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May I plug two things that are closely related? Producing a photo book and our Middlehurst Art Photography workshop?

After each Middlehurst Art Photography Workshop we produce a book with the attendees, including images that Tony and I have taken. The little video above will show you the book we produced and talk about the importance of producing books.

It will also suggest you look into coming on a Middlehurst Art Photography workshop! This year, we were fully booked, but unfortunately a number of our guests have had to cancel. So we have three places at the moment and there's still time to book! Contact me, Tony or Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

And to see some of my photos from Middlehurst, sign up to my Instagram feed: www.instagram.com/petereastway/

Village Temple, Tshangkha, Bhutan.
Phase One XF, 100MP TriChromatic back, 55mm lens, 1/40 second @ f2.8, ISO 3200

Time flies when you're having fun and the three weeks I spent with David Oliver, my wife Kathie and a great group of photographers in Bhutan flew past way too quickly. In fact, I think one of the best things about visiting Bhutan with people who have never been before is watching their faces light up with amazement, inspiration, awe and plain old happiness!

Now, I was pretty happy too thanks to Phase One. The kind people from Denmark lent me a new 100MP Trichromatic back, so at the risk of sounding a bit wanky, I jaunted around Bhutan with not one 100MP back, but two. One for the Phase One XF body (the Trichro), the other on my Phase One A-Series (since my own 100MP back and lenses have all been matched to work together). It just meant I didn't have to change the back from camera to camera when using my ultra wide-angle 23mm Alpagon which sits on the A-Series and is the ultimate wide-angle camera/lens combination, as long as you don't mind focusing and setting the exposure manually!

Middlehurst with Tony Hewitt & Peter Eastway - AIPP Grand Masters. Instruction for Advanced Photographers. Exclusive Access to New Zealand's Remote High Country. 5 nights/6 days

Middlehurst is a high end photography retreat for photographers who understand how to use their camera and are ready to learn about the philosophy and aesthetics of art photography and imagemaking.

Peter Eastway and Tony Hewitt visited Middlehurst Station in June 2015 with their Photographic Counsel and fell in love with the location. It feels like ‘Middle Earth’ and you expect to see trolls and hobbits around every corner. So enamoured are they with Middlehurst that it has now become an annual pilgrimage.

The Art Photography Workshop is limited to six participants.

It will be cold outside and the weather is variable, exactly what we want. The lodgings are basic, classic ’shearers’ quarters with shared bathrooms, but the home cooked meals by our hosts, Sue and Willie Macdonald will keep you warm and the cameraderie is first class! 

Now, lock the eight of us away on an amazing sheep station in the remote New Zealand highlands. When you stand on the top of a hill and look out as far as you can towards distant, snowcapped peaks, it’s breathtaking to realise this is all one station.

And it’s private land, so you can’t just go there by yourself. And even if you could, access to many of the locations is only by sturdy 4WDs driven by stationhands, or helicopter pilots who know the area.

  

Instruction for Advanced Photographers

Price: $9995 for 5 nights/6 days

Price includes:

  • Photographic Counsel
  • All transfer ex-Wellington
  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals

Minimum of 4 participants (plus tour leaders) and maximum of 6.

Further details on the Better Photography website, click here.

For bookings and final payments contact Kim on 02 4388 6851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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