SOUTHERN COLOURS
2022

Miford Sound \
Stirling Falls
Road to Milford
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Milford Sound
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Bennetts Bluff
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Mount Aspiring
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Glendhu Bay

6 days

Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound,

Te Anau, Arrowtown, Glenorchy

Date: Sunday 1 May - Friday 6 May 2022

Price: $3600 NZD

Join us on our brand new 6 day tour exploring the mountains, lakes, forests and fjords of New Zealand's South Island during the most vibrant season of the year.  We’ll guide you through some of most iconic autumn photography spots the South Island has to offer, including soaring high above Mount Aspiring National Park, and exploring the glacially carved Milford Sound via boat.

We design all our tours/workshops to take you and your camera on a fun-filled adventure, with like-minded people, through some of the most amazing and iconic scenery New Zealand has to offer.


Our emphasis is on in-the-field tuition, exploring and hiking into some incredible locations, and having a ball along the way. That’s not to say we don’t cover the classroom stuff too. All our workshops include, at minimum, a filter training session, a Lightroom editing session, and a photography tips manual.


Our itineraries are planned down to the tiniest level of detail so we can spend the maximum amount of time possible getting you the most amazing images possible.

KEY DETAILS

Date: Sunday 1 May to Friday 6 May 2022 (6 days, 5 nights)

Price: $3600.00NZD ($300NZD non-refundable deposit required upon booking; payment can be made via bank deposit or Paypal)

Group Size: Maximum 10 participants and three tutors

Locations: Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Arrowtown, Glenorchy


Skill Level: Suitable for photographers of all skill levels


Fitness Level / Difficulty: A moderate level of fitness is required.  On this tour all walks are easy grade and short.

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LOCATIONS

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Glenorchy Road
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Mt Aspiring
Miford Sound \
Stirling Falls
Road to Milford
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Milford Sound
Glenorchy Wharf
Glenorchy trees
glenorchy-lagoon
Bennetts Bluff
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Mount Aspiring
Mount Aspiring
Te Anau
Lake Te Anau
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  • Queenstown: The Wakatipu Basin and surrounds

  • Fiordland: The road from Queenstown to Milford Sound, including Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Marian Cascades, Homer Tunnel, Cleddau Valley, and Milford Sound foreshore

  • Fiordland: Sunset and sunrise on the Milford Foreshore

  • Fiordland: Boat cruise through Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea

  • Fiordland: Te Anau Jetty

  • Queenstown: Lake Wakatipu and Bennett's Bluff,  Glenorchy Lagoon

  • Wanaka: The Wanaka Tree

  • Queenstown: Moke Lake, Arrowtown and surrounds

  • Queenstown: Sunrise flight over Mount Aspiring and Queenstown

​Please note that the weather and light conditions play a big part in creating those images that really stand out. Although we have an itinerary set in place, we love to chase the light and the best conditions, and need to adapt to create the best photography experience for you. As much as we will try stick to the itinerary and visit all the above locations, there may be occasions when change is needed.  This is all part of the adventure!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Along with personalised and professional photography tuition and guidance from Rach Stewart, Daniel Murray, and Lee Cook, included in each tour is:

Accommodation

Quality accommodation for the duration of the tour/workshop

Transport

Comfortable transportation for the duration of the tour/workshop

Scenic Flight

Incredible scenic flight over the peaks and glaciers of Mount Aspiring National Park 

Gear

Use of Neutral Density Filters

Goody Bag

Free goody bag and exclusive offers on photography gear 

Dept of Conservation Concession Fee

Keeping NZ beautiful through our concession with the Department of Conservation

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

We cater for all levels, from those just starting their photography journey right through to experienced photographers who just want to brush up on some skills or perhaps simply want to come on an adventure!

​Topics we cover during our tours include (and are not limited to by any means):

 

  • ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed, and how they all work together to create amazing images

  • Using your camera in full manual mode

  • Correctly exposing an image (dynamic range, understanding light including the use of filters in achieving balance)

  • How to compose a shot (including main focal point, framing, foreground and depth of field)

  • Long exposures and working in low light

  • Astro and night time photography

  • Post processing your images in Lightroom including exposure blending, focus stacking (Photoshop) and panorama stitching 

  • Using tripods, filters, remote shutters and other accessories

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GEAR REQUIREMENTS

The minimum camera camera gear requirements are:

 

  • dSLR or mirrorless camera and related lenses

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Memory cards

  • Spare batteries


Nice to haves (but not essentials) are:

 

  • Neutral density filters for long exposures

  • Remote shutter release or equivalent

  • Laptop with Lightroom CC Classic pre-installed

  • Hard drive etc for backing up photos

 

Minimum Clothing Requirements

New Zealand is well known for its changeable weather. Our tour/workshop schedule operates between April and September, which is in the cooler half of the year. We’ll provide more specific information on clothing and equipment in the lead-up to each tour/workshop, but at minimum you’ll need to bring:

  • Rain jacket

  • Waterproof outer leggings

  • Down jacket

  • Thermal base layer – top and leggings (polypropylene, merino, or similar)

  • Warm gloves and hat

  • Sunhat and sunscreen

  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots

  • Water bottle

  • Head torch

EXCLUSIONS

The price excludes:

  • Transport before and after the tour/workshop 

  • Meals and other personal expenses

  • Insurance of a personal nature (medical etc)

 

Please read our Terms and Conditions 

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