Phocus Photography Workshops is now offering our photography classes to the general public. