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...

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...

How To Photograph Frozen Landscapes Photography

Learn How To Photograph Frozen Landscapes Photography: Frozen Landscapes Photography tips Add Some Drama: One key to great winter landscape photographs is to capture the mood of winter in them, interesting clouds can help add a lot of extra drama to your photograph. Often, days...

Bird Photography Tips

Bird Photography Tips: Learn How To Photograph Birds Capturing the Moment When photographing birds it is important that they are sharp and in focus. To achieve this it’s best to use a tracking focus function with a fast shutter speed. To gain a fast shutter speed in the forest...

How To Photograph Autumn Colours Photography

Learn How To Photograph Autumn Colours Photography: Autumn Colours Photography tips Autumn Colours Autumn offers one of the best times for photography with landscapes that are full of burnt oranges, warm yellows, and other beautiful autumn shades. Shooting during the ‘gold...
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...

How To Photograph Panorama Photography

Learn How To Photograph Panoramic Landscape Photography: Panorama Photography tips Capture panoramas of the the South Island grandest landscapes on a 4-Day Fiordland Photography Tour this Autumn with New Zealand Photography Workshops

How To Photograph Long Exposure Photography

Learn How To Photograph Long Exposure Photography: Long Exposure Photography tips Long Exposure Landscape Photography: By using longer shutter speeds you can capture movement within the landscape. Long exposures are best suited to landscapes with dynamic movement (e.g. the coast,...

How To Photograph Macro Photography

Learn How To Photograph Macro Photography: Macro Photography tips Control the depth of field: You want the person looking at the photograph to be easily able to see what your subject is, not be distracted by other things in the photograph. Use a large aperture (eg f2.8 or f4) to...