Hero Essentials Plus Quail Island $200

Hero Essentials Plus Quail Island $200

Take your camera out of auto. We will explore how your camera works and how to create well exposed, sharp images.

This is an Essentials Plus event! The workshop is a little longer than usual, and includes your return ride to Quail Island ex Lyttelton Harbour. 

LOCATION

Quail Island

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 14/1/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to take control of exposure and focus
Five+ hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A ten-page handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$200

The workshop fee is due in full upon booking.
 

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Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Take your camera out of auto. We will explore how your camera works and how to create well exposed, sharp images.

LOCATION

Christchurch, Hagley Park

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 8/4/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to take control of exposure and focus
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A ten-page handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$180

The workshop fee is due in full upon booking.
 

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Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Take your camera out of auto. We will explore how your camera works and how to create well exposed, sharp images.

LOCATION

Christchurch, Hagley Park

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 8/7/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to take control of exposure and focus
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A ten-page handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$180

The workshop fee is due in full upon booking.
 

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Mini Holiday Castle Hill $600

Mini Holiday Castle Hill $600

Location, subject, composition, creativity, shooting technique and gear are some of the ingredients that define an amazing landscape photograph. We will cover all these topics and many more. 

Planning your landscape photography will help you achieve better results. We will cover weather, seasons, timing and how to keep yourself safe in the great outdoors. Learn how to research a location and maximise your output by applying our proven approach.

Creativity is a huge part of producing work that is as individual as you are. Learn how to work a scene, about basic rules of composition, and how to break them.

Learn about different camera systems, lenses, tripods, filters and other gizmos that will help you capture the moment. You will acquire a wide range of techniques that will allow you to vastly expand your photographic comfort zone. At the end of the workshop you will have mastered filters, long exposures, bracketing and panoramas.

Note: The Hero Mini Holiday requires basic knowledge about shooting in manual mode.

LOCATION

Castle Hill to Arthur's Pass

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to plan, compose and shoot a landscape image
Two half-days of tuition, shooting, one-on-one time with your teachers
One night of accommodation in a shared twin room with ensuite facilities
Small group size of up to ten students
Your personal welcome package full of goodies
A handout
Our Hero Cheat-Sheet
Membership to a student-exclusive Facebook group, the Hero Hangout. Share your progress with others and get constructive feedback.
A head full of ideas

Accommodation

Please let us know in advance if you would prefer to upgrade to your own, private room at additional cost. We can not guarantee the availability of private rooms or sharing arrangements by gender.

PRICE

$600

A booking fee of $200 is required to secure your space.
 

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Hero Astro Christchurch $250

Hero Astro Christchurch $250

Learn how to shoot at night. We will explore how to plan and shoot sharp images of stars and the Milky Way. 

Foreground, subject and composition require a slightly different approach compared to other landscape photography. We will discuss how to set the stage for a sky full of stars. Advanced techniques like multi-row panoramas, star-stacking, star-trails and light-painting will keep you busy once you have mastered the basics.

LOCATION

Kaituna Quarry, Lake Ellesmere

BACKUP DATE

Saturday, 11/8/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to shoot stars at night
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

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Hero Seascapes Christchurch $250

Hero Seascapes Christchurch $250

The perpetual ebb and flow of water is what brings seascapes to life. Explore with us how motion and reflections can be used to craft fascinating images. 

You will learn how to time your photography with tides, sunrises and sunsets. Composition is particularly challenging when your subject is in motion. Learn to control motion through your shutter speed, and how to balance your camera settings with ambient light by using filters.

Whether it is dynamic shots of waves crashing on rocks, or a dreamy long exposure look, we will send you home with the knowledge to create a wide range of photographic styles. 

LOCATION

Taylors Mistake, Christchurch

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 26/8/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A well-founded understanding of how to shoot seascapes and control motion
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

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Hero Lightroom Christchurch $250

Hero Lightroom Christchurch $250

Adobe Lightroom is an easy-to-use industry-standard software that focuses on image management and editing. It will allow you to organise your photography in a meaningful manner, and develop your RAW files for maximum impact.

We will set you on your journey to develop your own editing style. Witness how Lightroom can be leveraged to craft dull RAW files into brilliant landscape art with a few clicks. 

You will learn a proven workflow from import of your images onto your computer to exporting the finished result. We will share ways to keep your images safe from data loss, and discuss backup strategies that fit any budget. 

We will be available for questions throughout the course. Feel free to bring your laptop, but we will not be running practical exercises due to the limited time available. Join the Hero Hangout group to receive further help once you are working on your files at home.

LOCATION

University of Canterbury, Christchurch

WHAT YOU GET

The knowledge to edit your own photos in Adobe Lightroom
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

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Hero Photoshop Christchurch $250

Hero Photoshop Christchurch $250

Adobe Photoshop is the swiss army knife of photo editing software, and has a reputation for being a little overwhelming at first.

We will break down the bohemoth into its key components. Learn about basics like layers, masks and adjustments. Later, we will work our way up to more advanced tools and techniques like exposure blending, luminosity masking, cloning, and so much more. 

Explore with us how Photoshop picks up where Lightroom runs out of steam. We will show the best ways to approach tough editing challenges with real-world images. Our proven workflow will help you formulate your own editing strategy.

While we will have a quick look at Photoshop's image management tools, we will work under the assumption that your images are managed in Lightroom. See our Lightroom course for details. 

We will be available for questions throughout the course. Feel free to bring your laptop, but we will not be running practical exercises due to the limited time available. We will be available in the Hero Hangout Facebook group once you start working on your own files at home.

LOCATION

University of Canterbury, Christchurch

WHAT YOU GET

The Photoshop Kung-Fu to tackle complex editing challenges
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

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Hero Astro Christchurch $250

Hero Astro Christchurch $250

Learn how to shoot at night. We will explore how to plan and shoot sharp images of stars and the Milky Way. 

Foreground, subject and composition require a slightly different approach compared to other landscape photography. We will discuss how to set the stage for a sky full of stars. Advanced techniques like multi-row panoramas, star-stacking, star-trails and light-painting will keep you busy once you have mastered the basics.

LOCATION

Kaituna Quarry, Lake Ellesmere

BACKUP DATE

Saturday, 8/9/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to shoot stars at night
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

The workshop fee is due in full upon booking.
 

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Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Hero Essentials Christchurch $180

Take your camera out of auto. We will explore how your camera works and how to create well exposed, sharp images.

LOCATION

Christchurch, Hagley Park

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 14/10/2018

WHAT YOU GET

A deep understanding of how to take control of exposure and focus
Four hours of tuition
Small group size of up to ten students
A ten-page handout
The Hero Cheat-Sheet
A $50 discount towards a Hero Holiday
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$180

The workshop fee is due in full upon booking.
 

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