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Auckland Treasures

JANUARY 11 - JANUARY 15

(SOLD OUT)

T O U R   H I G H L I G H T S

 

Scenic Flight over Auckland City, Rangitoto & the Paradise Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

Dinner Harbour Sailing Cruise

On Location Photography Instruction in Auckland's most iconic places

T O U R   I N F O

5 Days & 4 Nights of Adventure & Photography

Luxury Hotel Accommodation & Transportation Included

Photography Master Classes Included in a Comfortable Conference Room

Maximum group of Five Participants

I T I N E R A R Y

DAY 1 - JAN 11

We will meet on Auckland's north shore at noon to check into our hotel. The lovely north shore is home to the most stunning panoramic views of the Auckland city skyline, surrounded by spectacular white sand beaches along the east coast bays.

 

Following lunch, we will kickstart our Auckland Treasures Photography Workshop. The next five days will be a jam-packed adventure exploring the land, seas and skies of breathtaking Auckland.

 

After settling into our hotel, we will get to know everyone in our group over dinner and look over the weather conditions for the week ahead.

 

We will then head out to photograph our first sunset along the city, as we watch the thousands of beautiful little lights illuminate the city skyline as sunset fades into the blue hour.

DAY 2 - JAN 12

Bright and early, we will venture out along the quiet coastline of the east coast bays to capture the very first rays of light as the sun rises above the island of Rangitoto.

The volcanic Rangitoto Island is one of the most iconic landmarks in Auckland's city skyline. Sitting majestically off the coast, Rangitoto's distinctive symmetrical cone rises 260 meters over the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.

After our sunrise session, we will begin our very first photography master class where I will talk about the photography gear I use, basic functions of a DSLR, the foundations of shooting manual and an overview of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

Following lunch, we will venture off to a breathtaking waterfall in the Waitakere Ranges, deep in the heart of Auckland's wild west.

Karekare falls, an attractive 25m waterfall gently trails down it's rocky cliffs and into a serene plunge pool surrounded by lush flora and native bushes. We will finish off the day of adventure with experiencing sunset along Karekare beach, one of Auckland's most beautiful black sand beaches.

DAY 3 - JAN 13

We will witness and photograph our second sunrise along Westhaven Marina this morning. The tranquil and reflective waters beneath the sailboats along the harbour bridge is a perfect place to watch as dawn breaks the horizon.

After our breakfast, we will begin our second photography masterclass where I discuss compositions, the how's and the why's and I dive a little bit deeper into my post processing workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop.

We will then spend the rest of our day exploring the rugged coastlines and lush ranges of Piha where I will take you to some of my favourite locations.

After a spectacular sunset and a wonderful dinner, we will stay to watch the stars light up the dark skies, following some night photography before heading back to our hotel to end another day of adventure and photography.

DAY 4 - JAN 14

Our final sunrise session takes us to beautiful Torbay, where we will watch the day break here along Waiake beach. This is one of my favourite places at sunrise, with the mighty Tor and Rangitoto island in view as the sun rises above the cliffs of Pohutukawa trees.

After breakfast, we will head into another photography masterclass where we will look at familiarizing with our own workflows, finding your unique touch along with individual feedback sessions with everyone in the group.

Taking all that we've learnt from the workshop, we will head off on an amazing scenic flight above the city of Auckland, Rangitoto Island and the paradise islands on the Hauraki Gulf. This will be an experience to remember as we photograph Auckland from the skies and a new perspective.

For dinner tonight, we will hop on a 50 foot yacht and enjoy a great sail through the Waitemata harbour with a three course dinner provided on board by top viaduct restaurant, Coops. This will certainly be a night to remember.

 

FINAL DAY - JAN 15

For our final morning of our Auckland Treasures Photography Workshop, we will rest in and have our bags packed and ready for checking out of our accommodation.

 

After we have checked out, we will head back into our conference room for our last master class and a get together. We will look back on our favourite images from the workshop and I will answer any final questions from our group.

 

With our memory cards full of beautiful images and our hearts with content, we will not say goodbye but instead "see you again", as we mark an end to an amazing workshop and time together. 

P R I C E: $3000 NZD

DEPOSIT: $500 NZD To Secure Booking.

Balance must be accounted for at least 4 weeks before the workshop commences.

(Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change throughout the workshop to suit current weather conditions.) 

I N C L U D E D

 

  • Scenic Flight (A full refund of $20NZD for the scenic flight will be provided in the case where weather does not permit)

  • Transportation

  • Fuel and Toll Fees

  • Hotel Accommodation

N O T   I N C L U D E D

 

  • Flight Tickets

  • Visas

  • Medical and Travel Insurance

  • Food and Beverages

  T O P I C S    C O V E R E D

  • Photography Gear

  • Basic Camera Functions

  • Reading Your Histogram

  • Metering

  • Shooting Manual

  • Composition 

  • Night Photography 

  • Raw Image Processing

  • Enhancing Light

  • Dodging and Burning

  • Curves and Levels

  • Sharpening

  • Exporting Images for Print

  W H A T  Y O U  W I L L  N E E D

 

  • A Camera 

  • A Tripod

  • Camera Bag with Waterproof or Water Resistant Cover

  • Clothing for cold temperature or potentially wet weather.

  • Sturdy Footwear (Hiking Boots)

  • Torches/Head Torch for Night Photography

  • Camera Batteries & Charger

  • Laptop, Memory Cards, Phone Charger

  • Camera Lens Cleaner 

  • Software (Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop)

C A N C E L L A T I O N   P O L I C Y

You will be refunded according to the following:

Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: Full Refund minus a $300 service fee.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund

15 days: 25% refund
Less than 15 days: No Refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 48 hours of the time that the request is approved.