‘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...

‘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:...

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...
Rangitoto Island

Behind the Shot – Rangitoto Island – Richard Young

A first in a new feature, Richard Young – leader of New Zealand Photography Workshops – talks to us about how he shot one of his images , ‘Rangitoto Island’. “Finding these beautiful rock formations just above the tideline at sunset, offered a...

Benro FH100M2 Filter System Review

Benro FH100M2 Filter System Review review by Richard Young Filters have always been an essential part of my landscape photography. I really enjoy the process of using them; the creative element they add to my landscape work and the reduction in post-production by capturing what I...
Nikon Z7 Review - Sample Pictures New Zealand

Long Exposures with the Nikon Z7

Long Exposures with the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera. Review by Richard Young Whilst travelling through the Coromandel this spring, I had the opportunity to test out the brand new Nikon Z7 in the field. Fittingly, we headed to one of New Zealand’s most iconic beaches –...

Masterclass Workshops – Capture to Print

Masterclass Workshops – Capture to Print Each one of our 4-day masterclass workshops have been designed to cover three set subjects of landscape and wildlife photography. With use of a conference room at the hotel, we include in-depth tuition and post-processing sessions...

Photo Share & Print Evening – Auckland

Photo Share & Print Evening – Auckland Great night at ProGear to launch the new Auckland Photography Meetup Group. Thank you to Epson for supporting this event with the SureColor P800.  We were very impressed by the quality of the prints coming off this printer and it...

Filters for Landscape Photography

In the days of digital photography, it is often the view that filters are old-fashioned and unnecessary, but there’s a lot to be said for still using a filter to capture the best image in-camera. Filters can be indispensable for capturing landscapes in extremely difficult...