From our simple start back in 2005 as the first to offer photo workshop programs in New Zealand we now have the reputation as New Zealand’s premier photography workshop and photo tour company. Our photo workshops are led by Phillip Bartlett,  a New Zealand-born professional landscape photographer with almost 20 years experience. Phillip’s patient, down-to-earth style will inspire and equip you to push the boundaries with your photography to a new dynamic level.   Reviews from previous workshop participants will give you an idea of life on a workshop.

We also partner with leading international photographers and photo workshop companies including the highly-regarded US-based Visionary Wild, and world-acclaimed polar photographer and expedition leader Joshua Holko.

Every workshop is open to photographers of all skill levels, as well as non-photographers who regularly join their photographer partner or friend. The inclusive and positive atmosphere we enjoy together makes the journey as memorable as the photography we experience. You are most welcome to be a part of any of our workshops and we look forward to photographing with you very soon.

In response to this unprecedented situation which is affecting us all, we are closely monitoring travel restrictions and will postpone any upcoming workshops which can not proceed. Looking ahead to our 2021 workshop calendar, for your peace of mind we will be accepting bookings without requiring a deposit. For further information about our booking policy amendments please see the Terms and Conditions. We hope that you all stay safe and healthy and look forward to sharing photo adventures together again very soon.

2020 New Zealand Photography Workshops


2021 International Photography Workshops


Photography Instructor

Phillip Bartlett

I was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand, and am a professional landscape photographer. Some examples of my work can be found on my personal website.

Since pioneering multi-region photo workshops back in 2005 I  have been referred to as the most highly regarded landscape photography instructor in New Zealand. I believe this is because I know where the best coffee, and hot chocolate, is to be had no matter where we are.

It is a privilege to share my love of  landscape photography with other passionate photographers and workshop participants often become friends and repeat guests. You are most welcome to join me on any of our amazing workshops.


  • "I have participated in a number of photo workshops both in the USA and overseas, and this particular trip is the best I have attended. Phillip has worked hard to develop a great itinerary for his guests, including good food and outstanding coffee. He is always ready with advice when in the field; I came home with a number of outstanding images." E. Hartmann, USA.
  • "I've attended multiple photography workshops in different countries, and Phillip is definitely one of the best photographers I've had the privilege to work with. At each location Phillip gave individual attention to each photographer's composition, giving advise and the rationale for it. I was amazed at Phillip's compositional eye as he immediately saw what needed to be corrected when he looked at my LCD monitor. " H. Chen, USA.
  • "This was one of the best photographic workshops I have ever attended anywhere in the world. Phillip worked individually with each one of us to help get the best composition and taught us how to think outside of 'the photographic box'." Dr L. Korpeck, USA.
  • "In 2018 I will be attending my sixth workshop with Phillip Bartlett. I think that says it all." B. Knott, Australia.
  • "Your careful planning and knowledge of this beautiful island we explored together, paired with your professional know-how has given me invaluable memories for a long time to come. I enjoyed the time together immensely, could take home pictures and experiences I could never have made without you." A. Bulato, Switzerland.
  • "First class all the way. Phillip Bartlett was outstanding in providing knowledgeable and valuable input to us on the landscape on the areas visited on the South Island. Phillip is a masterful photographer so he not only knows the art but knows all the wonderful places to visit...a spectacular experience." D. Merrow, Professional Photographer, Canada.
  • "Your Expedition was everything I could have asked for. Your assistance with composition and shooting locations made every shoot a winner. This was by far the best Photo Expedition/Workshop/Tour that I have been on. Yours is now the gold standard of workshops that all others will be judged by." David K, USA.
  • "The best landscape photo experience I've had across four continents." J. Luttmer, USA.