Photographic Ballooning Experience

  • 07 Oct 2017 04:45 am
  • Intermediate
  • Croydon
  • 125 Main St,
    Croydon VIC 3136
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Join Mark Galer, the very talented photographer and Sony ambassador, Rod Black from Phototourism and our team members at our very popular workshop.
Come and explore the Yarra Valley with us and capture all its beauty.
We meet at 4.45am at Croydon Camera House, where we will board a small bus and head to the Yarra Valley. Weather permitting we start the day at the launch location with Global Ballooning, generally in a more rural location and dial up our ISO, grab the tripods and rush madly about capturing all the action. This includes capturing the burners illuminating the paddocks as the balloons grow to their full size. Once they are ready we will board the balloons and rise into the sky, here we'll help you capture beautiful images as we float off with the wind. Next stop is a visit to a deer and emu farm where we can wander the hills and valleys to capture that natural look against the morning light.
We will visit a glass blowing studio where they not only blow glass but attract native parrots with a morning feed also. Then we head up the highway and travel deeper up the valley towards the source of the Yarra River. We venture into the huge Red Wood forest to take inspiration from the beautiful natural surrounds. Next, we travel to an old homestead where there are working blacksmiths, and we’ll capture some rustic images and the colourful characteristics of the blacksmiths.

We will enjoy a delightful lunch and wine tasting at the boutique Many Hands Winery. Here we will reflect on our photography and Mark, Rod and our team will be available to answer any photography or Sony product questions.
Sony has kindly subsidised the cost of this tour, usually $649.00 – for our loyal Sony customers, join us for just $299.00. Want more? Remember to pop into our Croydon or Ringwood store with your tour booking receipt and we will deduct the cost of the tour from any Sony product purchased before November 30th. Conditions apply.
Participants strictly limited to 24 people - don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the best and draw inspiration from our beautiful surrounds.
Terms and conditions: The above itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and time constraints. Should the balloon flight be cancelled due to poor weather or safety concerns, we will issue a refund of $149.00. This will become the new tour cost and the amount deducted from any purchase of a Sony product purchased before November 30th, 2017. Please note, this credit must be spent in one transaction, any monies not spent will not be given in cash or further store credit.


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