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Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook

A guide to the best walks & photography locations

The first book of its kind for a New Zealand region, Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook combines the practical information expected in a walking/hiking guidebook with expert guidance for visiting photographers: the best locations, times of day and seasons. 33 diverse and accessible locations are included.

Beginner and intermediate photographers, or shooters wanting to improve their landscape skills, will learn from 12 detailed tutorials covering landscape photography essentials such as light, composition, exposure, use of filters and lens selection.

Discover a photographer’s paradise among the dramatic snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, braided rivers and deep glaciated valleys of Aoraki Mount Cook.

Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook  – a guide to the best walks and photography locations is available from all good book stores.

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Photography guidebook

Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook
A guide to the best walks and photography locations
available direct from the publisher.


During a crisp winter’s morning or evening it is a sublime place to stand and appreciate the
geological and climatic forces that have created this singular landscape.

Author, Mark Watson

Skilled photographer and climber Mark Watson has produced a pictorial guidebook that doubles as a photography and walking/driving guide to some of the prime scenic areas within the park.

Publisher's Blurb

Publisher New Holland

Publisher’s Press Release
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Photographing Aoraki Mount Cook
154 pages
Softcover with flaps
Colour photographs throughout

Thanks to the New Zealand Alpine Club/DOW Hall Fund for assistance with this publication.

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