Captivating Coromandel 5-Day Landscape Photography Workshop

Workshop length:
Thursday 1 May 2025 - Monday 5 May 2025
Whangamata - Whiritoa - Owharoa Falls - Matarangi - Whangapoua - Otama - Opito - Coromandel Town
$2,999 (including single-share accommmodation and transport)
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The Coromandel is one of NZ's most photogenic regions. With an incredible coastline filled with unique seascapes, lush waterfalls and tropical NZ forest, it is a dream to explore and capture. Over the course of 5 days we'll explore this region to its fullest, staying at two different locations on the peninsula to allow us to fully explore the area. Having captured this region over the course of many years, I have a wealth of knowledge of unique locations to maximise our landscape and astrophotography opportunities. With only 3 people on this workshop, you'll benefit from a small group learning experience.
What you'll experience
You'll learn how to set up your camera for success in shooting stunning seascapes maximising the best lighting conditions at sunrise and sunset. I'll share tips on how to improve your composition and show you how filters will enhance the images you capture. There will also be opportunities to learn more advanced techniques such as focus stacking and exposure bracketing which will make a real difference to your results. We'll also spend time post-processing where I'll help you transform your RAW images in Lightroom (and Photoshop) to create breathtaking final images.
Course Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Thursday 1 May 2025 - Monday 5 May 2025

Thursday 1 May 2025 - Friday 2 May 2025

The workshop commences on Thursday 1 May at 10am leaving from Hamilton Airport (a pickup is available in Hamilton Central or Hamilton Airport before 10am) for our first destination, Whangamata. Along the way we will check out Karangahake Gorge and Owharoa Falls. We will stay in this area for two nights to explore the southern end of the Coromandel peninsula - including locations around Whangamata, Whiritoa and Waihi Beach.

If the skies are clear, there are a number of fantastic locations to try astrophotography in the evenings.

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Saturday 3 May - Sunday 5 May 2025

Our second base for the weekend will be in Whitianga to allow us easy access to a number of stunning and secluded bays, waterfalls and beautiful forest and elevated views. On our trip north we'll check out locations in the Pauanui/Tairua area and other hidden gems before reaching Whitianga. For the next two days, we'll explore this northern arm of the peninsula including Matarangi/Whangapoua, the 309 road and the Opito Bay area.

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Monday 5 May 2025

On our last morning, after sunrise in the area we'll travel back along the western side of the Coromandel which offers stunning views of the coastline before returning to Hamilton by 3pm for any onward travel required.

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Additional Workshop Info

  • Accommodation will be single share rooms at an AirBnB (you may be required to share a bathroom)
  • Breakfasts are included each day
  • Transport from the Waikato for the duration of the workshop
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions regarding the cancellation policy for this workshop

Fees and Payment

  • The full workshop fee is $2,999 NZD
  • A deposit of $750 is required to be paid to secure your place for the workshop
  • The remaining $2,249 is to be paid no later than 120 days prior to the event (31 Dec 2024) and is payable to Meghan Maloney Photography via bank transfer or credit card (3% surcharge applies)
  • Payment plans are also available (additional $100 administration fee) - please enquire.

How to Book

Please complete the booking form below to book your place!

What's included
  • Hands-on tuition from a leading NZ landscape/astrophotographer
  • Mastering the manual settings on your camera
  • The art of good composition
  • Use of KASE neutral density and polariser filters while in the field
  • Planning and executing a successful photography shoot
  • In-the-field experience at a variety of stunning New Zealand locations
  • Expert advice on how to create stunning images in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Advice on using social media to showcase your photography
  • Use of Sony cameras and lenses
  • 3 nights AirBnB accommodation and transport for the weekend (available from the Waikato)
  • Breakfast each day
Gear requirements
  • Camera
  • Lenses (with opportunities for zoom shots of the mountains it is recommend that you bring both a wide angle lens AND a lens capable of up to 200-300mm zoom)
  • STURDY tripod - very important
  • Torch or head torch
  • Spare batteries and charger (plenty of batteries!)
  • Laptop
  • Memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
  • Remote shutter control if you have one
  • Neutral density filters (if you own these - a selection will be available to borrow during the weekend)
  • Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, hiking boots, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
  • Food and snacks required for the duration of the workshop
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

For full terms & conditions click here


"Meghan is a great photography tutor. She explains things clearly and precisely and takes the time to make sure you understand. She knows a wide variety of techniques and styles for learners to try."

Craig - Matamata

Meghan's workshop is a great mix of useful skills and fundamental concepts as well as lots of fun. Meghan is such a lovely person that would like to share anything that you will be happy to spend two full days with her. The workshop helped me a lot.

Lily - China

Having followed Meghan and her captivating portrayal of New Zealand’s landscape on instagram for over 5 years, I’ve finally had the opportunity to join her 5-week online live photography course. Meghan has a gift to explain the “how to” of landscape photography in a very clear, easy to understand and enjoyable manner. Her depth of knowledge in every aspect will prove a more than worthwhile investment for anyone who enjoys this form of photography,  whether novice or experienced.

David - Christchurch

Real, honest, down to earth and very talented photographer. Very helpful with all the little things, takes time to explain information and makes sure it is understood. Just completed an online Zoom photography course which was well run and incredibly informative..

Robbie - Australia

Meghan is an amazing tutor. Her effective communication and course outline was exactly what I was looking for. I bought my first camera a few weeks before this course and lucky enough this course covered camera settings and composition which every beginner looks forward to.  From looking after your gear, settings, pro tips, composition and editing, this course was every beginners dream come true. I look forward to the next stage of this course and mind you this was quite affordable and full of knowledge. I have become a better photographer. Thank you and I look forward to more content from you.

Ash - Queenstown

Meghan is not only an awesome photographer but a wonderful teacher. I love her delivery style and this course is a great introduction to landscape photography. Meghan is also very encouraging and is very open and detailed with sharing her knowledge during her classes. The course structure was well thought out and presented in easy to digest modules. I look forward to learning more from Meghan as she grows her class schedule. Highly recommend!

Lystra - UK

Meghan has been the most helpful and caring photographer I have had the pleasure to meet, she has that special quality (and patience) that very few are blessed with to be the perfect teacher and along with her amazing photography is a mentor to us all... I have been so privileged to have her assistance on my learning journey, something I will be forever grateful for...

Robyn -  Otago

Totally amazing time with Meghan.  Her knowledge is amazing and the willingness to teach is fantastic. I never thought i could learn so much in such a short time but I did. I highly recommend Meghan to anyone wanting to learn and develop their skills. I cant wait to work with Meghan again soon.

Paul - Palmerston North

Perfect. I have learnt more in one  weekend than I ever imagined I could.

Jason - Cambridge

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