Duration: Weekend (2 day)
Location: Bay of Plenty (Tauranga)
Price: $1,190

11-13th March 2022

Join Ken Wright for a weekend seascape photography workshop in the multi-diverse location of Bay of Plenty and beyond to improve your landscape photography. Over this two day workshop (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon/evening) you will learn to shoot a diverse range of subject matter including classic landscapes, dynamic seascapes and long exposure seascapes. During the weekend you will have the chance to shoot from sunrise to sunset, in a variety of locations around the Bay.
The beaches in the Bay of Plenty offer a diverse range of terrain and many offer a unique angle to be able to shoot both sunrise and sunset on the same beach. We will explore the different effects of water movement on rocks and sand, reading wave patterns to capture a dynamic seascape. Surging, exploding and retracting waves all give a different dimension to seascapes, Ken will show you how to capture the best effects in each location.
Our aim is to have each photographer get the guidance required to capture a “Hero Shot”. During the weekend Ken will take you through HDR techniques and how to combine multiple frames to tell a dynamic visual story using Photoshop to get the best out of your images.
Please note: There is some uphill walking to and from beaches, this is along well-formed tracks. A reasonable level of fitness is required.


  • Tuition by Ken Wright with a small group of only 4 people
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation - Single Room
  • 2 cooked breakfasts (local cafe)
  • 2 packed lunches
  • DOC concession fees
  • Copy of Pocket Guide to Landscape Photography


  • Sunrise and sunset photography
  • Seascapes and dynamic slow shutter speeds
  • Image layering in Photoshop
  • Settings and composition


  • Class Size

    Maximum group size of 4 will be led by only one tutor. 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.
    Start time on Friday Night: We do not have any tuition on Friday night, we will discuss photography and get to know each other as people arrive. Our workshops are designed so that you can travel after work and it will not matter if you arrive late on Friday night.
    Finish time on Sunday: We aim to be finished by 5 pm on Sunday but some people choose to leave from 3 pm onwards, depending on their drive home.
  • Transport

    Transport to the workshop is not included, however, we are happy to help arrange transport or put you in touch with any people travelling from your area.
  • Physical Difficulty

    A reasonable level of fitness is necessary to enjoy the workshop. There is a reasonable amount of up-hill walking required to and from our locations. If fitness or mobility is an issue please let us know.
  • 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 use a lot of “Live View” so make sure you have a second battery. 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.
    If you are yet to master the basics, perhaps check out our Photo Schools in Auckland and Wellington.
  • Equipment

    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$250.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 14 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 14 days before the workshop.
    Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.