In March 2012, Coreena and Roy Vieth from Shutterbug Walkabouts contacted Think Tasmania. We were delighted to accept their invitation to learn first-hand about their business. In fact, we had writers falling over themselves to join a Dusk to Dark Photography Tour in Hobart. Cassandra was the lucky candidate, and she wrote a lovely article about the experience. She now also boasts some new and improved photography skills!
Coreena and Roy Vieth have been great supporters of Think Tasmania. Not only did they invite Cassandra on the Dusk to Dark Photography Tour in Hobart, they also contributed their own collection of photos to a collaborative effort to promote the Bruny Island Bird Festival. And they’ve written a guest article (with professional photos, of course!) about Companion Bakery in Oatlands.
We’ve been introducing a new competition to Think Tasmania readers each Monday for several months now; today is no exception. The fabulous and diverse prizes are always courtesy of local business owners who work with Think Tasmania to promote the great things this state has to offer. Today’s prize has been very eloquently described by Coreena and Roy Vieth themselves. Two people (the prize winner and a friend of their choosing) will be joining Shutterbug Walkabouts for this exciting adventure in historic Richmond when the random draw has been completed. So without further ado, we give you the details…
Private Photography Tour: Historic Richmond
Discover Richmond’s captivating history and experience a glimpse of what life may have been like during Tasmania’s colonial era. Explore a picturesque village, visit some of Australia’s oldest buildings on this relaxed photography tour.
Historic Richmond is one of Australia’s oldest towns and portrays Tasmania’s convict and settlement history; the town is famous for its Georgian buildings still standing to this day. Richmond village is located in the Coal River Valley, which was one of the earliest areas to be explored and became an important convict station and military post facilitating a link between Hobart and Port Arthur.
In this picturesque colonial town we take you on a walking tour that includes the major attractions such as Richmond Bridge and the Old Richmond Gaol. With a photographer’s eye and camera in your hand the photo opportunities are plentiful – we will help you capture unique photographs of the scenes, features, textures and patterns that depict the stark colonial past.
Imagine the photos you could take.
- Travel through the Coal River Valley, one of the earliest regions to be settled outside of Hobart
- Sightseeing and Photography walking tour in Richmond
- Informative commentary about times in the past and other interesting information
- Richmond Bridge, Australia’s oldest bridge still in use
- The oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia still in use and cemetery
- Richmond Gaol – built in 1825 (pre-dates Port Arthur by five years)
- Other heritage buildings, built from local sandstone by convict labour
Some of what your photographer guide will share with you
- Learn how light can be used for optimum affect
- Capturing the atmosphere of a particular scene
- Composing your subject(s) to draw the viewer’s eye
- Pick-up and drop off from your Hobart CBD accommodation
- Transport to/from Richmond
- Entry into the Richmond Gaol
- Fully guided walk, with commentary
- Photography guidance and tuition
- Morning Tea from the famous Richmond Bakery
- Browse the shops or visit the Richmond Tasting House (time permitting)
- We depart at 8.00am – a time that is beneficial for outdoor photography
- Duration of tour – 4 hours
- Return to Hobart will be between 12.00 and 12.30pm
- The tour operates upon request (subject to availability)
- This tour is available as a private tour only for up to 3 people
Cost for private tour
$320 first person; $69 each additional person
As we’ve said before, the competition rules on Facebook are all too hard, so we’re going to keep this in-house. We’re also going to keep it REALLY simple. If you are subscribed to receive the free newsletter from Think Tasmania, you are eligible to enter. Apparently a random draw is still allowed in Tasmania without applying for a permit, so here’s what you need to do…
Step 1 – be a subscriber to the FREE newsletter from Think Tasmania*
Step 2 – leave a reply at the bottom of this article.
And that’s it! This will be a random draw, so comments won’t influence the outcome. But if you’d like to leave any feedback for Coreena and Roy Vieth about Shutterbug Walkabouts, that would be really great. You could discuss your personal desire to win this prize, or even Think Tasmania… we’d love to hear it all, and we’ll be closely following all the comments. We won’t reply individually because that would upset the competition app (it might award us the prize!).
Shutterbug Walkabouts ~ Common Sense Please?
- Leave a comment on this post by midnight 9th September 2013 (local time). We’ll choose a random winner using our website’s competition app.
- The two-person tour (as described) from Shutterbug Walkabouts with a retail value of $389.00 is the one and only prize.
- Fair and reasonable terms and conditions automatically apply. So one entry each (our app is able to detect multiple entries).
- Please apply common sense to all aspects of this Shutterbug Walkabouts competition… we’d hate to disqualify someone for being silly.
- We won’t use your email address for anything sinister, because we firmly believe in doing the right thing. Always. Don’t you?
- We’ll announce the winner’s name here, on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll also contact the winner by email, and advise Coreena and Roy Vieth (the owners of Shutterbug Walkabouts) of the competition results.
What else do we need to stipulate? Nothing? Okay… then it’s over to you. Comment away! We wish you all the very best of luck. And if you’d be kind enough to share this Shutterbug Walkabouts competition with all your peeps, we’d be extremely happy. Besides showing a little friendly community spirit by spreading the joy, sharing will also no doubt lead to similar competitions in the future. And THAT can only be a good thing for everyone!
*We ask that you subscribe to Think Tasmania for these competitions for several reasons. Of course we’d prefer any prizes go to dedicated followers; and we need to make sure we can contact the winners. What makes it to the Newsfeed of Facebook is a bit random, and not everyone even uses social media. Most people can receive an email however, so that’s our sure-fire way of reaching everyone. And finally, we like to share all the great things on offer in Tasmania with as many interested readers as possible – that’s our mission!
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