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Exclusive Photography


with Professional Photographer Rachel Gillespie

Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

FRIDAY 19th AUGUST 2022 at 12:00 UTC+12 TO

SUNDAY 21st AUGUST 2022 at 12:00 UTC+12


Due to our 25th August event being SOLD OUT we have put on this additional event for Milky Way Panoramas

3 days 2 nights in the breath taking scenes of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Country of the South Island, join Rachel Gillespie Photography and her company Southern Photography Adventures have connected again to share the pristine spots of the Mackenzie with a focus on Astrophotography and Nightscapes.   Taking fine art photos on land and optional air flight, mountain landscapes, lakes and stars over 3 Days, be prepared to be out late and action packed

Apply for more info to limited spaces

Accommodation (TWIZEL) not included, can be booked with others together on twin share basis

Transport from Twizel available

+ 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 astrophotography and techniques to capture epic night images
+ personal coaching with your gear, making sure you get the best out of it
+ advanced post processing tuition over those 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 - Mackenzie New Zealand

Rachel Gillespie is a full time Astrophotography and Adventure Guide in the Mackenzie Country New Zealand and hosts 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 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 Tekapo and travels the South Island.  She loves helping people to master the basics and get results and some really great adventures along the way.

Landscapes has become also her love and becoming a close equal to the night sky photography. Rachel shoots with Canon

Lenses: Tamron, Canon, Samyang, Kase Filters and DJI

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Rachel Gillespie holds a current first aid certificate and has public liability insurance. 

Rachel as co-director of Southern Photography Adventures holds the Department of Conservation Permits for this tour


Workshop Early Bird Price now is $NZ1,500.00,  plus accommodation per night, transport around the Mackenzie on car pool basis  or bring your own vehicle, flight optional extra dependant on number of participants

Flight  (fixed wing plane) additional $250 per person on average of 4-5 pax but quoted per flight

Stay informed at the FB Event for updates

+64275 178 732

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