New Zealand spring photo workshop, 25 November – 5 December

New Zealand is a wonderland country. The travel here reminds a fairytale: alpine areas of tussock-covered mountains, wide coastal shores and deep rainforests, glacier lakes… We experience the beauty of the South island in November, when vast fields of lupines are flowering at shores of azure Tekapo and Pukaki lakes. It’s no doubt why Peter Jackson has chosen this wonderful country for filming the LOTR trilogy.

We visit several magical spots on our way including:

    • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park (including Pukaki and Tekapo lakes).
    • Moeraki Boulders
    • Te Anau and Milford Sound (including the scenic cruise through Milford Sound)
    • Wanaka lake
    • Fox Glacier, Matheson lake
    • Motukiekie and Pancake rocks

So let’s open our adventure book!


Chapter one, 25th November, Friday: Christchurch

We’ll fly to arrive no later than 25th November in Christchurch. We’ve booked a hotel for you to get together for the dinner, have some rest after a long flight and discuss our upcoming journey. We recommend you to fly even 2 days earlier to avoid jet lag and be as fresh as hobbits starting their journey from The Shire.



Please send inquire below, or at email:

Included in the price:

– All transfers
– Lodging
– Instruction and master classes by two professional guides
– Milford Sound cruise

Not included in the price:

– Meals (except breakfasts)
– Airfares
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement

What to bring

– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm. Be sure to have additional tripod mount to this lens.

– Waterproof and windproof jacket
– Waterproof pants
– Warm jacket and thermal pants
– Wellingtons or fishing boots
– Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops

Tour leaders

Daniel Kordan

During the study in MIPT Daniel became an optics physicist. He gain experience not only in physics, but also in mountain climbing and hiking, guiding tourist groups in winter and in summer in mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo-workshops and chief editor of “Continent expedition” magazine. This magazine is about travel and adventures all over the world. He has got several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia’13 and ’14 winner, best photographer’13 finalist and others. He is spending most of his time in Norway, Lofoten islands and in Tuscany at villa Gaia, guiding groups of photographers.