Jan/Feb. 2024 - Perth Cityscape & Twilight Photography Tours (morning)
- Regular price
- $125.00 USD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $125.00 USD
- Unit price
Since then Perth’s iconic skyline has continued to develop and create an amazing canvas of lights at dusk. Our photography tour leaves from the South Perth foreshore and takes us first to Matilda Bay via the iconic Old Swan Brewery. Matilda Bay is a perfect location to start the afternoon, offering a diversity of opportunities and subjects to work with while covering some basic camera techniques.
"IN 1962, PERTH BECAME KNOWN AS THE “CITY OF LIGHT” WHEN JOHN GLENN BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH."
PERTH CITYSCAPE & TWILIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
Kings Park and it’s Botanic Garden – A short walk through one of the largest inner city parks in the world, showcasing an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora with some breathtaking views over the city and the Swan River. Some other of our favourites are Elisabeth Quay, The Old Crawley Boatshed and Heirissen Island, time allowing. We are keeping the best for last, and just before dusk, we’ll set-up one more time to capture some spectacular night images of Perth’s magnificent Skyline using some tips and tricks that I’ll be sharing with you during the course of the tour. Perth offers a splendour of photography opportunities, a diversity of iconic landmarks and spectacular city views with the ever-changing light. As this is a photographic tour, we can stop when and where we want!
Tour Highlight and Inclusions
This Exclusive small-group photographic half-day tour has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Australian landscape and the iconic Perth CBD. We guarantee a wealth of photography opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.
- Experience a unique itinerary specially designed for photographers
- Half day photography tour
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus (incl. 1 water bottle pp)
- National Park Fees & all entrance fees to exhibits & locations that we visit
- Light refreshment by the River
- A varieties of wildflowers (seasonal)
- Landscape, architecture, Nature & macro photography tips
- An array of wildflowers and native plants in season
- Panoramic views of Perth iconic City Skyline
- Walk trough Kings Park vast Botanic Garden
- Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
- Twilight, Cityscape and long exposure photo session introduction
- Sunset & Blue Light Hour from South Perth
- As it is our own personalised photo Itinerary, we can stop when and where we want!
- Professional photography advise
- Fully escorted tour in English (some French & German knowledge)
- Photography group of 2 – 6 participants maximum
Dates: Flexible with dates all year round
Cost: $220.00 pp
Non Photographer companion welcome
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 participants or more tours* (*conditions apply, not valid with any other offers, applicable only for direct online bookings)
Escape the busy tracks and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to shoot dramatic scenery from sunrise to sunset, and capture some of Australia most breathtaking Cityscape within Perth CBD. This Perth By Night photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Pinnacles tour extension or a post Extended tour down WA’s Southwest or Geographe Bay & Margaret River Region. It is a perfect tour to include a non-photographer companion.
Observers/ non-photographers companions can either tag along while you are out taking photographs, or do their own exploring of the surroundings and we’ll all meet up in the evenings to share a few stories of the day’s events.
Full payment at booking is required to secure your spot.
What Is Included
- A unique itinerary surrounding Perth CBD specially designed for photographers
- Light refreshment, incl. 1 bottles of water pp
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus
- All entrance fees to exhibits, national parks & locations that we visit for photography
- Small group tuition, One-to-One time with a professional photographer
- Martial’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction
Level of physical difficulty: 1 of 5
This Perth Half Day Tour starts in Perth and finishes in Perth. It is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers of all ages. A moderate level of fitness is required (some walking).
One short drive from there will take us to our next location, the famous Kings Park and it’s Botanic Garden. A walk through one of the largest inner city parks in the world, showcasing an outstanding collection of Western Australia flora with some breathtaking views over the city and the Swan River. We’ll take a short stroll to Elisabeth Quay and explore one of Perth newly build projects. Time allowing, we’ll visit a couple more locations before finishing our tour back in South Perth with some light refreshments while enjoying the sunset by the river.
We are keeping the best for last, and just before dusk, we’ll set-up one more time to capture some spectacular night images of Perth’s magnificent Skyline using some tips and tricks that I’ll be sharing with you during the course of the tour. Perth offers a splendour of photography opportunities, a diversity of iconic landmarks and spectacular city views with the ever-changing light. As this is a photographic tour, we can stop when and where we want!
Note: an early morning sunrise session is available for bookings with 1 or more participants and includes a variety of locations such as the iconic Matilda Bay’s blue Boatshed (aka The Blue Boat House), the City Lights from South Perth, Kings Park and more. Contact us directly for more details about a morning tour.
