Black and White Photography Masterclass – Taupo

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4 Day Masterclass
25th-28th October 2024
Max People : 8
Black and White Photography Workshop - Ken

Our Black and White Masterclass, based in Taupo, is the ideal programme to learn black and white fine art photography. During the 4 days, we’ll guide you through capturing stunning landscape images and learning to see the world through a monochrome lens. Whilst staying on the shore overlooking Lake Taupo, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a variety of landscapes as well as a ghost town. Let our expert tutors open your eyes to processing dramatic monochrome images with depth.


The two learning modules on this masterclass

This masterclass workshop is designed to give you an understanding of the art of digital black and white photography and post-processing. Ken Wright and Gail Stent will lead you through a mixture of both tuition and post-processing sessions.  You’ll also receive a copy of Ken’s two eBooks “Advanced Black & White” and  “Black & White in HDR”. We’ll conclude the masterclass by printing two of your best images as 13×19″ fine art prints.

Black and White Photography Workshop
B&W Fine Art Photography

Master the art of black and white photography and learn to see in monochrome and turn colours into silver tones of grey to 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.


Ken Wright

Tutor and Landscape Photographer

Ken Wright’s seascapes speak for themselves, outstanding moments in time that capture sunrise and sunset. With 40 years experience in creative industries, Ken is highly skilled in design, illustration and photography.

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Gail Stent

Artistic and Impressionistic Photographer

Creative Auckland-based photographer, Gail Stent, has developed a passion for Fine Art photography over the years. She uses her camera and post production techniques to create images as a form of self expression, evoking emotions in the viewer.

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The workshop is based at Oreti Lodge, in Taupo. If you are arriving via Tauranga, we can pick you up on the morning of the workshop, or you can meet us at Oreti. On the last day we can drop you back to Tauranga to connect with late afternoon flights.

Start time on day 1: Pick up will be at 8 am in Tauranga  or 12 pm at Oreti Lodge
Finish time on day 4: The workshop will finish at 12 pm at Oreti Lodge, or to be in Tauranga by 4 pm on the last day to connect with late flights.


Our workshops run with a maximum group size of 8 and 2 tutors, offering a 1:4 ratio of tutors to guests. Limiting class sizes ensures we provide you with the best learning environment possible, including expert guidance, instruction, and personal attention according to your learning style. Smaller groups of up to 4 may only be led by one tutor.


A minimum level of physical activity is necessary to enjoy the workshop. Most locations we shoot on this workshop will require some walking of 15-30 minus one way along formed tracks carrying your gear.


You must have a basic knowledge of photography and be comfortable adjusting camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. The aim of our masterclass workshops is to cover more advanced creative camera control and help you develop your own style and vision further. You will also receive free access to our Online Essential Landscape Photography Course to ensure you are camera-ready for the workshop.


Camera Equipment: Our workshops focus on how to use your camera, not your type of camera. A basic list of recommended camera equipment can be found here
Clothing: A list of recommended clothing to wear on the workshop can be found here



A non-refundable deposit of NZD$400.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 30 days before the workshop.
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.



With Creative Photographers 


Print Your Best Images 


Unique Ghost Town Locations


Lakeside Luxury at Oreti Village 

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Justine Bartlett

Solo Traveller

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