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Our Workshop Programme

Sunday February 11th Another World Famous in Wellington Woolfs Wandering of Wellington

This Photography Workshop has strictly limited numbers and will be a walk around our CBD, taking in the Waterfront, CBD, Sunday Markets. We will also be concentrating on Wellington's Street Art and Graffiti.   It is a 9.00am start, with an Optional Dawn Component ( For those will to get up early! Oh and weather permitting.)  and there will be a wet weather programme should that we necessary.  The investment will be $250.00

Sunday February 18th Bugs, Beetles, Bees and Butterflies Plus!

Our Nature Macro Workshops are always popular, and we will be on the hunt for insects on this trail around the  city. Wellington has such bug diversity, and its just a matter of knowing where to look, although as you will know there is no guarantees with bug community as to where they will be and at what times!  We will also be visiting Otari Wilton Nature reserve, so at the very least you will know you will see something with wings, multiple legs, or antennae!

This workshop is day long, and includes lunch, so be prepared for a whole heap of hands and knees action! The investment is $250.00 for a great day of education, entertainment and fun.

Sunday February 25th sees the first of Woolf's Workshops, Phenomenal Phone Photography Out and Abouts, for this year.

Smart Phones are a part of our culture, and as Simon says " It's what's six inches behind the camera that counts!"  Woolf's Photography Workshops have been educating on most things photography for sometime. The phones are part of a revolution that is totally inspiring, and especially now the quality and controls of the cameras are getting better and better. So here is the opportunity to learn more about just what your phone can achieve in a photography space. This half day workshop is supported by Huawei, and their amazing P10 which includes Leica technology.

Then investment is $100.00, and be in quick as our Phenomenal Phone Photography Workshops are sought after, fun, and seriously educational!

Sunday March 4th is another of World Famous in Wellington People Plus Photography Workshops.

This is a day long event that involves the photography of people in a portrait, environmental, or documentary sense. There will be an emphasis on lighting, and capturing the decisive moment. There will be both location and studio aspects to this workshop, where you will get the best from Simon Woolf's extensive knowledge on capturing people in a photographic sense.

Lunch will be provided, in this day long workshop. Be prepared for the serious, the fun and the spontaneous.

Our investment for this photography workshop is $250.00, and numbers are strictly limited.

Sunday March 17th is Woolf's Workshops Weddings.

Simon Woolf is an award winning wedding photographer, with over four decades of experience. The Woolf name is synonymous with top end wedding photography. Simon has photographed weddings in four continents, and will be sharing his knowledge, and abilities with participants. This day will be full on, involving tips, tricks and techniques to nail stunning wedding photography, no matter the conditions.

There will be action a plenty, and be prepared to have fun on the journey. We will also be discussing some of the business aspects of wedding photography, and how to craft and enduring career through being a great wedding photographer.

This is a full day event and will move into the early evenings magic minutes

$350.00 is the investment for a day that will offer some great insights and offerings into how to nail great wedding photography. Numbers are strictly limited so please register early. Please ring Kaye on 917 6861 to book your space.


So we have seven different photography workshops, and that is without including our seriously popular Dawn to Dusk  or Nature Plus Workshops. They will be happening in Late March and April, although we may schedule something special at short notice. So keep an eye on our website or Facebook for details.


Our Bay of Many Coves Photography Retreats.

Please don't forget that we hold two amazing Photography Retreats at the wonderful Bay of Many Coves Resort in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. The first is held ( provisionally)  on the weekend of Friday June 29 -  Sunday July 1st, and is wide-ranging and aimed at Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Food and Creative areas of Photography. 

Our Natural Environment Experience is to be held ( provisionally) Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September. This workshop experience is predominately Wildlife, Nature, Marine, Landscape and Conservation orientated, where we try and incorporate photography of the beautiful birdlife, marine mammals, and the flora and fauna that abounds in the Bay of Many Coves area. Hot off the press! Watch this space as we will be hosting one the worlds great environmental landscape photographers at this our Natural Environment Photography Retreat. You will not be disappointed, and once everything is confirmed we will certainly book out!


Both experiences incorporate unsurpassed  Bay of Many Coves Resort 5 star hospitality and cuisine, including one of New Zealand's top five degustation meals! This part of the weekend is a highlight where you get to photograph the most creative of dishes, and then get to savour the taste sensation that is delivered to your table! The atmosphere and ambiance of the occasion is something to behold.

To register your intent to participate in what is definitely a very unique and special Photography/ Cuisine experience please contact Graham at The Bay of Many Coves Resort on +64 3 5799 771


These two workshops are tremendously popular, and it is important to book early, or you may miss out. Based on our last "Retreat"  and was our best experience yet, the bookings will again be strong for 2018.


Woolf's Workshops also take on Individual Photography Tuition, where we cater and customise to our participants requirements. From the Basics, to Image Enhancement, Macro, Birds, Floral, Landscapes, People and many more topics we tailor make photography tuition where the learning is educational, entertaining and user friendly.

The investment starts at $250 for two hours of tuition, and we also have Half DayFull day and Weekend options.

Please give Kaye a ring on 917 6861 for more information. Gift Vouchers are available.



Whether you are new to photography or have been snapping for years, this is a great way of upskilling yourself and gaining fantastic insights into the latest trends in photography. These are hands-on customised sessions, where you will gain confidence in your camera skills and be empowered and inspired to get out there and take amazing images.

Simon and the Woolf Photography Team love to share their love of Nature, Wellington and Photography. We offer the following:

  • 1-Day workshops
  • Week-end workshops
  • School Holiday workshops
  • One-on-One tuition
  • Corporate Team-Building Photographic workshops

Contact us for dates and prices.

Twice a year we offer amazing week-end workshop experiences at the exclusive Bay of Many Coves Resort- these are total immersion sessions, focusing on the unsurpassed Natural environment of the Marlborough Sounds. .

We hold day-long Photography Workshops in and around Wellington: From Ohariu Farm, Shelley Bay, the South Coast to a City tour, all of our locations offer unique photographic opportunities that will inspire you to get snapping.

Workshops start at 9am, include refreshments and a delicious lunch and end at 5 pm. These sessions are action-packed, so be prepared to have fun and learn from the best!

Check out What's On for dates and booking details and sign up to our newsletter to keep informed of our up-and-coming events.

Earlier Event: January 5
South Coast SIX to SUNSET Workshop