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 golden hour and sunset with the cherry blossoms local to Cambridge and after dark we will head out for astrophotography if the skies are clear to Lake Karapiro or Lake Arapuni.
We will meet at 5am for sunrise at Lake Karapiro or at one of the many local cherry blossom locations. A packed breakfast and lunch will be provided by Hidden Lake Hotel. From here we travel towards Pirongia to capture lush native forest scenes of the stream using long exposure techniques.
After lunch we will head out west to Bridal Veil Falls where there are a number of vantage points to capture this lovely waterfall before heading for Raglan Beach for sunset. Our alternative option for the afternoon/evening is to visit Marokopa Falls/ Waitanguru Falls and Hairy Feet Waitomo which we will decide based on weather forecast and group vote.
We will aim to capture the sunset at Raglan beach either among the rock pools or from the hillside overlooking the beach. If the skies are clear we will find a location for astrophotography on the way home.
Daylight Savings starts overnight so we get an extra hour's sleep (not really!) so we'll meet at 6am for another local sunrise. We then head back to Hidden Lake Hotel for a session on editing in Lightroom while enjoying a tasty local cuisine breakfast.
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.
BONUS: There will be a selection of Sony cameras and lenses to try out over the weekend, but there is no requirement to shoot with Sony gear to 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun and lots of learning while feeling like a few friends going out to get good photos!
Meghan is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful manner to teach.
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.
Perfect. I have learnt more in one weekend than I ever imagined I could.
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