My daughter wants to go to New Zealand towards the end of the year...being a photographer and a willing enabler I'm interested in getting some shooting advice and perhaps advice on where to concentrate our time down under...
I went down to the South Island last year on a shoot for a company called Apollo Campers, we toured for a couple of weeks taking photos of their van in various spectacularly scenic places, but to be honest, there are just too many locations to list for you really. My advice it to plan on driving all the way around the edge of the whole island. But really worthy of note (and in no particular order) Bruce Bay at sunset, Milford Sound at dawn - go out on the boat trip and look at the underwater viewing station it is amazing, Moeraki boulders at dawn, Nugget Point at dawn - you will need a head torch to do this one and a good head for heights, also there is a penguin viewing point there to the right of the car park, but well worth it, Kekerengu - which is supposed to be one of THE
most scenic drives on the planet and there is a nice place for an excellent breakfast at the end of the drive, Otago Peninsula, Fox Glacier - walk right out to it in the early morning, also some very nice waterfalls to the right as you walk to the glacier face, Picton is lovely and oh so many more, it really is a photographers paradise down there, although their sausages are unusually tasteless, but everything else is fantastic and the people are really nice.
Below are just a few of the shots I made for the company - and here is the one they are using on their Apollo Camper NZ web site
I was also offered to do the same for their sister companies in Canada, USA and Australia, but I just haven't had the spare time, although looking back at these images and the fond memories of the trip, who knows I might just make myself make time...