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New Zealand Photo Adventure (October 2017 - Spring)

You’re invited to New Zealand for a once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure of epic proportions! You’ll end up with amazing photos and stories, no matter your skill level.

When: October 16 - 20, 2017 (Spring in NZ)

Where: Queenstown, New Zealand
How Much: $5,999 USD

How do I Register?

Reserve your spot with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be due by September 15, 2017.

Note: Participating guests will be an additional fee

REGISTER NOW with $1,000 non-refundable deposit.

We’ve prepared a pretty intense plan for your time here. You won’t get much rest. At the end of the adventure, your head will be full of amazing new skills and your computer will be full of awesome photos. When it’s all done, you’ll sleep as long and peacefully as a Hobbit in the Shire!


What Happens on Trey's Photo Adventures?

What things might I see?

What's Included?

You’ll be part of an intimate group with plenty of one-on-one time with Trey Ratcliff.

  • Registration covers your food, hotel, and transportation AFTER you get yourself to the hotel in Queenstown, NZ
  • You will be staying in beautiful private rooms at the Rees Hotel
  • All the amazing adventures and personalized instruction in the multi-day event outlined below
  • Personalized portfolio reviews by Trey and the other instructors
  • Many new friends, lifelong memories and a collection of amazing photos
  • Plus, since we’ll be together for so long, we'd be happy to do anything else we can... just ask... anything within reason we can probably get done for you! :)
  • Bonus! Our best selling Landscape & Photography Tutorial is included so you can watch it before the event and arrive with a bit of a head start!

Day 1 - Your Arrival

  • You get yourself to Queenstown, NZ and arrive at the hotel
  • Clear off your memory cards and charge your batteries!
  • Meet for a group dinner and first sunset location
  • Be ready to take some fun, casual sunset shots (but very chill... no hardcore instruction yet)

Day 2 - Early to Rise

  • Wake up early (get used to it!)
  • Travel to an awesome location for the sunrise in Queenstown
  • In-field instruction and tutorials
  • Return to hotel for breakfast/coffee
  • Hands-on, step-by-step, Post-Processing session
  • Lunch and more Post-Processing
  • Sunset shooting, then dinner in Queenstown together

Day 3 - Sunrise to Sunset

  • Get up early for another sunrise at a new location
  • In-field instruction and tutorials
  • Return to hotel for breakfast/coffee
  • Detailed Post-Processing session
  • Lunch and more Post-Processing
  • Sunset shooting in new location then dinner

Day 4 - Sunrise, Sheep & Stars

  • Rinse, Sunrise, Repeat - new location, new light!
  • Get up early for another sunrise at a new location
  • In-field instruction and tutorials
  • Return to hotel for breakfast/coffee
  • Post-Processing session, more advanced concepts
  • Lunch and more Post-Processing
  • Shoot late, well after dark, to practice shooting at night
  • Dinner and some much-needed sleep

Day 5 - More Shots and Dinner at Trey's Home

  • Wake up painfully early for another sunrise at a new location!
  • In-field instruction and tutorials
  • Return to hotel for breakfast/coffee
  • Post-Processing session, even more advanced
  • Lunch and more Post-Processing
  • Celebration dinner at Trey's home and final sunset shoot

Day 6 - Return or Continue on...

Your adventure can end and you can go home... OR... you can stay longer in New Zealand and we’ll give you an itinerary of must-see places to go!

What should I bring?

  • Your camera and gear (tripod, memory cards, etc)
  • Your laptop so you can join us in the post-processing sessions (You'll need Lightroom, Photoshop or equivalents)
  • Your own personal backup situation (we don’t provide ANY equipment at all...)
  • A headlamp (one of those flashlights that goes around your forehead)
  • Warm clothes for the day and a coat for the night... (layers, layers). View average temperatures
  • Good shoes for hiking, although we don’t anticipate any multi-kilometer hikes
  • A sense of fun and curiosity; Those two elements will be key to getting the most out of the workshop

A Few Photos from New Zealand