Butterfly House

Photography workshop

Butterfly House - Bribie Island

The Bribie Island Butterfly House Photography Workshop with Andrew Goodall is an amazing half-day class spent among some of the most colourful subjects you will ever see!

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Workshop Program

We meet at the Bribie Island Butterfly House. The workshop begins at 1.00pm so try to arrive a little earlier.

This is a very ‘hands-on workshop.’ We begin with a short theory session where Andrew demonstrates some of the techniques that you will be using. In particular we will be looking at exposure, shutter speed and focus – and how to get results quickly because the butterflies don’t give you much time to stop and think! This is also your chance to ask any camera questions you have. If you haven’t met Andrew before, he will check to see how well you know your camera. And if you need any extra help – just ask! Then we head into the butterfly house where there will be up to 1,000 colourful subjects to keep you busy for the rest of the afternoon. Andrew will be right there to help if you need any pointers.

PLEASE NOTE: This is one of Andrew’s ‘intermediate’ workshops so it is assumed you will have at least a basic understanding of how to operate your camera, preferably in Manual or Aperture Priority mode. If terms like shutter speed and ISO are unfamiliar, you might consider attending a PHOTOGRAPHY ESSENTIALS workshop first.

Your workshop fee of $85.00 does NOT include entry to the Bribie Island Butterfly House. Entry is only $12 but you may be able to take advantage of concessions or even choose to purchase and annual pass.
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After the workshop:

The Butterfly House closes at 4.00pm but you don’t have to go home just yet. If it’s a fine day, we have the option of heading across to Banksia Beach to remainder of the afternoon.

Andrew can show you some excellent spots to photograph rainbow lorikeets and perhaps other birds as well. With views across Pumicestone Passage to the Glasshouse Mountains, Banksia Beach can offer some great sunset photo opportunities as well.

What to bring:

This workshop is about close-up (but not necessarily macro) photography. Butterflies are relatively large subjects for macro so a telephoto lens is usually sufficient. Remember we will also be going to photograph birds at Banksia Beach so your most powerful telephoto will come in handy there as well.

YOU WILL NEED: Camera (obviously) / Telephoto and/or macro lens (if you have both, bring them) / A fully charged battery plus a spare if you have one / plenty of space on your memory card – some people take hundreds of photos at this workshop.

Bottled water and coffee are usually available to buy from the venue, but you are welcome to bring along your own drinks etc.

When you have completed your booking, you will receive an email with more information on where we meet, how to get there, what to bring etc.

Terms & Conditions

One person = one booking. If you wish to book for more than one person, please be sure to enter the correct number in the quantity box in the shopping cart.

There are no refunds for non attendance. However if you are genuinely unable to make it to the workshop you have booked for, we will happy transfer your booking to another date. In the event of wet weather you will be contacted prior to the workshop and if necessary, every effort will be made to find an alternative date that suits the entire group. If that is not possible your paid booking can be held in reserve for a future scheduled workshop.