Duration: 7 days
Location: Northland - Bay of Islands
Price: $4,495 (NZD)

28th November - 4th December 2019

Join Richard Young and Shaun Barnett on a seven day photography workshop showcasing the best of Northland’s scenery. This location offers the perfect situations for long exposure photography, wild coastlines, waterfalls and classic jetties.
Historically, Northland was the main hub for activity in New Zealand and to date retains numerous remarkable landmarks: Russell is the former capital; the Treaty of Waitangi grounds are the home of modern New Zealand; giant sand dunes created by Volcanoes; the meeting place of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea; stunning bays; waterfalls; Kauri forest - it has it all! 


A beautiful place to relax with a never ending summer, we have set aside lots of time to fully explore this deceivingly large region to capture some of the most lush environment in the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chartered boat around the Bay of Islands
  • The North Island's best beaches
  • One of NZ's most remote areas

Auckland - Auckland

  • Bay of Islands
  • Hokianga
  • Te Paki Sand Dunes
  • Cape Reinga
  • Day 1 - Auckland - Hokianga

    The tour with early-morning pick up from Auckland City/Airport. Afterward, we drive to the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, where we shall also be staying for the next two evenings. En route we will stop to explore native Kauri forests. In the evening we will photograph sunset over Hokianga Harbour on the West Coast - vastly contrasting to the scenes we find around the rest of the country.
  • Day 2 - Hokianga

    The rugged coastlines and picturesque jetties of this area are well suit black and white ‘fine art’ style photographs. We also capture images of intriguing round boulders, similar to the iconic ones found in the South Island at Moeraki.
  • Day 3 - Hokianga - Cape Reinga

    Today we part from Hokianga to begin making way to one of mainland New Zealand’s furthest North points and Cape Reinga. As we drive up, we will check into our next hotel before heading to the Te Paki sand dunes. These humongous dunes have been created over millions of years through volcanic eruptions.
  • Day 4 - Cape Reinga

    Departing from our hotel early in the day, we travel North once again to Cape Reinga. This location is of great significance in New Zealand geographically and culturally. Here we find one of the mainland’s furthest North points and a beautiful lighthouse sits high above where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet.
  • Day 5 - Cape Reinga - Russell

    This morning we set off toward the Bay of Islands after a sunrise shoot in Houhora Harbour. We drive to Russell and the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel, our home for the next two nights in the picturesque Bay of Islands. During European colonisation, Russell was briefly the capital of New Zealand and features many historic sites. The day ends with a sunset shoot over the picturesque coastline, on one of the many beautiful bays close by.
  • Day 6 - Russell

    An early start enables a sunrise shoot before we head back to the hotel for breakfast. A chartered boat today enables us to explore the Bay of Islands by sea, including parts of the coastline not accessible by road. We will send the day stopping at a number of the beautiful islands to capture these at our own pace.
  • Day 7 - Russell - Auckland

    Another early morning sunrise shoot across the Bay of Islands allows you to hone your field technique and capture some more of the areas stunning beaches. Today we depart the bo of islands and head towards Whangarei to capture the beautiful Whangarei Falls. In the afternoon, we drive back to Auckland to meet with late afternoon flights from the Airport.
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 PRICE INCLUDES

  • Tuition by Richard Young & Shaun Barnett
  • Boat trip and tour in the Bay of Islands
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation (twin share, single upgrade available)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Transport during the tour
  • Pick up and drop off from Auckland
  • Copy of Pocket Guide to Landscape Photography
  • DOC concession fees
  • Donation to our Tongariro Conservation Project

 FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Class Size

    Maximum group size of 8. Groups of 3-4 will be led by only one tutor and groups of 5-8 will be led by two tutors. Limiting class sizes ensures we provide you with the best learning environment possible, including expert guidance, instruction and personal attention, according to your learning style.
  • Itinerary

    Our exact schedule will be determined according to the whole group’s photographic objectives and the weather. We keep a flexible itinerary to accommodate this. We will spend the workshop instructing and shooting, often from before dawn until after dark. At some point during the weekend the tutors will give a lecture on their photographic ability and how you can apply their systems and vision to develop your own unique style.
  • Transport

    We will meet the group at Auckland Airport at the start of the tour and provide transport to the whole workshop and return you to Auckland at the end of the tour.
  • Physical Difficulty

    A minimum level of physical activity is necessary to enjoy the workshop. All locations we shoot will be within an easy walk along the coastline, but sometimes over rocky beaches carrying your own equipment. If fitness or mobility is an issue please let us know - there are often locations which offer great shooting possibilities close to the road or our accommodation, or sometimes we also have the option to split the group.
  • Equipment & Experience

    Ideally, you will have a basic knowledge of photography and be comfortable adjusting camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. An aim of the workshop is to give you more confidence in the creative control of camera settings and shooting in manual mode. We will have a brief session at the start of the workshop, covering camera settings and controls, to be sure everyone is up to speed.
    Camera Equipment: Our workshops focus on how to use your camera, not your type of camera. A basic list of recommended camera equipment can be found here
    Clothing:A list of recommended clothing to wear on the workshop can be found here
  • Booking & Payment

    A non-refundable deposit of NZD$700.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop.
    Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.

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