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Complete list of photography courses in Wellington 2014/2015

*Disclaimer: My name is Deane Patterson. I’m a working photographer, & I'm writing on behalf of Bring Your Own Camera. Obviously I'm inclined to say BYOC photograph course in Wellington are really great, but I've tried to be objective here. My wish is to see people really try to get the most out of the wonderful art and craft of photography. There are a number of great photography courses available in Wellington from a couple of hours to a couple of years – that’s why we created this list so you could find the course that suits you best.

 


 

 

Bring Your Own Camera #1

152 The Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Beginners Photography Course Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Modern cameras come in a variety of flavours, but they all have a certain degree of complexity in common. Bring Your Own Camera is the brainchild of New Zealand’s only certified Adobe (think Photoshop, Lightroom etc.) trainer. They are the best choice to help you in at the shallow end of photography with a hands on and easy to understand course that will have you ditching the full auto and using your camera’s features with understanding and a bit of expertise. Being a beginners course doesn’t mean it’s boring or limited. The totally interactive day includes learning your camera’s manual controls, then using them! You will also learn the basic principles of photography like exposure and framing (AKA composition). You’ll know how to look for a great shot and be able to pull it off with your new understanding of what makes an excellent image. The course has a ton of extra benefits like comprehensive take home notes, a chance to do the course again if you need it, and email support from your friendly, and very experienced, instructor. A great gift to go with that new camera, or a brilliant jumping in point for those who wonder why there are so many buttons.

 

 

Bring Your Own Camera Photography courses in Wellington

 

DURATION: 1 Day (Saturday)

 

PRICE: $227

 

DISCOUNTS: 15% Early Bird discount for bookings 6 weeks or more in advance. In addition - do all the courses as a ‘Bootcamp’ and save.

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-12

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Bring Your Own Camera #2

152 The Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Landscape Photography Course Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Wherever you go, there’s a chance to make a great landscape photo. But how you make an above average shot? How do you get the water on the fountain to go smooth like you see the pros doing it? BYOL has the course for you to learn the tricks that make a landscape shot go from ‘wallpaper’ to ‘wall art.’ Along with learning the technical details, and that includes help deciphering your camera settings, you will be pushed to experiment with new ways of seeing angles, light and your choice of focal length. Don’t forget the great take home notes, the chance to do the course again within 6 months and email support after the course. Enjoy seeing, and shooting, landscapes in a whole new and exciting way.

 

 

Bring Your Own Camera Photography courses in Wellington

 

DURATION: 1 Day (Saturday)

 

PRICE: $227

 

DISCOUNTS: 15% Early Bird discount for bookings 6 weeks or more in advance. In addition - do all the courses as a ‘Bootcamp’ and save.

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-12

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Bring Your Own Camera #3

152 The Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Night Photography Course Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Learn the secrets of night photography with this illuminating course that will help you see, and photograph, Wellington in a whole new light. Bring your own manually controlled camera (DSLR, most mirrorless and bridge cameras) and you’ll also get help where you need to master some of the finer points of your camera. Wellington has lots of surprises from well-lit architecture to the night sky. You can learn to make those great ‘trail of lights’ pictures of cars on the highway through to learning to make a picture of the stars without the ‘noise’ of your camera mucking up the quality. You would be advised (it’s in the notes on their site) to bring a tripod and if you have one, a remote shutter release or cable release, depending on your camera. Your skilled instructor knows all the hidden gems and will lead you a great exploration of Wellington’s night time treasures.

 

 

Bring Your Own Camera Photography courses in Wellington

 

DURATION: 1 Day (Saturday)

 

PRICE: $227

 

DISCOUNTS: 15% Early Bird discount for bookings 6 weeks or more in advance. In addition - do all the courses as a ‘Bootcamp’ and save.

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-12

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Bring Your Own Camera #4

152 The Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Street/Travel Photography Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

One of the best rewards of street and travel photography is the amazing variety of things to see and photograph. But what makes a great photo and not just another ‘snap’? BYOC have a great course that will teach you how to ‘see the shot’ photographically. Imagine all the colours, angles, reflections, faces and architecture Wellington has to offer, and you begin to understand how much fun this course can be. You’ll learn how to get the background out of focus in a portrait, freeze action for a sharp shot and dozens of tips and tricks that will transform your travel shots. There is so much to see and capture in this colourful and informative class. You’ll better understand your camera, and your Facebook friends will better appreciate your travels.

