Christmas coming up and still looking for original gift ideas? We’ve got you covered! Have a look at the One Shot selection of books, fine art and photoshoots, all produced by our One Shot contributors.
UNDER $50 GIFT IDEAS
NEW ZEALAND: THE ESSENTIAL LANDSCAPE
By Rob Brown
Photographer and writer Rob Brown has been tramping in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of New Zealand for over two decades. An essential addition to his pack on these trips is his full range of camera gear, which has enabled him to capture the immensely detailed and beautifully lit photographs that so distinguish his work. In the process he has photographed a breathtaking range of New Zealand’s most beautiful and spectacular places, returning time and time again until he has produced an image that captures the essence of these landscapes that so inspire him.
A revised edition of Rob’s best-selling New Zealand: The Essential Landscape, this book presents a roll call of what can truly be claimed as the essential landscapes of Aotearoa, from Stewart Island, Fiordland and the glacier country of South Westland, to the volcanoes, coastal scenery and kauri forests of the North Island.
A committed conservationist, Rob Brown’s belief in the ability of the natural world to enrich the human spirit shines out through his photographs. He is clearly one of the finest landscape photographers working in this country, and New Zealand: The Essential Landscape is a superb insight into the elegance and strength of his work.
Hardback PLC with dustjacket, 168 pages. Pocket edition and standard edition available.
RRP NZD $19.99 – $49.99. For more information and to purchase click here.
“PERSPECTIVES MID CANTERBURY” BOOKS
By Bill Irwin
Another Perspective Mid Canterbury is an all new collection of images, published in the same format, a 64 page hard cover A5 sized book with very nice reproduction.
These books capture all aspects of the district and are a perfect size to mail. Locals buy them to show others where we live; people passing through buy it as a reminder of their visit. Some people just buy it for the collection of landscape photographs.
Hard cover A5 sized book, 64 pages
RRP NZD $24. For more information and to purchase click here.
PHOTOGRAPHING AORAKI MOUNT COOK: A guide to the best walks & photography locations, along with tips and guidance for aspiring landscape photographers.
By Mark Watson
Dramatic snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, braided rivers and deep glaciated valleys make Aoraki Mount Cook a spectacular place to take photographs. The National Park is surprisingly accessible on foot or by car from Mount Cook Village, and visitors will find a network of well-developed tracks suited to different skills and abilities. This pictorial guidebook doubles as a photography and walking/driving guide to prime scenic areas.
Skilled photographer and climber Mark Watson introduces 33 of the best locations for mountain photography on camera, tripod and mobile phone. He covers the Hooker and Tasman Valleys, the Sealy and Mount Cook Ranges and alongside Lake Pukaki with stunning photographs of each site. There are numerous tips and techniques for beginner and intermediate photographers and 12 tutorials on double-page spreads. Watson identifies the best vantage points to capture scenic shots and highlights special features, the season and time of the day for optimum light conditions.
Both visitors and photographers will find inspiration and guidance in this useful, informative guide.
Paperback with Flaps coffee table book, 156 pages
RRP NZD $34.99. For more information and to purchase click here.
$50 – $199 GIFT IDEAS
Photography by Derek Morrison, written by Paul Hersey
From the towering peaks of the Inland Kaikoura Range to the glacial waters of Lake Wakatipu, this is a richly illustrated celebration of New Zealand’s most spectacular high country. It is also the story of our most revered sheep breed, and the families whose livelihoods depend on it thriving in this extreme yet mesmerising landscape.
Hard-cover coffee table book, 240 pages
RRP NZD $60.00. For more information and to purchase click here.
by Arno Gasteiger, essays by Laurence Fearnley
In 45 South photographer Arno Gasteiger travels the 45th parallel, documenting the dramatic variety of landscapes that lie along this invisible southern marker as well as the interesting characters who call it home.
Alongside Gasteiger’s photographs, award-winning novelist Laurence Fearnley writes of her deep love of this part of the world, and the events and people that have shaped it.
From the rugged river mouths on the east coast of the South Island to the sprawling landscapes of Central Otago and the untouched beauty of the west coast fiords, 45 South offers a captivating view of southern New Zealand.
Hardback coffee table book, 192 pages
RRP NZD $65. For more information and to purchase click here.
FIGHT, TRAIN, FIGHT LIKE THAI – A New Zealand perspective
By Leon Rose
Live, Train, Fight like Thai documents the sport of Muay Thai. Fighters of all disciplines will enjoy this book. “Leon has captured the preparation, training, & experience of the fight game.”
Whether you are interested, or training in Boxing, kickboxing, MMA, grapling, or indeed any martial art, you will enjoy these images.
This book is a must have for fight fans and sports book lovers.
