Woolf's Workshops 2019 Programme

Photography Topics Can include:

The Basics, Composition, Exposure, Landscape, Nature, Marine, Portraits, Floral, Documentary, Architecture, Wildlife, Environmental Portraiture, Studio Lighting and Posing, Macro, How to Print, Post Production, Weddings, , Audio Visuals,Phenomenal Phone , Birds, Photography, Master Classes, Abstract, Creative Expression, Night Photography, Food and Cuisine Photography.

Woolf’s Workshops are proud to be supported by Frames Plus, Epson NZ, Huawei NZ, Sigma Lenses

Please ring the team at Woolf on 9176861 for more details and to book your space.


Saturday 13th April - World Famous in Wellington People Plus Photography Workshop.
- Be prepared for the serious, the fun and the spontaneous.

Start time: 9.30am at Woolf Photography Lambton Quay.
End time: This workshop will complete at approximately 12.30pm.

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. This workshop also includes a printing voucher where you will be able to print two 20x25cm of your files. The will be printed on Long life Epson papers, using Epson Ultra chrome Long life inks.

Supported by Huawei NZ and Epson NZ.

The investment for this photography workshop is $150.00, and numbers are strictly limited. We do need a minimum of five people.

printing workshop:

Saturday 13th April - Print it on an Epson Workshop

Start time: 2:00pm at Woolf Photography Lambton Quay.
End time: This workshop will complete at approximately 5:00pm.

Learn how to take photos that print beautifully, and then be shown how to post produce, and print your best image using the latest Epson software, inks and papers through the Epson P600 Sure Color Printer. You will be amazed at how managing colour and profiling your files will gain you exhbition quality results on the best long life inks and papers Epson have on offer.

Additionally each participant will receive a voucher for two complimentary A4 or 1 A3 Semi Gloss/Lustre/or Watercolour Fine Art Prints.

This session will involve a studio, and or and outdoor shoot. Please bring your favourite two files in for the workshop, and we will demonstrate their printing potential. DSLRs, Compacts or Smart Phone Cameras are welcome.

Supported by Huawei NZ and Epson NZ.

The investment for this photography workshop is $150.00, and numbers are strictly limited. Limited to 10 participants.

Abstract WORKSHOP:

Saturday 27th April - Totally Abstract Workshop

Start time: 6:00pm at Woolf Photography Lambton Quay.
End time: This workshop will complete at approximately 9:00pm

This workshop will concentrate on abstract and the creative, and will be pure art in it's orientation. Composition, colour, design and form, plus making the most of the camera controls of shutter speeds and aperture will all be featured in this "out there" and different workshop. This is your opportunity learn how to push some boundaries, and see, and learn how to take some completely unique images. As with all our workshops the fun aspects are emphasised!


Sunday 28th April - Phenomenal Phone Photography Workshop

Start time: 9.30am at Woolf Photography Lambton Quay.
End time: This workshop will complete at approximately 12.30pm.

Simon always says "It's not the camera you've got, it's what's 6 inches behind it that matters" and this is so true with photography. While a DSLR camera and various lenses are GREAT, modern day smart phones can be equally as awesome in their own way - provided the person standing behind the camera knows what they're doing. 

This Phenomenal Phone Workshop is dedicated solely to learning camera techniques using a smart phone. There is certain skill and an art to taking photos on a phone & Simon Woolf is passionate about sharing that with photography enthusiasts. 

Bring along your iPhone, Android, Huawei or any other smart phone. We don't discriminate!

Dawn to Dusk and Nature Plus Workshops

Sunday 5th May

Start time: 6:00am
End time:

Our Dawn to Dusk Photography Workshops are sought after. We only provide a couple per year, where we travel around Wellington ( Where you provide your transport... Car pooling is encouraged!), and we work on capturing anything from Landscapes to Insects and Birds, to Abstract, and photographing people to events. We usually kick off on one ( if not more) of the spectacular Wellington hilltops, where the first rays of our cities light are captured. We usually end up on our South Coast, (FishNChips included), to photograph the last light. This is a day of the wide and varied,( fun included) and anything can happen. We make the most of any opportunity, and go for it!

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 Grace on
04 917 6861 Expressions of interest need to with us by March 30th 2019. NB We need a minimum of ten participants for this Weekend Experience

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.

Kids Workshops

Wednesday 17th April & Thursday 18th April

Start time: 1:00pm
End time:

School Holiday Tuition’s and Workshops are always a happening thing 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) for a Workshop.

Individual Tuition’s are $250.00 for a 2 hour session. A parent is welcome to attend too.

1-1 tuition with Simon Woolf

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.

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.

Workshops require a minimum of 5 people, while Tuition’s are a maximum of two people with the second person cost being $150.00 Proudly supported by Huawei NZ and Epson NZ.

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. 

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

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

Day Workshops start at 9am, include refreshments and a delicious lunch and end at 4 pm. These sessions are action-packed, so be prepared to have fun and learn from the best!


Book your Woolf's Workshop and be in the draw to win one of these very stylish Huawei Back Packs!

NB This offer closes Friday 30th March 2019 at 5.00pm