From private one-on-one lessons to international group tours, all of my workshops are unique and aren’t just about sharing the technical aspects of photography but also the creative and emotive side that is most impactful in landscape photography. For years I’ve led hundreds of people to incredible locations, sharing in some moving experiences and capturing them along the way. Photography has changed my life, it’s what I live and breathe and sharing the joy of this art with others is my passion.
I remember when I first went out to shoot my first sunrise with a DSLR. Before my eyes was an incredible, vibrant sky. The sky was alight with red and orange, water on the beach was reflecting the golden light as it washed over sparkling grains of sand. It was an incredible sight. I set my camera to ‘Auto’ mode and aimed my camera at the scene before me. After clicking the shutter I eagerly viewed the back of the LCD and then felt the sinking feeling of disappointed. I quickly learned that it doesn’t matter how good your camera equipment may be, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to use it.
Since that day, I haven’t stopped shooting and have been fortunate enough to witness and capture hundreds of different scenes in all types of adverse conditions across the world. My love and obsession with photography over the years has led me to a point where I can confidently capture what I see with my eyes and feel with my heart, and this is where I can assist you.
From private one-on-one lessons to international group tours, all of my workshops are unique and aren’t just about sharing the technical aspects of photography but also the creative and emotive side that is most impactful in landscape photography.
What You Can Learn
In my workshops there is no set criteria. I’m a complete open book with my knowledge and experience and whether a private one-on-one workshop or a group tour, I will share with you all that I know about photography and always cater the experience to each individual in order to help you achieve your own goals. Whether it’s sunrises with dynamic light, night (astro) photography, image editing in Photoshop or just a general understanding of the fundamentals, there’s no limit. Most importantly I’ll teach you more than just the ‘settings’ and theory but also help you to realise your own artistic and creative vision.
Topics often include;
- General photography introduction and fundamentals
- Using a tripod and filters
- Understanding aperture, shutter speed and ISO to get a desired effect and tack sharp image
- The thought process – creating an image and effectively composing a shot
- Understanding light, exposure and controlling dynamic range
- Shooting long exposures and working in low light
- Night photography and light painting
- Editing/Processing in Photoshop
- Using luminosity masks, blending exposures, the Orton effect and other creative effects in Photoshop
I am based in the South Island of New Zealand and often provideprivate and group tours. For details and bookings, please click here.
For my group trips held around the world, please visit my 2018 workshop page.
Will is a member of a small group of photographers that are leading the world in landscape photography, creating images that evoke an emotional response from the viewer. His passion for chasing light and the extreme lengths he goes to capture moments in time extends to his workshops. Will knows all the locations like the back of his hand, he knows when to get you there and isn’t satisfied until you walk away with an image you are happy with. His New Zealand workshop is some of the best money I have ever spent to progress my skills in composition, processing, and learning when to just enjoy the moments spent out in nature with like minded people. – Jacob Lewis
William helped me create a better understanding on how to compose, process and deliver messages. He does this all while immersing us in a friendly and fun filled atmosphere. William takes the time to help you develop, regardless of your skill level, depending on what you need to improve to take your photography to the next level. – Obaid AlBudoor
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