New Zealand Landscape Photographer Laurie Winter

New Zealand Landscape Photographer Laurie Winter. Laurie captures beautiful images from around New Zealand.

Thanks for visiting my site! I'm Laurie Winter. I am a landscape photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand.

I love nature photography and am happiest out shooting New Zealand's awesome and diverse scenery. I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, but until a few years ago it was always in auto mode. In 2016 I purchased a mirrorless camera and I committed to learning how to use it properly, with the goal of capturing images like the ones I have always admired from other photographers. It quickly became a passion and over the last few years I have fallen in love with the art of photography.

I love mountains, lakes, the coast and New Zealand's bush, and I have a bit of a penchant for reflection shots. I enjoy creating images from my interpretation of what I see in front of me. In particular I enjoy the long exposure genre, and am also not afraid to shoot in the middle of the day, as well as at dawn and dusk. Sunrise and sunset are my favourite times of the day for photography. 

I shoot mostly with my Sony camera, a variety of Sony lenses and NiSi neutral density filters for long exposures. I do my post processing in Lightroom. My editing style leans toward the bold and vibrant, I love colour! I have really enjoyed getting to know people from the huge community of photographers in New Zealand, some of whom have become mentors to me. I have made some close friends and met so many people who inspire my work.

Outside of photography, I have a full-time job at one of NZ's major banks. I have a husband and two school-age boys, who keep me very busy with all their activities! I travel when I can, and usually am trying to fit in as much photography as possible when I do! Covid-19 has made me appreciate even more how lucky we are to live here in New Zealand. We have one of the most beautiful countries right here on our own doorsteps. I often return to locations I have photographed before, as there is always something new to see, or changing light, that can make a scene look completely different. I don't think I will ever get sick of it! 

Laurie x