MASTERING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Mastering landscape photography is about considering your approach to the subject and how you compose it, along with working with light in the landscape.

Subject, composition and lighting are three elements you must consider when shooting in the field, and just as important as any settings you can dial into the camera. You need to bring them all together; the perfect interlaced balance between them is what separates a good picture of a landscape from a great landscape photograph. 

Elevating your technical skills and how you work with subject, lighting, and composition will provide fresh inspiration. Creating new work keeps you engaged in a captivating art form that allows you to express the world’s natural beauty in a single frame.

Learning to photograph the landscape requires mastering a specific set of skills; these bridge both the technical side and artistic side of photography.

Richard Young

Our Masterclass Workshops

The perfect balance of in-the-field and classroom tuition

Our 4-day Masterclasses are more than just photography lessons; they’re an experience, an immersive learning environment led by expert photographers. 

Designed to master different genres and techniques, our masterclasses cover a complete photographic skillset. By working through each masterclass, you will be inspired to develop your knowledge, hone your skills and master the art of landscape photography.

What You Will Learn

Each masterclass includes two learning modules covering different genres/techniques within landscape photography.

Capture To Print

Complete the photographic journey from image capture to post-processing, and finally print your two favourite photographs to take away as 17×24” prints.

Landscape Masterclass

The ideal program to develop your landscape photography skills, based at Mt White Station

What You Will Learn

The two learning modules on this masterclass
Mountian Landscape Photography

Learn how to photograph classic mountain landscapes at sunrise/sunset, tutorials on composition, lens use, hyperfocal distance.

Mt White Photography Workshop
Panoramic Landscape Photography

Master panoramic photography, capturing the last light across tussock-covered landscapes, grand mountain views & braided rivers.

“While the grand vistas of Mt White Station lend themselves well to panoramic photography, sometimes getting tighter with a long lens like this, and working with the play of light can create stunning mountain photographs. We explore both of these approaches to the landscape on this masterclass.”

– Richard Young

 

Epic four days at Mt White under the expert guidance of Glen Howey and Spencer Clubb. An absolutely awesome location.

Phillip Smith
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Landscape Photography Masterclass – Mt White

4 Day Masterclass
13th-16th September 2024
Tutors: Glen Howey & Ken Wright
FromNZD $3,995
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MANIOTOTO MASTERCLASS

Learn to work with the diverse light and perspective in Central Otago's Maniototo landscape

What You Will Learn

The two learning modules on this masterclass
Maniototo Landscape Photography Workshop
Mastering Light in the Landscape

Master working the light in the landscape, from warm dawn to blue dusk tones , a challenging and critical part of landscape photography.

Maniototo Landscape Photography Workshop
Rustic & Remote Perspective

Learn to work with perspective to change how you present your subject within this vast landscape with its many rustic buildings.

“I considered how to encapsulate the man-made hut into the craggy vastness of the landscape, anchoring the relationship with it. Using a longer lens to flatten perspective, I could layer it into the environment. The lens choice was paramount in making this photograph, a topic we explore in the Maniototo Masterclass.” 

– Glen Howey

 

“I found Glen’s guidance (on the Maniototo Masterclass) Outstanding.”

Derek Finnegan.
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Light and Composition Photography

Light and Composition Masterclass – Maniototo

4 Day Masterclass
26th-29th September 2024
Tutors: Ken Wright and Glen Howey
FromNZD $3,800
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BLACK & WHITE MASTERCLASS

Learn to see the world through a monochrome lens and the art of black & white processing

What You Will Learn

The two learning modules on this masterclass
Black and White Photography Workshop
B&W Fine Art Photography

Master the art of black & white photography. See in monochrome, turn colours into silver tones of grey through deep blacks.

Black and White Photography Workshop
Advanced B&W Processing 

Learn an advanced B&W conversion workflow and techniques for processing dramatic monochrome images with depth.

“I called this photograph One Last Tune. You can imagine the ghosts of people past, entertaining themselves after a long day’s work. Processed in B&W, it captures the essence of a bygone Kiwi age, before TV and the internet and was made in the ghost town location we visit on the Black & White Masterclass.”

– Ken Wright

 

This workshop was amazing and changed the way I approached B&W photography

Justine Bartlett
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Black and White Photography Masterclass – Taupo

4 Day Masterclass
25th-28th October 2024
Tutors: Ken Wright and Gail Stent
FromNZD $3,800
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AUTUMN MASTERCLASS

Expand your creativity in nature and landscape photography in stunning autumnal locations around Wanaka

What You Will Learn

The two learning modules on this masterclass
Autumn Photography Workshop
Expressive Autumn Photography

By working with mood, emotion, use of colour, tone and form, you’ll learn to develop an expressive approach to landscape photography.

Autumn Photography Workshop
Abstract & Intimate Photography

Autumn a perfect time to work with abstract & intimate subjects within the landscape. We will help master your approach to these subjects.

” This photograph was made in a location I know so well and enjoy returning to each autumn. My expressive approach to this landscape changes yearly, so I never tire of photographing here, especially on a misty morning! It’s a transient season with its colours, weather and light that makes this such a great location for teaching an expressive approach to landscape photography on this masterclass.”

– Richard Young

 

This was an amazing, inspiring workshop with superb tuition – helpful and far beyond my expectations.

Margi Micheal.
Autumn Photography Workshop NZ

Autumn Photography Masterclass – Wanaka

5 Day Masterclass
12th-16th April 2025
Tutors: Richard Young and Glen Howey
FromNZD $3,995
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Expert Tutors

Our tutors are not only professional landscape photographers, they're expert teachers and have decades of experience working with people to improve their landscape photography.
Richard Young
Richard Young
Ken Wright
Glen Howey

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