Twizel In Autumn

Hi Friends,


Twizel is located in the South Island of New Zealand, in the heart of the Mckenzie High Country. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, surrounded by lovely trees that glow in the Autumn sun and reflect back into the crystal clear water.

The best time for the Autumn colours would be April/May, with the slightly colder weather presenting misty mornings, which produce surreal mood and atmosphere as it moves through the landscape.

An ideal place for photography, where you can just jump out of the car, hold up your camera and shoot, no long climbs up the mountains or trekking over harsh terrain. Everything to photograph here is within arms reach. Be sure to do some back tracking off the main roads, you will find lots of hidden gems.

The lakes are in abundance, crystal clear and right at your feet, with mountain peaks in the background to work with. The Autumn colours are forever changing and presenting photo opportunities with every turn.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time there, l recommend 2/3 days, than make your way over to Mount Cook or Lake Tekapo which are situated less than an hours drive from Twizel.


Darren J.


Port Campbell Workshop,Testimonial.

Always good to receive great feedback from my workshop participants.

This one is from Diana, who was a participant on our latest workshop at Port Campbell.

Thanks Diana.

Darren, what a wonderful workshop you ran last weekend at Port Campbell and I had a great time enjoying the outdoors, the scenery and the water. Getting into the waders and into the waves was the most exciting part and very adventurous! Your “up close and personal” method of shooting is a whole new level of photography to learn and I thought your emphasis on safety was excellent. The written notes you supplied are a great help as there is much to learn. As a photographer very much on “P” plates, your instructions were clear and precise and extremely helpful. Going to non public places off the normal tourist tracks with stunning views was very special. You both displayed much patience and thoughtfulness and your enthusiasm and passion for what you do is very infectious! Keep up your great work and I hope I can do another workshop with you next year. Diana Fickling.


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