Upcoming Waikanae Workshops

Date Availability


11.11.11 yep $500
11.11.11 nope none $500
11.11.11 nope none $500


General Information
Start/Finish: The course starts at 7pm on Friday and finishes at 3pm on Sunday.
Deposit: $150 per person
Group size: Maximum 4 photographers
Where we stay: depends on the number of participants.

* special discounts are available for non-participating partners or if you are a couple. Please use the contact button below for further information. If you have any further questions about the trip I'll be happy to answer them for you. e-mail me at Boney and I'll get right back to you lickety-split.

Trip Details

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Introductions with the group and a chat about photography. It's a great opportunity to get acquainted and get an idea of what's in store for the weekend ahead. Hopefully you guys and girls will bring some photos on your trusty laptop or memory stick to share with the group. At the end of the night I will be give an introductory talk about landscape photography and what we will be learning the following day, some pointers for you to mull over in your sleep.

hour before sunrise 6:30 - 8:30am
First light: On location for sunrise.

8:30 - 11:00am
Back for Breakfast and download your mornings efforts.

11:00am - 12:30pm
Critique session & digital workflow. We will select two or three shots from each member to discuss and Boney will show you how get the best out of the image and the steps involved from RAW file to ready to print.

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Lunch and snooze out time.

2:30 -4:30pm
Back outside to tame the beast, learn about aperture settings exposure compensation and exposure bracketing.

4:00 - 6:00pm
Dinner with the group and rest time.

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Shoot the birds, people on the beach and finish off with the sunset the dying light.

6:30 - 8:30am
Sunrise. Another morning and another chance at nailing the sunrise

8:30 - 10:00am
Breakfast. Back to the hotel for some food and warmth and to relax for an hour.

11:00 - 1:00pm
Photo Critiques of images we captured throughout the weekend & Photoshop tools and techniques and one last chance to at practicing anything you don't feel that you understand.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lunch at Hotel & Close of workshop.

Getting to and from the workshop
Waikanae is around 1 hour away from Wellington.

If you wish to be picked up on the day of the workshop let me know, I can pick you up at Paraparaumu train station no later than 5pm or Upper Hutt station no later than 3:00pm. other than that I will meet you at the Motel at 6:30pm

Returning from the workshop
Please be aware that could drop you off in Paraparaumu after the workshop ends.

After the workshop finishes and if its a fine day I will be on location till after dark doing what I love doing, taking in the wildlife and the sunset. This is my own personal time, but if your still around you are indeed welcome to come out with me, only this time I will have my camera and because I will be wanting to get some photos for myself you will be treated more as a fellow photographer than a client.










What's included

• 2 Nights Bed, Breakfast.
• Transportation between shooting locations.
• One to One Guidance & Group Guidance.
• Digital darkroom post processing techniques with Lightroom and photoshop.
• notes.

What's not included
• Main meals and snacks.
• Alcohol and sweet drinks.

Equipment needed
• Digital SLR camera.
• A understanding of how to adjust your camera's basic settings.
• Windproof top and warm clothing.
• A tripod. I can supply up to two.

What would be handy
• Laptop with Lightroom and or Photoshop.
• Neutral density graduated filters.
• Thermos.
• A selection of six of your favorite images you have taken to date stored on either a memory stick,DVD or on your laptop.
• Your camera hand book.

Fitness level
Easy flat sandy seashore with a 10min hike out to the river mouth again over sand with your tripod and backpack.

Payment Details
Aussie's and Kiwi's make payments via direct credit to my account.
Simply e-mail me and I will send you my account details a $150 deposits is required.

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Contact Details
E-mail me
Land line 04 5262171
Cell phone 027 540 5220
















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