Photo School 2: Getting Creative

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  • Learn New Techniques
  • Professional Tutors
  • Inspire Confidence

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This is a one-day, practical, hands-on workshop aimed at an intermediate level. An in-depth guide using your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera with full understanding and creative control.

This workshop assumes that you have moved past “Auto” and are using Aperture, Shutter and Manual Modes for most of your images. We will expand each mode in detail and cover the best setting for the subjects of landscape & nature photography, and then for street plus black and white photography. This workshop will get you familiar with working with “Live View” and understanding the benefits of camera settings, plus more in-depth exposure control.

Our in-field creative exercises will cover: getting the best out of different focal length lenses, understanding Hyperfocal Focus and creative composition. The day will end with a group review session to look over the images captured, along with a basic introduction to post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.

Workshop Content

Expand your creativity and learn different shooting styles
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Custom Camera Settings
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Intro to post-production
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Intro to Landscape Photography
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Intro to Nature Photography
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Intro to B&W Photography
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Intro to Street Photography


Alastair McAra

Lightroom Photography Tutor

Alastair is a professional photographer offering training in all aspects of the photography workflow.

This includes the use of Lightroom & Photoshop, book making, printing, scanning and also colour management from capture to output.

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James Gilberd

Tutor and Documentary Photographer

James has been involved in photography full time since the mid 1980s, and has made it his career as well as his passion. He established Photospace Gallery in 1998, and it remains the Wellington region’s only dedicated venue for photography exhibitions.

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  • Professional tuition
  • Morning tea/coffee and a muffin
  • Pocket Photography Guide
  • Creative exercises


This is designed as an intermediate-level workshop for people who already have an understanding of basic settings and how to shoot in manual mode, if you are yet to master the basics, please look at Photo School Part 1: Getting Started


9:00 am – Meet at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place

9:15 am – Advance camera set-up

10:30 am – Morning Tea

11:00 am – Shooting styles: landscape, & street photography

1:00 pm – Lunch break

1:30 pm – Photography around Wellington Waterfront

4:00 pm – Image review and basic editing session at Photospace

5:00 pm – Workshop finishes


Meet at Photospace Gallery, 37 Courtenay Place, for a coffee and a run-through of the camera setup and the basics. Then we will photograph in a couple of locations across


We believe that working in a smaller group provides the best possible learning outcomes. Our one-day workshops provide a tutor to student ratio of 1:4 or better. Group size is limited to 8, and with a group of 5 or more, an assistant will be present to make sure everyone receives the attention they need.


This workshop is designed for the use of DSLR, Mirrorless or Four-Thirds Camera Systems. Please let us know if you do not have a suitable camera, as have a number of Nikon cameras available.

Camera Equipment: 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

Nikon Photo School: This workshop is run in association with Nikon Photo School, but all camera brands are welcome and covered.


A non-refundable deposit of NZD$100.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at the time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 14 days before the workshop.

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

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