Lightchaser Photographic Workshops

Why go on a Lightchaser photographic workshop?

My photographic workshops and tours provide the following practical hands on tips and tricks. They are designed to put you on the fast track to learning. It’s amazing what you really can achieve after a little teaching, encouragement and know how.

My workshops are designed to educate and inspire!

You may be just starting out in photography and want to learn about exposure, ISO and aperture settings. How they relate to each other and the various ways to utilise them creatively.

Maybe you’ve been pressing the shutter for a while now and you want to move in to the more advanced techniques used by the pros. Well I can show you how!

I can help you capture that scene and I can teach you how to extend the capabilities of your camera gear. I will also teach you how to compose your image, to identify, simplify and successfully re-present what you are seeing through the view finder.

It’s the complete photographer’s toolbox

I have distinct workshop formats, catering for either single people or small groups with pacing that will suit everyone’s photographic needs.

  • Multi day workshops
  • Single day workshop
  • Lightroom and Photoshop workshops

My ‘out in the field’ workshops focus on these 2 main subjects:

  • Bird photography
  • Landscape Photography

  • What will I learn from Boney?

You will learn that there are three separate and distinct skill sets that make up the complete photographer.

1. Taming the beast: Tell your camera what to do.

2. Letting it all hang out: Unleashing your creativity.

3. Post processing: The Final frontier.

Multi day Lightchaser Workshops


  • If you’re on one of my multi day workshops, the format is based around the following:We discuss techniques in the motel and then head out and put them into practice – out in the field.
    At the end of the day after dinner, we come back and start the processing your images step by step.

Out for the day Lightchaser Workshops

  • If we are only out for the day, we discuss techniques on the fly and put them into immediate use and leave the processing  for another time.


Something to think about

This little gem just might save you a lot of money and it just might be the right move for you.

Upgrade your camera skills and not your camera. Learn how to get the most out of your existing gear, save money and gain more satisfaction with your results.


Where are my Lightchaser workshops run?

The multi-day and out for the day workshops for either bird or landscape photography are run on the Wairarapa and Kapiti Coasts, both situated in the southern part of the North Island.

I have a let’s make it happen kind of attitude when it comes to photography and also offer private one on one workshops. These bespoke workshops are available anywhere in New Zealand.

For more in information about my workshops and tours and just about anything else, check out my additional info page.

Wildlife Lightchaser photography Workshops

Based in Upper Hutt, I feel privileged to call this amazing city home. Not many people realize this, but from a birding point of view, we enjoy world-class birding all within a couple of hours drive from Wellington City. Irreplaceable wetlands with truly unique bird life and a variety of shooting locations, make this region a must see for the bird photographer.

I run custom workshops specifically focusing on the wildlife on the Wairarapa and the Kapiti Coasts for both the budding enthusiast wanting to learn a few tricks or the hardcore wildlife photographer who wants to see what’s on offer in our region.

I also work with overseas photographers who are visiting New Zealand on holidays. I know this part of New Zealand so well and it’s always a great benefit to have someone alongside you that has a wealth of information to share about wildlife locations while visiting somewhere new. You will have a guide that knows the local scenic places, and where to go to photograph abundant wildlife. So if you’re visiting New Zealand on holiday and would like to get some great photographs to always remember, please get in touch and book a workshop with me.

Digital Darkroom Workshops In New Zealand And Globally

In these digital imaging workshops, we explore Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop. It’s tutoring in the comfort of your own home, or my own for locals in the Wellington area. I also do workshops globally via the internet through screen sharing with the aid of a webcam with services such as Skype, Google hangouts and FB Messenger.

Adobe Photoshop is considered the industry standard and by far the most popular photo imaging software on the market.

  • I teach Photoshop as your digital darkroom, but most of what I teach can be applied to working with Photoshop Elements and many other layer based photo editing programs.
  • My ‘getting started‘ workshops will jump start you into the world of Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • I also offer ‘Advanced Lightroom‘ workshops as I can help you to extensively use Lightroom to organize, protect, edit and catalogue your image libraries.

‘One on one’ training can take place at my place, or up to two people in the comfort of your own home. This is available through out the Hutt Valley and Wellington region.

The workshops are charged by the hour, plus petrol costs if I have to travel.


My Lightchaser photography workshops and tours are conducted in a friendly, relaxed manner. Having fun with lots of laughter is the best way to learn and we WILL be having fun. Turn up with the expectations of enjoying yourself and going home with some new tricks to put in your photographic goodie bag. Contact me for further details.


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