Advocate
Meghan Maloney
9 Jul

High Country Mountains and Lakes Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)

Canterbury
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
9 Jul
High Country Mountains and Lakes Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)
Canterbury
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
9 Jul
High Country Mountains and Lakes Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)
Canterbury
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV
Capture crystal clear lakes reflecting mountain vistas in NZ's high country

About the event

Overview

Explore the amazing high country mountains and lakes in the Ashburton Lakes area while honing your photography skills. Staying at Lake Heron Station in the heart of the Canterbury high country, we will explore and capture this remote and beautiful area of New Zealand in detail over 4 days. A scenic flight will also be available during our stay to capture the awesome mountain vistas of the Southern Alps.

What you'll learn

During the weekend you'll learn a variety of techniques to improve your composition, master your camera's settings and use filters to enhance the images you capture. I'll help you to perfect more advanced techniques such as focus stacking and exposure bracketing to improve your results when photographing challenging landscape and astro scenes. You'll also learn how to take the potential from your RAW images and turn it into images that will wow through the use of both Lightroom and Photoshop. And of course we'll have a ton of fun and adventures along the way too. 

Please note the full workshop fee is $1,599NZD - see Fees and Payment below.

Friday 10am

Transport will leave at 10am from Christchurch Airport . If you prefer to travel directly to the workshop, you will need to be at Lake Heron Station by 2pm.

Upon arrival, we will have an introduction to the weekend before heading out to shoot sunset near Lake Heron Station.

Saturday/Sunday

Over the course of the weekend we will explore and photograph the beautiful Ashburton Lakes region including Lake Heron, Lake Camp and Lake Clearwater. We'll also explore the Rangitata valley and Mount Sunday (Edoras in Lord of the Rings) with views to the magnificent Mt D'Archaic and the Cloudy Peak Range. During our stay at Lake Heron Station, we'll have also time to explore the farm via 4WD, and in the evenings capture the amazing Milky Way over the mountains and lakes in the area.

On one of the mornings we plan to take to the skies to explore the area with a 1 hour scenic flight over the mountains during sunrise and golden hour.

We will also incorporate two editing sessions during the weekend to maximise your knowledge and learning of the best post-processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Monday 2pm

After a final sunrise session, we will leave Lake Heron at approximately 10am for a 2pm arrival at Christchurch Airport.

Additional Workshop Info

  • Accommodation will be single share at Lake Heron Station
  • As the location is remote, you will need to bring all the food you will need for the duration of the workshop (there are full self-catering facilities available).
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions regarding the cancellation policy for this workshop.

Fees and Payment

  • The full workshop fee is $1,599 NZD (the scenic flight will be an additional $300)
  • A deposit of $399 is required to be paid via Sony Scene to secure your place for this event
  • The remaining $1,200 is to be paid no later than 60 days prior to the event (9 May) and is payable to Meghan Maloney Photography via bank transfer or credit card (3% surcharge applies)
  • Payment plans are also available (additional $100 administration fee) - please enquire

For more information, check out the workshop on Meghan's website - High Country Mountains and Lakes Workshop.

Techniques covered

  • Hands on tuition from a leading NZ landscape photographer
  • Mastering the manual settings on your camera
  • The art of good composition
  • Advanced techniques such as focus and noise stacking and exposure bracketing
  • Use of KASE neutral density and polariser filters while in the field
  • Planning and executing a successful photography shootIn-the-field experience at a variety of stunning New Zealand locations
  • Expert advice on how to create stunning images in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Advice on using social media to showcase your photography
  • Use of Sony cameras and lenses

What to bring

  • Camera Lenses (due to the many opportunities for zoom shots in this region, it is recommend that you bring both a wide angle lens AND a lens capable of up to 200-300mm zoom)
  • STURDY tripod - very important
  • Torch or head torch
  • Spare batteries and charger (plenty of batteries to last a whole day of shooting!)
  • Laptop
  • Memory cards and adapter to link with laptop for editing
  • Remote shutter control (needed if there is an opportunity to try star trails)
  • Neutral density filters (if you own these - a selection will be available to borrow during the weekend)
  • Wet weather and warm gear (waterproof jacket, hiking boots, a small umbrella or waterproof camera sleeve, hat and gloves)
  • All food and drink for the duration of the workshop
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

As the workshop is based in a remote location, you will need to bring all your own food. There are full self-catering facilities available at the accommodation.
You will need to arrange parking for 4 days at Christchurch Airport if you are starting and finishing the workshop there.
No. You will need to make your own way to Christchurch Airport. A scenic flight is planned during the workshop at a cost of approximately $300 NZD.
Yes. Accommodation is in single share accommodation at Lake Heron Station.
Please contact Meghan Maloney at photos@meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz.
9 Jul 2021, 10:00AM - 12 July 2021, 2:00PM
Suitable for all levels
1 going, 2 spot(s) left
NZ$399 per/person    Book now

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Meghan Maloney

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