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Exclusive Event

Kaikoura Landscapes and Aerial Workshop


with Professional Photographers Rachel Gillespie and Andrew Spencer

Kaikoura, New Zealand

26 September 2024 at 12:00 UTC+12 – 29 September 2024 at 12:00


Join Pro Photographers Rachel and Andrew for a Private hands-on Adventure of 3 nights Photography and learning, and 4 days of Kaikoura Landscapes and stunning aerial vistas

Based at Kaikoura recommended

Does not include flights

Does not include accommodation or transport

+ taking you to our favourite secret spots that come from years of exploring and finding awesome compositions in the area
+ coaching in mastering your camera settings and finding the best compositions while on location
+ use of our gear and showing you the best lenses for the purpose
+ teaching you how to use Kase Neutral Density filters
+ teaching you the principles of landscape and aerial photography and techniques to capture epic images
+ personal coaching with your gear, making sure you get the best out of it
+ advanced post processing tuition over 4 days, learning to create beautiful images from the images you capture


Contact us for more info and to book


Rachel Gillespie - Fulltime Photography and Tourism Guide and owner of NZ Travel Adventure

Rachel Gillespie is a full time Guide in the South Island of New Zealand and has hosted guests at Lakestone Lodge, The Lindis Lodge and other places around the Region. Her passion is the night sky and astrophotography is her love.  She is very serious about the Aoraki Mount Cook Dark Sky Reserve and the Kaikoura Dark Sky Trust and the affects that light pollution has on our skies and is a mum of 3 awesome kids and runs her busy Guiding and Tourism Photography Business from South Canterbury and Kaikoura.  She loves helping people to master the basics and get results and some really great adventures along the way.

Landscapes has become another favourite pastime and becoming a close second to the night sky photography. Rachel shoots with Canon R6, EOSR and 6D and Kase Filters,


Lenses: Tamron, Canon, Samyang and DJI


Accommodation not included in this adventure, base yourself in Kaikoura town, pickups possible Christchurch THE DAY PRIOR

*EXCLUSIVE EVENT* small numbers

Apply for more info to note a number of places already sold


Rachel Gillespie holds a current first aid certificate and NZ Travel Adventure holds public liability insurance. 

DOC Approved Rachel Gillespie and Southern Photography Adventures Limited


Workshop Early Bird Price now is $NZ1,999.00,  this is 20% off price now before it goes up

This includes one scenic flight and boat tour, the additional extra helicopter flight is optional and the price will be passed on to each person that want to go at cost on the day

+64275 178 732

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Andrew Spencer

Professional Photographer

Andrew is a professional commercial and landscape photographer and videographer, his passion and excitement for photography spans over 25 years as a career and has had a lifetime love of taking photos since a child


"There is always something to learn about making pictures. I continually get myself educated on image-making techniques and trends through workshops and training courses. I experiment and I play, sometimes I even surprise myself. I am now looking forward to passing forward my extensive knowledge I have gained over my career in teaching photography workshops here in the South Island and especially my home town of Kaikoura


I’m passionate and professional and I cherish the process of conception, creation and capture of a great image and sharing that with others."


Andrew shoots on Canon; R5, R6, R3, R8.

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Rachel Gillespie

Professional Photographer + Guide

Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.

Rachel Gillespie runs an accredited full time Guiding and Tourism Photography Business roaming the length and breadth of the South Island. Born and bred here and with a great passion for landscape photography, she’s the perfect person to guide us through her backyard to more magical locations than you’d ever know were there. Astrophotography is also a great love of hers and she is a whole hearted advocate for the Aoraki Mount Cook Dark Sky Reserve and running focused astro workshops. She thoroughly enjoys supporting people to master the fundamentals of all aspects of landscape photography, get results they’re happy with and is always up for some really great adventures along the way!

Rachel Gillespie  


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