Talking Landscape Photography


Sunday 29th September - Saturday 5th October 2024

Location: North East Tasmania
Instructors: Luke Tscharke, Paul Hoelen, Benjamin Maze, and Simon Olding
Physical Activity: Basic Fitness
Places: 7 single supplement / 4 twin share
Price: $3,750 – $4,950

Join Luke Tscharke, Benjamin Maze, and Paul Hoelen of Talking Landscape Photography for an unparalleled 7-day landscape photography masterclass in the stunning northeast of Tasmania. This all-inclusive workshop will guide you through the entire photographic process, from theory and planning to capturing breathtaking images and creating your own fine art prints. As a special guest, master printer Simon Olding from Full Gamut print lab in Hobart will join the workshop for a one-day session, sharing his expertise in printing.

The newly revamped artist accommodation, Enclave, will cater to your every need, with host Gillian of Artable ensuring that the focus remains on helping you get the most out of your time with the instructors. With a diverse range of knowledge and experience offered by the hosts and guest speaker, you’d be hard-pressed to find another workshop that provides such a comprehensive learning experience. Join us for this unique opportunity to elevate your landscape photography skills!

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome

Your Talking Landscape Photography Comprehensive Photo Masterclass adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from Launceston Airport. From there, we'll transport you to the charming, authentically Tasmanian town of Winnaleah, where you'll settle into our stunning artist accommodation.

Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed by our gracious host, Gillian from Artable, and have the opportunity to meet your instructors – Luke Tscharke, Benjamin Maze, and Paul Hoelen. We'll gather for a welcome session and introduction to the exciting 6 days ahead, discussing the workshop schedule and the incredible shooting locations you'll experience, from the lush rainforests of the Blue Tier to the iconic Bay of Fires coastline.

Sun Sep 29, 2024

Day 2 - Planning and Theory Sessions

The second day will focus on the fundamentals of landscape photography planning and theory. The morning session begins with Paul leading an insightful discussion on the passion and purpose behind our photography, exploring the driving forces that inspire us as artists. Following this, Luke will share his expertise on planning landscape shoots and reading weather patterns effectively.

After a delicious lunch, the afternoon will be dedicated to the art of landscape photography composition, led by Ben. He will present a thought-provoking discussion on compositional theory, followed by an engaging case study session. Together, we will analyse the compositional elements of each image, discussing how the photographer may have approached the scene and what they aimed to convey through their work. This collaborative and interactive session will provide a strong foundation for the hands-on shooting days ahead, equipping you with the knowledge and insight to create compelling compositions in the field.

Mon Sep 30, 2024

Day 3 - Rainforest Shoot and Edit

After a day of immersing yourself in the theory and planning aspects of landscape photography, it's time to put your knowledge into practice. We'll venture into the lush, pristine rainforests of Tasmania's northeast, where you'll have the opportunity to capture the essence of this enchanting environment under the guidance of your instructors. From the intricate details of the forest floor to the towering canopies above, you'll explore a variety of compositions and techniques to create stunning images that showcase the beauty and diversity of the rainforest.

When not shooting, you'll head back to our workshop base for post-processing sessions led by Ben, with Luke and Paul on hand to provide additional support and insights. In these sessions, you'll learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to bring out the best in your images, enhancing colors, adjusting contrast, and fine-tuning your compositions. With the expert guidance of your instructors, you'll gain the skills and confidence to transform your raw captures into captivating works of art that reflect your unique vision and style.

Tue Oct 1, 2024

Day 4 - Coastal Shoot and Edit

After an exhilarating day exploring the rainforests, Day 4 will take you to the stunning coastal landscapes of the Bay of Fires. Known for its vibrant orange lichen-covered boulders and pristine turquoise waters, this iconic location offers endless opportunities for creative composition and breathtaking seascapes. Your instructors will be there to guide you through the challenges and opportunities of seascape photography, helping you to adapt your techniques to the prevailing weather conditions, and refine your long exposures. 

As with the previous day, we'll be flexible with our shooting locations to ensure that you're able to make the most of the conditions and capture the essence of this spectacular coastal environment. When not in the field, you'll continue to refine your post-processing skills under the guidance of Ben, Luke, and Paul, learning new techniques and workflows to bring out the best in your coastal captures.

Wed Oct 2, 2024

Day 5 - Feedback and Critique

On Day 5, we'll take a more reflective approach, focusing on reviewing and refining the images you've captured over the previous days. Paul, with his extensive experience as a national and international competition judge, will lead invaluable sessions for image feedback and critique. This is an opportunity to gain insights into the strengths of your work and identify areas for improvement, helping you to curate a cohesive and compelling portfolio that showcases your growth and vision as a photographer.

As part of this process, you'll also select one of your favourite images from our shoots to prepare for printing, giving you a taste of what's to come in the following day's printing workshop. Luke, Paul, and Ben will be available for one-on-one instruction throughout the day, providing personalised guidance on any topics you'd like to explore further or questions you may have about your photography.

