UPDATE 15th June: now that NZ is at Alert Level, we are going ahead with all our usual courses and workshops. We will be updating this website with new dates over the next couple of days, so please keep an eye on it.
Welcome to Photocourse NZ, at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington New Zealand.
Cameras and photo software continue to improve, making it appear easy to take professional-looking photos. While this is true to an extent, there is more to photography than simply pointing the camera, pushing the button and letting the technology do the work for you. For instance:
The modern digital camera is a fantastic creative visual tool. If you've recently splurged on a decent camera - a DSLR or a nice mirrorless camera - and recovered from the post-purchase trauma, you may be left thinking, "This is cool, but what now?" Well, once you stop letting your camera make creative decisions on your behalf and learn how to make them yourself, you can unlock both your camera's and your own creative potential and start to capture the world the way you see it.
Our photography courses and workshops will help you find your own balance between the technical and creative sides of photography, and show you how to develop your photographic eye so you can capture and create images that are visually strong, technically sound, impressive, personal, and uniquely your own vision and expression.
We've been teaching photography here since 1999. Our beginning, intermediate and advanced photo courses and workshops are based on practical assignments and hands-on experience to help you understand both the aesthetic and technical sides of photography. And we even teach film-based photography and darkroom processes - developing and printing your own black and white photos.
Benefits of Photocourse NZ photography courses and workshops:
We will help you become a better photographer and get more enjoyment and fulfillment out of this popular and ever-advancing medium. Also, what we teach will give you a good platform for future full-time tertiary study and/or professional photography, and publishing and exhibiting your work. A number of our students have gone on to achieve success and fulfillment in various fields of photography, and some have gone on become full time professionals.
We've held group and solo photography exhibitions at Photospace Gallery as a result of our intermediate-advanced courses - PC3 and PC4 - and some of these students have gone on to have solo exhibitions at other galleries and venues.
Our courses are popular and group sizes are limited, so please book early or you may miss out. We are happy to discuss your requirements and offer advice before you book (which is why there is no automatic online booking system). Deposits are required to confirm places on all our courses and workshops.