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Exclusive Event

West Coast Landscapes


with Professional Photographer Rachel Gillespie

West Coast, New Zealand

20 April 2025 at 8.00am UTC+12 – 23 April 2025 at 8.00am


Join Pro Photographer Rachel for a Private hands-on Adventure of 3 day Photography and learning, Landscapes and stunning aerial vistas

Does not include flights


+ accommodation and transport by van with professional driver
+ 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. She and her partner Andrew Spencer are both full time photograpers

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


Pickup Queenstown, drop off Christchurch, this can be added on to the 10 day adventure

*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 $NZ3,990.00 inc twin share accommodation

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

Rachel Gillespie

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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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Professional Photographer + Guide

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