New Zealand

Private Photography Workshops

Organise your own photography workshop, catered to suit each individual regardless of your experience level. From half-day, up to a multi-day tour, I’m available year round to help you with your photography and share some of the most inspiring and photogenic places in New Zealand.




Date: Available Year Round (2022 is full except for early or late September)
Location: Single days are based in Te Anau/Fiordland. Multi-days can cover the South Island.  
Group Size: Come by yourself or feel free to bring some friends.It’s totally up to you!    
Experience Level: Suitable for all levels
Accomodation: Can be arranged separately during multi-day trips. 

Based in Te Anau, I specialise in Fiordland tours but also take people right across the South Island. From the rugged West Coast, golden hills of Central Otago and up to the glaciated peaks of the Mount Cook National Park. I live and breathe this land and would love to share the very best of it with you.

Whether you’re looking at learning the basics of photography, refining your existing skills, or focussing only on post-processing – anything is possible!

From half-day, full-days or an entire week, simply contact me to arrange something. 


Fiordland Photography Workshop With William Patino.
Fiordland light, atmosphere, Copyright William Patino, New Zealand Landscape Photographer

These Are The Places I Live And Breathe

Forests, Mountains, Lakes, Waterfalls, Glaciers, Fiords and Much More

“On all my workshops, my goal is not to simply help you take a nice photo, but to bring you face to face with intimate and unforgettable experiences in the natural world. I’ll also share with you the technical knowledge and creative understanding to carry with you on the rest of your photography journey.” WP

Let me know what you’d like to see and learn and we can make it happen!

Milford Sound + Cruise

Experience a location I know very well, the iconic Milford Sound, where glacially carved mountains rise vertically from the depths of the sea. I take most people here on my day-tours where we can capture the sunset and many surrounding locations on the way. 

Fiordland National Park

My home and the one part of the world I’m most passionate about. Let me share with you a landscape born of storms, with towering mountains, vibrant mossy forests, winding rivers and roaring waterfalls.

Aerial Photography

A good portion of my portfolio is made up of aerial images. You can consider adding a flight on to your workshop. I have a good relationship with the pilots I use, communicating to align unique compositions and angles for you to capture.

Mt Cook And The Southern Alps

On a multi-day tour, we can explore the big peaks and tallest mountains in NZ, in a region surrounded by glacial lakes, milky rivers and ancient glaciers.

Interested? Contact us via the form below to see the complete workshop brochure

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What People are Saying

“encouraging and patient ”

“He was quick to respond to any correspondence, encouraging, patient and adapted to suit any situation. It has changed my way of looking at our beautiful nature and the eagerness to take more photos cannot be ignored thanks to Will.”

Leanne Cullen – NZ

“raw and passionate”

“Will understands that you need to have flexibility when shooting and doesn’t have you lined up in a row like a tourist, which is similar to other workshops I have attended. If you want to learn true, raw and passionate photography, a Patino photography workshop is for you.”

Nick Kennedy – Sydney AU

“very productive”

“It was a very productive learning period in the art of landscape photography. I have no hesitation in highly recommending his expertise and personable nature.”

Rob Weir – North Island NZ

“the most memorable experience”

“I’m a three time attendee (Canada, Iceland and Patagonia) with Will. He tailors the workshop content to the skill level of the attendees. He strives to bring you to the best places at the best times for the most memorable experiences.”

Alyssa Nealon – Tennessee USA 

Start Improving Your Photography Today
With My Range Of Video Tutorials 

Landscape Photography Tutorial

Pricing And Availability

If you like the sound of this workshop, drop us a line and we’ll get back to you with the full brochure.

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