 

 

Bring Your Own Camera Photography courses in Wellington

 

DURATION: 1 Day (Saturday)

 

PRICE: $227

 

DISCOUNTS: 15% Early Bird discount for bookings 6 weeks or more in advance. In addition - do all the courses as a ‘Bootcamp’ and save.

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-12

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Inverlochy Art School

3 Inverlochy Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

 

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COURSE TITLE: Basic Black and White Photography

 

SUMMARY:

Dig out your film SLR camera, or buy one cheap on Trademe. This course is all about film! You’ll get a film, paper and all the chemicals you need to delve into the amazing world of black and white photographic processing. 1 part magic (or at least it seems), one part science, you’ll learn the fundamentals of taking a picture and developing your film all the way through to making the finished print. Your guide is well respected and very experienced photographer and instructor Mark Marriot.

 

 

Inverlochy Art School

 

DURATION: 8 Mondays 6.30pm - 8.30pm

 

PRICE: $295

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Not stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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The Photo School

22 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach 5032

 

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COURSE TITLE: Online Introduction to Digital Photography

 

SUMMARY:

Based around 4 core modules (camera handling, mastering light and colour, composition and design, photo exploration) this course is an NZQA recognised gateway for students looking to develop photography as a career. As it’s an online photography course, you can take it anywhere in New Zealand, just bring your own camera. Your work includes assignments in a variety of genres designed to push you creatively and inspire you.

 

 

 

The Photo School

 

DURATION: 4 modules, each of 8 weeks official duration.

 

PRICE: $450.00 per modules (incl. GST).

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

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Three Little Wishes #1

Ground Floor Cafe, Te Papa Museum

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photography Beginner's Level - Saturday Workshop

 

SUMMARY:

Wonderful Wellington provides a creative and inspirational backdrop for this beginner’s level course. If you can’t tell what all the controls on your DSLR are for, or if you wonder why your pictures are merely lacklustre snaps, then a beginner’s course in photography will fast track your basic skills to where you have the ideas and skills to make fab photos. No more relying on luck and 50 shots to get a good one. This course is designed to have you looking for good lighting, posing people correctly, and develop your photographic eye. A variety of great Wellington locations is the added bonus as you learn to be a confident photographer.

 

 

 

Three Little Wishes

 

DURATION: 10am until 3pm

 

PRICE: $150.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Buy a Beginners and Intermediate Combo $250

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 7

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Three Little Wishes #2

Ground Floor Cafe, Te Papa Museum

 

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COURSE TITLE: WGN Intermediate Photography Workshops

 

SUMMARY:

If you’ve already done a beginner’s course, or you’ve mastered your camera on your own, this course is perfect for taking your photography skills to a higher level. Led by an experienced photographer, you’re going to develop your composition skills as you shoot landscape, portraits and nature throughout the amazing cityscape of Wellington. The course is on foot and hands on and begins with a quick refresher on your DSLR’s controls so everyone is on the same page. There is even advice for those considering advanced training or even going pro.

 

 

 

Three Little Wishes

 

DURATION: 10am until 3pm

 

PRICE: $150.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Buy a Beginners and Intermediate Combo $250

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 7

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Three Little Wishes #3

Ground Floor Cafe, Te Papa Museum

 

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COURSE TITLE: Evening Photography Workshop Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Evenings are not just for sunset photos anymore! Wellington has heaps to see as the light fades – but how do you take a photo in the dark? Three Little Wishes will show you how through this 2 ½ hour evening photowalk that starts at Te Papa and makes good use of Wellington’s fascinating cityscape. You’ll learn how to do light painting (bring a torch or borrow one of theirs), use a flash (on or off camera) and use long exposures. You learn new concepts, get a handle on some photo basics and have a great time with people just as interested in you in expanding their photographic horizons.

