Whenever possible, I like to share some of the magnificent locations,
which are the subject of my favourite images, with fellow photographers and artists. My clients are usually really keen on landscape & nature photography but are often also interested in natural history (including geology),
or just discovering and appreciating the serenity and beauty of our precious wild and natural environment here. I have been conducting these personal tours on an on demand basis for more than two decades. My tours consistently
exceed the expectations of participants.
The tours are scheduled by arrangement and are tailored to suit the individual interests and experience level of participants.Hands on tuition
and tips are happily provided to improve your photography. If you wish, we can brush up on technical aspects of
optics, composition, choice of lenses and filters and much more. I can give you a thorough grounding (or upskilling) in digital photography , post capture processing and workflow. I can teach new skills such as time lapse photography, creating stunning stitched panoramas and dramatic long exposure principles tricks & tips. I can supply essential equipment for you to use including high resolution Canon SLR digital cameras (which also have manual control functions) for you to use on the safari.Transport by comfortable 4WD vehicle is provided from your accomodation and our tours can be scheduled for the magic first morning or last evening light time windows.
I can cater for novices with just limited experience and I can offer much to serious experienced photographers too.
The places I will lead you to are often well off the beaten track, so itineraries, availability
& prevailing weather conditions at the time and of course your own interests, ambitions, inclinations and experience. If you are going to be staying in the area for a reasonable period I will be happy to schedule your safari to make the best use of favourable weather envelopes. I have lived and photographed in the Central Otago region for more than 30 years now and have published three highly succesful photographic books on the area (and have contributed to several others) so do know the more suitable places to guide you to.
Winter Twilight - Mt St Bathans from near Tarrras Central Otago
Guided phototours can range from a short two hour instructional or scenic
tour in close proximity to Lake
Wanaka (or Queenstown) - by comfortable 4WD vehicle, to whole
day excursions to awesome places selected from a myriad of visually stimulating locations throughout Central Otago or South Westland. One favourite location which involves a full day safari is the sensational Nevis Valley. Multiday expeditions
Island, Fiordland or other parts of the South Island can also be arranged. We are also able to offer aerial safaris by helicopter to a range of mind blowing locations.
If you are interested in photographing vineyards, then I can
take you to some of the most
picturesque vineyards in the world. While you are in Central Otago you should savour
some of our Central Otago Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris or Riesling which are becoming world renowned. We can also arrange guided
tours to other parts of New Zealand and further afield. We also provide location scouting services to still and movie production companies.
Autumn Colours in Central Otago
Please Note that the tours are not run to a regular schedule as such .. they are run and organised on demand. It is sometimes possible to combine with other participants however.
For more details about any aspect of our Cleangreen Central Otago Photo Safaris or Nature Tours
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