Photography camera workshop Wellington

 Everyone's a Photographer until Manual! 

LANDSCAPE Photography Workshop Weekend

Sat 10 Sept 2022 - 12pm to 6.30pm
Sun 11 Sept 2022 - 7
am – 2.30pm

 Bannockburn, Central Otago

Weekend Workshop
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With pro photographer, Celia Walmsley 






Seem to take the same landscape photos again and again?

Want to know how to make your landscapes more memorable and dramatic? 

Want to move your Landscape photography up a level or 2?

Want to create share worthy, wall worthy art work?

Then this Landscape Photography Workshop is for you!




Stepping up your Landscape photography

Creating dramatic Landscape images you're proud of

Editing your landscape photos to make them pop

So that you are proud to share your images and put them on the wall!

After all Everyone's a Photographer until Manual!



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Thank you for a great day and lot's of fun :-)"
Mandy (participant)




$295 per person for the 2-day weekend workshop 

(Yes student discount available) 

Register through Lil Regie secure ticketing portal below





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This is a combo of class learning and field trip over the weekend

Saturday 12pm to 6.30 (or 7pm)

  • We start in the afternoon at the Bannockburn Hall with examining landscape photos, learning technique and tips for landscape photography
  • We practice settings, composition and other key tips
  • We then head out in the afternoon to a couple of magnificent locations such as the Sluicings to catch the afternoon light and golden hour (1 hour before sunset) to create images. Sunset 6.23pm

Sunday 7am to 2.30pm

  • We start early in the morning at a stunning location ready to catch the sunrise and morning light.  Sunrise 7am.
  • We return to the Hall to review your photos from both days
  • Review all that you've learnt
  • Then you choose your favourite image of the weekend and we practice editing your photos to really make them pop! 

What We Cover

  • composition - the golden rules and how to break them
  • crop & framing
  • light - what makes your landscapes eye catching
  • camera settings - using semi auto and manual controls
  • creating the focal point & leading lines 
  • what makes a landscape image stand out from the rest
  • contrast - putting punch in your images
  • lenses & gear for landscape photography
  • dealing with challenging situations
  • creative landscape photography tips 
  • practice through field trips to different locations in different lights
  • Editing your favourite landscape of the weekend




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Beyond-beginner and intermediate photography enthusiasts with a DSLR, mirrorless camera or camera with manual & semi auto controls who want to take their photography up a level

Those who have attended the Everyone's a Photographer Level 1 & 2 workshops 

Photography enthusiasts who can use their camera in semi auto (Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority) or manual mode

NB: This workshop is not about cell phone photos or cameras with no manual features


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Saturday 12pm to 6.30 or 7pm to catch the golden hour before sunset (6.23pm)
Sunday 7am to 2.30pm to catch the blue hour after sunrise (7am)
with half hour break for lunch and some travel time to locations  
This is a full weekend workshop


$295 per person for weekend




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  • Move your landscape photography up a level or 2!
  • A boost in confidence in your photography
  • Eye catching landscapes you'll be proud of
  • Photos you'll want to share and and put on the wall




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"Thank you so much for the amazing workshop.  My photos are streaks ahead already". 
Lucy (participant)






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“This workshop was the confidence booster I needed to take my photography skill to the next level. 
The skills I learned today will help me at work and at home”. 
Brad (participant)




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Full-2 day weekend workshop  
Practical exercises
Comprehensive workbook
Experienced tuition from professional photographer, Celia Walmsley
Learning in a small group (usually 8-10 people)
Personal attention
Loads of fun and laughs



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Hi I'm Celia

I'm a full time professional photographer specialising in dance, performing arts, portraiture, weddings, headshots and branding - all about people. 

I come from a family of professional photographers and have photographed all my life. I'm honoured to have photographed many of the worlds greats dance companies and am one of the approved photographers for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. 

I have a Master of Fine Arts and my artwork centres on collaborations with dancers and choreographers and the relationship between still and moving images.

My work is represented by the Eade Gallery in Clyde and I exhibit at the Across the Bridge Arts Festival exhibition each year. 

See more of my work at  www.stagebox.co.nz 




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      • Your camera, lenses, batteries and cards (check your batteries are charged)
      • Tripod if you have one
      • Cable, blu tooth or card reader to download your photos
      • Your camera’s MANUAL. If you can’t find it, download it from the internet 
      • Examples of your favourite landscape photographs (on phone, device or print)
      • Pen and paper
        • Warm jacket, gloves, boots, scarf, hat, weather proof bag for camera as we will work outside

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      • Laptop or tablet with your choice of photo editing software e.g. trial version of Lightroom and Photoshop or any free editing software of your choice
      • If you have no experience in editing or have no editing software I will edit your favourite photo of the weekend for you
      • Lunch for both days 






We will take breaks for lunch & snacks – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH & SNACKS
This saves time for more practice and means you can cater for your dietary requirements.

Tea, coffee, water and cookies provided. 


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“Really worth the time especially if you have a camera that you aren’t taking advantage of. 
You’ll discover a new world to explore”. 
Ash (participant)







What about NZ Government Covid Alert Level 

In the event of a change in NZ government COVID regulations, where the workshop is not able to go ahead as planned, an alternative date will be arranged.  If you are unable to make the alternative date a full refund would be given.

What about social distancing and masks?

The Hall is big and the group is small so there is plenty of room. 
The Landscape workshop will be a combo of inside and outside work. 
At this point, as we still have active cases in the area, I recommend we wear masks inside or while working close together.  If the situation changes we can review this.  We can take masks off when working outside.  The venue is booked for exclusive.  

Do I get a workbook?

Yes you receive a comprehensive workbook with information and exercises to complete through the workshop

Not sure if this is for you?

Please call or text me on 021 583 124 and we can chat


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coronation hallVENUE

The workshop will be held at the spacious Coronation Hall, Hall Road, Bannockburn, Central Otago 9384
Bannockburn is 5 mins drive from Cromwell, 50 mins drive from Wanaka and Queenstown.  Full details on registration.