We are truly a lucky bunch here in New Zealand, the country provides such a vast array of diversity in the landscape that for us photographers, it’s a dream to live here. New Zealand might look small on the map, but its amount of contrasting landscapes make it deceivingly large for any photographer, it can be terribly hard to choose where to head. To help, we like to keep you updated on the locations we visit with our tours and important things to remember to do once you’ve been. To inspire you to come to visit us, you can find out more via photography, videography and with in-depth information from our professional photographer tutors, locals based throughout the country. Have a look at some of our articles to find some inspiration to get yourself out there and shooting.



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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Lake Matheson – Mirror of the Mountains

The Mirror of the Mountains A gem of New Zealand’s West Coast, Lake Matheson sits at the foot of the snow-capped Southern Alps, giving glorious reflections on a calm day of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Created by the retreat of nearby Fox Glacier around 14,000 years ago, this glacial...
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Tongariro – Our World Heritage Landscape

New Zealand Photography Workshops tutor Shaun Barnett is an avid tramper, with a strong interest in the history of our wild areas. Growing up nearby, Shaun has spent many weeks at Tongariro National Park and learnt a lot about our first national park. He shares some of his...
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