2016 Kaimai Mamaku Forest Waterfalls Workshop.
Comments from our students.


Richard Brooker, THE { UNTRAINED } EYE

Richard took this fantastic image of "Pump House Falls" captured in the late afternoon with golden light, Stunning!


"I attended Ken's 2 day Waterfall Workshop in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest.  During the weekend Ken took us to 5 different waterfalls and explained the pro's and con's around how to photograph them, explaining both the technical and aesthetic aspects he uses to produce a good looking image. 
The trip was well organised, well fed and watered and the information he provides around photography and post editing techniques is very good.
I know that I will be pinching a number of his techniques.

The weekend is geared towards people with a good understanding of photography, but he is also capable of bringing novices up to a level where the quality of their images will improve by leaps and bounds.

I recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn how to use a longer exposure, photograph waterfalls that are not open to the public and is keen on seeing New Zealand in it's more natural state.  (Good shoes are a necessity)."

Richard Brooker 2016.


Tony Gorham, Torchlight Photography

A different take on Pump House Falls from Tony 2016.



Ken, congratulations on yet another outstanding course. Just back form your Kaimai weekend, tired but blown away by the location, quality of the training and the food was pretty damn good too. This is my third trip with Lightwave and they just keep getting better. Thanks for and awesome time, as they say.





Kaimai Workshop 2017 Crew

Sharon Love, Bryce Cole, Graham Kent, Tony Gorham, Colin Cropach, Cecilia Frost, Shelly Mitchel, Tony Paltridge, Steve Allan and me.


Bryce Cole, Shot Photography


Washed out path taken just below Ngatuhoa Falls 2017


My partner and I attended Kens 2 day waterfall workshop in the Kaimai Mamaku forest. It was a great weekend of hiking and photography.

A lovely group of people, fantastic  food and accommodation, with learning new photo and post processing techniques thrown in for good measure. This was my first workshop with Ken, but are already planning to do more.  The location was wonderful and certainly offered up a huge amount of photo opportunities. Would certainly recommend doing this workshop to anyone wanting beautiful waterfalls and water scenes using slow shutter speeds.