Photography Workshops and Photo Tours (2022 -)
Tasman GlacierIn May 2017, I undertook a 4-days expedition to Tasman Glacier in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. This has been a place I wanted to go in for quite a long time. Our trip started by taking a helicopter fly landed near Tasman Saddle Hut. Then we traversed across a large glacier ground and successfully climbed to the 2834 m peak of Hochstetter Dome in the Tasman Glacier head. The next day, after completing my morning photography in Tasman Saddle, we walked to the 2460 m Kelman Hut. Then our following activities in Tasman Glacier used this hut as our base. On the last day of this trip, we tried to climb to the 2699 m peak of Mt Aylmer, but not successful due to the broken dangerous route with many hidden crevasses.
While Tasman Glacier is one of the classic alpine mountaineering play grounds in the Southern Alps, some fatal accidents were reported in this area. For example, an accident happened in 2013 just above Tasman Saddle Hut, which led an experienced climber died.
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We started to walk towards Tasman Saddle at 4:45am on 13 May 2017. By the time we arrived there, the sky was about to wake up by rising sun. I was against the strong wind and secured by a rope held by both Trev and Sandra, to move around along the cliff edge to find an appealing composition. I was very lucky to witness this spectacular sunrise morning at this unique position.
With my unique and extensive photography expertise and mountain experiences in New Zealand, Patagonia and Himalaya, I am providing the following specific photography workshops and photo tours:
- New Zealand Photography Workshop and Photo Tour: New Zealand, especially its South Island, offers a wide range of landscape photography opportunities from sea to summit. In last a few years, I have been exploring New Zealand, both South and North Islands, in great details for making stunning landscape photographs. For this workshop, the number of participants will be limited, and the workshop/photo tour time and duration will depend on various factors. My New Zealand Photography Workshop/Photo Tour in 2022 have been sold out. 2023 Workshop/Photo Tour now open for sale.
Cathedral CoveThis Cathedral Cove is located in Hahei coast, about 2 hours drive from Auckland towards south east direction. Arriving in this place before 4.30am, I looked into the beautiful sky through this magic arch.
It was also a super test of my patience to make this incredible image during the two hours of witnessing such a magic moment.
This photo has been published on 1X.
This photo has also been selected by Photo.Net as Photo of the Day on August 9 2013.
This photo has been selected to the finalist of the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year.
This photo has won the Curator's Award on 1x in October 2015.
Fitz Roy under MoonlightIt was around 5:20am on 30 April 2016 local time. During this a pre-twilight period, some thin clouds around the peaks already started to change colors, while the moon still hang high in the sky and shined the Fitz Roy peaks brightly. This moonlight with pre-twilight glow light enabled me to take this image without losing any details.
- Patagonia Photography Workshop: I have unique and extensive photography and mountain climbing experiences in Patagonia since 2015. This workshop is designed for people who already have essential photography knowledge and are willing to take challenges in wild and remote mountain areas in Patagonia. The workshop will require participants to have certain fitness and experience for backpacking. My Patagonia Photography Workshop in 2023 has been all sold out. The 2024 Workshops now opens for sale.
View from the GorgeTaken this image outside El Chalten. The beautiful sunset sky with reflection on the river down the gorge formed a leading line toward the Fitz Roy peaks.
- Nepal Himalaya Trekking and Photo Tour: Nepal offers the most beautiful high mountains in the world. Among the 14 8000+m mountains in the world, 8 of them are located in Nepal. Trekking around these mountains, such as ABC, EBC and ACT trekkings, provides one life-time experience to witness the magnificence of Mother Nature. My Himalaya Trekking and Photography Tour blends both trekking and photography together in the trip. Our trekking routes are different from those classical trekking trails - they are designated specifically in order to achieve our goals for both trekking and photography. My 2023 Himalaya Trekking and Photo Tour has been sold out. The 2024 Workshop opens for sale.
Everest Base Camp
Contact me if you are interested in any of these workshops and photo tours: Contact page