Multi award winning landscape art photographer Jackie Ranken has established
herself as a master photographer with her unique black and white aerial imagery, examples are in the book Aerial Abstracts. Landscape art photography.
Jackie Ranken is co-director of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in New Zealand with partner Mike Langford.
Both Mike and Jackie are award winning / internationally recognized photographic lecturers / judges.
Jackies personal challenge is to capture the essence of where she lives, to notice the beauty in the things she sees, every day. Its not much use seeing a great shot and not having a camera.
Awarded AAIP Photographer, Jackie Ranken is noted for her wonderful aerial photographs. Her beautifully
images are usually devoid of horizon, or sense of linear perspective. Biography / CV - Photographic History - Jackies Tips (video).
Aerial Abstracts ( publication )
Aerial landscape photographs - images
The photographs are more about abstract imagery than landscape views. There is neither horizon line, or signs of linear perspective. Familiar landscapes have become texture, line, tone, contrast.
All images were made while Jackie was flying with her father the pilot, at the top of a loop in his old bi-plane.
The book includes an introduction by Robert McFarlane, and photographers notes. This hard cover coffee table book has 96 pages / 52 duo-tone images. Ltd edition.
Artistic photography - images
Creativity is about ideas more than techniques. It is about looking at things differently and developing an idea or a theme. Technique does not say anything, I start with an idea. and use techniques to make the image effective, not the other way round.
Documentary photography - images
Photographic work of regions, heritage icons, landmarks, people, architecture, special events etc. Photographic essays, journals, corporate assignments. Photography for magazines or publishing.
In 2008 Jackie won the Epson / NZIPP Photographer of the Year and NZIPP
Landscape Photographer of the Year. Some of those images appear below.
Jackie Ranken is also co-director of the Queenstown Centre for
with her partner Mike Langford.
Take a one day 4WD photo Safari around Queenstown and Glenorchy, or an intensive learning experience found in the monthly week-end photographic workshops.
Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford are both internationally award winning photographers, they now choose to share their knowledge and passion.
Their knowledge includes, landscape photography, portrait photography, photo documentary photography, travel photography and art photography.
They use Canon Digital Cameras as the immediate teaching tool.
Students have access to a variety of lenses and filters through-out the courses, and receive feed-back and encouragement to explore the various ways photography can be used as an expressive tool.
This all takes place in one of the most beautiful, safe, green and clean parts of the planet, Queenstown New Zealand.
These total-immersion workshops are designed to move the student beyond their current level, to help them expand their vision, improve their technical skills, uncover their talents and change the way they see, feel, think and work within the photographic media.
"Creativity is more about ideas than techniques. It is about looking at things differently and developing an idea or a theme. Technique alone is not enough, because it does not say anything – you start with the idea and use techniques to make the image effective, not the other way round." - Jackie Ranken (AIPP)
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Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography be apart of an intensive learning experience found in the monthly or week-end photographic workshops., OR ...
Take a one day 4WD photo Safari at the start of your holiday, in and around Queenstown Glenorchy.
Mike Langford Photographer.