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New Zealand’s South Island is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and accessible landscapes. It goes without saying that this makes it the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts keen on photography. Mesmerising fjords, pristine glaciers, rugged mountains, and plenty to see and do on a smaller scale make this photography workshop a bonafide once in a lifetime experience that you’ll treasure forever.
Alongside our professional photo guides, you’ll capture the astonishing views while developing your skills in the best possible environment. Our itinerary will take in the finest sights the scenic South Island can throw at us, and we’ll have plenty of time to focus on all the hidden gems we are bound to encounter as we go.
Beginning in Christchurch, we’ll head to the South Island’s unrivalled west coast. There we’ll enjoy the heady sights of the Aoraki National Park, eventually moving on to the wondrous photography haven of Fiordland, with much more in between!
In an epic photo adventure we will see the range of natural diversity that inspired Peter Jackson to film his Lord of the Rings trilogy here, from the peak of Mount Cook to the magical lakes of Tekapo, Wanaka and Pukaki.
Other highlights on this New Zealand photography tour include a scenic cruise along Milford Sound, a shoot at the eerie alien rock formations of Moeraki, before ending the trip in the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown.
On the southern tip of the lake is the Church of Good Shepherd, a charming old building that offers an ideal foreground for spectacular shots of the lake and the imposing mountains to the east. We might even shoot some lupins here, too. If the weather holds up, this spot is also great for night photography, and you can bet that we’ll do our best to capture the church, lake Tekapo and the surrounding landscape under the veil of a starry sky.
Our next base for the night will be in the Aoraki/Mt Cook village. The area is home to New Zealand’s tallest mountains, so there’s more than enough potential scenes to keep keen landscape photographers happy. As night falls, we’ll take a short trail to Tasman lake and capture the scene under the stars.
After our morning photo session we will take a short but scenic drive along the coast towards our next destination. The village of Kaka Point is close to the spot we are looking for: Nugget lighthouse. The white tower sits exposed at the edge of the headland, is offers the perfect setting for sunset and night shoots. With clear skies we can capture the milky way, while stormy weather creates a dramatic scene of raging waves and angry clouds.
In total we will be driving for around five hours, but we will have plenty of stops to shoot the dramatic scenery as we go.
The many mountains surrounding the water, including the might Mitre peak, are often part or wholly covered in mist and cloud, giving us the opportunity to shoot images full of drama and mystery.
After what will no doubt be a brilliant morning session, we will take a scenic cruise across the water in the afternoon. Sunset, too, will be enjoyed at Milford Sound, as we try to grasp the area’s hidden secrets from as many angles as possible.
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas. The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.