Experience the beauty and grandeur of the South Island of New Zealand. You’ll capture incredible desert, rain-forest and mountainous landscapes that will make your jaw drop in awe. This 6-day free-roam timelapse workshop will teach you how to capture captivating and dynamic timelapse shots using a simple tripod + camera setup along with provided 3-axis motion controlled units.
What does Free-roam mean exactly? It means there will be structured group time (where we will teach you) and also time for you to explore the area on your own to show off your new skills!
This course is focused heavily on sunset and astro timelapse photography. You’ll learn how to shoot, process, and render your shots like the pros do in Hollywood!
New Zealand is a photographers paradise. During any of the adventures you choose, you’ll encounter magical rain forests, endless deserts, and snow capped mountains (and potentially a glacier or two!).
This workshop will be aimed at capturing exotic landscapes and the beautiful night skies that New Zealand has to offer. You’ll learn how to not only shoot gorgeous astro-photography you’ll also learn how to capture it in motion using timelapse photography.
Our gurus have timed this workshop to coincide with the last stage of the moon phase so that the nights are the darkest and blackest possible. You’ll experience the Milkyway and constellations like never before. After learning how to shoot astro-timelapse photography you’ll also learn how to put it together using programs like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe After Effects.
The majority of workshop shooting locations will happen in late afternoon into early morning, leaving time for processing imagery and exploring the scenery before hand.
Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Breath-taking views on the lake lead to a vast and diverse landscape as you travel west towards the ocean. The city is the perfect place to begin your New Zealand adventure!
Wanaka, a resort town on New Zealand’s South Island, is set on the southern end of its namesake lake with views of snowcapped mountains. It’s the gateway to the Southern Alps’ Mount Aspiring National Park, a wilderness of glaciers, beech forests and alpine lakes.
Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand and also has some of the best views in the country. At night the mountain silhouettes the stars and milkyway making it the perfect location to shoot astro-photography. Light pollution is non-existent enabling you to see everything in the night sky.
Andrew ‘Drew’ Geraci is a passionate and award winning photographer/cinematographer who has been in the media industry for over 15 years. At 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Mass Communication specialist. During his time in the Navy, he was deployed to aircraft carriers, exotic overseas locations, and traveled the globe documenting military activities. After nearly a decade of service he hung up his uniform and signed on a as Senior Multimedia Producer for the Washington Times in Washington, DC. His role as a visual story-teller and leader would eventually lead him to create his own business which he currently operates and owns – District 7 Media.
Drew has an affinity for creating brilliantly colored and high impact HDR motion time-lapse productions. His notoriety rose when he landed a job working with David Fincher to create the now iconic House of Cards opening credits on NETFLIX. His work has also appeared in shows/advertisements produced by the NFL, HBO, Redbull, Sony, Apple, Nike, Discovery Channel, Cartier and more.
Stephen Patience is an accomplished film maker specializing in motion-control time-lapse photography. To his credit, Stephen has twice been a ‘winner’ for time-lapse in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year. He has been engaged to produced time-lapse for TV and his work has been published and used in other international film media. As someone once said: ‘Stephen Patience – what a great surname for someone who does time-lapse’.
See Stephen’s website