will need to bring your own picnic lunch and water. Our start and finish times vary from season to season due to the variation in ferry and bus times but we hope to catch the Island bus which departs around 9.30am and finish around 3.30/4pm. If you are interested in a date not shown as available please get in contact with me as we may be able to accommodate you on a different day. Please call me on 0401 840 516 or email info@CTLPhototours.com. 

All levels of photographer and all makes of camera are welcome. Non photographers (someone attending with no camera) are welcome to accompany the photographer and enjoy a slower paced tour. The price of the hop on/hop off bus is included. 

We are happy for children over the age of 11-16 who have a photographic interest to join our tours when accompanied with a paying adult but a child who isn't interested in photography would not enjoy our itinerary. If you have younger children with a photographic interest then please contact us to discuss a private tour for your family. 

Anna-Mair Francis is a professional fine art photographer having held several successful exhibitions which were held in high regard with many positive reviews. She has images displayed all over the world. She is a very successful teacher having had many of her former pupils going on to achieve awards and be highly respected photographers in there own right. She is highly regarded by the people she has taught and the methods she uses to teach them photography. She is very patient and understanding and works on the philosophy that there is no such thing as a silly question.

Please note we need a minimum of 2 people for the tour to run for the group tour although a private tour can be booked for 1 person. See link below:

https://ctlphototours.com/private-rottnest-photographic-day-tour-without-ferry-pPVCX0Z.html

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $230.00

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Rottnest Photographic Day Tour with Ferry

Rottnest Photographic Day Tour with Ferry

Join us on the Pristine Island of Wadjemeup (Rottnest) for a full day of photography as we explore all that it has to offer. This is a small group tour led by Professional Photographer Anna-Mair Francis.

 Join us on Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) for a full day workshop on this an amazing A class reserve with pristine waters, amazing flora and fauna. Our day will be spent exploring the island, visiting many of the bays and attraction that the island has to offer using the Island Hop on Hop off bus. 

Perth's playground, Rottnest gives us opportunities to practice many photographic techniques such as landscape, seascape, quokka portraits, birds and much more.


We will include the ferry costs departing Fremantle, the hop on hop off bus, afternoon tea and photographic input from Anna-Mair Francis. You will need to bring your own picnic lunch and water. The ferry times vary from season to season but we hope to be on the Island between 9-10am and return from the Island between 4-5pm. 

All levels of photographer and all makes of camera are welcome. Non photographers (someone attending with no camera) are welcome to accompany the photographer and enjoy a slower paced tour. The price of the hop on/hop off bus and the ferry tickets are included. 

We are happy for children over the age of 11-16 who have a photographic interest to join our tours when accompanied with a paying adult but a child who isn't interested in photography would not enjoy our itinerary. If you have younger children with a photographic interest then please contact us to discuss a private tour for your family. 

Anna-Mair Francis is a professional fine art photographer having held several successful exhibitions which were held in high regard with many positive reviews. She has images displayed all over the world. She is a very successful teacher having had many of her former pupils going on to achieve awards and be highly respected photographers in there own right. She is highly regarded by the people she has taught and the methods she uses to teach them photography. She is very patient and understanding and works on the philosophy that there is no such thing as a silly question.

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $295.00

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Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour with Ferry × × × × × × ×
Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour with Ferry

Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour with Ferry

Let me guide you around Rottnest Island on a private full day photography tour on this amazing reserve with it's pristine waters, incredible flora and fauna. Includes return ferry and much more. Available most weekdays and some weekends.

Join us on Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) for a private full day photography tour on this an amazing A class reserve with pristine waters, amazing flora and fauna. Our day will be spent exploring the island, visiting many of the bays and attractions that the island has to offer using the Island bus. We will move at your pace so if you choose to have a swim or want to spend longer at a particular location we can change the itinerary accordingly.

Perth's playground, Rottnest gives us opportunities to practice many photographic techniques such as landscape, seascape, quokka portraits, birds and much more. 

We will include the day return ferry (departing Fremantle), the hop on hop off island bus, a picnic lunch, afternoon tea and photographic input on settings and composition from Anna-Mair Francis. The ferry times vary from season to season but we hope to be on the Island between 9-10am and return from the Island between 4-5pm. We can accommodate tours most weekdays and selected weekends. Please select the date you are interested in and we will confirm it to ASAP or call me direct on 0401 840 516. 

All levels of photographer and all makes of camera are welcome. Non photographers are welcome if they are happy to enjoy a slower paced tour. 

