Mount Cook Landscape Photography
Majestic winter landscape Photography.
This area of New Zealand is simply stunning and we think it is at it's best in winter. Sunrise and sunset are closer together and the sun stays low in the sky all day. The air is so clear and crisp and the frozen ground makes for wonderful abstract photography.
Aoraki National 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 explore the Tasman and Hooker Valleys.
At night we will photograph star trails and the Milky Way.
THe Critique Process
The downloading and critique sessions are the foundation of the learning process. We discuss composition, design and celebrate all your photographic efforts. Our aim is for you to leave the workshop satiated: knowing more about photography but what’s more important, knowing more about yourself and what photography means to you.
The final day Jackie and Mike will help you edit two of your images to be printed on her Canon imagePROGRAF Pro 1000 printer using her CG277 EIZO Monitor
A selection of edited images will also become part of the QCCP Mount Cook Landscape 2019 book. Copyright of the images remains with the photographers at all times.
If you don’t have your own laptop please let us know, we can download a selection of images direct to our computer for the feedback sessions.
In all our workshops we concentrate on developing your camera skills and craft. It’s important to know how you camera works and how to get the most out if it. Our aim is to help you develop your own personal photographic aesthetics so you have an opinion on what makes a 'good' photograph to you and why.
We share with you the reasons why and how we make photographs and encourage you to play and practice the skills we share.
With digital photography it is so easy to make many many images. We help you to learn how to know what images are keepers and then how to edit and print those images.
For professional photographers wanting to enter images made while on the tour/workshop this is allowable as long as you were not under instruction at the time of capture and the idea of the image was your own.
Dates: Mount Cook July 11-16 2019 (FULL)
Dates : Mount Cook July 17-20 2020
Download the itinerary 2020 Itinerary
Download the itinerary 2019 Itinerary
Costs: NZ $3,458.00
Five days expert photography tuition from Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken
Pick up to and from your hotel in Queenstown at the start and end of the photo tour/workshop.
Dinner on the first night with Mike & Jackie at their home, including a glass or two of New Zealand wine
Three nights private accommodation at the Hermitage, Mount Cook
2 x A4 Fine art print of one of your images from the workshop
PDF of the group book made from the trip
Trial of our Eizo monitor for the last session in Queenstown
4WD transport throughout the weekend.
See last years book at this link
What's not included:
Accommodation for the nights spent in Queenstown (please make your own yourself according to your taste)
Breakfasts, lunches and dinner
Tripods are available for hire@$30 but we suggest that you have your own
Alcohol (outside the first night)
Helicopter flight to the Grand Plateau and West Coast site (if available and weather suits)
Refund Policy for our New Zealand Workshops-
Three months out- Full Refund (less any transfer fees)
Within three months deposits can be transferred to another workshop.
Within two months - full payment is required unless the space is filled with another photographer.
Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography (“QCCP”) shall not be responsible or liable for any personal or property damage throughout the duration of the workshop. QCCP shall not be responsible for any costs or losses incurred due to flight delays or cancellations and highly recommends participants purchase appropriate travel insurance. QCCP reserves the right to cancel workshops if numbers are insufficient or due to unforeseen circumstances.