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7B Manchester Place
Queenstown, Otago, 9300

+64 276722788

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South Westland

The West Coast of New Zealand's South Island is a World Heritage designated area. Renowned as being the last frontier. Home to rare wildlife, rugged beaches and wild rain forests. We travel from Queenstown through Wanaka and over Haast Pass to find this unique environment. 


Haast Beach is always exciting to explore, after every tide the beach is swept through to reveal new and interesting features. With areas of driftwood that make you feel like to you are in an elephant grave yard. We visit Bruce Bay where ancient Rimu forests stretch right down to the sea. Surrounding a sandy picturesque bay with the Southern Alps as a backdrop. Jacksons Bay is an old fishing village with spectacular views to the ocean. The village itself is distinctly Kiwi. 

This west coast photography experience is one that will stay with you for the rest of your life. It’s ‘nature’ will get under your skin and resonate with your soul. Our aim is to help you make photographs that remind you of this.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of photography.



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.

A selection of edited images will become part of the  QCCP West Coast Landscape 2020 book. Copyright of the images remains with the photographers.

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 session

Date September 3-8 2020

Costs: NZD$ 3,980.00

Group size six plus two instructors

Download the friendly PDF Schedule


  • Five days expert photography tuition from Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken

  • Pick up to and from your hotel or the airport in Queenstown at the start and end of the workshop

  • Three nights private accommodation at the World Heritage Hotel -Haast

  • One Night at Wanaka

  • One night at Clyde’s historic Dunstan Lodge

  • 4WD transport throughout the weekend.

  • PDF photography group book made from images from the trip

  • Trial use of our various Canon lenses and bodies (on application)



WhaT's not included:

  • Insurance

  • Flights

  • Accommodation for the nights spent in Queenstown (please make your own bookings to suit any extended stay)

  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinner

  • Alcohol


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 a month - 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.