Auckland From Dusk to Darkness – Outcome of A Night Photography Workshop

Auckland is nicknamed the City of Sails for good reason. It’s estimated that one in four Aucklander’s have a boat. I am not sure if we really count, as we currently only have kayaks and a dinghy. (I race on a friend’s yacht.)

Thursday night I took an amazing night photography workshop from Three Little Wishes. We started out near the marina, with the city skyline in the background.  Sadly, the clouds didn’t cooperate and we never had an opportunity to capture a stunning sunset. That didn’t stop me from enhancing my skills and learning a few more night photography techniques.

This is Westhaven Marina. Not only is it the largest marina Auckland, it is the largest yacht marina in the Southern Hemisphere with nearly 2,000 berths and swing moorings.

Boats in Auckland

From our selected vantage point we could watch the day change to night with the city skyline lighting up in the background.  It was after this that I took yesterday’s motorway lights photo.

night photography in Auckland

Auckland at dusk

auckland sunset

Auckland just after the sunset

night photography

Auckland just before the city lights come up

night photography of auckland skyline

Auckland at night

We also learned a new night photography, multi-exposure technique with a name I can’t remember. I didn’t like the outcome, so I am not worried about the name.  I would like to call this one Auckland During the Apocalypse:

Auckland at night

Do you prefer to shoot in daytime, dusk or night photography? What would you have named the last one and what do you think of it?

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  1. says

    I love the last one. It appears slightly different when I view it from different angles. Very cool. I don’t know what I’d call it, maybe something like Hidden Treasures or Magical Rain Clouds.

    Be well, Rhonda.


  2. says

    Night fotography is awesome! I took a one eveming workshop but it wasn’t good. It was too basic and no cool techniques like the one of the last picture…
    My favorite time for taking pictures is just before the sunset, the colors are smooth and you can shoot without flash and/or tripod :-)

    • says

      Sorry your workshop wasn’t as amazing as the one I did. I still have more cool shots for another day, probably tomorrow. Next time you are in Auckland, you can give this class a try, its every second week on a Thursday night.

  3. says

    Lovely marina and there’s little better than being on a boat.

    I loved the last one, and my first thought was someone had one too many. Bwahahahahahahaha.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

  4. Kellie says

    Sounds like you really enjoyed the workshop Rhonda and sometimes these are actually better to do when the weather isn’t on your side, as it help you learn how you can still get some great shots by looking at things differently. Like you first shot – filling the screen with the boats instead of trying to capture a landscape with bad light, love it! I think my favourite is your second shot, ‘at dusk’.

    Great collection of shots!

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