Epic West Coast Workshop

7 Nights – 2 workshops in 2017

See the West Coast like never before!

Time to get out of the big smoke and join us on our BIGGEST workshop ever!

With Rina Sjardin-Thompson and Mike MacKinven as your hosts, we will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! From Heli-hikes to camping on a glacier, boat trips and doors off heli shooting, this workshop has it all!.

This workshop is aimed at intermediate-advanced photographers, though we welcome beginners with a huge sense of adventure!

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Adventurers West Coast Workshops

5 Nights – 6 workshops in 2017

Know your camera, explore your country!

Adventure in New Zealand, knows no bounds!

With Rina Sjardin-Thompson and Mike MacKinven as your hosts, we will take you on the adventure of a lifetime! West Coast is home to Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, beautiful tranquil lakes and amazing rugged coastlines.

This workshop is designed for all photographic abilities. 5 nights seems like a long time, but there's never enough time to see what the West Coast has to offer.

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Beginners West Coast Workshops

3 Nights – 5 workshops in 2017

Learn the basics to the extreme

Take your new camera to the next level!

With Rina Sjardin-Thompson and Mike MacKinven as your hosts, we will help you learn the basics of your camera, practicing on some of New Zealand’s most incredible landscapes!

These workshops are designed for Beginners, however we welcome any experienced or photography hobbyist to come along.

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Who are we?

Your tutors and guides

Rina Sjardin-Thompson has had multiple images featured in New Zealand Geographic Magazine, plus is regularly published in a variety of other newspapers, journal and magazines. Successfully running workshops for beginners for over two years, Rina is passionate about sharing her knowledge of traditional, unedited photography, preferring to keep her work "basic and simple”, and “allowing the landscape to speak for itself".

Mike MacKinven is an award winning Photographer, Creative Guru, and Crazy Cat Guy. By day he's a freelance Art Director and Designer – working in the Advertising Industry. By night, he's usually out shooting the stars and teaching Astrophotography.

We work great as a team, to get the best experience for everyone who comes on our adventures.

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