Coromandel Seascapes & Astro Photography Workshop

Workshop length:
Saturday 30th May to Monday 1st June 2020 (Queens Birthday weekend)
Tairua - Te Karo Bay - Pumpkin Hill - Flat Rock - Waiau Falls - Matarangi - Whangapoua - Ruffins Bay
$999 NZD (including accommodation)
Max number on course:
Maximum of 4 people
Join me for a weekend photographing one of NZ's most scenic regions. The Coromandel covers an amazing variety of coastal and inland scenery and we will explore a huge area during our 3 days together. From awesome coastal sunrise spots to lush waterfalls with NZ native forest views and unique locations to capture the starry night sky - Coromandel really has it all.
What you'll experience
This weekend photography workshop 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.
Tour Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Saturday 30th May to Monday 1st June 2020 (Queens Birthday weekend)


We will meet at Thames at 10am to travel to our Airbnb accommodation via one or two Coromandel landscape photography locations along the way. We will check into the accommodation early afternoon before heading out again for sunset and astro after dark if the skies are clear.


Sunrise will be at one of Coromandel's amazing coastal locations followed by a session on editing in Lightroom with the images you have captured so far. In the afternoon we will head out in a new direction to shoot different locations and practise more techniques before shooting sunset and astro again.

Monday (Queens Birthday)

We will choose a local sunrise location for the final morning based on group choice and head back to Thames via a couple more locations along the way. The Coromandel photography workshop will officially end around 12pm on Monday.

You will leave this workshop 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.

BONUS: A selection of Sony cameras and lenses will also be available to try during the weekend but you do not have to shoot with Sony gear to fully benefit from the workshop.


"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

I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone wanting to improve their photography skills. I learnt so much this weekend and am so excited to practice my new skills. I have a lot more confidence and knowledge about what I'm doing and a heightened enthusiasm.

Emily - Otorohanga

I really enjoyed going to new locations with expert guidance in each place. Meghan is super friendly and happy to answer all questions  - a great tutor.

Vivienne - Whangaparoa

Fantastic introduction to a variety of areas in the Waikato to take photos. We were encouraged to experiment and Meghan has a genuine interest in other's perspectives and the photos we all took.

Zoe - Hamilton

Fun and lots of learning while feeling like a few friends going out to get good photos!

Becky - UK

Meghan is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful manner to teach.

Dave -  Tauranga

I learnt so much about my camera and different ways to compose images. I learnt how to get my aperture, shutter and ISO to all work together.

Hannah - Cambridge

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

Jason - Cambridge
What's included
  • 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 beautiful photographic locations
  • Valuable tips and advice on how to create stunning images in Lightroom
  • Advice on using social media to showcase your photography
  • Use of Sony cameras and lenses
  • 2 night's accommodation (Airbnb) and transport for the weekend (from Cambridge or Thames)
Gear requirements
  • DSLR/Mirrorless camera and lenses
  • Plenty of spare batteries and a portable charger
  • Tripod
  • Torch
  • Laptop with Lightroom installed
  • Memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
  • Remote shutter control
  • ND filters and polariser (a selection of KASE filters will be available to use during the weekend)
  • Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, hiking boots, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
  • All the food you need for breakfast and snacks, we will get coffee, lunch and dinners at a local cafe/restaurant
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!
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