Seascapes and Waterfalls, Dawn to Dusk (Note: this is not for Beginners)


(Places are limited to 8 people plus our team of 3)  A detailed email will be sent to the first ten people that respond to this call.

The aim of the Coromandel workshop is to create a portfolio of dynamic fine art land and seascapes from an intense 6 day road trip with 2 bases.

The Coromandel offers a wide range of environments with iconic Pohutukawa trees, rugged bays and pristine white sands lapped by turquoise waters. Its beauty on a fine day is without measure and on a stormy day the many rock formations are a gift to dramatic B&W landscapes.

Meeting point is a breakfast meeting at Waihi and a detailed briefing of what to expect.

Followed by a short journey to our first mornings shoot.

This workshop uses two bases:

Hahei 3 nights.

Hahei on the east side of the peninsular will have an emphasis on sunrise. This will give us two opportunities of Dawn at Sail Rock

(Te Hoho Rock) Cathedral Cove. During the day we are centralised to strike out to numerous other Bays, we will be able to chop and change according to the weather. We can book the water taxi for a first light shoot at the Blow Hole Cave only accessible from the sea ($85 extra per person) this boat ride also takes in the Hahei coast line and various islands.

The journey across to the other side will take in two other iconic
Coromandel landmarks.

Amodeo Bay 3 nights

Amodeo Bay situated on the west side of the peninsular is prime for sunset. We will have access to an exclusive waterfall not available
to the general public. The west side will allow us to cross back and forth to the east side higher up the coast should the weather dictate.

Please note: we will go out in all conditions, only torrential rain will confine us to base where we will go through Photoshop
processing techniques etc.

Your Workshop Fees includes:

1, All tuition fees, I aim to give every one of you as much one on one time as possible.

2, Accommodation based on 3 nights Hahei, 3 Amodeo Bay to you requirements

3, Food: The coromandel is remote past Whitianga and Coromandel Township, so its easier if we cater for the food.

Each day a light breakfast will be available, this may be after a dawn shoot.

On day’s where we will be out all day we will have a packed lunch available with tea and coffee.

Evening Meal for 5 nights will be home cooking and kiwi style BBQ and Salads. We have budgeted for food on this basis, and any money left in the food kitty will be put to a restaurant meal in Coromandel town with the balance paid by the group. Additional cost will be wine and beer at your own discretion.

Final price to be determined, on an individual basis,
An indicative (approx) price range at this point is $2500 - $3000 per person

NOTE: We have been able to scope out 80% of the cost, the variable is due to not knowing individual requirements, the lesser figure is based on sharing accommodation in lodges (Ladies and Men split) the higher price is based on a best guess of splitting the group up, if you are requiring your own facilities (toilet/shower) the price will fluctuate accordingly.

If you are genuinely interested in this tour please email ken at

Ken Wright Director, Lightwave Photography Limited.

For more images from my road trips click here: Coromandel