LAKES & LUPINS 2019

SPRING 4 DAY TOUR

LAKE TEKAPO, MACKENZIE COUNTRY, AND AORAKI-MT COOK

Dates: Thursday 28 November - Sunday 1 December 2019

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Price: $2,400NZD

OVERVIEW

 

Join us on a 4 day photography adventure exploring wild flowers, incredible mountains and alpine lakes across some of New Zealand's most diverse landscapes.  Stand amongst the towering mountains along the Hooker Valley track, marvel at the foot of Aoraki Mount Cook, photograph the wild lupin flowers at Lake Tekapo, and soar high above Aoraki Mount Cook  over braided rivers and dramatic glaciers. 


Rach, Lee and Daniel will be there to help you in every way possible to further your photography and advance in the direction you want to.  We’ll share our knowledge and expertise with you as individuals and at a pace that suits you. We want to make the most of our time with you and ensure you’re 100% satisfied with the progression you make.

KEY DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday 28 November - Sunday 1 December 2019, 4 days 3 nights

Price: $2,400 NZD ($500NZD non-refundable deposit required upon booking; payment can be made via bank deposit or Paypal. 10% discount available for both you and a friend if you book together or are a returning customer)

Group Size: Maximum 10 participants and three tutors

Locations: Lake Tekapo, Aoraki-Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country. Workshop starts in Tekapo and finishes in Mount Cook. (Christchurch airport pick up/drop off available as extra). 
Skill Level: Suitable for photographers of all skill levels
Fitness Level / Difficulty: A moderate level of fitness is required.  Our longest walk will be to Hooker Lake (10km return on easy gradient)

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LOCATIONS

 

Locations we aim to visit include:

  • The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, Mt John

  • Pukaki Canals, Lake Ruataniwha, Lake Ohau, Ahuriri, Lake Pukaki

  • Tasman Lake, Hooker Valley, Hooker Lake, Mount Cook

  • Scenic flight over Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

​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

  • Personalised and professional photography tuition and guidance from Rach Stewart, Daniel Murray, and Lee Cook, who know all the best photography locations

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Peppers Bluewater Resort (twin-share separate bedrooms) and Mt Cook Lodge & Motels (twin-share separate bedrooms)

  • Transport for the duration of the tour

  • Scenic flight over Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park and glacier landing (weather dependent)

  • Use of the latest camera gear and filters from our supporting partners

  • Free goody bag and exclusive offers on photography gear

  • In-tour photography competitions with incredible prizes up for grabs from our supporting partners (details to be confirmed)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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

  • Using your camera in 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

  • Overview of post-processing (Lightroom and Photoshop) 

  • Using tripods, filters, remote shutters and other accessories

  • Social media strategy

  • Generating income from photography.

WHAT YOU NEED

 

  • dSLR or equivalent camera and related lenses

  • Preferably a tripod

  • If you have neutral density filters, please bring them along

  • Remote shutter release or equivalent if you have one

  • Plenty of memory cards

  • Laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop loaded (optional and only if you have one), hard drive for backing up photos

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Meals

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the tour (Christchurch airport pick up/drop off available as extra)

  • Personal gear, effects and insurances

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