Join Gail Stent & Ken Wright for a 4-day photography workshop on the awe-inspiring Taranaki coast to improve your landscape & coastal photography. If any New Zealand volcano has the perfect shape, it is Mt Taranaki⁠—which, at 2518m, is the second-highest peak in the North Island. This volcano forms the centrepiece of Egmont National Park, one of the country’s oldest national parks. We will explore the many contrasting photography opportunities from mountain to sea.
We will be based for 3 nights in the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas, just outside New Plymouth with the use of a conference room for image review and post-processing sessions. If flying into New Plymouth we can offer you airport pickup or meet you at the hotel if you are driving to the workshop. LEARN
Coastal landscape photography
Long exposure photography
Waterfall & forest photography ITINERARY
DAY 1
The tour will start at 12 pm at the hotel, or if you are flying to New Plymouth we will pick up from the Airport mid morning. After assembling, we will run through some tuition sessions covering long exposure photography and tutorials on composition. Later in the afternoon we will head out to the coast, capturing the sun setting over a dramatic coastline—a scene including volcanoes that have eroded into offshore islands.
DAY 2
We will explore Egmont National Park and its wonderfully stunted forest and shapely waterfalls flowing over old lava escarpments offer excellent photographic opportunities. Heading into the national park, you will learn to shoot a diverse range of subjects including classic landscape, mountain, waterfall and forest photography. This afternoon, we can journey further south⁠—to the North Island’s western-most point at Cape Egmont, well known for its iconic lighthouse⁠ to capture sunset here.
DAY 3
Today we will journey further north along the wild and dramatic coastline, with so many stunning beaches we are spoilt for choice and spend the day capturing the coastline. Tonight we will shoot sunset on one of the dramatic black sand beaches with views back to Mt Taranaki⁠.
DAY 4
Today we will capture the coastal sunrise, heading out once again to one of the amazing local beaches with a view of the mountain. After this we will spend the rest of the morning reviewing over some of the work from the last 3 days, offering critique and advice on post processing, the workshop will finish after lunch with return transport provided back to New Plymouth airport for those flying back out. INCLUDES
Tuition by Gail Stent & Ken Wright
3 nights accommodation at the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas - Shared villa (Lodge upgrade available please email us to request a price)
3 breakfasts at the Ahu Ahu Beach Villas
Transport during the workshop
DOC (National Park) concession fees
Copy of our Pocket Guide to Landscape & Wildlife Photography
Donation to our Conservation Fund
Native tree planting to Carbon Offset your tour

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  • alarm Duration: 5760
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1 Max 8

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  • Packages start from NZ$3295.00pp

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