You can order the book, a signed copy or a limited edition here.
Price: $59 – $200. For more information and to purchase click here.
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
By Andy Belcher
This book visually displays the wonderful photographic journey Andy Belcher has enjoyed over the last 35 years. He has kept it very visual with large images and short captions. The images cover a very wide range of subject matter from underwater to wild landscapes to creative and somewhat unusual model images.
Softcover, flexible, high-gloss laminated cover, 104 Pages
RRP US $70.19. For more information and to purchase click here.
MOUNTAIN OF NEW ZEALAND – LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
By Steve Hussey
Steve Hussey is a gold-award winning, Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers. He is the 2016 New Zealand Wildlife & Wild Places Photographer of the Year. You can purchase from an exclusive range of his images directly from this site. Limited edition prints come with a signed certificate of authenticity and have a white border for mounting as well as being signed by the photographer on the front as well. Freight is free for orders over NZ$100.
RRP NZD from $55 for a limited edition print. For more information and to purchase click here.
$200 – $500 GIFT IDEAS
CONCEPTUAL AND FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT
By Nikki South (Tauranga, New Zealand)
Want something a little less ordinary? Creating fine art portraits is something Nikki loves to do. The image can convey a message, childhood dream, wishes, anything you can express though imagery. Nikki can create a master piece suitable for the home wall or the office foyer. Go to Nikki’s website to see what is involved.
Price upon request. For more information and booking click here.
DAY TRIPS WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE BUCKTON
By Take Only Pictures (Nelson, New Zealand)
Benefit from Dave’s extensive photographic know-how and experience in wildlife and landscape photography and be guided into any one of a selection of locations for a unique photography experience tailored especially for you. You can choose from one of Take Only Pictures day trip options or contact Dave to have a tour especially designed for you. Tour includes: All transport with hotel pick up and drop off in Nelson, photography tips and advice, D.O.C. fees.
Tour price starts at $380.00 per person. For more information and booking click here.
FAIRY PRION AND SHEARWATER
By Dean Wright
This image won a gold award in the landscape section at the NZ Insitute of Professional Photographers Iris Awards 2015
A cocktail mix of Fairy Prions (lighter coloured heads) and Fluttering Shearwater working schools of Trevally and Kahawai feeding on krill just south of the Mokohinau Islands. DoC bird expert, Graeme Taylor says as well as the two main species there’s one Bullers Shearwater in the shot; it’s sitting on the water with white on its throat and a long tail.
This shot was taken with a long telephoto and was just a section of a very large flock, probably thousands of birds there. Wonderful sight.
According to NZ birds online, Fairy Prions (Titi Wainui) in the north, breed on the Poor Knights, there’s an estimated 4 million pairs in New Zealand, they live as long as 22 years. Fluttering Shearwater (Pakaha) breed on many offshore islands throughout northern New Zealand. Buller Shearwater’s sole breeding ground is on the Poor Knights.
2 formats available: A2 (594mm x 420mm) and Grande (880mm x 420)
Price: NZD $395.00 – $550. For more information and to purchase click here.
‘TAPOTUPOTU BAY’ FRAMED FINE ART PRINT
By Rachel Smith
Rahera – Rachael Smith is a New Zealand photographer, born and raised in Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty. She has lived in various parts of New Zealand as well as 5 years overseas in the USA and Malaysia
Rachael strives to produce images that are interesting, unique and require a sound understanding of light, focus and motion. The results are often everyday objects or scenes that are presented in a way that captivates the eye and inspires the viewer.
A perfectionist in her work, Rachael does all of her own printing using fine art papers and archival inks.
Framed print size 58.5cm x 41cm. Frame colour = Charcoal
Price: NZD $450. For more information and to purchase click here.
$500 AND ABOVE
Limited print runs of 10 prints in a variety of sizes, the prints are custom made with the finest print quality and framing service available. You have the option of leasing Spid’s work as well at a very reasonable cost.
Spid uses use Cansen Rag Photographique to print his images. Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. And all the printed images are framed by Doug Gow. Formally a framer for Gow Langsford Gallery, Doug frames to a museum quality standard. Simply in black or white.
Print sizes available from A4 to A0. Bigger framed print available on request.
Pricing to lease: from NZD$5 per week – Prices to own: from NZD $600. For more information and to purchase click here.
FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT
By Amanda Reelick (Auckland, New Zealand)
Amanda’s style is joyous, colourful and captures the incredible love between families as they grow. No boring formal portraits, just simple fun to get your family engaged. Stunning magazine style images of your family can be yours. Once you receive your gallery, you will then choose your set of images which will include the full and low resolution digital files and a photo book for the set of ‘All images’.
Session fee: $95. Set of images start at $570. For more information and booking click here.