If you are a photographer with a love of the outdoors and a taste for the comforts of 5-star luxury accommodation and fine cuisine, our Natural Environment Photography Retreat could be the perfect weekend for you.
Hosted by award winning professional photographer, Simon Woolf, the Photography Retreat is suitable for both experienced and novice photographers.
We are fortunate this year to partner with Cougar Line, the outstanding Marlborough Sounds water taxi service, who will provide one of their experienced skippers with their top boat, that will give us an excellent platform from which to photograph a wide variety of seabirds, seals and dolphins in the area.
Another major feature is a guided expedition via historic Ship Cove to Motuara Island, an uninhabited, predator-free reserve in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound where you will see rare and endangered native birds and wildlife.
Between photography assignments you can enjoy our acclaimed cuisine and relax in your luxury apartment, looking out on stunning views across the bay.
About Simon Woolf
Simon is a Principal of leading Wellington image company, Photography by Woolf. He lectures widely and has achieved numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. Simon is a Fellow of The Photographic Society of New Zealand and holds Masters Qualifications in New Zealand and internationally.
He is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, SWPP, and BPPA; holds an Accolade of Photographic Mastery – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, was a James White Scholarship recipient in 2004 and in 1990 was awarded a Medal for Services to the Community. Simon is a passionate photographer and skilled tutor.