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Introducing the world’s highest waterfall climbing route on New Zealand’s South Island

Dangling by a rope over a rocky overhang near Wanaka, I sneak a peak at the waterfall thundering through the chasm beside me – and instantly regret …

New Zealand

Another Beautiful Autumn in New Zealand

Join us for the Autumn workshop here in 2019!<p>Our workshops page now has a few photo adventure options for you. Come on over and sign up! You’ll have …

New Zealand

The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Photoshop Layer Masks

Diving deep into Photoshop can seem daunting, but to suit both beginners and more experienced Photoshop users alike, Colin Smith from Photoshop Cafe …

Tutorials

How to Use the HSL Panel in Lightroom

Have you continually skipped over the HSL panel in Adobe Lightroom? As your editing technique develops, the ability to control color in your image …

Tutorials

The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

I was glad I had such terrible jet lag. Wide awake at 3.30am with my nine-year-old daughter on our lodge balcony, I stared for hours at the most incredible night sky I’ve ever seen before the dawn slowly started to rub out the stars on the horizon and the multiple shooting stars faded away.<p>We were …

New Zealand

New Zealand's Best Lodges

Split Apple Rock is a beautiful freak of geology. A large, almost spherical boulder has been neatly cleft from top to bottom, and the two halves rest …

New Zealand

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

How to Light Paint a Product Photo Background Using a Smartphone

Here’s a fantastic 16-minute tutorial by photographer Dustin Dolby of workphlo (he’s like the Bob Ross of product photography) on adding a creative …

Tutorials

11 things to do in Auckland according to local Emilia Wickstead

Tell us about where you’re from.<p>‘Auckland remains my home from home. It has definitely changed over time, but each year I visit I find the new …

Italy

How to Blur out the Backgrounds in Photoshop

Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you …

Tutorials

The Beauty of Backlighting in Landscape Photos: Tips and Tricks

There are a multitude of types of light in landscape photography, and depending on how you're trying to feature your subject and the mood you're …

Landscape Photography

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Tutorials

Easily Remove Distracting Background Elements From a Photograph In Three Steps

Sometimes a background element distracts from the focus of an image too much, but it can't be avoided in the composition. That's where this video …

Tutorials

5+ Quick Photoshop Tips You Might Not Know

I probably won’t ever be, or pretend to be, an expert at Adobe Photoshop; I spend so little time in it, using Lightroom for 90% of what I do, that I …

Tutorials

An Intro to Timelapse Photography by a Hobbyist Who Became a Pro

If you enjoy watching timelapse videos but aren’t familiar with the ingredients that go into making one, check out this 3-minute video by <i>Guardian</i> …

Photography

How to Change the Color of Anything Using Lightroom

There are a lot of times when you might want to change the color of something in an image, whether it's clothing, the sky, or something else. This …

Tutorials

Trips of a lifetime: 7 New Zealand adventures that will change your life

1: Best trip for... road trippers<p>Hit the road for a breathtakingly beautiful 15-night self-drive adventure through both of NZ’s islands with New …

New Zealand

Watch a Photographer's Photoshop and Lightroom Portrait Editing Workflow

Post production has been a significant part of photography ever since the beginning of the medium. Back before digital, it was all about how you …

Tutorials

Learn How to Use Photoshop's Curves and Why They're So Powerful

One of the most fundamental and powerful features of Photoshop is the Curves tool, and knowing it inside and out is key to all sorts of compelling …

Tutorials

3 Helpful Tips on How to Turn Your Good Wildlife Photos into Great Ones

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. …

Wildlife

How to bracket and combine exposures when you don’t have graduated neutral density filters

Photographer Andrew Marr doesn't specialize in lighthouse photography, but when he was visiting Augusta in the southwest of Australia, he had a good …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

How to Create Realistic Composites in Photoshop

Creating a realistic composite goes far beyond just combining and masking parts of an image. This tutorial provides an in-depth look at how seeing …

Check Out These Tips on How to Capture Killer Images on a Safari from a Nikon Pro (VIDEO)

Here’s a fun how-to video that’s part travelogue and part tutorial, which you should definitely check out if you want to photograph wildlife on a …

9 Breathtaking Photos of the Milky Way

When we look up at the sky and see the blanket of stars above us, all we see with the naked eye is a vast blackness with twinkles of light.But setup …

Universe

Eight Lightroom Tricks for Landscape Photography

Raw processing is quite a detailed procedure and the possibilities are limited only by your knowledge and experience. That means there is always …

All About the Color Picker Tool in Photoshop

The Color Picker tool is one of the most fundamental and important features in Photoshop, and it's packed densely with information and options. This …

Five things I wish I’d known before road-tripping the west coast of New Zealand's South Island

1: Take the odd scenic detour<p>Between sporty Queenstown and the pretty lakeside escape of Wanaka, Route 6 – the road that runs the length of the South …

Star Stacking For Pinpoint Stars And Low Noise

The Milky Way rises over a fairly intimate canyon view in Canyonlands National Park in Utah. The green color in the sky is from …

Landscape Photography

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man …