Inspiring Photographic Retreats & Workshops
I have a passion for photographing our beautiful world that I’d love to share with you. You are warmly invited to come on one of my courses. I hope you’ll leave inspired with your own passion reignited and burning strong. There are a range of sessions suitable to suit your budget and your time. I run them year round and make the most of the beauty of the different seasons. All workshops and retreats are available on weekends and during the week on dates of your choice. Muriwai New Zealand is a beautiful place where you can come and feel refuelled by Nature and inspired to try new ideas to make your photography more creative.
I invite you to look through the options of workshops available and design your own retreat to suit yourself or your small group of photographers. I offer half day courses, full day courses or two day retreats with comfortable accommodation and magnificent views.
Painting with your camera
3 Hour Workshop – One on One – $200
Group rate – $75pp
A creative workshop exploring the way you can use your camera to make images that are more like paintings than photographs! The focus is on creativity - not your camera gear or tripod.
4 Hour Workshop – One on One – $250
Group rate – $100pp
Explore Muriwai’s beach, forest and cliffs while having the opportunity to create your own stunning and unusual landscapes. Judy will then give you ideas on how to finish off these images and turn them into works of art.
Two Day Retreat
$800pp ($300 non-photographic partner).
Muriwai is such a wonderful place that it really is worth it staying here and experiencing the evening and morning light. Enjoy two full days of photographic activities and workshops tailored to suit your creative needs.
Group of 3 : $75 for 3 hours
In these different level workshops you will become more confident at finding your way around and working within Photoshop to achieve in reality what you can imagine.
Price varies depending on length and number of participants.
In these private sessions you will have the chance to work at your own pace on your own projects. These are hands on sessions enabling you to advance at your own pace.
$230pp full day tour
$120pp half day tour
(min two participants - max four)
Private full day or half day tours of Muriwai’s iconic black sand beach just out of Auckland in the company of a local Muriwai photographer who loves to share this magic place.
"Having never stayed in a B&B before I wasn’t sure what to expect. Walking into Judy’s home was like entering an art gallery with stunning views. Right from the start I felt warmly welcomed into Judy and Keith’s amazing home. The bedroom and bathroom were large and creatively appointed. The bed was comfortable and I loved browsing the photography books in the bedroom. Food, both dinner and breakfast, was delicious and my only negative was that Judy wouldn’t let me do any dishes! I really did feel very pampered. Both Keith and Judy were gracious hosts. When I finally could tear myself away from the view, Muriwai beach was a short trip down the hill. A perfect venue for a photography based weekend." – Debbie Masmart
“I just wanted to say thank you for the very inspirational workshop on impressionist photography. It was very good to see the whole process of creating and editing the images and your beautiful artwork”- Tomek Friedrich