Ultimate Fiordland NZ Photography Adventure 2024 (5 day, 4 night)

Workshop length:
Friday 31 May 2024 - Tuesday 4 June 2024
Te Anau - Milford Sound - Doubtful Sound - Dusky Sound
$4,349 (incl single share accom)
Max number on course:
Maximum of 4 (SOLD OUT)
Explore and capture the remote beauty of Fiordland by road, sea and air in this ultimate 5-day photography adventure. Based out of Te Anau, we will explore Milford Sound by road, Doubtful Sound by boat and Dusky Sound by air on a special aerial photography helicopter flight, giving you unparalleled photography opportunities over the course of the workshop. Experience towering vertical mountains, cascading waterfalls, alpine lakes, majestic fiords and NZ's wildlife while learning how to create stunning images along the way.
What you'll experience
I'll teach you how to use simple techniques to improve your composition, master your camera's settings and use filters to enhance the images you capture. I'll also help you perfect more advanced techniques such as focus stacking and exposure bracketing to improve your results when photographing challenging landscape and astrophotography scenes. You'll also learn how to get the most from your aerial photography images, and take the potential from your RAW images turning them into images that WOW through the use of both Lightroom and Photoshop. And of course we'll have a ton of fun and adventures along the way too.
Course Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Friday 31 May 2024 - Tuesday 4 June 2024

Day 1 Friday 31 May 2024 Queenstown to Te Anau

Meet at Queenstown Airport at 12pm for the short drive to Te Anau, where we will settle in and find a sunset location overlooking Lake Te Anau.

Day 2 Saturday 1 June 2024 Te Anau - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau

Today we take a full day trip to Doubtful Sound with opportunities to capture the stunning Lake Manapouri, the view from Wilmot Pass and the amazing coves and arms of Doubtful Sound.

Day 3/4 Sunday/Monday 2 -3 June 2024 Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau

For two days we will explore the epic photography locations on the road to Milford Sound and at the Sound itself (for sunset), and on one of these days we will also take to the air with an incredible opportunity for aerial photography with a scenic 1.5 hour helicopter flight over Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound including 2 remote landings. We will keep these days flexible to work in with the best weather for the flight.

Locations we will explore include: Mirror Lakes, Eglinton Valley, Falls Creek, Lake Marian Rapids, Lake Gunn, Milford Sound, Hollyford Road, Monkey Creek and more!

Day 5 Tuesday 4 June 2024 Te Anau - Queenstown

Our last morning brings us a final opportunity to capture sunrise in the Te Anau area before returning to Queenstown by 12pm for afternoon flights home.


Terms & Conditions

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions regarding the cancellation policy for this workshop. I highly recommend taking out domestic travel insurance to cover any travel disruptions or in the event you need to cancel.

Fees and Payment

  • The full workshop fee is $4,349 NZD including accommodation, transport and breakfast each day.
  • A deposit of $1,500 is required to be paid to secure your place for this event
  • The remaining $2,849 is to be paid no later than 90 days prior to the event (29 February 2024) and is payable to Meghan Maloney Photography via bank transfer or credit card (3% surcharge applies)
  • Payment plans are available - please enquire

How to Book

Please complete the booking form below to register.

What's included

The Learning Experience

  • Hands-on tuition from a leading NZ landscape photographer and Sony advocate
  • Mastering the manual settings on your camera - understanding the exposure triangle
  • The art of good composition - using different techniques to significantly improve how your images look and feel
  • Advanced techniques such as focus stacking, exposure blending and creating panoramas
  • Mastering the art of astrophotography using noise stacking and long exposure blending techniques
  • 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
  • Use of Sony cameras and lenses

Accommodation, Meals, Transport & Activities

  • 4 nights single share accommodation (AirBNB in Te Anau)
  • Breakfast included for each day
  • Transport for 5 days including Queenstown Airport pick up and drop-off
  • A full day Doubtful Sound experience
  • An incredible aerial photography flight over Dusky Sound
Gear requirements
  • Camera and lenses - ideally lenses that will cover both wide angle from 16-24mm right through to telephoto zoom at 300-400mm
  • STURDY tripod - very important
  • Torch or head torch
  • Spare batteries and charger (plenty of batteries as we are unlikely to be able to charge during the day while travelling)
  • Laptop with both Lightroom Classic & Photoshop installed
  • Plenty of memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
  • Remote shutter control (needed if there is an opportunity to try star trails)
  • Neutral density filters (if you own these - a selection will be available to borrow during the workshop)
  • Warm clothing - it's midwinter so you will need merino layers, puffer jacket, hat, gloves, warm comfortable hiking boots and possibly gumboots
  • Umbrella, rain poncho and waterproof camera sleeve
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!
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"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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