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

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 14/4/2019

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 or Tour
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 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

Lake Ellesmere

BACKUP DATE

Saturday, 4/5/2019

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 or Tour
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 Landscapes at Tekapo $500

Hero Landscapes at Tekapo $500

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. Learn how to research a location, its weather and season, and how to 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, the basic rules of composition that apply to it, and how to break them. 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 a practical overview of managing exposure, composition, focus, bracketing and filters.

Note: The Hero Landscapes workshop requires basic knowledge about shooting in manual mode.

LOCATION

Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie County

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
Small group size of up to ten students
A handout detailing all techniques taught
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

Accommodation is not included.
There is a wide range of accommodation in and around Tekapo to suit your needs.

PRICE

$500

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

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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, 23/6/2019

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 or Tour
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$250

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Hero Astro Castle Hill $250

Hero Astro Castle Hill $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

Castle Hill

BACKUP DATE

Saturday, 6/7/2019

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 or Tour
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, 14/7/2019

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 or Tour
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 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

Lake Ellesmere

BACKUP DATE

Saturday, 31/8/2019

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 or Tour
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

BACKUP DATE

Sunday, 6/10/2019

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 or Tour
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$180

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Hero Essentials Auckland $200

Hero Essentials Auckland $200

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

LOCATION

Auckland, Albert Park

BACKUP DATE

None, we will refund you if we have to cancel due to adverse weather

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 or Tour
Membership in the student-exclusive Hero Hangout Facebook group

PRICE

$200

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Hero Tour Central North Island $2800

Hero Tour Central North Island $2800

Join us on this amazing exploration of the Central North Island. Starting in Auckland, we will explore the jetties and waterfalls of Rotorua for two nights. From there we will head on to the volcanoes and deserts of Tongariro National Park. Spend a night in a ski field hut on Mount Ruapehu with amazing views right on the doorstep. If the weather does not play along for this part of the trip, we will explore the caves at Waitomo instead.

The next leg of our trip takes us to the ragged coastline of New Plymouth. For two nights we will chase west coast sunsets, lighthouses and Mount Taranaki.

Our trip will take us past a variety of beautiful shooting locations that we will capture in the mornings and evenings. The brighter daytime hours are spent travelling to new destinations, sharing meals, reviewing images together and hanging out with like-minded people.

Hero Tours are tailored for experienced photographers who want to explore new locations. Simply jump aboard the Hero Van and discover amazing new landscapes with us every day.

While a Hero Tour does not offer structured lessons like our workshops, Rob and Dennis will still be around to share their vast knowledge, provide suggestions and help with your personal development as a photographer.

LOCATIONS

Auckland - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park (bad weather option Waitomo) - New Plymouth - Auckland, and various stops along the way.

Our six-day tour will take us from the volcanoes of the Central North Island to the lighthouses of Taranaki. Experience serene lakes and jetties, waterfalls, hostile high deserts and the beautiful seascapes of New Plymouth.

Note: All locations are pending weather conditions. The group will make location decisions on the fly.

WHAT YOU GET

Access to stunning photography destinations
One-on-one tuition by two landscape photography veterans
Five nights of shared accommodation in twin rooms or suites
Transportation ex Auckland
Small group size of up to eight fellow travelers
Your personal welcome package full of goodies
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

GEAR

  • A camera with a viewfinder that allows manual control of settings (DSRL, Mirrorless)

  • At least one spare battery and charger

  • A memory card with a lot of space

  • A sturdy, full-height tripod

  • A basic set of filters (6-stop ND and/or 10-stop ND)

  • A wired or wireless remote

  • A torch (ideally a head-torch)

While we do not require a certain set of lenses, we recommend you bring a range of lenses that cover focal lengths from wide angle to moderate telephoto. Please feel free to contact Rob and Dennis for advice.

We suggest to bring a laptop along on the trip for off-loading of images, review, editing and photo critique.

ACCOMMODATION

Shared accommodation in twin or suite rooms. Weather permitting, we will be spending one night in a ski field hut. For the ski field hut, please bring:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Pillow cover

  • Towel

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

$2800

A booking fee of $1000 is required to secure your space.

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Hero Tuition - Pick Your Own Date

Hero Tuition - Pick Your Own Date

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

Book a personal tutoring session for yourself or a group to maximise your learning experience. Dennis and Rob will tailor this event to your needs.

Pick from our selection of camera basics, landscapes, seascapes, astro and editing workshops. Tutoring sessions allow us to mix and match course modules to fit your level of experience and group size.