2019 Photography Workshops

Here are my national and international photography workshops for 2019. These are locations that I know well and have been guiding photographers to for years.

If you’re after a more adventurous or personalised experience, I’m also available year round for workshops in the New Zealand South Island.

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For anyone thinking about doing a Will Patino Workshop just book it now! I cannot recommend it highly enough. I just got back from one today and would not hesitate to do it all over again tomorrow. Will is as humble as he is talented and super generous with his time and sharing his skills. The workshop took us on a journey that I will never ever forget. From the snowy peaks of New Zealand’s highest mountain, to lush green valley floors, to glacial lakes that colours defy belief, every single stop took my breath away. I feel like the eyes of my heart have been opened and my soul is alive and seeing in HD.
For me, I learnt more in the past week than I have learnt in all the years I have been taking photos. I feel that Will’s love of photography is only outweighed by his obvious passion for this fragile and pristine planet and its conservation. He doesn’t just teach you how to take a more skilled landscape photo but how to connect at a heart level to the environment and capture that moment. 
The small workshop size makes it so easy to ask questions and get help and bond with the other guys. We met as strangers from all corners of the world, but left as a little family, forever connected by our incredible experience. 
If you want something more than just a “social media type” experience, if you want to learn the heart and soul of photography, if you want to capture something that will forever change the way you see the world, then do yourself a favour and book yourself a spot on one of Will’s photography workshops.- Lisa Milne 

“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

“I participated in Will’s Winter Workshop in New Zealand in 2016 and not only was it hugely informative, but also an incredible amount of fun! We shared so many laughs (and coffees!) over sunrise, sunset, dark skies and road tripping in our van across the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. 
On day one we were taught a number of tricks that have now given me the confidence to exclusively use my camera in manual mode. Our small group ranged from novices to more advanced photographers, with Will and his friend/assistant Cam easily able to cater to each individual’s level of experience. As the group was small, there was plenty of time for one-on-one advice. They shared as much knowledge about camera settings, composition and post processing as could be crammed into a week. I also found it interesting to see how an absolute pro goes about setting up a shot and what Will looked for with regards to composition and light. I really enjoyed the relaxed approach, with our plans able to adapt to the various conditions and light (we went out chasing the Aurora Australis on the spur of the moment one evening – with success!). The scenic flight above Mount Cook during first light was also an absolute highlight! This trip was one for the memory books” – Kate Miles  

“I was lucky enough to join Will on one of his week long New Zealand winter workshops. Wow, am I glad I did! I had an amazing week fully immersed in landscape photography with a fabulous bunch of people. Will took us to the most stunning locations, and it was exciting learning how to capture the beauty of what we saw in a photograph.
Over the course of a week I learnt so much about photography and the quality of my photos improved hugely. I went from fumbling and guessing my way around manual mode to feeling confident about exactly what settings I should use in any given lighting or weather situation. 
Will’s enthusiasm and passion for photography is contagious and I am incredibly grateful that he is so generously willing to share his knowledge. He is so clear in his teaching – what had seemed complicated to me (e.g. manual focussing!) is now simple after being shown what to do by Will. That ability to simplify technical information, combined with his approachability and desire to help, make him an excellent teacher. I would recommend his workshops to anyone (from beginners to those more advanced) who want to take their photography to the next level, and have fun in stunning locations while doing so!” – Steph Wiseman