A perfect add-on before your PERTH HALF DAY Photo Tour is our PERTH, SWAN VALLEY, NEW NORCIA or PINNACLES Photo Tour or following straight after our PERTH HALF DAY Tour join us on our 2 DAY GEOGRAPHE BAY & MARGARET RIVER Photo Tour extension.
Nature, Landscape, Architecture, Macro and Wildflowers in season
In addition to a selection of 6 simple steps to improve your photography and an introduction to long exposure just after dark, we will also touch on the following photography topics, including:
- Dare to go manual Vs Auto camera settings, when to change
- Working with available light [read & understand the light]
- What lenses should I use
- Understanding your DSLR camera
- Camera settings for macro
- Camera settings for landscape photography
- Camera settings for nature photography
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- How to read your histogram and how to fine-tune-it?
- Depth of Field calculation, be in control
- Camera settings to take the perfect shot every time
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- Adjust your image exposure in relation to your subject
- Capturing raw
Personal Items & Weather Conditions
Temperature can range from: 17C in winter to 36C in the peak of summer
Average monthly rain for this time of year: 1day/ Jan-Feb- Mar and 12day/ Jun-Jul-Aug
Be organized and pack smart. Sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential. We will email you a more detailed and updated recommendation list on what to bring with your booking confirmation depending on the time of the years and weather conditions. I recommend packing a basic easy to grab jacket or lightweight rain coat, etc. in a smaller backpack or in your camera bag in case the weather changes suddenly.
Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but it will also help you to keep warm at night. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else, the rain gear will keep you dry when walking in the parks. I have a pair of Teflon rain pants & jacket, super light and perfect to keep in you camera bag in case of a sudden change in the weather.
A warm jacket, long trousers and a jumper or light jacket during the winter month is a must. It can get really cold late afternoon with the seabreeze all year round.
Hat and sun screen protection.
Your favourite DSLR camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better, and a medium to long-range lens (i.e. 80-300mm), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. Polarizer filter, Neutral Density and grabs filters are not a prerequisite but are great tools to have for long exposure and colour saturation.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, drink bottle and a good camera bag!
A perfect add-on before your Half Day Perth Photo Tour is our Pinnacles Nat’l Park photo tour or after your Perth Photo Tour to join us on a 2 Day Geographe Bay & Margaret River Photo Tour
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.
Pinnacles Nat’l Park Photo Tour | Pinnacles Photo Tour
Flexible with dates | Available all year round
Margaret River Region | Geographe Bay & Margaret River Photo Tour
Flexible with dates | Available all year round (min. 1 night)
Cancellations, Refunds, Guides & Weather Policy
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation Policy: A 25 – 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat depending on the tour that you have selected - refer to individual itinerary. Seats to be paid in full at the time of booking or within 4 weeks of departure on all Australian tours except all extended tours; 8 weeks for Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, and 12 weeks on all extended European & USA tours including: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and USA Canyons & National Parks. Cancellations less than 30 days on day tours no refund; 12 weeks for all extended tours, including: Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, it also includes all our international tours & workshops: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and all the North American tours. Deposits non refundable except tours cancelled due to sever weather, mechanical failure or minimum numbers not met; full refund will be given. Minimum and maximum numbers are at the discretion of the operator. Tours already commenced no refund. No refund for tours missed due to lateness & sickness. Travel insurance and public liability (in the even you accidentally damage someone else property) are mandatory on all our extended tours and highly recommended on day tours as well. Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure. Maximum 1 baggage* per person i.e. Camera bag water bottle jumper (Extra luggage* allowance on all extended tours (1 pp – personal effects) NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will see kangaroos emus or any wild animals on our tours nor wildflowers as they are seasonal. For MasterClass workshops extended tours and international travel policy please check our website or individual tours.
Our tours leader is Martial Fatton – Blue Tongue Tours Owner/ Operator, however we reserve the right to provide a photographer of our choosing, which we guarantee is competent of their position. Your assigned photographer might change from initial notification until the tour departure due to illness, engagements or any other reason deemed necessary by Blue Tongue Tours, not limited to the photographers listed on this site. While we do our best to match you with a photographer of your choosing if requested, for these reasons we cannot guarantee a specific photographer for an individual tour.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, before the tour commences, you have the option of a) continuing the tour as planned and we’ll do our best to concentrate the tour to areas sheltered from the elements. At prior request, we can provide an umbrella. Or b) rescheduling the tour at no additional cost (availability permitting).
Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and other circonstances beyond our control. Changes in the itinerary are always made to provide the best possible experience and safety of our clients!