Wildlife Photography Masterclass – Otago

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4 Day Masterclass
18th-21st May 2024
19th-22nd October 2024
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
Max People : 8


With Wildlife Photographers 


Print Your Best Images 


Private Boat Charter 


Historic Larnach Castle 


Edin Whitehead

Wildlife Photography Expert

Edin is seabird scientist based in Auckland and an award-winning wildlife photographer. A mix of research, volunteering and expedition guiding sees her working in some of the most remote places in Aotearoa.

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Tony Whitehead

Wildlife Photography Expert

Tony Whitehead is obsessed with nature photography and specifically birds in flight. A three-time New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year finalist.

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The workshop is based at the Larnach Castle in Dunedin. If you are arriving via Dunedin airport we can pick you up the morning of the workshop, or you can meet us at Larnach Castle. On the last day, we can drop you back at Dunedin Airport to connect with late afternoon flights.

Start time on day 1: The workshop will start at 12 pm at Larnach Castle. Flights must land in Dunedin before 9:30 am so the group can travel out to the Castle together.
Finish time on day 4: The workshop will finish in time to be in Dunedin by 4 pm on the last day to connect with late flights.


Our workshops run with a maximum group size of 8 and 2 tutors, offering 1:4 ratio of tutors to guests. Limiting class sizes ensures we provide you with the best learning environment possible, including expert guidance, instruction, and personal attention according to your learning style. Smaller groups of up to 4 may only be led by one tutor.


A minimum level of physical activity is necessary to enjoy the workshop. All locations we shoot will be within an easy walk along the coastline, but sometimes over rocky beaches carrying your own equipment. One beach has a downhill walk to assess it. If fitness or mobility is an issue please let us know – there are often locations which offer great shooting possibilities close to the road or our accommodation, or sometimes we also have the option to split the group.


Ideally, you will have a basic knowledge of photography and be comfortable adjusting camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. The aim of our masterclass workshops is to cover more advanced creative camera control and help you to further develop your own style and vision. You will also receive free access to our Online Essential Landscape Photography Course to make sure you are camera ready for the workshop.


Camera Equipment: Our workshops focus on how to use your camera, not your type of camera. A basic list of recommended camera equipment can be found here

Clothing: A list of recommended clothing to wear on the workshop can be found here


A non-refundable deposit of NZD$400.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop.

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.

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Beverley Howard

Solo Traveller

From beginning to end this 4 day Workshop was excellent. We stayed at the stunning Larnach Castle and visited the best wildlife locations the Otago Peninsula has to offer. To visit a private beach and see the endangered Little Yellow Eyed Penguins in their natural habitat was a real highlight for me. Professionalism, help and tuition was exceptional. I have no hesitation in highly recommending New Zealand Photography Workshops.


Peter Haworth

Solo Traveller

Brilliant Locations with the opportunity to photograph endangered species in their natural habitat. Stunning local knowledge and guidance. Tuition was top notch, irrespective of what brand you shoot. Great opportunities for some fantastic landscape work as well. Great gear to try out on location and even a chance to print high quality A2 of our favourite pic. Can’t speak highly enough about the workshop and the guys. Stayed at Larnach Castle which was a bonus. 11/10!!!