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Kristina Saunders Wetherill (FOX GLACIER) beginners

I have recently attended a West Coast Workshop and WOW I loved it! Mikey and Rina are both extremely professional and knowledgable, encouraging you to ask questions. They are also very patient, kind and friendly.

If you take a class with Mike and Rina you will not be disappointed ~ the classes have all been fantastic experiences, meeting new friends. I so thoroughly enjoyed and can't wait to attend more!!


Rina has done a photography course in golden bay that I attended. She has taught me a lot about my camera and how to use it efficiently. She has made me a lot more confident in using my camera making the photos I take a lot sharper. She has got a great sense of humour and fitted into our household quiet well.


I must also thank Rina for convening the most memorable few days I had in NZ at the West Coast Photo Workshop 2015. Unforgettable place and met some lovely people. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED it truly was the highlight of my New Zealand travels. Rina, I can't thank you enough for your hospitality and sharing the magical part of the world you call home.


I love your ability to "see" what others don't see, and your instinctive ability to enhance with subtle colour. In addition, I love your willingness to share your knowledge and skills, and your mentoring/encouragement for amateurs like me. Wish I lived closer!


Rina's work has always inspired me from her landscapes to her personal touch on weddings and portraits. I was lucky enough to attend a workshop in Fox with her in 2015.


This was my first ever venture into attending a photography workshop. There is so much available on the web that you can read/view for hours and hours and still not get to the nuts and bolts. With Rina and Mikey and the West Coast setting the opportunity is given to give it all a go.

They offer assistance in camera setups, composition and settings no matter what your level of skill. They recognise everyone sees it different and provide the advise to bolster your confidence in what you shoot. Later 'the homely sit around the table' sessions give you a chance to play around with your shots in post-processing with further great assistance and advise. You can't help but leave this workshop with added confidence and inspiration.