Woolf's Workshops Programme 2018

Our Workshop Programme

 Sunday 16th September sees Woolf's Workshops, Phenomenal Phone Photography Out and About.

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 P20 and  P20 Pro which includes Leica technology.

This workshop kicks off at first light 7.00am approx on top of Wrights Hill in Karori. It will then head to Our Botanic Gardens for a bit of Spring flavour, and then into the CBD  and Wellington's Waterfront

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

 Saturday September 22nd  Spring Flowers  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 The Wellington Botanic Gardens, so at the very least you will know you will see something with wings, multiple legs, or antennae!

This workshop a half day long, so be prepared for a whole heap of hands and knees action! The investment is $150.00 for a great day of education, entertainment and fun.

Sunday September 23rd 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 $150.00

 September  28 - 30  are the dates for The Photographic Society of New Zealand's Central Regional Convention. This year the convention is being held in Whanganui. It is a great programme, and our very own Simon Woolf will be the MC for the event. Just as a footnote, Whanganui are legendary for hosting and providing just the best photography conventions! For details go to :http://central.psnzconvention.org.nz 

 School Holiday Tuition’s and Workshops are always a happening thing. Friday October 12th is our Morning Workshop, where we go through the basics and have some great learning and fun with cameras and or smartphones. The investment is $75.00 per child ( 10 years to 18 years). A parent is welcome to attend too. Please ring Grace on 9176861 for more information and to register.

Sunday October 14th is another of World Famous in Wellington People Plus Photography Workshops.

This is a half 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.

Be prepared for the serious, the fun and the spontaneous.

Our investment for this photography workshop is $150.00, and numbers are strictly limited.

Please ring Grace on 917 6861 to book your space.

Dawn to Dusk  or Nature Plus Workshops are being prepared currently. They will be happening in Late October and November, although we may schedule something special in at short notice. So keep an eye on our website or Facebook for details.

Please don't forget we do customise One on One, or Group Tuition's with Simon. These tuitions can range from the Basics to more advanced subjects and topics. Environmental Portraiture, Phenomenal Phone Photography, Post Production, Macro/Floral/Insects, Landscape, Nature/Wildlife, The Abstract/Creative and Documentary Photography are all popular areas we teach and inspire in. 

New Photography Workshops and Experiences will be placed on this page soon!

Dawn to Dusk  or Nature Plus Workshops. They will be happening in September, October and November, 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.

Our Natural Environment Experience is to be held August - September 2019 . This workshop experience is predominately Wildlife, Nature, Marine, Landscape and Conservation orientated, where we try and incorporate photography of the beautiful bird life, marine mammals, and the flora and fauna that abounds in the Bay of Many Coves area.

This experience incorporates 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  https://www.bayofmanycoves.co.nz/events/photography-masterclass/


These  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 2019.


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 Day, Full day and Weekend options.

Please give Simon 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.