Location, subject, composition, creativity, shooting technique, gear and editing 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.

We will tackle the technical side of photography in great detail. 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, compositing, focus stacking and panoramas.

During the noon hours we will retreat to the comforts of our hotel and explore the possibilities of post-production. We will demonstrate best practices, our workflow, and sample edits in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. No previous editing knowledge will be required.

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


Mount Cook National Park & Village


A deep understanding of how to plan, shoot and edit a hero image
Two full and two half days of tuition, shooting, one-on-one time with your teachers
Three nights’ accommodation in a twin room (double occupancy)
Conference facilities
Small group size of up to ten students
Your personal welcome package full of goodies
A forty-page 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


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.



A booking fee of $500 is required to secure your space.


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