Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography

Mike Langford & Jackie Ranken are both at the top of the game photographically. Both are Grand Masters of the NZIPP and the Australian AIPP and Canon Masters. They share their vast photographic knowledge through their unique small boutique styled workshops, (six students), which have been successfully running for over thirteen years.  The aim of the workshops is to learn how to think and see like a photographer. 

Many of their clients having done more than one workshop in order to keep moving up to their next level of photography. Most of the workshops start and end in Queenstown and are run from their home/studio, (which is an inspiration in itself).

The workshops cater for both the beginner as well as the well-seasoned photographers. The workshops are both inspirational as well as practical. No one gets left behind and everyone is able to progress at their own rate and level. The workshops cover landscapes, macro, travel and portraiture and involved a number of different destinations including international ones of Myanmar, Japan, India and Turkey.

Their workshops include what to do with you images once they have been produced and the classes end with tutorials on photo editing the making of audio visuals, photo books and finally the actual printing of the final image using Eizo Monitors..

Prices range between $2000 and  $4000 for a four to five day workshop and & $7000 - $8000 for international ones. Workshops include expert tuition, transportation and accommodation ex Queenstown. Bookings need to be made early as they tend to book out well in advance.


“Jackie and Mike know how to help you discover photography and their style of teaching supports anyone from a novice to a professional.  They have demystified the technology surrounding photography, made it fun, supported me find space to try new things and rediscover my creative spirit.  To be able to spend time with two very different grand masters who so generously share their craft, their knowledge and their love of photography is a special experience .” Toni Laming

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Contact Us

Physical Address

7B Manchester Place
Queenstown 9300
New Zealand


$2,000 – $4,000NZD

Book Direct

Price Information

Includes transport, accommodation and personalised Photography tuition. Small groups of six with two instructors.

Minimum Age


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 7:00AM
Sunday 9:00AM – 7:00AM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec

Duration Hours

  • 1


  • Includes 4WD transport


  • Capacity: 6
  • Photography Workshops can be tailor made to suit your groups needs. Instruction can include; inspirational photography tutorials, camera craft, composition, printing with the Canon Pro 1000 printer, editing with Photoshop and Capture One Software, Eizo monitor demonstrations and more.
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