 

 

 

Three Little Wishes

 

DURATION: 7pm till 9.30pm

 

PRICE: $99.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Noe stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 7

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Photocourse NZ #1

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photocourse 1 Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Designed for the total beginner, Photocourse 1 is a hands on, practical and fun way to learn how to get your camera off auto. It’s great for users of DSLRs or mirrorless cameras and will help you with the confidence and skills to use manual controls and take charge of your camera. This part time course will start you on your way to visualising and then executing your photography ideas. Two tutors means you’ll get lots of feedback and attention.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION: 6 Tuesday Evenings and on Saturday.

 

PRICE: $480.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 8

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Photocourse NZ #2

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photocourse 2

 

SUMMARY:

If you’ve got a handle on the basics of your camera, this intermediate course puts your skills into practice with hands on training in documentary style photography. You will use professional lighting in a studio setting. 2 Instructors will keep the hands on and the answers flowing as you learn to edit your photos with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will also deepen their knowledge of composition, exposure, flash control and the aesthetics of photography.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION: 6 Tuesday Evenings and on Saturday.

 

PRICE: $480.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 8

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Photocourse NZ #3

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photocourse 3

 

SUMMARY:

Ready to be challenged by in depth workshops and assignments? If you’ve done Photocourse 1 & 2, then you’re ready to see you skills in lighting and camera use grow. This course will use the assignments and the additional theory to help you build a portfolio of images suitable for display in Wellington’s very own Photospace Gallery. Covering 3 main areas of portrait, documentary and landscape photography, you are encouraged to let the genres blend and blur as you find your own voice and develop a discernible style.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION:18 evening classes in three 6-week blocks, 6pm-8pm Mondays. 3 Saturday workshops, 11am-3pm.

 

PRICE: $1725.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Discount total fee: $1600.00 if paid in full at the beginning of the course

 

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Photocourse NZ #4

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photocourse 4 - Individual photographic project development.

 

SUMMARY:

This is a group for people who are intermediate to advanced photographers looking for some structured support to get their personal project underway. While self-directed, you’ll get the support and experienced advice of tutors James Gilberd and John Williams. You will get much needed feedback for your work in progress, and the support of a photographic community that shares your passion. The course is aimed at your presentation of a completed work either in book form or as a gallery showing, but the promise is that it’s your call, and you’ll get the support you need to get that project started and finished.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION: Monday evenings, 6 Month initial block up to 1 year.

 

PRICE:Total fee for 1 year course: $1600.00. Or you may structure your course and payment by buying blocks of study in the following way;

- Six-month initial block $800.00
- Additional 3-month blocks @ $400.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Full 1 year fee paid up front $1500.00.

 

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Photocourse NZ #5

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Creative Camera Control workshop

 

SUMMARY:

Have you just gotten started with a DSLR or mirrorless camera? This is a course for ground zero – understanding what your camera is capable of, and how to use your camera in a creative and photographically effective way. You’ll learn the basics and the much sought after tricks and tips such as selective focus, composition, and how to see a potential photograph then capture it. This is intended as something of a "crash course" in creative photography.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION: These workshops will be running in December 2014 and January 2015. The outdoor photography will either be on a Friday evening from 4.30pm or during the day on a Saturday. The follow-up to view photos will be on the Monday evening, 6pm-8pm.

 

PRICE: $180.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 6

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Photocourse NZ #6

Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photography for Social Media

 

SUMMARY:

You know that headshots and photos of your business really need to shine on social media. Bad cell phone selfies won’t cut it for real business applications. This short course is totally focussed on you getting the most out of your camera without loading you up with technical details. You’ll get hands on learning to make better group photos, cover events and even the ins and outs of product shots for your next TradeMe listing.

 

 

 

Photocourse NZ

 

DURATION: Over three Monday or Wednesday afternoons.

 

PRICE: $299.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Max 6

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Richard Young Photography #1

Bay Gallery, 4 School Road, Plimmerton, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Wellington Coastal Landscape Photography Workshop

 

SUMMARY:

Award winning photographers Richard Young and Spencer Clubb lead a one day landscape workshop in and around Island Bay on Wellington’s southern coast. After the obligatory coffee (included!) and some basic instruction, it’s hands on at the beach as you pursue wonderful images of the amazing coastline. If you’ve got filters, bring them as your instruction includes how to use polarisers and neutral density filters to defy physics and achieve long exposure shots even in bright sunlight. From wide angles, to long lens abstracts, and a magical sunset, you never run out of things to photograph in such a wonderful location.

