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Gannet Colony & Seascapes

Muriwai is an iconic location for seascapes.  It's also a great place to practice your wildlife (seabird) photography.  We will begin at one of the lookouts and will speed up our shutter speed to catch these amazing birds as they start to roost for the evening. 

Gannet in Flight

As sunset approaches we will head down to Maori Bay to practice shooting seascapes. It will be low tide at this time affording us the rare opportunity to head around the bay - impossible at any other time - and find some nice weather-beaten rocks to "drag" those waves around using long exposures. This workshop will give you the opportunity to practice fast and long exposures.

Gear: Obviously for shooting wildlife a long focal length lens is best - anything from 100mm to 400mm (we wish, haha) would be ideal.  For shooting the seascapes a wide lens will work best.  Anything from 10mm to 50mm will be suitable for this part of the workshop.

Meeting Point: Let's all meet at the Gannet Colony carpark.  Just check the gate closing times as you enter.  We may need to park outside the gate if it closes too early for our departure.  If you arrive late due to traffic etc just post a message in the Facebook event.  That way I can respond to you quickly once you arrive to let you know just where we are.

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