A weekend of photography workshops at Cable Bay


As if you need another excuse to visit Auckland’s Waiheke Island while the weather’s warm. Thomas and Peter Rees are kicking off their year of photography education and adventures with a weekend of workshops at Cable Bay Vineyard in March.

While the two workshops can be booked individually and are complete courses in themselves, they are also designed to complement one another, providing those who want to take their photography to the next level with everything from camera basics to editing and publishing.

The Saturday workshop, Foundations of Photography, is a beginners workshop aimed at getting you to feel comfortable to make the switch from auto mode to manual on your camera. The basics of importing and editing images will also be covered.

On Sunday, the Adobe Lightroom Masterclass covers everything from organization to fully editing your photographs using Adobe Lightroom. You will need a basic understanding of Lightroom to participate, but if you attended Saturday’s workshop, you’ll be good to go.

Located at one of Waiheke’s iconic vineyards, not only will you improve your photography skills at these workshops, but you’ll do so while enjoying the stunning views, delicious food, and world-renowned wines of Cable Bay Vineyard.

Saturday, 23 March 2019: Foundations of Photography

  • Camera basics

  • Camera settings

  • Laws of light

  • Composition and colour

  • Importing your work

  • Basic editing

  • Included is a copy of Thomas and Peter Rees’ Foundations of Photography manual

Sunday, 24 March 2019: Adobe Lightroom Masterclass

  • Cataloguing

  • Presets

  • Advanced adjustments

  • Effective workflow

  • Image optimization

  • Included is a copy of Thomas and Peter Rees’ Lightroom Masterclass manual

The workshops are $390 each, or $700 for the whole weekend, which includes morning tea, afternoon tea, and lunch at Cable Bay's restaurant.

Visit thomasreesphotography.com to book and find out more.