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Studio is now closed

Opening in Kerikeri next year

Commercial photography, portraits, head shots, bottle shots, architecture, passport photos, framing, desktop publishing and photo instruction are all in one place in leafy Martinborough.


Hello and welcome to the The PhotoWorkshop. We are located on the edge of the small wine village of Martinborough, one hour north of Wellington. Take a look at the course list to see what's on offer.




I am John Slater and many moons ago I was Technical Manager at Nikon UK and lectured at the Nikon School of Photography. I also lectured in Photoshop at the London College of Fashion and set up the photographic course at Aoraki Polytechnic in New Zealand’s South Island. I have worked on many photographic books and have written two of my own on Photoshop. I have just finished working on a book about A H Stone, a photographer in Perth in the 1850s. This book in being produced using InDesign and has over 200 retouched photos. It is practical experience like this that I bring to my workshops.


In addition to all this experience, I also have a Postgraduate Certificate in “Learning and Teaching Art, Design and Communication” from London.


Surrounded by grape vines with views of the nearby Wairarapa hills, the studio workshop provides a great location for product photography, fashion & wedding shoots.  It is also a quiet and enjoyable location for workshops on Digital SLR Photography, Photoshop, InDesign, web design and Lightroom. Picture framing days are popular and fun.

Photo of John Slater. photographer, The PhotoWorkshop


Have a fun and rewarding experience

working and learning with

The PhotoWorkshop


Email: john@thephotoworkshop.co.nz


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Photo of John Slater. photographer, The PhotoWorkshop
Photo of John Slater. photographer, The PhotoWorkshop
Photo of John Slater. photographer, The PhotoWorkshop