Whangarei Waterfall, Beach & Astro Photography Workshop

Workshop length:
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2020
Whangarei Falls - Piroa Falls - Ocean Beach - Waipu Caves - Matapouri Bay - Pataua - Rainbow Falls
$999 (including accommodation)
Max number on course:
4 people (3 spots booked, 1 available)
Escape the city to explore and photograph the winterless Far North, an area rich in photographic variety from lush waterfalls, glow worm caves and some of NZ's most beautiful beaches during golden hour and under the night sky. Whangarei and the Tutukaka coast cover an amazing variety of coastal and inland views and we will capture a huge variety during our 3 days in the region..
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.
Course Itinerary
By Meghan Maloney
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2020

Friday 12pm

Anyone travelling from Auckland will meet me at a central location for pick up, otherwise we will meet at the Airbnb accommodation in Whangarei at 2pm. We will then head out for sunset and astro if the skies are clear.


Sunrise will be at Whangarei Falls to experience this magical location during its most peaceful time of day. From here we will explore other local waterfalls and caves before returning to the accommodation for an indepth session of editing your images captured so far in Lightroom learning new techniques. Later in the afternoon we will head out for sunrise and astro at a local beach or waterfall.


On this morning we will visit a sunrise location of the group's choice before another editing session in Lightroom to consolidate the previous day's learnings. The workshop will end at approximately 12pm.

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 it is not a requirement to shoot with Sony gear to fully benefit from the workshop.

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 style) and transport for the weekend (from Cambridge or central Auckland)

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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"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

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