We are happy for children over the age of 6 who have a photographic interest to join our tours when accompanied with a paying adult. 

If you would like to enjoy a scenic flight over Rottnest as part of your day with us, this can be added to your booking at any time. 

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $565.00

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Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry × × × × × × ×
Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry

Private Rottnest Photographic Day Tour without Ferry

Let me guide you around Rottnest Island on a private full day photography tour on this amazing reserve with it's pristine waters, incredible flora and fauna. This tour is designed for those staying on the Island and is available most days.

Join us on Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) for a private full day photography tour on this an amazing A class reserve with pristine waters, amazing flora and fauna. Our day will be spent exploring the island, visiting many of the bays and attraction that the island has to offer using the Island bus. We will move at your pace so if you want to stop for a swim at some point we will do that before moving on to our next photo point. 

Perth's playground, Rottnest gives us opportunities to practice many photographic techniques such as landscape, seascape, quokka portraits, birds and much more. 

We will include the hop on hop off island bus, a picnic lunch, afternoon tea and photographic input on settings and composition from professional photographer, Anna-Mair Francis. Our start time depends on the Island bus timetable but will be approximately 9.30am and finishing around 4pm. Please contact me if you would like to book for a day not showing as available, we may well be able to accommodate you. Call me on 0401 840 516 or email me on info@CTLPhototours.com. 

All levels of photographer and all makes of camera are welcome. Non photographers are welcome if they are happy to enjoy a slower paced tour. 

We are happy for children over the age of 6 who have a photographic interest to join our tours when accompanied with a paying adult but a child who isn't interested in photography would not enjoy our itinerary. 

If you would like to enjoy a scenic flight over Rottnest as part of your day with us, this can be added to your booking at any time. 

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $515.00

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Rottnest 3 day Photographic Workshop × × × × × × ×
Rottnest 3 day Photographic Workshop

Rottnest 3 day Photographic Workshop

A 3 day photographic workshop, includes accommodation, meals, ferry, scenic flight and photographic input from Anna-Mair Francis.

This amazing tour to Rottnest Island (Wadjamup) will give you opportunities to practice many photographic techniques such as  landscape, seascape, macro, quokka portraits, birds, nightscapes and much more.
We will set some individual photo challenges and have a session for sharing and
feedback. All levels of photographers welcome.

Rottnest is an amazing A class reserve with pristine waters, amazing flora and fauna. Our days will be spent exploring the island, visiting many of the bays and attraction that the island has to offer.

The workshop will include refreshing the fundamentals of photography, challenges set by Anna-Mair, instruction on compositions and settings for all photo opportunities.

All levels of photographer and all makes of camera are welcome.

The workshop includes breakfast x2, lunch x3 and dinner x2 plus tea and coffee (alcohol and soft drinks are at your own cost). The accommodation is in either a twin share or single room (paying single price) with shared facilities. If you are traveling alone and do not mind sharing with a single of the same sex then you are not required to pay the single price. 

Highlights of tour

Day one: 11.30 am Meet and Greet over lunch, photo challenges explained, fundamentals of photography and exercises, sunset shoot and night shoot if weather permits.         L,D

Day two: Full day of photography exploring Wadjemup on Island Bus, sunset shoot and night shoot if weather permits.               B,L,D

Day three: Dawn shoot, scenic flight, photo sessions and challenges around the Settlement, The Basin and Picky's Beach and the all important Quokka photography.        B,L 

Places are strictly limited.

Non photographers are welcome to join us as the island will offer you plenty of opportunities to explore and relax should you chose to do so.

Please note: All accommodation is in shared 2 to 4 bedroom units. 

If you would like accommodation in a hotel please contact us for rates. 


 



  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD $857.00

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Photographing Australian animals, seascapes and sunsets × × × × × × ×
Photographing Australian animals, seascapes and sunsets

Photographing Australian animals, seascapes and sunsets

We will explore areas within an easy distance of Perth that offer us a great opportunity to photograph Australian animals, beautiful seascapes and an iconic West Australian sunset ( weather permitting). We will have a picnic by the beach.

From Perth we will drive through part of the Swan Valley and head to Caversham Wildlife Park in time to experience their Meet the Wombat and friends interactive experience with 20 Australian mammals, birds and reptiles are on hand to photograph. We will also visit the Kangaroo enclosure where we can get up close and personal to feed the kangaroos. 

Heading West towards the coast to a beach that offers limestone cliffs, white sands and often fishermen on the beach giving us foreground interest as we enter the golden hour.

We will then have a picnic by the beach, a favourite West Australian social occasion before photographing the sunset. 

