2021 Local Photography Workshops & Online Events

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Waikato - Rotorua - Tauranga - Worldwide (Online)
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Want to learn some new landscape photography skills in 2021 but can't attend a weekend workshop this year? Check out my list of shorter local events and courses being run throughout 2021. From online courses showing how to create beautiful long exposures with filters and becoming a pro to 1/2 day local in-person events around the Waikato, Tauranga and Rotorua. Whether you're into waterfalls, sunrise and sunset, magical forests or capturing the stars, there's something for everyone here!
What you'll experience
Learn the art of creating beautiful exposures. Learn to love editing in Lightroom. Experience the best landscapes around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty both by day and by night. With in-person events, I'll be on hand to show you how to use filters to improve your images, and how to compose a scene for the best results. If you're overseas, you can still join in on the online courses too!
Course Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Check for various workshop dates


When: Saturday 23 January 7pm - 9pm

Where: Mount Maunganui

Cost: Free (max 10 people)

Details: As this is a casual event there won't be any formal teaching but I'll be on hand to offer tips for camera settings to capture great sunset shots and give you ideas on unique compositions on the beach and rocks around Moturiki Island. It'll be a great chance to connect with other photographers too!

To book visit: Sunset at Mount Maunganui (Free Event)


When: Monday 15 February 7.30pm - 9.30pm (NZ time)

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $20

Details: This 2-hour online workshop will teach you how to use neutral density filters and a circular polariser to turn your landscape images into works of art.

Learn the best techniques for creating lush waterfall and river scenes, and smoothing sky and water to artistic effect whether you're shooting during the day or at sunrise and sunset.

To book visit: Creating Art in Landscapes with Long Exposures Online Workshop


When: Saturday 28 February 4.30pm - 8.30pm

Where: Bridal Veil Falls & Raglan Beach, Waikato

Cost: $50 (max 6 people)

Details: This event is tailored to learning various composition and setting techniques to improve your waterfall and seascape photography and is limited to only 6 people to maximise the learning opportunities. Neutral density filters will also be available for you to use during the workshop.

To book visit: Wonderful Waikato Waterfalls & Seascapes (1/2 day) Workshop


When: Saturday 13 March 6.30am - 10.30am

Where: Lake Tarawera & The Redwood Forest, Rotorua

Cost: $50 (max 6 people)

Details: Join me to welcome the day at one of NZ's best sunrise locations, Lake Tarawera, followed by a walk through the Redwoods to shoot the forest during golden hour light. I'll be on hand to talk you through the best camera settings and filters to use, and how to best utilise the lighting conditions on the day to capture stunning landscape images.

To book visit: Lake Tarawera Sunrise & Golden Hour in the Redwoods (1/2 day) Workshop

LEARN TO LIVE LIGHTROOM (online over two Monday nights)

When: Monday 15 & Monday 22 March 7.30pm - 9.30pm (NZ time)

Where: Online

Cost: $40

Details: Lightroom is a powerful and simple tool to transform your images into stunning works of art, but how do you begin to understand and use all its features to your advantage? I will help you become proficient in Lightroom during this 4 hour online workshop (held over two consecutive Monday nights of 2 hours each session) focusing on simple step-by-step learning.

To book visit: Learn to Love Lightroom Online Workshop

Remember to check back in autumn and winter for more events: Autumn Colours, Astro for Beginners, and How to Capture Star Trails.

What's included
  • Tuition from an award-nominated, leading NZ photographer
  • Mastering the manual settings on your camera for any lighting situation
  • The art of good composition at any location
  • How to use KASE neutral density and polariser filters while in the field to create stunning landscape images
  • In-the-field experience at a variety of stunning New Zealand locations
  • Expert advice on how to create stunning images in Lightroom (online only)
  • Use of Sony cameras and lenses (in person only)
Gear requirements

For in-person events

  • Camera and lenses
  • STURDY tripod - very important
  • Torch
  • Spare batteries and charger (plenty of batteries!)
  • Remote shutter control if you have one
  • Neutral density filters (if you own these - a selection will be available to borrow if you message me in advance)
  • Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, sturdy footwear, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

For Online Events

  • COMPUTER / SMARTPHONE - you should have access to a desktop or laptop with a camera/webcam installed, however if you can only connect via audio this is OK. You can also use your smartphone for the online event, but you will get the best results from using a larger screen.
  • INTERNET CONNECTION - I recommend you have high speed broadband access to enable the best viewing experience via Zoom.
  • CAMERA AND LENSES - Ideally you'll already have a camera with interchangeable lenses (i.e. DSLR or mirrorless camera), but if you are just starting out in photography and want to know more about filters and editing then you will still benefit from the events.
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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 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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