LAKES & LUPINS 2020

SPRING 4 DAY TOUR

LAKE TEKAPO, MACKENZIE COUNTRY, AND AORAKI-MT COOK

Dates: Thursday 26 November - Sunday 29 November 2020

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Price: $2,400NZD

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THE EXPERIENCE

 

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. 

 

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: Thursday 26 November - Sunday 29 November 2020, 4 days 3 nights

Price: $2,400 NZD ($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: Lake Tekapo, Aoraki-Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country. Workshop starts 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!

INCLUSIONS

  • Personalised and professional photography tuition and guidance from Rach Stewart, Daniel Murray, and Lee Cook

  • Quality accommodation at Mount Cook Lodge for the duration of the tour/workshop 

  • Comfortable transportation for the duration of the tour/workshop

  • Incredible scenic flight over the peaks and glaciers of Aoraki – Mt Cook National Park 

  • Use of ND Filters from Nisi Filters Australia

  • Free goody bag and exclusive offers on photography gear 

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 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Topics we’ll cover during the tour/workshop includes (but is not limited to):

  • 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

  • Using tripods, filters, remote shutters and other accessories

  • Overview of post-processing (Lightroom and Photoshop)

 

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 you simply want to come on an adventure and have an amazing time!

WHAT YOU NEED

 

The minimum camera gear requirements are:

 

  • dSLR or mirrorless camera and related lenses

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Memory cards.


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.

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