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Fri, 28 June


Lake Tyrell

Star Wars x Lake Tyrell & Lake Mungo

Join the 501st at an epic adventure.

Star Wars x Lake Tyrell & Lake Mungo
Star Wars x Lake Tyrell & Lake Mungo

Time & Location

28 June 2024, 3:00 pm – 30 June 2024, 3:00 pm

Lake Tyrell, Lake Tyrrell, Victoria 3533, Australia

About the event

Bad guys doing good

Greetings, brave adventurers and Star Wars aficionados!

The Force was strong with us at our recent Star Wars Photo Event, and what an incredible journey

it was! From the forests of Endor to epic lightsaber duels, we embarked on a photographic odyssey

through the galaxy far, far away. 📸 ✨

And now we’re doing it all again, on this year’s biggest event!

Two day photography journey through the Dune Sea and the Salt Mines of Kessel. Join us as we

adventure through Beggar’s Canyon and learn the wonders of the Universe. Delve into Astro

Photography and gaze at the galaxy.

We begin our adventure at Lake Tyrell. Departing Melbourne we will arrive at Lake Tyrell for the

beginning of the event. We will have a quick dinner before departing to the Lake for our evening


There you will have the option to capture nightscapes with the 501st, and learn the mysteries of

Astro Photography. A wide lens is essential for this part of the adventure. We will learn some new

techniques by incorporating Storm Troopers into our shots, using lighting and long exposures. You

will be guided with how to set your exposures and the proven formula on how to capture Astro


In the morning, once you are refreshed we will have a Storm Trooper breakfast and get ourselves

fuelled for the day ahead. Grab some Dark Side coffee to refresh you for the day ahead!

We will enjoy a morning of capturing both landscapes and battle scenes of the 501st. We will

recreate the salt mines of Kessel, capturing some fun images with posing, lighting and a fog


Once we have enough images, we will convoy to Lake Mungo for a late afternoon session with the

501st. This is the perfect time to also grab some sunset shots of the beautiful landscape that is

dubbed the Walls of China.

Once we finished our mission, we will head back to camp to have a Boba Fett BBQ, and share

stories and adventures of the day. It’s time to relax and unwind.

On our final morning there will be another Storm Trooper breakfast to enjoy and share. We will

capture some last min landscapes before heading back to Melbourne for our odyssey home.

What to Bring:

Wide Angle lens - 14 mm or so, with manual focus


Sturdy Shoes

Blankets and Bedding

Telephoto lens or prime lens

Warm clothing

Food & drinks are limited, so please make sure you have enough


We will be booking through Air B n B for the stay at Lake Tyrell. You can either pitch in and share,

or find your own accomodation. If you would prefer to share please let us know, so we can

calculate your share of the cost.

Lake Mungo offers Shearer’s Accommodation which sleeps six per room in bunk beds. Please let

me know if this is your preferred sleeping arrangements or if you are wanting to find alternative



There are few towns or places to get food in the area, so we will have to take our

own. One week before the event we will send out a shopping list for food, and if you

are wanting to participate in the group dinner, we ask that you select one item and

bring it. Of course you are welcome to BYO. This also includes bringing your own

water and drinks to ensure you stay hydrated.

Rough Itinerary

Friday 28th

⁃ Depart Melbourne for Lake Tyrell 3 pm. Arrival at Sea Lake approx 7 pm

⁃ Group Dinner

⁃ Astro shoot - 8 pm - 10 pm - Shooting the Milky Way with Star Wars characters.

Saturday 29th

- 9 am Group Breakfast

- 10:30 am - 12 pm - Photos at Lake Tyrell & light lunch

- 12:30 pm - Depart for Lake Mungo

- 3:30 pm - Arrival at Lake Mungo

- 4pm - 6:30 pm - Photo Shoot

- 7:15 pm - Group Dinner

Sunday 30th

9 am - Group Breakfast

10 am - 12 pm - Photo shoot

12: 30 pm - Group Lunch

1:30 pm - Depart for Melbourne

Upon conclusion of the event, please send a Dropbox folder of your images to share with

the 501st. They absolutely love to see images and share in the joy that is Star Wars.



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