Intermediate/Advanced Landscape and Nature Photography long weekend workshop, for people who have done one of our one-day workshops, or who have been taking photos for a while.
This workshop is the next step up from our one-day workshop. The things you learnt on the one-day workshop will become second nature to you as you put them into practice while taking photos in a beautiful part of New Zealand. At the same time you’ll gain even more individualised tips and tricks from myself and Kim.
The location shooting will be during the good light, (early morning and late evening) leaving the mid part of the day to get into more advanced topics. Some of these will be highly technical, while other exercises will tackle the creative side of photography. Like the one-day workshop, you’ll go away with your head swimming with new ideas. But not in a way that bamboozles you :-), we hope!
Perhaps you are considering being part of this workshop, but have not been on our one-day workshops. If this is the case and you are wondering if it is right for you, the following are some indications of where your photography should be:
Are you in control of your aperture and shutter settings? Choosing them to get desired effects in your photos? An example would be shooting a slow shutter speed to blur motion.
You should by now own your own tripod or at least be thinking about it, as you will realise the advantages a tripod offers.
Are you controlling the cameras focusing? Either by choosing the point the camera auto-focuses on or by manually focusing the camera?
You may have started down the path of shooting RAW.
We’ll be staying in an old farmhouse that has been renovated and comfortably furnished. It has four bedrooms - two double and two twin - and two bathrooms/toilets.
Your choice of a double room at $70 per night (shared bathroom)
Or a twin share room at $30/person per night (shared bathroom)
Bedding and towels are supplied.
Please bring food with you for a shared communal meal on the Saturday night. Lunches and breakfasts during the weekend will be your own responsibility.
We ask that you provide your own transport to and from Purakaunui and that you are prepared to drive from the backpackers to each photography location. All the locations that we will use are within a 30km radius of Purakaunui.
$450 per photographer plus accommodation. ($300 if you can only make it for the two days)
The maximum number of photographers on the workshop will be restricted to 6, which means that you will receive lots of one-on-one tuition from Allan and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
What to bring:
Footwear suitable for outdoor terrain e.g. native bush and coast
Warm clothing, including a hat and gloves
Camera and lens
Camera batteries and charger
5 Photographs stored on a memory stick that you are prepared to share with the group
A laptop with photoshop installed if you would like lessons in photoshop. (You can install a 30 day trial version for free.)
A sense of adventure and the willingness to give something new a go!
Some equipment can be borrowed and we’ll have some specialty equipment with us for you to try.
Let us know if you feel you are short of anything as we may be able to help.
Structure of the days:
We’ll be up early and out late to capture the best light. Between these times there will be a mix of lessons and free time for doing your own thing. Whether that is photoshoping, critiquing photos you’ve taken, taking more photos or just chilling, the choice is yours.