Photograph the night skies of Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
during your workshop experience with award-winning photographer and educator Mike White.

With decades of experience in teaching, including many years as a flight instructor, Mike offers a relaxed learning environment and is able to breakdown the technical aspects of photography into easy-to-understand concepts and will work with you to capture, process and print your own amazing photographs of the night skies.

When Mike isn’t teaching on workshops, he’s exploring the country from his home base of Twizel, in the Mackenzie Country, with his wife and fellow artist Margaret.  Archival-quality prints of Mike’s photographs are available from this site’s online store.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

3 SPACES LEFT!

Introduction to Astrophotography

7 - 9 June 2024
2 SPACES LEFT!

MATARIKI | ADVANCED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

27 - 30 June 2024
OPEN

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

5 - 7 July 2024

WHAT WE OFFER

Capture to print

Mike’s a firm believer in printing as part of the photographic process.  Every person attending a workshop will also receive a print to take home, made in Mike’s home studio.

dedicated instruction

Mike’s here for you, not collecting loads of images for his own portfolio.  You’ll enjoy plenty of quality 1-to-1 time being guided by Mike on all workshops.

small groups

Having a maximum of 4 clients makes it a lot easier to manage our shoots in the field so that you get plenty of time to capture the image you want without a large crowd of photographers around you.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

LATEST WORK

PORTFOLIO

PRINT STORE

new zealand landscapes

LATEST WORK

PORTFOLIO

PRINT STORE

aerial & aviation photography

Come Fly With Me Book

PORTFOLIO

PRINT STORE

testimonials

'I have found his courses to be inspiring, rewarding and my skill set has improved dramatically as a result.'
David Anderson
Advanced Astrophotography, May 2024
'Mike is a very knowledgeable tutor who knows his stuff and this instilled a great level of confidence in me.'
Koshy Yohannan
Advanced Astrophotography, May 2024
'Mike is a patient and thorough teacher who is extremely knowlegeable in both the artistic and technical aspects of astro and landscape photography'
Rach Evans
Intro to Astrophotography, April 2024

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Bespoke Workshops

Want to explore the night skies on your own schedule?  Mike is available for bespoke 1-to-1 astrophotography experiences throughout the year.  Contact Mike with your dates and he’ll work with you to put together a programme that makes the most of your time in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.  Mike is also available to travel and can make presentations or host workshops for Camera Clubs and other interested groups.

Aurora Certificate

New Zealand was recently treated to an epic geomagnetic storm that resulted in observers across the country viewing and photographing the Southern Lights.  Download this certificate template to keep a record of your family’s first experience with the Southern Lights.

Print at A4 size, borderless, on photo paper for best results.  Use a pigment pen, or a Sharpie, to complete the details.

Contact Us

PO Box 218, Twizel 7944, NZ

Email

info@mikewhite.co.nz

Phone

+64 21 123 9333

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