The professionalism of Richard started well before the tour did. I booked 8 months ahead and I was always kept well informed of tour details by Richard. The tour started with Richard and Shaun determining our proficiency levels and what we expected to get from the tour. This was followed by a one hour education session on camera settings for the different types of photography we'd be doing on the tour. Each day started with a dawn shoot and finished with a sunset. The day time hours were also busy at different locations. Richard and Shaun were always on hand to offer tips on settings and composition. Just one day was marred by rain so a review of our selected images was done one afternoon where I picked some useful processing tips. The accommodation along the way was always good. And the evening meals were always fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend New Zealand Photography Workshops to anyone interested in furthering their photographic skills whilst being thoroughly looked after.