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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

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2024 WORKSHOPS

Week long intensive workshops:

SUMMER

21 - 27 January

Landscape Photography

Based in Cromwell, the hub of Central Otago, we will utilize the four-wheel drive tracks that will open up a whole new world of photographic opportunities to you.  Access of these tracks is limited to this season only and not many photographers get to experience these area.  These include:

  • Old Man Range
  • Lake Onslow
  • Nevis Valley
  • others to be advised

What better classroom than the wide open vistas that these regions offer - no sitting in stuffy rooms!  No matter your level of photographic ability or experience, you will come away with stunning, yet unqiue, images.

This workshop covers all aspects of landscape photography from composition to dealing with unfavourable light. 

This boutique workshop is limited to only six photographers spread over two trucks for your comfort.

Included in the price per person are the following:

  • Accommodation in Cromwell
  • Evening meals - local restaurants
  • Tuition
  • Photographic book showcasing images supplied by each attendee of the workshop as a memory of your time in this fabulous area.

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AUTUMN

14 - 20 April

&

 

28 April - 04 May

Landscape Photography

From Christchurch we will travel via the McKenzie Country and over the Lindis Pass, stopping when photographs become apparent.

These workshops see us based in beautiful Cromwell only a skip and a hop from the tracks we will be exploring:

  • Nevis Valley via Arrowtown and Garston
  • Thomson's Gorge Track
  • Paradise and beyond
  • others to be advised

​These areas are full of stunning colours in autumn and lovely lighting conditions at this time of the year.

 

Come and be inspired by what the first gold miners of the region discovered.  Our classroom is the great outdoors and is aimed at all levels of photographic experience.

 

Photographic groups are limited to six photographers.

 

Included in the price per person are the following:

  • Accommodation in Cromwell
  • Evening meals - local restaurants
  • Photo book showcasing attendees images
  • Tuition

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WINTER

09 - 15 June

&

30 June - 06 July

&

21 - 27 July

Landscape Photography

Based in the winter wonderland that is Wedderburn, come and explore, photograph and be inspired by the beautiful Maniototo area of Central Otago. Join a small group of like minded photographers as we travel around discovering amazing vistas exposed by the soft light this region is famous for.

 

These workshops cover all aspects of landscape photography from composition to dealing with unfavourable light. Should we encounter adverse conditions that prevent us from getting into the field we will cover post-processing techniques designed to enhance your images.

 

Please note: This workshop is predominately designed to make the most of the lighting conditions likely encountered in this region at this time of the year - hence, photographic capturing takes preference over processing of images.

 

We will stay at the comfortable and warm Wedderburn Cottages and have evening meals at local historic taverns.

 

Included in the price per person are the following:

  • Accommodation in Wedderburn
  • Continental breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Tuition
  • Photographic book showcasing images supplied by each attendee of the workshop as a memory of your time in this fabulous area.

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PHOTOSHOP BOOT CAMP

29 September -

05 October

Photoshop - Basics for Photography

Based in Wedderburn, Maniototo, we will demystify the power that is Adobe Photoshop. 

 

 Starting slow, we will set up the workspace in the most efficient way, master masking, learn about layering, adjust our thinking about adjustment layers! We will run ourselves ragged by exploring Adobe Camera Raw, and jump through hoops discovering how we can use Blending Modes.

 

Filled with loads of tricks and tips you will come away with a comprehensive understanding of Photoshop and how to harness the power you have unleashed!  You too can produce images such as those displayed on our Fine Art Photography page.

 

Numbers are limited to six attendees.

 

Included in the price per person are the following:

  • Accommodation - comfortable Wedderburn Cottages
  • Continental breakfast
  • Evening meals - local historic taverns
  • Tuition
  • Images to work on
  • Notes to take with you.

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2024 WORKSHOPS

Shorter one-on-one workshops:

PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS

By Appointment

2 Days

Photoshop - Basics for Photography

Spread over two days you will learn the essentials of Photoshop so that you can get underway with your photographic enhancement. 

 

Topics such as layers, masks, adjustment layers, cropping, brushing, and clipping masks will be covered in a fun atmosphere with lots of exercises to complete.

 

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CREATIVE TECHNIQUES

By Appointment

1 or 2 Days

Creative Photography Techniques

Learn creative techniques to enable you to transform your photography into the realm of fine art. 

 

Using the concept of open exploration, you will be guided through several projects to open up a whole new world of creative possibilities.

 

This workshops requires you to have Photoshop on a device.

 

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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

By Appointment

1 or 2 Days

Christchurch Based Street Photography

What excites us about street photography – or photography in general - is work that takes us somewhere we’ve never been before: visually, emotionally, psychologically and sometimes physically. 

 

Come learn how to achieve this in the streets close to hand to you!

 

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FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

By Appointment

1 or 2 Days

Food Photography Utilizing Natural Light

Love food? Want to learn the lighting and capturing techniques to photograph your culinary delights to a professional level? Then this workshop is for you.

 

There is an added enticement...you get to eat the food we use as our subjects so bring along an appetite!

 

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SLOW SHUTTER SPEED

PHOTOGRAPHY

By Appointment

1 Day

Slow Shutter Speed Photography Using Neutral Density Filters

Want to learn how to blur water beautifully in your landscape image? Do you want to learn how to use a neutral density filter or try one out? 

 

 Lets explore this type of photography in the high country with our stunning waterfalls. Then, learn how to take this one step further with other subjects!

 

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