© 2020 Lester Chan

Auckland Treasures




T O U R    H I G H L I G H T S


Scenic Flight over Auckland City & the Wild West Coast

On Location Photography Instruction in Auckland's most iconic places

Post Processing Master Classes throughout the workshop in the comforts of our accommodation

T O U R    I N F O

5 Days, 4 Nights of Exploration and Chasing Light along the East Coast Bays and West Coast of Auckland

Private Room in Shared Airbnb & Transportation Provided

Welcome Dinner & Farewell Lunch Included

Maximum group of Five Participants



D A Y  1

We will meet on the North Shore of Auckland.

Our group will head out on our first cityscape shoot as we watch the thousands of beautiful little lights illuminate the city skyline when sunset fades into the blue hour.


After our shoot, we will have our welcome dinner and discuss the weather conditions for the coming week.

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D A Y  2

We will begin the day with a sunrise shoot above the cliffs of Torbay. 

We will continue exploring other locations along the bay area and head off for an amazing scenic flight experience over the Auckland city skyline and the breathtaking beaches of the West Coast.

After dinner, we will have our second sunset cityscape shoot along the city. If the weather allows, we may look at photographing a moon rise along the coast.


D A Y  3

We will witness our second sunrise along Castor Bay and then begin our west coast adventure.

The west is wild, home to the amazing black sand beaches, lush native forests and gorgeous waterfalls. We will explore the hidden and untamed beauty of the wild west, starting off with Mokoroa Falls. 

We will settle onto the wild coastlines to experience sunset along the gorgeous Bethells Beach followed by night photography.


D A Y  4

A sunrise session is scheduled this morning of the beautiful Auckland city skyline. 


We will explore the lovely ranges, waterfalls and beautiful beach of Piha. Here, we will find the iconic Lion Rock which we will photograph through the golden hour.


For sunset, we will head further south for a short drive down to Karekare beach. 

If the weather conditions suit, we will look at some Astro photography along Piha/Karekare.



D A Y  5

Our final sunrise will be experienced along Takapuna Beach.


After sunrise, we will pack our bags and with our memory cards filled with beautiful images and our hearts filled with content from an awesome workshop together, we will have our Farewell lunch together.


We not say 'Goodbye' but 'See you again' as we bid farewell to another amazing experience and workshop together. 

P R I C E  : $3500 NZD

DEPOSIT : $500 NZD To Secure Booking

Balance must be accounted for at least 30 Days before the workshop commences.


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



  • Scenic Flight (A full refund of $250 NZD for the scenic flight will be provided in the case where weather does not permit)

  • Transportation

  • Fuel and Toll Fees

  • Private Room in Shared AirBnb

  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Lunch

N O T   I N C L U D E D


  • Flight Tickets

  • Visas

  • Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (other than above mentioned)

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Medical and Travel Insurance

  T O P I C S    C O V E R E D


  • Composition 

  • Using Manual Settings 

  • Reading Your Histogram 

  • Night Photography 

  • Metering 

  • Raw Image Processing

  • Creating and Enhancing Light

  • Dodging and Burning

  • Curves and Levels

  • Sharpening

  • Global and Local Adjustments in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop

  W H A T  Y O U  W I L L  N E E D


  • A Camera 

  • A Tripod

  • Cable or Wireless Shutter Release

  • Camera Bag with Waterproof or Resistant Cover

  • Clothing for cold temperature or potentially wet weather.

  • Sturdy Footwear (Hiking Boots)

  • Laptop, Memory Cards, Hard Drives

  • Camera Batteries With Chargers

  • Camera Lens Cleaner 

  • Phone Chargers

  • Software Listed 

  • Torches/ Head Torch for Night Photography

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
Less than 30 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.