Join Tim the Yowie Man for an exclusive PhotoAccess workshop, exploring the surrounds of Lanyon Homestead and uncovering places of mystery and intrigue. The workshop does not venture inside the homestead but rather a number of convict era-built structures which actually pre-date the 1859 homestead itself. Explore the Lanyon precinct from day to dusk and night, photographically capturing the atmosphere of this historic site, bringing these stories to light, and considering how these stories can be captured through a visual medium.
Lanyon Homestead is an historic property on the outskirts of Canberra. It is managed by ACT Historic Places for current and future generations to enjoy and discover about Canberra’s history.
Tim the Yowie Man has been exploring Canberra’s historic sites for 30 years, developing and presenting tours for a range of national institutions. He has written extensively about anecdotal as well as documented historical figures and events and is a columnist for The Canberra Times.
All levels of photographic experience welcome and a PhotoAccess tutor will accompany for any technical assistance.
You may like to also bring along a tripod, flashlight, camera flash, filters and/or lenses with focal lengths varying from wide angle to telephoto.
Please remember that it will not be possible to charge batteries, etc, at Lanyon Homestead and you will need to be able to comfortably carry your equipment over two kilometres of walking (including uneven and possibly wet) ground in total.
For this session, you will need to wear stout boots or shoes, long pants and a shirt with sleeves, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle. It will be cooler at night so please also bring something warm to wear.
A notebook and pencil for recording notes and discoveries
Tim the Yowie Man was so named after spotting a yowie in the rugged Snowy Mountains of Australia. He has since carved out a curious career as mystery investigator and cryptonaturalist (the study of strange and hidden phenomena) and is an authority on paranormal and unusual phenomena in Australia.
Tim has an extraordinary enthusiasm for all things spooky and has dedicated the past fifteen years to travelling the length and breadth of Australia in search of haunted and unexplained happenings.
He acts as a location and historical advisor for international television programs on unusual phenomena and has featured in documentaries about Australian and international mysteries.
A member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, Tim has hosted a national travel radio show and is a ghost-tour guide. As the National Museum of Australia’s ‘resident cryptonaturalist’, Tim can often be found snooping around in the museum’s galleries and revealing the inside (often spooky) stories behind many of its exhibits.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Wednesday August 24th, 2022. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.
PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, PhotoAccess can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.