 

 

 

Richard Young Photography

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: $260.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Limited to eight students with a maximum tutor to pupil ratio of 1-4.

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Richard Young Photography #2

Bay Gallery, 4 School Road, Plimmerton, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Introduction to landscape and nature photography

 

SUMMARY:

If you’re new to using your camera, this introductory level course offers you the chance to learn manual control of your camera, and the skills to take better photos. With an emphasis on landscape and nature, award winning photographer Richard Young will start you with some theory in the classroom, and then the rest of the day is spent in the field developing your skills and putting your new knowledge into practice.

 

 

 

Richard Young Photography

 

DURATION: 1 Day (5hr)

 

PRICE: $150.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

CLASS SIZE: Limited to eight students with a maximum tutor to pupil ratio of 1-4.

 

QUALIFICATION: Not stated

 

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Victoria University of Wellington

1st Floor, Cable Car Centre, 286 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Chasing the Challenge Photography Course Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

As part of Victoria University’s Continuing Education courses, Chasing the Challenge is an outdoor photography event with a few twists. You’ll be facing surprise challenges in 4 different locations around Wellington. The challenge is to see the city in new ways as you capture the amazing possibilities, all while you race from on locale to the next. Help is on hand with speaker/instigator Jordyn Okeefe who is a published magazine shooter and teacher.

 

 

 

Selwyn College

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: $140.00

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

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Community Education Center / Wellington High School

22 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach 5032

 

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COURSE TITLE: Digital Photography Course Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Regardless of what camera you have, this course will have you fully able to control your camera, compose and take great photos (including portraits) and develop a critical understanding of what make an excellent image. Presenter Peter McDonald will also lead you on a field trip to put your skills to the test outdoors.

 

 

 

Wellington High School

 

DURATION: 5 sessions, 4 x Wed 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, plus a Saturday field trip.

 

PRICE: $130.00

 

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Woolf Photography Workshops

1st Floor, Cable Car Centre, 286 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

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COURSE TITLE: Ohariu Farm Workshop

 

SUMMARY:

Just 20 minutes out of Wellington, the spectacular Ohariu Farm is the setting for a fun and informative series of one day workshops. Woolf is one of New Zealand’s most prestigious studios, and they bring that experience and expertise to bear when giving you a great start into the world of photography. This is a unique venue and opportunity to shoot landscape, macro, portraits and all aspects of farm life as a bonus.

 

 

Woolf Photography Workshops

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: 250.00 per day (lunch included)

 

DISCOUNTS: Not stated

 

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Woolf / Zealandia

End of Waiapu Road, Karori, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: Nature photography workshop Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Zealandia is one of New Zealand’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries and conservation resources. It’s also chock full of amazing bird life, landscapes and nature. Professional Wellington photographer Simon Woolf will help you make the most of the day, and your camera. You’ll learn how to manually control your DSLR while you photograph the spectacular wildlife.

 

 

Woolf / Zealandia

 

DURATION: 1 day

 

PRICE: $95.00 (lunch included)

 

DISCOUNTS: No

 

CLASS SIZE: 20 Max

 

QUALIFICATION: Diploma

 

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Yoobee School of Design

2/20 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington 6141

 

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COURSE TITLE: Digital Photography - Introduction Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Understand computers, but not cameras? From the theory of photography all the way through to studio lighting and professional techniques, this intro course will help you learn the tools and methods with digital cameras. The course is run by experienced Photoshop and Lightroom instructor Chester Whitwell.

 

 

 

Yoobee School of Design

 

DURATION:No dates currently available

 

PRICE: No price listed

 

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Zeal Wellington

103 Ghuznee Street

 

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COURSE TITLE: Photography Workshops Wellington

 

SUMMARY:

Run purely for young people aged 13-18, Zeal put a camera in your hand and some theory in your head then send you out to shoot your favourite sports and people all over Wellington. There is also an annual Young Photographer’s exhibition for a chance to share your photos with the city.

 

 

 

Zeal Wellington

 

DURATION: Twice a year, first course starts beginning of term 1 and second course starts mid term 2. Both courses run for 15 weeks.

 

PRICE: $5 per week (Cameras Provided)

 

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