Three of my artworks receive a Bronze Award in the 2022 Epson International Pano Awards

Three of my artworks receive a Bronze Award in the 2022 Epson International Pano Awards

How to Photograph Autumn (or Fall) Landscapes by New Zealand's Best Award Winning Landscape Photographer Artist Stephen Milner

How to Photograph Autumn (or Fall) Landscapes

 An introduction to Autumn landscape photography by New Zealand award winning landscape photographer Stephen Milner In todays blog, I will be sharing with you my top eleven tips on how to photograph Autumn (or Fall) landscapes to get the best photos you can.  And at the end of this blog, I will be tell you about my New Zealand Autumn photography tour in 2023 and 2024, I will tell you bout my new Autumn Collection of ready to hang artwork that has just launched, and I will tell you about my new film photography book Volcanic Aotearoa New Zealand.  So, let’s gets started some tips on how you can get the best out of your photography this Autumn.   1. Photograph...

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NZ Photographer Magazine Press Article

NZ Photographer Magazine Press Article

Thank you to NZ Photographer Magazine for covering my Volcanic Aotearoa book story. You are awesome! The magazine is on sale now and it can be viewed for free here. My Kickstarter campaign for my books ends in 9 days on 12 September. Please order your copy here

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New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2022 Finalist

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2022 Finalist

Photographer of the Year 2022 Finalist in the Built Environment Category  Big news this afternoon, I am a finalist in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Years 2022 Awards, hurray 🎉My photo of a solar salt mining farm at Lake Grassmere has been chosen as a finalist in the Built Environment category. There is award ceremony is on Oct 27 in Auckland, the exhibition will be mid-Oct to mid-Sept in Auckland, as well as finalist photos on billboards in 160 locations around the country.Please vote for my photo as the People’s Choice award here, and spread the word for me please.Thank you!

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My New Photography Book Volcanic Aotearoa

My New Photography Book Volcanic Aotearoa

My new Volcanic Aotearoa Book A New Zealand Landscape Photographer Story My connection with the landscape started at an early age. When I was a young boy, my brothers and I would spend every minute we had exploring the landscape around our home. Every day, we created new ways to relive our adventures. We enjoyed exploring somewhere new and building makeshift bush huts; our adventures were creative. My creativity is a passion true to my spirit and influenced me from an early age, through my education and into my adult life. My passion for exploration is the ember burning in my heart, and I always look forward to starting a new adventure. “My creativity is a passion that is true to my...

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Digital Photography vs Film Photography - Which is Better?

Digital Photography vs Film Photography - Which is Better?

Have you ever compared digital photography vs film photography, or vice-versa? However, does it even mater because the camera is simply a recording device in the hands of photographer with a creative eye. Over the last 12 month, I have received many questions related to my experiences with medium format film, why I started using medium format digital, what I think of the two mediums, and when will I be using film again. So I thought I would wrap all this up in one blog that touches on what I think of each camera. And, I will tell you why I think my camera is just a tool that I use for me creative project. 

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Panoramic Landscape Photography in New Zealand's South Island - Day 5

Panoramic Landscape Photography in New Zealand's South Island - Day 5

The medium format digital camera is awesome for panoramic landscape photography.  The medium format digital camera is awesome for panoramic landscape photography. In todays video, I share with you my landscape photos from my fifth day on New Zealand's South Island. This is part of a series of videos that take me on a multi day journey with the Fujifilm GFX 50sII. The spirit of the journey is adventure and to experience new challenges. It follows the mountains in New Zealand South Island to photograph glaciers. Sample panoramic landscape photos   The Fujifilm GFX cameras have many aspect ratios to choose from, and one of them is 65 x 24. All the photos from this day were taken using the...

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Panoramic Landscape Photography in New Zealand's South Island - Day 4

Panoramic Landscape Photography in New Zealand's South Island - Day 4

The medium format digital camera is awesome for panoramic landscape photography.  The medium format digital camera is awesome for panormaic landscape photography. In todays video, I share with you my landscape photos from my fourth day on New Zealand's South Island. This is part of a series of videos that take me on a multi day journey. The spirit of the journey is adventure and to experience new challenges. It follows the mountains in New Zealand South Island to photograph glaciers. Sample panoramic landscape photos   The Fujifilm GFX cameras have many aspect ratios to choose from, and one of them is 65 x 24. All the photos from this day were taken using the 65 x 24 aspect ratio,...

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New Zealand Landscape Photographer Talks Photography Composition

New Zealand Landscape Photographer Talks Photography Composition

A New Zealand landscape photographer tutorial New Zealand landscape photographer Stephen Milner talks photography composition technique. This blog is part of Stephen's HOW TO TAKE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS - TEN STEPS TO CREATING SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE IMAGES tutorial series. For a list of landscape photography equipment that I use, please check out My Gear List. When I plan my landscape photography trips and create landscape photos, the two aspects that I consider the most are light and composition. There is a trip planning process that I go through that investigates potential subjects to understand when will be the best time to visit a location. For this tutorial, I will be focusing on the subject of composition. In this tutorial, I share my learnings in understanding composition...

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New Zealand Landscape Photographer Talks Understanding Aspect Ratios

New Zealand Landscape Photographer Talks Understanding Aspect Ratios

A New Zealand landscape photographer tutorial New Zealand landscape photographer Stephen Milner talks understanding aspect ratios for landscape photography. This blog is part of my HOW TO TAKE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS - TEN STEPS TO CREATING SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPE IMAGES tutorial series. For a list of landscape photography equipment that I use, please check out My Gear List. In this tutorial, I try to explain the importance of aspect ratio selection for my images. Aspect ratios are an essential consideration for the composition of my landscape images. When I compose for landscape photography, the two aspects of the landscape that I will consider the most are the placement of subjects in my frame and the spatial distances between them and the aspect ratio. These three points...

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