Workshop 2

PSNZ-WSS- James Gibson

A fabulous opportunity to join James Gibson in a stunning location to capture some (Mainly) Mono Landscapes and maybe a bit of Astro.

The Workshop will commence at 3pm on Friday 5th May with attendees arriving at the Forest Lodge which is situated only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch city.   There are seven rooms available with bunk beds. Depending on the number of attendees signed up, the committee will allocate the rooms to the best configuration.  There will be at least two and up to three or 4 people sharing a room.

There will be a meet and greet, workshop introduction in the lounge at the accommodation on Friday night with dinner provided.

On Saturday and Sunday morning you will be under the care of the workshop facilitator who will advise the schedule depending on weather conditions, sunrise & sunset times.  Lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday


Sunday 7th May Checkout by 1pm.


You are required to bring your own breakfast foods, and snacks and drinks that you will require over the weekend.  There is no shop close by!

You will also be required to take a sleeping bag, pillow case, towel as the lodge do not provide these.

Forest Lodge is an off-grid backpacker lodge running predominantly off solar power and a diesel generator. Generator running times vary with the number of guests in-house but in winter are roughly between 7.30am-8.30am and 5pm-9pm, and in summer between 8pm-9pm. Outside of these hours, general facilities will be limited to solar lighting, hot water, oven and gas cooking, and a solar-powered fridge (NO FREEZER). There are several power sockets available for charging electronic devices 24/7

WiFi- Guests will have access to 4G Wi-fi. Please bear in mind it is not high speed and limited to certain areas throughout the lodge. Cell phone coverage is patchy but in certain areas enough to make phone calls and use data. Please be aware that Forest Lodge is located in a remote alpine environment. Weather can change rapidly- even in summertime. Be prepared for the elements!

Due to the nature of the location a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this workshop, and please note you are at some altitude as well.

The Cost of this workshop is $260 per person which includes the workshop, accommodation, Saturday Lunch & Friday & Saturday Dinners.

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