LuminOdyssey photography workshops

Cruising an iceberg field in Zodiacs Since 2010 LuminOdyssey has been conducting photography workshops and expeditions (“lumin-odysseys”) to locations around the world. These are usually hot-spots for wildlife (and landscape) photography, although some (such as Japan) fit more of a travel photography genre. All of these trips include getting you to wonderful locations for making photographs, helping you capture great images in the field, as well as processing and managing your digital images during the trips.

Locations we have so far taken photographers to include: Antarctica, subantarctic islands (including Macquarie Island, South Georgia, and the Falklands), Argentina, Africa (including Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana), Norway (including arctic Svalbard) as well as some locations around Australia (including Lord Howe Island). Many of these we will revisit on future expeditions, but there are always more places photographers want to go!

These are the workshops we currently have available. More local and international workshops are added throughout the year, so check back soon!

Arctic 2016A2_079160

22nd June – 5th July 2016
We spend two weeks exploring Svalbard, photographing amazing landscapes and wildlife!

One last-minute place available (also with room for non-photographer partner).
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Subantarctic 2016

4th – 16th December 2016
We explore the islands south of NZ, reaching as far south as Macquarie Island.

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A2_119612Lord Howe Island Birds & Nature Photography

7-13 May 2017
We spend a week on Australia’s idyllic Lord Howe Island, with 11 workshop participants.

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DBP-.jpgJapan Photo Tour

4-16 September 2017
We will be taking a group of 14 photographers on a photographic tour through southern Japan.

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Our instructors

Depending on the group size we usually have one or two instructors/leaders (usually including our coordinating instructor David Burren). Many of our 2016 and 2017 odysseys are being conducted in partnership with Michael Snedic of WildNature Photo Expeditions. Instructors on past odysseys have included Glenn Guy and Martin Bailey.



David has been photographing since the 1970s (professionally since 2002). As well as winning awards for his photography, and teaching the field craft to hundreds of people, his IT background has provided important tools in managing the photography workflow.

He is an Adobe Certified Expert, and has spent years teaching Photoshop and Lightroom at a tertiary level and to individuals and groups. As the principal of LuminOdyssey Photo Expeditions, David regularly conducts photographic workshops and tours to destinations around Australia and the globe.


Michael Snedic

Michael is an experienced (20-years) and widely published photographer, writer and photo expedition leader. His photography articles and images have featured in numerous publications in Australia and across the world.

He is owner of WildNature Photo Expeditions and presents exciting photography workshops and tours to many wonderful photographic and travel destinations. These include Australia, Antarctica, the Arctic, SubAntarctic, Africa, Galapagos, Peru, Amazon, Japan, and many more. He is also an Australian Ambassador for both Lowepro and Lenscoat. Michael loves sharing his photographic knowledge and passion with workshop participants, helping them improve their photographic skills.

Adelie on ice

Recent workshops

Lord Howe Island, October 2015
Antarctica, January 2016

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