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Join Craig Mckenzie for a bird photography masterclass on the secluded Kapiti island, Paraparaumu.

Craig is an acclaimed wildlife photographer, having taken nature images for NZ Geographic and other publications, including an image used on a New Zealand Stamp! He loves sharing his passion with fellow photographers, including his extensive knowledge of capturing stunning nature images.

With the spoonbills nesting at the northern end of the island (and access restricted to avoid disturbing the birds) we shall head to the central tracks around Rangatira for a day of exploring the native bush tracks, looking at honing our skills in capturing sharp, emotive images of the wildlife – takahe, tieke, kakariki, whitehead, weka and plenty more. The tracks are easily navigable and gentle so you don’t need to be a mountain goat to get amongst the wildlife. Even so, long lenses are recommended!

We will meet on Friday evening for a talk, covering how Craig captures his images and explaining what to expect for the following day; composition tips and techniques, settings and how to get into position for the best shot. On Saturday morning we shall head out to the island to put into practise the techniques learned in an accessible environment. After lunch and a bit more exploring, we will head back to the mainland and head out to the Waikanae estuary for a second opportunity, until the light fades.

In the event of bad weather and the boat is unable to go, we will spend the day exploring the local nature locations and the boat fee section of your registration costs will be refunded.

This Workshop is limited to 30 participants
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If you have any questions, please contact the Workshop Coordinator, James Gibson here

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