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Meghan Maloney
14 May

Mountains to Sea: Taranaki Landscape Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)

New Plymouth, Taranaki
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Meghan Maloney
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Meghan Maloney
14 May
Mountains to Sea: Taranaki Landscape Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)
New Plymouth, Taranaki
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R II (A7RM2)
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
14 May
Mountains to Sea: Taranaki Landscape Photography Workshop (4 day, 3 night)
New Plymouth, Taranaki
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R II (A7RM2)
Capture mountain views and unique seascapes in Taranaki - Like No Other

About the event

Explore and capture Taranaki, the amazing region of NZ which lives up to its 'like no other' tagline. Taranaki has an incredible variety of scenery to experience - mountain vistas, tranquil lakes, unique coastal seascapes and lush forest and river scenes. Having visited this area my whole life, I know it well and it will be my pleasure to share all the best photography spots with you!

On this 4-day, 3 night workshop, you'll learn how to master your camera's settings so that shooting in manual and using your camera's tools is a breeze. I'll share tips on how to improve your composition for any situation and show you how filters will enhance the images you capture. There will also be opportunities to learn more advanced techniques such as focus stacking and exposure bracketing which will make a real difference to your results. Then we'll spend time editing in Lightroom (and Photoshop) showing you how you can transform your RAW data into breathtaking final images. 

Friday 10.00am-1.00pm

Transport will leave at 10.00am from Cambridge/Hamilton. If you prefer to travel directly to the workshop accommodation, you will need to be at the AirBnB in New Plymouth by 1.00pm.

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

Saturday/Sunday

Over the course of the weekend we will explore and photograph an amazing variety of scenery throughout the Taranaki region utilising the conditions available to choose the best locations for each shoot. If the skies are clear, we will also find some unique locations to shoot astrophotography during the weekend.

Due to the extremely changeable conditions in Taranaki, we cannot guarantee that we will see the mountain during the weekend, however running the workshop over 4 days gives us the best possible chance to experience clear skies for some of the time. Taranaki is home to many incredible locations that don't require the mountain in frame so there will be plenty to photograph even without the mountain in view.

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 12pm

After a final sunrise session and group breakfast, the workshop will conclude at approx 12pm to allow everyone to travel home.

Additional Workshop Info

  • Accommodation will be single share rooms at an AirBnB near Mt Taranaki with easy access to many of the locations we will visit.
  • You may need to bring some food and snacks. More information will be available closer to the time.
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions regarding the cancellation policy for this workshop

Fees and Payment

The full workshop fee is $1,399 NZD and is payable via Sony Scene to secure your place for the event.

Techniques covered

  • Hands on tuition from a leading NZ landscape photographer 
  • Mastering the manual settings on your camera 
  • The art of good composition 
  • Use of KASE neutral density and polariser filters while in the field 
  • Planning and executing a successful photography shoot 
  • In-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 and lenses (both a wide angle lens as well as a zoom lens) 
  • STURDY tripod - very important to ensure sharp focus in windy conditions 
  • Torch or head torch 
  • Spare batteries and charger (we go through a lot of batteries in one day sometimes without stopping anywhere to charge them) 
  • Laptop and way to connect your memory cards 
  • 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) 
  • Food (a list of which meals you need to cover will be provided) 
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

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

No. Where available we will eat out at cafes but you will need to bring your own food for some of the workshop. This will be confirmed closer to the time.
If you are travelling by car to the workshop, there will be parking available at the accommodation.
3 nights AirBnB accommodation - all participants will have their own rooms. Transport for the duration of the workshop in a 12-seater van.
Yes, all accommodation is provided.
Please contact Meghan via photos@meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz for more information.
14 May 2021, 1:00PM - 17 May 2021, 12:00PM
Suitable for all levels
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NZ$1,399 per/person    

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