All levels of photography are catered for from beginner to professional, phones, point and press cameras to the latest DLSR model. We have knowledge of different makes and models of camera including full framed, cropped sensor and micro four thirds. We can provide tripods if required at a small cost. 

A DLSR camera can be hired at a cost of $100 plus a $250 dollar refundable deposit if required.

We provide:

Transport to and from our pickup points (hotel pickup can be arranged at a small charge)

Water, afternoon tea and a picnic by the beach

Photographic input from a professional photographer

Park entry fees


  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $229.00

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Portrait Session with a Professional Photographer. Book Now
 Portrait Session with a Professional Photographer.

Portrait Session with a Professional Photographer.

Book a portrait session with Professional Photographer, Anna-Mair Francis, for your family, pets, children, business profile or as a gift for someone else.

Book a  portrait session for you and your family*. We will arrange to come to your home or meet you in a suitable outdoor location for the shoot which will take between 30-45 minutes. We will take different arrangements to vary the choices of images. You will receive a selections of images from which you can chose 10 digital images and we will print your favourite to 10"x 8" picture for you to frame. Extra digital and printed images are available by arrangement.

*A family group of more then 10 people will require more time and therefore will cost a little extra. We will include extra digital prints with a larger group. Please enquire to discuss your requirements on 0401 840 516 or info@annamairfrancis.com. 


Anna-Mair Francis has many years experience in taking portraits of families, children, individuals, pets and business profiles. 

She will make you feel relaxed so that you can get the lasting memories that you desire. She will help you choose the perfect location, at the perfect time to get unique and beautiful shots.

After the shoot we will send you the digital images to view so that you can choose your favourites and the one that you would like printing.


Buy for yourself or buy as a gift for someone else. 


The session can also be used for an individual, business profile or pet portrait session if you should so wish.

All sessions are by Anna-Mair Francis, a formally trained professional photographer with many years experience. 

AUD $295.00

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Quairading/ Wave Rock 3 Day Astro and Wildflowers Photographic Tour × × × × × × ×
Quairading/ Wave Rock 3 Day Astro and Wildflowers Photographic Tour

Quairading/ Wave Rock 3 Day Astro and Wildflowers Photographic Tour

Love photography and want to be under the crest of a wave without drowning or getting your camera wet? This is the tour for you! Custom dates and private tours can be arranged, please enquire on info@CTLPhototours.com or 0401 840 516



Western Australia is home to some unusual sights one of which is Wave Rock. It is a huge monolithic
striped granite rock with an unusual wave formation formed by centuries of rain and wind situated some four hour drive from Perth. We will drive past huge wheat farms, historic country towns and see many quirky Australiana sculptures. We try to schedule these tours on dark sky nights so that we have the opportunity to photograph the Milky Way or star trails. We also hope to see and photograph some wildflowers including orchids if in season. 

Day one: Our tour  is to the rural area East of Perth is for 3 days/2nights and includes a variety of photographic subjects.  We head to some Wildflower spots before morning tea and then head to the lovely old town of York to spend some time exploring and photographing the architecture. After lunch we will head towards our first overnight stay at Quairading stopping at various spots of interest along the way. 

Our first astro opportunity (weather permitting ) will be at a lake reserve close to Quairading where we will set up for sunset and then astro after dark. We will have a picnic tea in between. 

Day two: We will continue towards Wave Rock, stopping along the way if we see something of photographic interest before arriving at Hyden to photograph some local sculptures.  We will head to the historical Mulka's Cave, which is covered in aboriginal hand print art and explore local area. There will be an opportunity to photograph a rusty old truck before we head to Wave Rock for the base walk to Hippo's Yawn. We will then head to our accommodation to check in and settle in. After dinner we will go back to the foot of Wave Rock to photograph the night sky. We will also do some light painting at the base of Wave Rock.(weather permitting) 

Day three: We will have an early start, photographing dawn over Lake Magic. After breakfast and checking out we will climb the Rock (via a stair case) to photograph from the top of Wave Rock.  We return the Perth via the Tin Horse Highway, which shows Australian country humour and ingenuity, 70 or more horse sculptures made of oil drums and scrap metal either side of the town of Kulin, home to an annual bush horse race. We will stop at other points if time allows before arriving back in Midland by approx 5-6 pm.


All levels of photography are catered for, from beginner to professional, point and press cameras to the latest DLSR model. Tripods can be hired for $10 if required.

