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7B Manchester Place
Queenstown, Otago, 9300

+64 3 4090272

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May
25
May 30

Paradise / Glenorchy Landscapes

5 DAY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

COST- NZD$3,836.00 (includes accom, travel, 3 hour helicopter flight)

MAX 6 STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken )

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (Two places available)

This workshop is based at the top of the Lake Wakatipu at a place called Glenorchy.

This area is famous for the many epic movies that have been filmed there. It is a paradise for photographers. Winter mists and frosty morning can be followed by incredibly beautiful days of sunshine or passing storms with awesome clouds.  In the South Island of NZ there can be four seasons in one day.  

On this trip we have organized a helicopter to drop us into some remote back-country alpine landscapes. 

For more information go to our Paradise Page

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Jun
22
Jun 26

Catlins Landscape Photography

5 DAY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Cost NZD $3276.00

MAXIMUM GROUP SIX SIX -WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS

Queenstown to the Catlins-South Island, New Zealand

One place left. 

The Catlin’s is the hidden gem of the south. It sits between Invercargill and Dunedin at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand and very much off the beaten track. The landscape and its people are very Kiwi. This part of the planet is a long way from the rest of the world, it has its own pace and its own sense of place - like no other.

Photographers on this workshop will photograph, trees that appear to be laying down on their side, seals and birds, roads, waves and huts. 

What is important is to slow down and 'see' the beauty around you. Take a deep breath and relax

Link to the Page

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This workshop is full, but you can add your name to the waiting list

Jul
13
Jul 18

Mount Cook I - Aoraki National Park

  • Mount Cook Village New Zealand

5 DAY Landscape, nature PhotographyWORKSHOP

COST NZ$3,258.00(Includes accommodation, travel and more)

MAXIMUM 6 STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Mike Langford  and Jackie Ranken)

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Be surrounded by a winter landscape that will inspire and seduce you. The mountains are majestic and powerful. Dress in warm clothes and become lost with Mike and Jackie in the world of image making. This experience will be one you will remember for a long time. 

Accommodation at The Hermitage Hotel is right in the heart of the Aoraki National Park.
The park is a harsh land of ice and rock with Glaciers visible from the valley floors. There are 19 peaks that reach the lofty heights of over 3,000 metres including, of course, New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

For more information go to  Mount Cook page

Read the full itinerary in our easy to read PDF 

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Aug
17
Aug 22

Mount Cook II- Aoraki national Park

  • Mount Cook Village New Zealand

5 DAY WORKSHOP  

COST NZ$3,258.00 (Includes accommodation, travel and more)

MAXIMUM 6 STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford ) 

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Places available.

QCCP_Terminal Lake iceberg

This workshop is about photographing the winter landscape. This area of New Zealand is simply stunning and we think it is at it's best in winter.  The Aoraki National Park park is a harsh land of ice and rock with Glaciers visible from the valley floors. There are 19 peaks that reach the lofty heights of over 3,000 metres including of course New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

We plan to visit the Tasman and Hooker Valleys. At night we will photograph star trails and the Milky Way galaxy, so bring warm clothes and a cable release.  

Link to the Mount Cook page 

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Aug
31
Sep 5

Haast -West Coast New Zealand

 

5 DAY Landscape, nature photography WORKSHOP

 COST NZD$3,160.00 (includes accommodation, travel and more)

MAXIMUM 6 STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford)

SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND

Places available

This World Heritage designated area is renowned for being New Zealand’s “last frontier” and home to rare wildlife, rugged beaches and wild rain forests.

This is a unique environment with many photographic challenges to explore. You may see Yellow Crested Penguins but they are timid creatures. This is the whitebait season and you will find the whitebait fishermen and women and their fishing rigs a very interesting subject to photograph, especially at sunset when the fishing nets and people make great silhouettes. 

We travel back to Queenstown on Sunday afternoon so that we have Monday to concentrate on editing and printing work made while on the workshop. This is a change to gain more skills and understand that printing is the next step in your creative expression. 

We discuss the editing, Ezio Monitors, Colour management and the new Canon Pro 1000 printer.

For more Information go to West Coast page

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Sep
14
Sep 19

Fiordland Landscape Workshop

  • Milford Sound Lodge Fiordland National Park, Southland, 9679 New Zealand

5 DAY  Landscape, art photography WORKSHOP  

COST NZD $3,644.00 Includes accom.travel and more.

MAXIMUM SIX STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS- (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken)

SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND

Places available

This workshop is about photographing the contrasting landscapes of Fiordland; from the Eglington Valley to the watery depths of the Sound. Fiordland is majestic and volatile, but how do you capture this in your camera? A small group of six photographers can join Mike and Jackie on an adventure to find these answers.

Mike and Jackie will teach you all we know in regards to camera craft and technique. The downloading and critique sessions are the foundation of the learning process. They will discuss composition, design and celebrate all of your photographic efforts. Their aim is for you to leave the workshop satiated: knowing more about photography and knowing more about yourself and what photography is to you.

For more information go to the Fiordland page

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Oct
25
Nov 8

Myanmar (Burma)

  • bagan myanmar

16 Day

COST NZD$6,999.00 Twin Share, NZD$8,399.00 Single supplement

 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH TWO INSTRUCTOR/GUIDES (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken )

At this stage all places are full. please send us an enquiry and add your name to the waiting list, or have your name pencilled in for 2018.

