Explore the glorious autumn colours in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty with this weekend photography workshop that will teach you how to improve your composition, master your camera's settings and learn how different filters will enhance the images you capture. You'll also discover easy Lightroom techniques to turn your original RAW files into stunning landscape images.
During the weekend we will cover an area that is incredibly rich in landscape photographic variety from swirling seascapes to quiet lakes reflecting autumn colours and lush waterfalls in hidden valleys. This will give you a range of opportunities to put into practice all the skills you will learn during our weekend together.
The weekend workshop will kick off at 2pm at Hidden Lake Hotel with drinks and nibbles and an introduction to the workshop plan.
There will be time to capture the autumn colours around Cambridge during golden hour and sunset and after we will dark head out for astrophotography if the skies are clear.
We will meet at 6am to capture a local sunrise at Lake Karapiro before heading off in search of opportunities for long exposure photography at Wairere Falls and then over to the Bay of Plenty. A packed breakfast and lunch will be provided by the hotel.
There will plenty of opportunities to capture the autumn colours at McLaren Falls before visiting the beautiful tiered waterfalls at Kaiate Falls and finishing with a sunset at Mount Maunganui.
If the skies are clear we will find an astrophotography location on the way home to hone our skills from the previous night's session.
There are plenty of options for a local sunrise within a short drive so we will pick a location based on group preference before heading back to Hidden Lake Hotel for a session on editing in Lightroom while enjoying a tasty breakfast provided by the hotel.
The workshop officially ends and everyone is free to travel home. You will leave overflowing with a wealth of new knowledge, exhilarated by the weekend experiences and keen to try out all the new techniques and tips you have learned.
INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:
Tuition and advice from Meghan tailored to suit each participant's needs
In-the-field experience at a variety of beautiful photographic locations
Valuable tips and advice on creating stunning images in Lightroom
Advice on using social media to showcase your photography
2 nights' accommodation in an Executive King studio room (single share) at Hidden Lake Hotel in Cambridge
Drinks and nibbles (Friday)
Breakfast and lunch while on the road (Saturday)
A sit down breakfast (Sunday)
Transport for the duration of the workshop
Use of neutral density and graduated filters while in the field
Camera and lenses
Torch or head torch
Spare batteries and charger
Laptop if you have one
Memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
Remote shutter control and filters (if you own these)
Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, hiking boots, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!