Should photographers promote the wilderness?

This to-die-for destination is a three-act drama: the glacier, the lake, and the hut.

Erected in 1970 for meteorological research, the hut is perched precariously on a prime piece of real estate above the headwaters of the wil...

Cape Farewell is the northern-most point of the South Island of New Zealand. This breath-taking landmark was discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642 and named by Captain Cook when he departed New Zealand in 1770.

The fantastical Archway Islands around the corner make this de...

An hour's jaunt up the Ngakawau Gorge, is perhaps one of the best waterfalls on the West Coast. While the entire Charming Creek Walkway takes between 3-5 hours to walk or bike, this landmark is undoubtedly the highlight, and well worth a visit.

This pathway is decorated...

Any local landscaper worth his salt has shot this derelict breakwater ... or was it once a jetty? Only 5 minutes walk along the shoreline, these wooden posts will provide any photographer with numerous creative possibilities... and wet feet.

Question: What do ya do, w...

We reached this remote spot on schedule, as the afternoon sun broke through rain clouds, painting the farmland gold. I'd been here many times before to photograph the lighthouse, and watch the Yellow-Eyed Penguins waddle ashore. And I had 'seen' how the lonely rural ro...

There are at least five Blue Lakes in New Zealand. But this is the only man-made Blue Lake, created as a result of dredging for gold in the 19th Century. Located in a remote corner of Otago, this relatively small lake is circled by unusual clay cliffs.

Here is a panoram...

In the heart of a cold Kiwi winter, we scored a window of fine weather. Under a blazing blue Canterbury sky, Tom and I ventured out of our cold camper van into the sunshine. At the Hermitage we fitted crampons to our boots to get more traction on the iced-up tramping t...

Waterfalls are common subjects for photographers, but are notoriously challenging to capture. The high dynamic range of white water contrasting with dark, shadowy surrounds is difficult to capture at the best of times. In harsh sunlight, it's virtually impossible. Add...

Here are two photographs shot on the SAME MORNING, at the SAME LOCATION.
The difference, as they say, is night and day.

See how Ray managed to shoot these images.
View the video on YouTube : LOCATIONZ | episode three

In digital photography, colour is often over-looked a...

My challenge was to get close enough to eliminate distracting objects. Sometimes there were too many interesting items together. Composition was key, as I made minor adjustments to my position to get the right angle.

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