What are you Photographing?

Often while immersed in capturing a stunning landscape, bathed in beautiful warm light at sunset, a passer-by will stop to talk to me. The first and more than likely only question will typically be; “what are you photographing?” As if there is something that they are missing...
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Discovering Style and Vision

An Introduction to Style and Vision “How do we find our unique expression of the world, and how can we convey this to the viewer?” Achieving competence in photography is easy enough; with some basic technical understanding, almost anybody can create a good photograph. In the age...

Devil in the Detail – Shaun Barnett

Shaun Barnett gives advice for the aspiring macro nature photographer. While taking my children on nature walks when they were small, I was often surprised by what interested them. Big, impressive mountain vistas? Zero enthusiasm. A small leaf on the track? Appealing. Some...

‘What’s in My Bag?’ with Shaun Barnett

Shaun Barnett – Professional landscape photographer and NZPW tutor. Location: Tunnel Point, Dunedin, Otago Richard Young and I spent a great afternoon here before one of our Otago Wildlife Master Classes in 2019. I’d seen pictures of Tunnel Beach before but never been...

Shooting Sharp Landscapes

  How important is sharpness? Well, this depends on the end-use of your image. If you are only ever going to display your image at a maximum size of 1200 pixel on Instagram, Facebook or a website, I would say not very. If however, you intend to make large scale prints of an...

How Long is “Long Enough”?

New Zealand’s beauty and diversity of land and seascapes make it a world-class location for long exposures. The Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island is named by Captain Cook for having a vast abundance of everything. There are a variety of different beaches and...

‘What’s in My Bag?’ with Ken Wright

Ken Wright – Professional landscape photographer and NZPW tutor. My work takes me to some amazing places, as a professional landscape photographer, I am often in an environment that’s both rugged and wet, I expect a lot from my gear in all weather conditions. Filter Choice:...

Piha Beach Clean Up – Doing #PhotographyforGood

As many of you would agree, New Zealand is a truly amazing place – it is a small country on the map, but for photographers, its landscapes, nature, and wildlife present endless photo opportunities. Taking care of the environment and our nature is an important step that...

Togcast – Photography Podcast with Richard Young

Togcast – Photography Podcast with Richard Young Listen to New Zealand Photography Workshops tutor and founder Richard Young chatting to Paul Sanders from The Togcast – Photography Podcast about all things New Zealand, Workshops and Printing.

The Importance of Printing

When was the last time you printed your work? Today in the world of digital photography, it seems that printing has become less popular among photographers. The trend toward sharing our images on digital devices and via social media platforms has taken over from the printed image...