Based in Wanaka our Autumn Masterclass Workshop is programmed in for the month of April when the Autumn colours are at their best. With landscape photographers Rob Brown and Richard Young as your tutors, utilising comfortable 4WD vehicles we will take you into some of the most interesting autumnal locations in Central Otago.
We will base for 3 nights in the excellent Edgewater Hotel in Wanaka, with the use of a conference room for tuition and post-processing sessions.
We can pick you up early on the first morning of the workshop from Queenstown, and drop you back to Queenstown at the end of the workshop to connect with late afternoon flights. Or you can meet us in Wanaka.
After early morning pickups from Queenstown, we head to nearby Arrowtown, famous for its stunning autumn displays of colour. We will then travel to Wanaka and assemble in our comfortable conference room in the Edgewater Hotel, we will run through the start of our masterclass programme covering advanced techniques and creative vision to capture the autumn landscapes over the following days. We end the day by exploring some of the said autumn landscapes around Wanaka and having a sunset shoot over the lake.
A pre-dawn start sees us heading out in 4WD to the Nevis Valley for sunrise. We will then spend the rest of the morning exploring the Nevis and capturing the best of the colours in this remote valley. This afternoon we will explore some of the stunning autumn scenes around Alexandra before heading back to Wanaka for sunset.
This mornings sunrise will be at the famous Wanaka tree, capturing its autumn colours against the backdrop of snowy mountains. After sunrise, we will spend the morning in the hotel conference room to offer some group critique of the photographs from the last days and in-depth post-production to bring out the best autumn colours in your photographs. This afternoon we will head out in 4WD’s to a remote location high above Lake Wanaka on a private station, we will stay here for sunset capturing the last light across the tussock covered landscape and panoramic views of the lake.
Today will start with an early morning sunrise shoot, hopefully capturing some beautiful mist that forms within river valleys in Autumn. After sunrise, we will help you finish processing your best two images from the workshop and produce a finished 16x22" fine art prints of these to take home. This afternoon we will return to Queenstown, stopping en route to capture a few last autumn colours shots, before connecting with late afternoon flights.
- Tuition by Rob Brown and Richard Young
- Nevis Valley 4WD trip
- Private Station 4WD trip
- 3 nights accommodation at Edgewater Wanaka twin share (single upgrade available)
- 3 breakfasts
- Copy of Pocket Guide to Landscape Photography
- E-book on masterclass workshop topics
- Two 16x22" Fine-Art Prints from the Epson SC-P800
- Use of Benro filters kits
- Trial of Nikon cameras & lenses
- Conference room for processing & printing
- Transport during the workshop
- Queenstown pickup/dropoff
- DOC concession fees
- Donation to our Conservation Fund
- Native tree planting to Carbon Offset your workshop
For more information or to book, visit the official website.