  • Transport from Midland Train Station. (please contact us directly for cost of pickups or alternative meeting points)


  • Meals (2 breakfast,3 lunches, 2 evening meals, tea/coffee/water;

  • Two nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom cottage with a shared bathroom;

  • entry fee to Wave Rock;

  • Photographic support from Anna-Mair Francis.

Please note that our accommodation will be in shared 2 bedroom cottages.  If you'd would rather have more private accommodation please contact us to discuss your preferences. We can customise any tour. As it stands, Quairading cabins have 2 bedrooms and shared bathroom but there is also private room with a double bed available but these are not ensuite either, the bathroom is a short walk away shared with the camp ground. The layouts of cottages in Wave Rock vary but usually the combination is a double and single bed in one room and 3 single beds in another room. If you are traveling on your own and wish to have your own room please book using the single price but if you would like us to try to pair you with another single of the same gender, please choose 1 person in a twin room*. If you are travelling with 3 friends, you can book individually but please reference who you are sharing with. The triple room is only available in Wave Rock to 3 friends sharing and we will try to book a cottage with 3 single beds in the room but this can not be guaranteed which might mean that you might have a double and a single bed in the room to share. 

*If you are the only person booked for the tour then the whole single supplement will apply but if we have someone else booked who takes a different room then we will not charge the whole single supplement. 


  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD $745.00

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Pinnacles, Sea and Dune scapes and Sunset Photographic Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Pinnacles, Sea and Dune scapes and Sunset Photographic Day Tour

Pinnacles, Sea and Dune scapes and Sunset Photographic Day Tour

A photography tour that takes you to places others don't.We include many scenic landscapes with Sunset at the Pinnacles. The day is lead by a professional photographer who will help to get the shot you want.

Please note this tour will run with a minimum of 2 participants. If you want a guaranteed departure for one person please look at our private tours which can be customised to your requirements. 

The world renowned, extraordinary Numbung Desert with limestone pillars  as far as the eye can see are a photographers dream. At sunset, which is often spectacular, we are provided with the perfect light to
take photographs of this unique and other worldly landscape.

Although the Pinnacles (the Nambung Desert National Park) is our final destination we will stop along the way at various photographically interesting locations.  

Our Journey will take us up the coast for the chance to photograph some of the amazing West Australian coast.

We then head north towards a bush reserve which has a wide variety of native flowers and if lucky some amazing lizards and golden orb spiders.

We then carry on our journey north, stopping at some pristine sand dunes before our BBQ lunch. 

We will arrive at the Pinnacles well before sunset and give ourselves time to explore the area before the light begins to change. We will depart to Perth after a picnic tea in the Park.  


All levels of photography are catered for from beginner to professional, point and press cameras to the latest DLSR model. We have knowledge of different makes and models of camera including full framed, cropped sensor and micro four thirds. We can provide tripods if required at a small cost. 

We provide:

Transport to and from our pickup points either Midland Station or Currambine Station (hotel pickup can be arranged at a small charge)

Water, Morning tea, BBQ Lunch, afternoon tea and Picnic tea after sunset

Photographic input from a professional photographer

Park entry fees



  • Duration : 11 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $295.00

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The Amazing Wellington Dam Murals and Region Day Photographic Tour × × × × × × ×
The Amazing Wellington Dam Murals and Region Day Photographic Tour

The Amazing Wellington Dam Murals and Region Day Photographic Tour

Join us for an amazing day of photography as we visit the incredible murals at Wellington Dam. We will also photograph gardens, wildflowers, beautiful landscapes, long exposures and more.

Join us on this small group photography tour for an action packed day to Wellington Dam with it's amazing murals. It's the world largest mural covering 8000sqm of the dam wall depicting the place the river has had in the lives of the people of Collie over the years.  Along the way we will visit the historic homestead in Pinjarra and the colourful English style gardens in Harvey. The National Park gives us many photographic opportunity such as macro, landscape and long exposures at a waterfall. 

It is inclusive of transport with pickup from Midland or Armadale Train Stations, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, together with photographic input from professional photographer, Anna-Mair Francis. 


Price includes:
Transport
Morning/afternoon tea
Picnic lunch

Photographic Input and advice from Anna-Mair Francis
Entry Fees

Tripods are available to hire on request 

Please note: We need a minimum of 2 people for the tour to run in this format although private tours can be arranged and customised for one person. 

Pick up can be Midland Train Station at approx 8.30 am or Armadale Train Station at approx 9.10 am and drop off in Midland Station at approx 6 PM. Please advise when booking where you would like to be picked up from. 

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $295.00

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