Experience hosted by Larryn

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

After a brief introduction at the chosen location we will jump straight into some photography!
We will work with the camera you have to capture stunning images of New Zealand's night sky.
You'll have priceless, unique photographs of New Zealand's pristine sky that we know you will treasure forever. We will work on all aspects of night shooting, from camera settings and composition, with the Milky way galaxy as our subject. We will discuss post processing and how to maximise the images you have captured. If time and weather allows, we will get to at least 2-3 locations for a variety of images.

You will have anywhere between 10 and 30 images, maybe even more, of the night sky to treasure forever!
Other things to note
No prior knowledge to photography or shooting the night sky is necessary. Because weather is a major factor for night sky photography, if it's cloudy, some night city photography will be planned.
After a brief introduction at the chosen location we will jump straight into some photography!
We will work with the camera you have to capture stunning images of New Zealand's night sky.
You'll have priceless, unique photographs of New Zealand's pristine sky that we know you will treasure forever. We will work on all aspects of night shooting, from camera settings and composition, with the Milky way galaxy as our subject. We will dis…

What's included

  • Food
    I will provide 10-15 high res images to email everyone of the nights advent...

Meet your Host, Larryn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Born and bred in New Zealand, I have been shooting the night sky for 4 years and am an award winning landscape photographer. I am one of only 3 people to ever capture the Aurora Australis ( the Southern Lights ) from Auckland - which is a near impossibility. This year I became the first person ever in New Zealand to publish an image of the very rare Red Sprite ( a rare form of lightning ) It's fair to say that landscape and night photography is a passion, maybe even an obsession, albeit a very healthy one!
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Where you'll be

We will start off our workshop shooting around the Muriwai Gannet Colony as there are some amazing views across the nesting area as well as some really interesting sea stacks and rock formations, which make for some incredibly unique views of the Auckland coast.
This is only 1 of 3 areas in New Zealand that the Gannets return and nest and that is viewable to the public.

1 review

Sandra
July 2018
This was hands down one of the BEST experiences of my life. I finally learned how to shoot the sky with my camera. Larryn was super friendly, funny and answered some of my general questions too. He was super involved from the moment I booked the experience to make sure the weather, location and the sky would be optimal for shooting. He really knows his stuff and is so talented. I feel like I have learned more in a couple hours than some learn in a lifetime. The customized attention to detail to make sure the night was amazing was beyond what I could have expected. From snacks to taking pictures of my husband and I will be something we will never forget. He has rejuvenated my love for outdoor photography and I can never thank him enough for making us feel special. Book this experience now! I’ve made a lifetime friend in Larryn and you will too.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Camera + Tripod
Warm clothing
Any additional snacks

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.