Skippers Canyon 5 hours $340pp Photo Safari


Skippers Canyon 5 hours $340pp

5 hours of Photography tuition. $340pp. By multi Award winning Photographers Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken.

The landscape throughout Skippers Canyon, once the richest gold mining area in the world, is ruggedly spectacular and best seen in the autumn when the trees are ablaze with colour and in summer when the light can reach deep into the valley turning the Shotover river into a blue azure strip of colour. Our four wheel drive (4WD) Photo Safari follows the narrow winding road that serviced the gold fields, once home to thousands of miners. All that remains of this era is a beautifully restored School House and the and sculptured landforms produced by the gold diggings.

Your tutors Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken will help you learn how to take your camera off automatic and to fully utilize your DSLR camera in a practical and logical way. Much of the day is spent discussing composition and solving any photographic problem that arises. The day is spent photographing in places suited to the weather conditions, allowing everyone time and circumstance to express their own vision, and at the same time receive constructive and appropriate critiques of their images.

Our priority to to teach you how to use your camera and to take away knowledge that will help improve your photography for your life time.

We have Canon EOS 700D Cameras available for use as well as extra lenses. Wide angle 10-22mm, macro 60mm or 100mm, or telephoto 70-300mm. Tripod and filters.


Like our other 4WD Photo Safaris, the Skippers Canyon trip is run on demand with a minimum of two and maximum of four per vehicle/tutor. This low tutor to student ratio allows us to provide immediate and appropriate feedback to each student.

What You Need To Bring

  • hat, clothing to suit the weather
  • good walking shoes
  • water bottle
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent

Toilets available at the School House  


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