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Official Auckland Regional Park Guides

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This Weekend:

Astro photography Workshop at Hunua Falls

Workshop 1: Friday February 15 2019
Workshop 2: Saturday February 16 2019

Learn to photograph the night sky and Milky Way just one hour from the CBD.
Full tuition in camera settings and image editing, using Lightroom, Photoshop and More.

Photograph the milkyway arching over a stunning waterfall!

8pm - 1am

Limited to 10 people


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Milky Way Workshop on Whatipu Beach

Workshop 1: Friday March 1 - Saturday March 2 2019
Workshop 2: Saturday March 2- Sunday March 3 2019

NZ$220 Per Person (inc. GST)
Accommodation $40 extra
Courses run overnight with shooting in the evening and editing over breakfast in the lodge.

Limited to 10 people


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We've partnered with Topic Rentals to rent the gear you need or try something new at a significant discount.

We've partnered with Topic Rentals to rent the gear you need or try something new at a significant discount.

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waipu low light highlights!

March 8 - 10
Waipu, 2 hours north of Auckland.

Two and a half days, two nights.
Accommodation included.
From $390 per person.

  • Photograph glow worms and their cave in natural light

  • Learn how to manage extreme long exposures

  • Build and use light tubes

  • ‘Cave-Painting’ with ultra low light tubes

  • Dramatic light stick portraits

  • Astrophotography and the milky way (weather dependent)


  • Learn advanced noise reduction techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop

  • How to remove distractions and add exceptional clarity in Photoshop

  • Professional colour management with 3D LUT creator

  • Panoramic stitching with ptGUI

  • Bring a list of questions, we’ll cover it all!





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Glow Worms

These are the highlight of the lowlight weekend. We’ve timed the workshop to avoid the rush of tourists, so you’ll have plenty of time to take some stunning long exposures.

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Light Portraits

The entrance of the glow worm caves has a shallow river, ideal for light painted portraits. You’ll learn all about our light tubes, how to make them and how to use them.

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Astrophotography

The workshop is during the New Moon. If the skies are clear we’ll work on some astro photography with splendid views right outside the Glass Barn. You’ll learn how to plan your shoot, camera settings, stitching, grading and posting.

We’re staying at the Glass Barn, a unique venue. There are four rooms inside a giant tropical-themed glass atrium complete with tiki bar, billiard table, hidden reading nooks, steam room, a retro caravan, and much more…

There is ample space for everyone to spread out and relax, get to know the other photographers, do some editing, and just enjoy ourselves after a busy night’s shooting.

We’re also very close to some stunning beaches if you want to head out for a swim. There are bars and restaurants close by in both Waipu and Whangarei.

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From $390 per person

Single Photographer, Private Queen Room: $590 pp

Two Photographers, Shared Queen Room: $490 pp

Single Photographer with non-photographer partner: $590 + $200

Single Photographer, no accommodation: $390

GST Included

Check-in Friday any time from 4pm.
Check-out Sunday 4pm.

The Glass Barn has:

  • two private queen size rooms,

  • one bunk room (two comfortable double beds),

  • and one double bed retro caravan (inside the atrium).

Rooms are allocated in order of reservation.

We recommend a modern DSLR (or mirrorless) with a fast lens (f/2.8 or lower)
Equipment rentals available with a discount through Topic Rentals. Just mention you’re on our workshop.


Any questions at all please contact us

Limited to 8 photographers.
Minimum of 5 required for event to proceed.
In the case of heavy rain we will offer a refund or the chance to defer to another workshop.

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Milky Way Photo Workshop
Muriwai Gannet Colony

July - October 2019
Exact dates TBA

NZ$180 Per Person (inc. GST)

Limited to 10 people

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We've partnered with Topic Rentals to rent the gear you need or try something new at a significant discount.

We've partnered with Topic Rentals to rent the gear you need or try something new at a significant discount.

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Astro photography Workshop at Waitawa Bay

Been & Gone!
We’ll be back in Waitawa Bay Summer of 2020

Learn to photograph the night sky and Milky Way just one hour from the CBD.
Full tuition in camera settings and image editing, using Lightroom, Photoshop and More.

8pm - 1am
$180 per person

Limited to 10 people

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Astro photography Workshop in Duder Regional Park

Been & Gone! Stay Tuned for future workshops!
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newsletter to find out about future events.

Learn to photograph the night sky and Milky Way just 50 minutes from the CBD.
Full tuition in camera settings and image editing, using Lightroom, Photoshop and More.

8pm - 1am

Limited to 10 people