Thu Oct 3, 2024

Day 6 - Printing, Exhibitions and Sharing

On Day 6, we're thrilled to welcome a very special guest: Simon Olding of Full Gamut, the premier fine art printing authority based in Hobart. Simon is not only the trusted printer for Luke and Paul's large format print orders but also the authorised printer of the late Peter Dombrovskis' iconic work.

Simon will lead one of his signature print workshops, sharing his vast knowledge and expertise in the art of fine art printing. He'll guide you through the process of preparing your selected image for printing, discussing topics such as colour management, paper selection, and print optimisation. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how to translate your digital files into stunning physical prints that truly do justice to your photographic vision.

The highlight of the day will be the opportunity to print your favourite image from the workshop under Simon's expert guidance. Using state-of-the-art printing equipment and materials, you'll create a high-quality fine art print that showcases the beauty and detail of your chosen photograph. This hands-on experience will give you a newfound appreciation for the craft of printing and the role it plays in bringing your photographic work to life.

Fri Oct 4, 2024

Day 7 - Wrap up

On the final morning of the Talking Landscape Photography Comprehensive Photo Masterclass, we'll come together to celebrate the culmination of a week filled with learning, growth, and creative exploration. This is an opportunity to showcase the beautiful fine art prints created during the previous day's workshop with Simon Olding and to reflect on the knowledge and skills you've gained throughout the week.

This is a time to celebrate your achievements, forge lasting connections with like-minded photographers, and draw inspiration from the incredible work produced by the group. To add an element of fun and friendly competition, there might even be a prize awarded for the best print of the bunch, as voted by your peers and instructors. 

As the morning draws to a close, you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for the art of landscape photography, a wealth of knowledge and skills to apply to your future work, and a network of supportive and talented photographers to continue learning from and collaborating with. As you bid farewell to the workshop, you'll carry with you a wealth of experiences and lessons that will undoubtedly influence and inspire your future photographic pursuits.

Sat Oct 5, 2024


Our 6 nights will be spent at Enclave by Artable, a newly revamped accommodation catered specifically for artist experiences. Our host Gillian has been running artist retreats for over a decade all over the world, and has chosen this quiet corner of Tasmania as the perfect place to focus on creativity and community. With everything from airport transfers to meals included, you’ll be able to focus fully on the experience at hand. Spaces in our accommodation include an adaptable classroom & learning area, a spacious rustic lounge room to wind down and gather in, a generous open-air rear courtyard and paddock complete with picnic tables, an ensuite bathroom for every bedroom, as well as a pub space where you can share a drink with a couple of the friendly locals.

  • 7 days of comprehensive landscape photography instruction from renowned photographers Luke Tscharke, Benjamin Maze, and Paul Hoelen
  • Special printing workshop with master printer Simon Olding from Full Gamut print lab
  • All ground transport including transfers to and from Launceston Airport
  • 6 nights of comfortable accommodation at the charming Enclave in Winnaleah, Tasmania
  • All meals prepared by the talented culinary team at Enclave
  • Post-processing tutorials and one-on-one guidance from the instructors
  • Critique sessions to refine your portfolio and identify your strengths
  • Opportunity to print your favourite image under the guidance of Simon Olding
  • A fun and inspiring photography competition with prizes
  • Lifelong connections with like-minded photographers and a supportive creative community
  • Airfare to and from Launceston Airport
  • Accommodation costs before and after the workshop
  • Personal travel and health insurance
  • Equipment insurance for your photography gear
  • Alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks (a tab can be paid at the end)
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs or extra activities not listed in the workshop itinerary
  • Transportation costs outside of the specified workshop pickup and drop-off times
  • Additional printing costs beyond the one print included in the workshop
  • Any necessary visas or travel documents required for entry into Australia


Expert Insights and Transformative Critiques

Paul offers invaluable insights on finding purpose in your photography, while also providing constructive critiques and sharing his experience as a renowned competition judge.

Post-Processing and Composition Mastery

Ben shares his mastery of composition and editing, guiding you to create compelling images and refine them to perfection in post-processing.

Preparation and Planning to Maximise Success

Luke brings his expertise in planning and weather, helping you make the most of the conditions and align your photographic vision with the elements.

Fine Art Printing and Colour Management

Simon brings his wealth of knowledge in printing and color management, ensuring that your images translate beautifully from screen to print.


Paul Hoelen

With years of experience as a professional photographer and competition judge, Paul brings a unique perspective on the art of photography. His insights into finding purpose and meaning in your work, combined with his constructive feedback, will help you grow as an artist and storyteller.


Benjamin Maze

An award-winning photographer with a talent for capturing the essence of the landscape, Ben is known for his stunning compositions and masterful post-processing techniques. His patient and thoughtful approach to teaching helps students develop their creative vision and technical skills.


Luke Tscharke

Luke Tscharke is a landscape, travel, and nature photographer based near Hobart, Tasmania / lutruwita. Known for his infrared and nightscape images, Luke brings the hidden beauty of the natural world into the spotlight. 


Simon Olding

Simon brings his wealth of knowledge in printing and color management, ensuring that your images translate beautifully from screen to print. Simon was Talking Landscape Photography's first ever guest way back on Episode #2!