Category : Workshops and Seminars

Fujifilm street photography workshop -the Christchurch Masterchef challenge

Fujifilm street photography workshop -the Christchurch Masterchef challenge

Well it’s always a pleasure and never a chore But you just don’t know whether you’re doing it for the right reasons It’s cold for the season down in the street below ~ The Divine Comedy Kia ora tatou/hi everybody: Just before Christmas (last year!), we held the second Fujifilm Street photography workshop in Christchurch. […]

Innerlight workshop 2010

Kia ora tatou: For the last two years Jenny Couldrey and I have organised the Innerlight workshop at Lake Waikaremoana, deep in the Te Urewera National Park in the Central North Island of New Zealand. The workshop is aimed at helping the participants to move their photography forward into a new space by focusing (pun […]

From the workshop…some more thoughts…

Kia ora tatou: Some more thoughts from last weekend’s workshop… Alan I enjoyed the weekend at Hanmer immensely, and as a bonus I learned a lot. Both technically, thank you Tony, and about myself. It was great to be with a bunch of similarly inclined people, all probably far more talented than me, wanting to […]

From the workshop…John speaks

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci Kia ora tatou: Last weekend I had the joy of working with a number of photographers here in Hanmer Springs, spending time on the creative process and […]

Of workshops and sealing wax…

Kia ora tatou: Well, nothing whatsoever to do with sealing wax… There are still plenty of spaces left on the Summer Sundays, so if you were thinking of coming, sign up! Nick Heaphy and I will be working hard to teach you everything you need to know to know about the vexing question of colour […]

Freeman is coming

Kia ora tatou: As a number of you know, Freeman, Sally and I will be teaching next year the visual design workshop  we have done for the last few years in Akaroa, New Zealand at the gorgeous Mt Vernon Lodge. Each year we finish the workshops exhausted and elated. As one recent attendee said: This […]

Sitka Vol. 2

Kia ora tatou: The Sitka workshop is now a reality. The dates will be July 6-13. You can read about it on the University of South-East Alaska’s website. Because I will be working under the umbrella of the Art department, the workshop will take a creative focus. It is described as: What is the effect […]


Kia ora tatou: Just advance warning for any of you thinking of a holiday abroad combined with photography. I will be doing at least one workshop for the University of South-East Alaska in Sitka in June/July, the Northern Summer. I will be teaching Creativity,previsualisation and digital skills. Come with me to Alaska, make wonderful photographs, […]

Workshop Updates

Kia ora tatou: Just a reminder of the one-day seminars in January. There are still a few places left, so if you want a break from festive season excess and to give your eye, camera and brain a workout, sign up. The 3 courses dovetail, building upon each other. Workshop One is devoted to the […]

Upcoming Seminars

Kia ora tatou: A number of people have mentioned to me that they would like to spend some time brushing up on their technique and getting to grips with digital photography (or just building on what they already know). For that reason, and since I will be in Christchurch most weekends this January working on […]

Freeman Down Under 2007

Kia ora tatou: If any of you missed the Freeman workshops last April, well there is good news and bad news. The good news is that he is coming back to do 2 workshops on February –March next year. The bad news is that it is in Martinborough, one of the country’s finest wine-growing regions, […]

Digital Intensive Workshop

Kia Ora tatou: Last week’s Okuru workshop was full-on, rained out and a lot of fun. When it rains down here, it doesn’t muck about( although there is usually a lot of muck about)! The group produced amazing images, given the circumstances. Actually they produced amazing images period! I am in the process of building […]

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