Services

Events

Events include covering the Greymouth Motorcycle Street Racing – both as the official onsite photographer for Health & Safety and as an event photographer capturing the riders in action, Gold Nugget Moto-Cross, West Coast A&P Shows, Coast Timber Buller Sports, Polar Challenge, Greymouth Street Sprints, Agfest. I particularly enjoy photographing events and enjoy the challenge of capturing and retelling the story through my photos.

Weddings

The biggest and possibly the most important day of your life is the day you marry that one special person. I pride myself on being able to capture the moments of that day in a natural style. For me a good photograph evokes emotion when the light, timing and composition all come together capturing those fleeting moments shot in an unobtrusive documentary style. Get in touch if you would like to chat about your big day and see if we can work together to tell your story. Every wedding is bespoke and therefore I like to tailor my pricing and offerings to you.

People & Portraits
The secret to a good photograph is being able to connect to people and capture their spirit and personality whether it is the family dynamic or individual portraits. Capturing treasured moments like these are incredible special – moments that don’t last forever. Memories captured in time to treasure. Being a lover of natural light and the great outdoors whether it is the beach or forest we can work together to choose the right location.

Landscape
With a variety of remote beaches, rock stacks and rock pools, towering limestone cliffs, cascading waterfalls, lush green native forest, snow capped mountains, numerous lakes, rivers and creeks as well as an abundance of history – gold, coal and sawmilling with numerous relics left laying telling their story in the bush – the West Coast and the Grey District is a photographer’s paradise. I love the West Coast and the variety in landscape that is on offer and always have my camera with me no matter where I am going so if you’re looking for something in particular there is a good chance it is already in my database. I am always happy to go in search of that perfect photo for you though and we can arrange pricing for printed images backed with an aluminium backing making a welcome addition to any wall and a wonderful gift.

Commercial
Does your business need a photographer to provide you with some imagery for your website or marketing or are you after some portrait photos of your team members. Many of my images were used in the early days setting up marketing including website, social media and posters for the West Coast Wilderness Trail. I shot the first three years of the Old Ghost Ultra race for marketing and promotion and many of my images have been used by Tourism West Coast to promote the region to the world. I am the photographer currently used by the West Coast Life Education Trust. Many of my images are being used by Department of Conversation in promotion of the region – Heaphy Track and Grey District Walks. If you’d like to collaborate please get in touch. Some of my other clients include: Monteiths Brewery, Speights Alehouse, MBIE, West Coast Public Health, West Coast District Health, Shantytown, Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park and various other accommodation providers up and down the West Coast.
If you require any stock imagery please contact me as I have a huge database covering the whole of the West Coast including landscape, hiking, biking and history both colour and black and white.

Workshops/Tours

With a variety of remote beaches, rock stacks and rock pools, towering limestone cliffs, cascading waterfalls, lush green native forest, snow capped mountains, numerous lakes, rivers and creeks as well as an abundance of history – gold, coal and sawmilling with numerous relics left laying telling their story in the bush – the West Coast and the Grey District is a photographer’s paradise. I love the West Coast and the variety in landscape that is on offer and always have my camera with me no matter where I am going so if you’re looking for something in particular there is a good chance it is already in my database. I am always happy to go in search of that perfect photo for you though and we can arrange pricing for printed images backed with an aluminium backing making a welcome addition to any wall and a wonderful gift.

Tours
With a love of the outdoors and with so much variety in our backyard we are often out exploring the many wonders that make up the West Coast and are happy to share the best spots with our guests.
I am available for Photography Location Tours that can be tailor-made to your requirements ie tuition, landscape locations, development.
Rates $595.00 for one person (full day) or $795 for two people – includes a packed lunch and transport to/from locations. Maximum 2 people

How to use your SLR Camera Workshop
Do you own a Digital SLR but have no idea how to use it or what all those buttons do? If this sounds like you, you are not alone! This workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know about using your DSLR camera. The content is theoretical but you will have plenty of opportunities to put into practice your learning with mini-assignments throughout the day. During the workshop, you will receive one-to-one tuition with opportunities for photo critique during or afterwards.
You will learn:
• How your DSLR works- what all the buttons do!
• Understanding exposure, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance, flash and how they are all connected
• Selecting the right lens
• Image file formats
• How to achieve the results you want in a photograph
• Principles of light and composition
• Workflow management, post-production and archiving your images
• Printing
Depending on your needs this is likely to be a full day course so contact me to discuss your exact requirements so we can tailor the workshop and pricing accordingly.

Phone: 03 762 7743

Email: coasting@snap.net.nz