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Exclusive Event

Milford Sound Landscapes and Stars


with Professional Photographers Rachel Gillespie and Douglas Thorne

Milford Sound, New Zealand


12th August 2021 at 12:00 UTC+12 –15th August 2021 at 12:00 UTC+12


Douglas Thorne and Rachel Gillespie Photography under Southern Photography Adventures have connected again to share the pristine Milford Sound by land and boat and optional air, lush green landscapes, water and stars over 4 Days

Apply for more info to limited spaces

Based at Milford Sound Lodge

Transport from Te Anau 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 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.  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 and Kase Filters,

Lenses: Tamron, Canon, Samyang and DJI


Douglas Thorne - Fulltime Photography and Guide - Fiordland New Zealand

Douglas Thorne is ​a photographer based in Te Anau, New Zealand. He specialises in Wildlife, Weddings, Real Estate, Commercial and Nature Photography.


"Doug says all forms of Photography I love. I studied digital media at Southern Institute of Technology and have been passionate about photography for over 12 years.

I won the Otago Wildlife Photographer of the year 2017 and was a finalist in the Sony Alpha New Zealand and Australia competition for 2020 in the astrophotography category."


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

Southern Photography Adventures and NZ Travel Adventure working in conjunction with Trips and Tramps Te Anau


Workshop Early Bird Price now is $NZ1,800.00,  plus accommodation of $225 per room per night or twin share half share, boat tour and transport around Milford included, flight optional extra dependant on number of participants

Flight additional $250 per person

Stay informed at the FB Event for updates

+64275 178 732

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