We will be based at Hahei, on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, which offers the perfect place for long exposure photography, wild coastlines, waterfalls and classic jetties.
With landscape photographers Richard Young and Ken Wright as your tutors, this 4-day long exposure photography workshop showcases the best of the Coromandel’s coastal scenery. Long exposure photography requires the use of Neutral Density (ND) filters to enable longer shutter speeds, which can capture the beautiful and often surprising effects of movement in the water and clouds.
Capturing images like this requires good technique, by joining this workshop you’ll be guided through advanced use of in ND filters along with HDR techniques, and in the process, learn how to take compelling coastal photographs.
After airport and CBD hotel pickups we depart Auckland for Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula. The Coromandel Peninsula is a mountainous finger of land, formed from old volcanoes, and separated from Auckland by the Firth of Thames, a shallow expanse of sea home to many wading seabirds.
After arriving in the hotel we use the conference room we will run through our introductory programme about the finer points of capturing a long exposure photograph and advanced settings for HDR photography. Later in the afternoon will see us heading out for our first long exposure shot on the areas stunning coastline, and Coromandel sunset.
The day starts with a sunrise shoot over Cathedral Cove, famous as the location of Cair Paravel in the Narnia films, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, and ‘Prince Caspian.’ After photographing the cove and its impressive arch. We spend the rest of the day photographing the beaches, forests and waterfalls of the Coromandel Peninsula. With the terrain rising steeply to mountains, many of the area’s streams boast photogenic waterfalls. Sunset will be spent at one of the Coromandel’s bays. We will be utilising the long exposure and HDR techniques that we have learned to take some unique photographs.
We will spend this morning in the hotel conference room to offer some group critique of the photographs from the last days and in-depth post-production session covering the processing of long exposure, black and white images and merging HDR shots. This afternoon we shall head out on a boat trip from Hahei to capture an alternative view of the coastline. After our boat trip, we explore one of the many beautiful bays to take advantage of these swathes of colour and further practice some long exposure techniques and finish up with a sunset.
Another early morning sunrise allows you to hone your field technique and capture some more of the areas stunning beaches. After breakfast, we will then use the hotel's conference room for an in-depth post-production session covering the processing of long exposure, black and white images and merging HDR shots. We will help you process your best image from the workshop and produce a finished 16x22" fine art print to take home. In the afternoon, we drive back to Auckland to meet connecting flights to the main centres.
- Tuition by Ken Wright & Richard Young
- Boat charter in the Coromandel
- 3 nights hotel accommodation at The Church Hotel in Hahei
- 3 cooked breakfasts at The Church Hotel in Hahei
- 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
- Transport during the tour
- Auckland pickup/drop-off
- DOC concession fees
- Donation to our Conservation Fund
- Native tree planting to Carbon Offset your workshop
For more information or to book, go visit the official website.