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New Zealand Photo Tour

“It’s no longer a land of fantasy. It’s just a click away!”

Embark on this ‘once in a lifetime’ journey and prepare for your mind to be blown! New Zealand or Aotearoa, meaning “land of the long white cloud” in indigenous Maori, is one of the country people fancy the most. Not just because of all the movies set there, but also for all its varied, untouched & wild landscapes you think you can only dream of. Well, it’s no longer a dream! High snowy mountains, dramatic coastal cliffs, alpine lakes and peaks, green and lush rainforest, fiords and glaciers, valleys and plains crossed by flowing river & creeks are all part of this timeless dream coming true.

The setting is sublime as we drive beside calm turquoise lakes & through rolling hills and magnificent mountains. We will wander together and venture out to all these stunning places and make sure you bring home with you memorable and unforgettable treasures.

Escape the day to day life, away from everything you know, beyond the comfort & the habits and anything you are used to, away from the crowd, lights and noise, above the stress and the mess.

Escape the worries of the 9 to 5 and reconnect with Mother Nature.

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New Zealand – South Island

21st April 2018 – 25th April 2018

5 Beautiful Days, 4 Awesome Nights

Full Price $4999 USD

Balance Due 60 days from Departure

Deposit: $999 USD

Initial Deposit Due at time of Booking

New Zealand Highlights

Queenstown Photo Tour Workshop

Queenstown & Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wanaka Photo Tour Workshop

Lake Wanaka & Lone Tree

Milford Sound Photo Tour Workshop

Milford Sound & Fiordland

The New Zealand Photo Tour will take your breath away with its ever-popular Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park, one of many stunning locations to be found at Fiordland National Park. The journey to this particular spot is beautiful and cathartic. Craggy, knowing mountains punctuated the horizon and low, lush trees perfumed the late winter air with a verdant, living scent that is positively intoxicating. The Skyline Gondola, Queenstown’s must-do attraction, will take you high enough to enjoy and experience the splendid mountains and lake surrounding Queenstown from another angle.

The full itinerary will be sent to you once the booking is confirmed. However, you can already count these highlights spots on the list of places we’ll take you to (subject to weather conditions).

The essence of our Photo Tours is to ensure all attendees have a wonderful time and are able to produce great images. Therefore, we tend to limit the workshops to 6 attendees, for an optimum instructor-to-attendee ratio and an intimate experience for everyone. That being said, there’s no minimum number of attendees and he’ll still run the workshops regardless the size of the groups.

Disclaimer: This Tour takes place on Non Public Conservation Land only. Some parts of this Tour may be provided by third party operator(s), such operator(s) will be fully licensed and hold all appropriate concessions. Where a part of this Tour is provided by a Third Party, the Third Party Operator will be your guide for this portion of your trip and their Terms & Conditions will apply. We act as booking agent for their services only.

Whats Included?

Jump on a flight and join us in New Zealand, you will be in good hands. Our Workshops are specially designed for a full experience of New Zealand’s best sights and so you can truly escape the daily stresses of the 9 to 5. We cover deluxe accommodation, fine dining, photography training, comfortable chauffeuring and entry passes.

Pamper yourself with 4 Wonderful Nights at one of Queenstown’s most luxurious hotels. Nestled at the base of Peninsula Hill, The Hilton Resort and Spa overlooks majestic Lake Wakatipu and towards the buzzing alpine city centre. The rooms alone will take your breath away.
Enjoy Fine Wine & Dining throughout the entire New Zealand photography tour. From day one, all your main meals are included. We’ve sourced some of best local eateries and restaurants serving some of the freshest foods in the country. Once you’ve tasted the local produce nothing will ever compare.
We’re not going to sit you down and tell you what you have to do, that’s just not how we roll. ‘Training’ is a rather strong word, we’d rather offer you hints and tips and the odd ‘secret formula’ to landscape photography and then let your creativity run wild. While the photography tour isn’t hardcore training, we can guarantee you’ll learn something new.
Sit back, relax and just enjoy the scenery. We chauffeur you around the country leaving you completely hands free to capture as many shots as your heart desires… or simply get some shut eye. We know the roads and are experienced in all weather conditions. Safety is our number one priority, you’re in good hands.
All National Park Passes and entries to events are included.
what’s not included?
Photography Tour Accommodation

There are no hidden costs, however please carefully read through our terms and conditions to confirm what costs are included and excluded from the Workshop price. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Take Your Photography to the Next Level

New Zealand Photo Tour

Who else can you go with other than Destin Sparks?

Self-taught and renowned film landscape photographer featured several time in ‘Australian Traveller’ or in ‘National Geographic’, etc.

Destin’s incommensurable passion for photography and love for Mother Nature will make you reconsider what you think you know. Destin spends most of his time wandering to places to create his awe inspiring images. Driven by his passion for photography, Destin is used to wake up at 3 or 4AM and drive hours in the dark to be at the perfect location during the best light, sometimes to no avail. A Lifelong love of light and colour as well as predicting weather helps him achieve his vision of including dramatic skies and intense weather conditions.

Destin is a frequent contributor to Photography websites like Digital Photography School or Photography Blogger where he’s dedicated to helping other photographer to achieve remarkable images.

Not only has he received multi accolades and numerous awards for his work, but also his photographs are sold, displayed, sought after & collected by casual enthusiasts, seasoned collectors and investors on an international basis.

Don’t collect images but capture perfect moments. And forget about Photoshop or any heavy post processing work. Instead of relying on those, Destin will share with you how he leverages and value the ‘click’ on the camera and excellent timing.

Join Destin Sparks and small team of likeminded photo and adventure enthusiasts on this one of a kind trip to the majestic South Island of New Zealand.

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Adventure Awaits…

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Depositshow details + $999.00 (USD)  
Full Priceshow details + $4,999.00 (USD)  

Terms & Conditions

Recommended Gear

There are no strict requirements for what cameras and equipment to bring. However, we do highly recommend all participants bring with them; an SLR style camera with manual controls, a study and lightweight tripod, a wide-angle lens and lastly some graduated filters + filter holder. We’ve provided some links to some products and brands that we recommend below. If you require any further assistance with what to bring please don’t hesitate to contact one the friendly team via our contact page.

Your Hosts

Hey folks, I’m a passionate landscape photographer from Brisbane Australia. I’ve been shooting on film for the past several years & loving every minute. I love to travel and always look forward to our photo tours. They’re the best way to get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of the world. Breathtaking pictures will prevail!
★★★★★
Destin Sparks, Australia
Hey friend, I’m Ninie, freshly arrived in Australia for a new life of adventure and travelling. I left behind me my sweet France and all the comfort of a Parisien girl to taste new opportunities and possibilities. Photography is one of them. Yes, it’s scary to make big changes and yes you can be doubtful but at least there’s no room for regrets and when you’re well taught and mentored, it does make life easier (winky face to Destin).
★★★★★
Ninie Vo, France