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Meghan Maloney
4 Jun

The Catlins (4 day, 3 night) Landscape Photography Workshop

Dunedin, Otago
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
4 Jun
The Catlins (4 day, 3 night) Landscape Photography Workshop
Dunedin, Otago
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
4 Jun
The Catlins (4 day, 3 night) Landscape Photography Workshop
Dunedin, Otago
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R III
Capture waterfalls, seascapes, lighthouses and astro in The Catlins

About the event

Join me and my special co-host award-winning Sony astrophotographer Laurie Winter for an epic long weekend of landscape and astrophotography adventures in one of NZ's most remote and photogenic locations - The Catlins. Home to endless amazing waterfalls, lighthouse and seascapes there will be an amazing variety of locations to choose from to hone your photography skills while learning many different settings and techniques to improve your results.

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

Friday 2pm

The workshop will commence at 2pm at the accommodation in Dunedin. If you need a pick up from Dunedin Airport, this will be available at approximately 12pm.

We will have an introduction to the weekend before heading out to shoot sunset at a local beach. We will decide on the exact location on the day based on weather conditions in the area. If the skies are clear we'll stay out to shoot astro at one of the beaches before dinner.

Saturday

Sunrise will be at Hoopers Inlet or another iconic Dunedin coastal location taking in the beautiful swirling seascapes and rock formations in the area.

After breakfast, we head south to The Catlins towards Curio Bay with plenty of stops along the way for photography including  McLean Falls, undoubtedly one of NZ's most impressive waterfalls. There are many opportunities to photograph in this location, both the upper and lower waterfall and the forest along the way - you wont believe the birdsong here!

After an afternoon editing session, we'll head out and shoot sunset and astro at Waipapa Point Lighthouse before returning to Curio Bay for the night.

Sunday

We'll greet the day with sunrise along the wild and windswept Curio Bay headland cliffs, before spending the morning processing our images. Then we'll head north to Kaka Point via Matai Falls and Purakaunui Falls. Sunset will be at the amazing Nugget Point lighthouse before the final astro session of the workshop.

Monday

Our final morning will be spent at Nugget Point lighthouse watching the sun rise over the ocean at one of NZ's most amazing coastal locations. From here we'll pack up and return to Dunedin approx 12pm.

Note: This is an approximate itinerary only and will change based on weather conditions on the day, so it is possible that not all locations listed will be visited.

Additional Workshop Info

  • Accommodation will be single share in AirBnB style accommodation (there is more than one property booked in some locations)
  • As the locations are remote, it is likely you will need to bring food for some meals (this will be confirmed closer to the time)
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions for the workshop.

Fees and Payment

  • The full workshop fee is $1,599 NZD
  • 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 (4 April) 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

More information on the workshop is available on Meghan's website - The Catlins Landscape Photography Workshop.

Techniques covered

  • Hands on tuition from two of NZ's leading landscape/astro photographers 
  • 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 due to the remote locations covered 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, you will need to find somewhere to leave your car securely for the weekend (possibly Dunedin Airport).
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.
4 Jun 2021, 2:00PM - 7 June 2021, 12:00PM
Suitable for all levels
4 going, 2 spot(s) left
NZ$399 per/person    Book now

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