Travel with Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken to Myanmar (Burma). We will take you to our favourite places and share with you the love that we have for this ancient land. 

Yangon, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Bagan, Bagan Baloon ride, Inle Lake and back to Yangon

 

Add your name to the waiting list or reserve your place for 2018

Nov
15
Nov 25

Japan Autumn Colours and Snow Monkeys

COST: NZD$ 6779.00 Single Supplement NZD$ 8968.00

11 Day landscape, wildlife, street photography, adventure, culture experience

8 photographers and two instructor/guides (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken)

Two places available. Book Now.

Mike and Jackie are a husband and wife team who love sharing their passion for photography and travel to small groups of photography enthusiasts. They call this a "Master Class" and expect that you consider yourself more of a photographer than a tourist. 

AUTUMN COLOURS and SNOW MONKEYS

Spending multiple days in Kyoto, Takyama and Udanaka.

For more images see the web page

Full itinerary to come

Mar
15
Mar 20

Otago Landscape Photography 2018

  • moeraki New Zealand

5 DAY Landscape, art photography WORKSHOP

COST NZD $3,300.00 (includes accommodation, transport and more)

MAXIMUM SIX STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken)

SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND

Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken are both Canon Master Photographers and Grand Masters of the NZIPP and AIPP Professional Institutes of Professional Photography

Mike and Jackie want to share with you, their favourite photographic destinations in Otago-Southland, New Zealand.

This workshop is designed to make you think about the photographs you make and why. Each day you will be asked to set yourself specific goals or Jackie and Mike will help you to set them for you.  Time will be spent discussing the image making process and how we successfully communicate through photographs. 

As this workshop coincides with the equinox, (where the length of daylight is the same as the length of night) we would encourage students to make some specific images that are about this event. Final images will be printed on the last morning in Queenstown

Destinations include Poolburn, Moa Creek, St Bathans, Middlemarch, Maniototo Valley, Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru and more.

For more information go to Otago Landscapes Page OR

Download the itinerary with our easy to read PDF

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Apr
14
Apr 17

Autumn Colours I - Queenstown/Wanaka

  • Queenstown New Zealand

 

3.5 DAY Landscape/ macro/art Photography WORKSHOP

COST NZD $2,200.00 

MAXIMUM 6 STUDENTS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Jackie and Mike)

SOUTH ISLAND, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND

 


Autumn in Central Otago is a favourite time for photographers. 
 Our 4WD destinations up the Arrow river and into Skippers Canyon follow the early gold  mining routes to the gold fields and their settlements. These areas offer the budding and experienced landscape photographer plenty of photographic opportunities. Jackie and Mike are on hand to inspire you to push your own boundaries and try new ways of making images.  To learn to play to really enjoy the photographic process from capture to print. 

Whatever your skill level Mike and Jackie will inspire you to push your photography further. With a small group of six students/photographers to two instructors, a lot can be achieved. 

For more information go to the Autumn Colours page 

Download the itinerary in the easy to read PDF

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Feb
10
Feb 12

Creative Portrait Photography

3  DAY WORKSHOP - Portraiture TUITION

COST NZD $1980.OO

MAXIMUM 8 PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Mike and Jackie)

QUEENSTOWN, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

This workshop is great! You will learn so much and go away feeling so much more confident about photographing people and or anything with legs. 

This workshop will discuss environmental, candid and studio portraiture. In colour and black & white. It will cover composition, exposure, quality of light, camera operation, studio lighting, mat cutting and printing your own work.

Our portrait workshops are designed to teach you the skills you need to make portraits. The scenarios that we set up are real and have practical applications. 

For more information go to the Portraiture Page   

Download the itinerary with our easy to read PDF

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Nov
12
Nov 22

Japan Autumn Colours and Snow Monkeys 2016

11 DAY TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP/TOUR  

COST NZD$ 6235.00 Single-$8655.00 

8 PHOTOGRAPHERS  WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford)

Mike and Jackie are a husband and wife team who love sharing their passion for photography and travel to small groups of photography enthusiasts. They call this a "Master Class" and expect that you consider yourself more of a photographer than a tourist. 

AUTUMN COLOURS and SNOW MONKEYS

Spending multiple days in Kyoto, Takyama and Udanaka.

For more information Download the Travel Friendly PDF

or see the Japan Page

Oct
28
Nov 11

Tibet-China Travel Photo Tour 2016

11 DAY TRAVEL WORKSHOP /TOUR COST NZD$10,255 

10 PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH TWO INSTRUCTORS (Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken)

This Travel Photography Workshop is packed full of fantastic experiences and extraordinary places to make photographs.

Not only do you get to see the wonders of Beijing including The Great wall of China, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace but you also get to make photographs on the top of the world in Lhasa, Gyantse and Tsedang - Tibet.

The Tibetan people are friendly and wonderful to photograph. Mike and Jackie have organised this tour to get the most from your photography. You will feel like a photographer not a tourist. This a real bucket list experience.

Cost NZD $10,255  includes travel and accommodation

See the web page HERE or download the ravel Friendly PDF for full details