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Nature's Image Photography Workshops and Tours

Butterfly House

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! This is a very hands-on workshop where you practice your close-up skills on living, moving subjects. We begin with a quick theory session (notes provided to take home) and then we head into the butterfly house for an afternoon of non-stop shooting, with Andrew looking over your shoulder to give advice where needed. The Bribie Island Butterfly House is such a peaceful and calming experience with plenty of space for us spread out and practice our skills.

This is an intermediate workshop, so it is assumed you already know the basics (aperture, ISO, shutter speed etc.). Note that this workshop is about close-up photography. A macro lens, or a telephoto lens that can focus reasonably close (less than a metre) to the subject will give the best results.

Your workshop fee of $85.00 does not include your entry to the Bribe Island Butterfly House. This decision was made because some people may have already purchased annual passes or be able to advantage of seniors’ concessions etc.


Bribie Island Butterfly House
1.00 pm
Workshop Start
The workshop begins at 1.00pm (try to arrive a little earlier if possible). We begin with a short presentation by the friendly owners Ray and Delphene, who will give you a brief presentation on their work and the life cycle of the butterflies. Then Andrew takes over to explain the techniques and 'tricks of the trade' he uses to capture these magnificent subjects.
This is a hands-on, practical workshop so after the short theory session (notes provided to take home) we head into the butterfly house for the rest of the afternoon. Practice your skills on thousands of beautiful subjects in a delightful garden setting. Andrew will be watching your progress, helping you with any problems and giving tips for getting even better results.
4.00 pm
Workshop end
The Butterfly House closes at 4.00 and by now you will have hundreds of colourful images to take home. If the weather is clear and you still have the energy, follow Andrew to Banksia Beach to see the sights and watch the sun going down over Pumicestone Passage. With any luck you may finish with a perfect sunset photo to cap off a great afternoon of photography.
When your booking is complete you will receive a tax invoice with a link to download a PDF file. It contains all the information you need including where we meet, how to get there what to bring...everything you need to get you to the workshop on time and ready to go!
Terms & Conditions:

Price for the Bribie Island Butterfly House Photography Workshop is $85.00 per person. This does not include your admission fee into the butterfly house (usually $12.00 although annual passes and concessions may be avialable). There are no discounts for multiple bookings as we already offer exceptional value for money compared to other workshops. Your place at the workshop is reserved the moment you place your booking, but payment in advance is required to finalise the booking. Most people pay when they make their booking; you can choose to pay later if you wish. However your booking is not considered final until payment is made, and if a workshop is sold out and we have a waiting list, you will be asked to confirm the booking through payment, or the place may be offered to the next person on the list. There are no refunds for non-attendance, but if you genuinely cannot make it to the workshop on the date you have booked, you can transfer to another workshop at a later date. When your booking is complete (paid) you will receive information on where we meet, what to bring etc.


  • You taught me how the soft light of dawn or the golden light of late afternoon can add a touch of magic to an image. You taught me the importance of taking control of what my camera is doing. You brought my fuzzy ideas about composition into clear focus. And you inspired me to take up my camera and shoot, to get up and have a go.
  • Andrew is a perfect presenter. Explains things clearly and at a level perfect for my comprehension.
  • Thanks for a great PRACTICAL workshop ! I have always been afraid of the big “M” on the camera – but not anymore!
  • I have been on many courses in my 75 yrs. I rank yours as one of the best . You have a great way of keeping up the interest in the class.
  • The weekend has given me more knowledge and confidence and renewed my enthusiasm… thanks again for your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Your method and mode of teaching is hands on, practical and free of technical gobbldygook — EXACTLY what most of us would be photographers need.
  • Description & explanation of things was very good… very helpful. You are a great teacher.
  • Good fun and a good mix of classroom and outdoors.
  • This course gave me a better understanding of the technical side which has always been daunting to me.
  • Gave me a lot of good ideas. I have a greater understanding of my camera.
  • I must say I enjoyed your ‘easygoing’ style of teaching and openness.
  • I have more practice to do but am now excited about using my camera. Thank you for the inspirational workshop.
  • If there is one thing I can recommend to anyone interested in photography it is to DO THIS COURSE! I can never thank Andrew enough for sharing his knowledge and making it so easy.




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