South Island Adventure, New Zealand
Monday 9th September - Tuesday 17th September
Teaching Theme ~ OPEN
9 Days 8 Nights - Max of 4 places
Open to all levels
$4995 per person (single room accommodation)
New Zealand South Island Adventure Workshop
We will spend 9 days exploring some of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. We will start and finish at Christchurch on the South Island. We will journey south visiting the famous and very photogenic Moeraki boulders and Nuggett Point, plus some hidden gems along the way.
We will then head across to Queenstown, this breathtaking location is surrounded by mountains and sits on the shore of the beautiful crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Glenorchy and Kinloch are also on the list, from here we head north to Lake Wanaka, famous for "That Tree" but I will share with you a couple of other great locations there to shoot. Then, with the Southern Alps in the background we will stop at Mt Cook to soak up its amazing views. Here we will walk out to Hooker Valley for amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Lake Tekapo is known for its intense turquoise colour, caused by the fine rock flour ground by glaciers.
Also in Lake Tekapo is the popular Church of the Good Shepherd built in 1935.
Leaving the inland lakes we make our way to Christchurch on our final day.
The days may be brisk, but the scenery will be ideal for our workshop; snow covered mountains outlining pristine lakes.
About the Workshop
Our workshop starts with a welcome dinner Monday night, plan to fly in on this day or of course you can arrive before Monday.
Our workshop finishes back in Christchurch on Tuesday night, I can drop you at the airport or at your hotel if you are staying on.
I have carefully planned out this workshop to include maximum time for shooting. I think you will find that the variety of locations will give you plenty of opportunities to explore and expand your photography. I will be working one on one with you, guiding and giving support along the way.
In addition, there will be an opportunity for an optional activity if you are interested. I’m offering a one hour plane ride over Mt. Cook. This is provided by Air Safaris and will be an unforgettable experience for those who choose to partake.
A Typical Day
●Sunrise shoot - Breakfast
● Scenic drive to shoot location
● Lunch at nearby cafe or restaurant
● Drive to afternoon and sunset shoot location
● Dinner close to accommodation
● Evening activity
Accommodation and Meals
Each night we will sleep in a new fresh space. Accommodation will mainly include comfortable three bedroom apartments or houses, each participant having their own room, or shared if preferred.
All meals are included. Lunch and dinner are taken at local cafes or restaurants specially selected for the quality of their food and service. A choice of cereals, toast, fruit, yogurt etc is provided for breakfast.
$4495 AUD per person
Add aprox $350 AUD for the optional one hour flight over Mt. Cook and surrounding lakes, payable on the day of our flight.
All accommodation during workshop
Transfers to and from Christchurch airport or hotel
Transportation during workshop
All meals during workshop
Whats NOT Included
Airfare to and from NZ
Optional flight over Mt Cook and Lakes district.
Register for FREE to secure your spot on this workshop, once I have 3 registrations a deposit will be required
I was amazed at the effort Dean puts into his workshops, he is always there to help, coach and inspire.
The workshop size was just right (6) (now reduced to 4.... DC) which enabled each of us to have individual attention from him, tailored to our individual needs and skills. No matter what level we were, Dean was able to provide information, advice to improve our photography skills and images. I was able to approach him with any questions I had. He generously shared his photography techniques, insight and wisdom. This made for an enjoyable experience and a time to learn more and grow as a photographer. He gave regular sessions for critiquing our work. We received valuable feedback on our photography, and how we could improve – with camera settings, composition etc. And to top it all off the accommodation and food was excellent.
Fantastic photo opportunities in beautiful places with an amazing instructor.
~ Jane, Geelong VIC
It was a sensational trip. I can say with confidence that we all had a great time, learnt a lot from Dean, visited fantastic locations, ate too much and enjoyed each other’s company. I am already urging some friends to go next year.
"Our NZ photography trip was outstanding. The scenery was spectacular,the itinerary was full of interest even for a seasoned traveler, the food and accommodation were excellent and Dean's individual tuition made sure that everyone learnt as as much as they wanted."