New Zealand's South Island Winter Workshop Report

July 10 - July 22, 2009

Deep in the winter of 2009 I participated in a photography workshop to the South Island of New Zealand in conjunction with professional nature and landscape photographer Phillip Bartlett. The South Island of New Zealand is home to lush forests, waterfalls, spectacular mountains and glaciers and has unique stretches of truly wild and rugged coastline that make it a photographic paradise. We were fortunate to experience some fabulous weather and light throughout the trip including some outstanding alpine glow at Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. This workshop included multiple helicopter photography sessions over the Alps and glaciers including Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. We also landed on Fox Glacier to explore and photograph the ice caves.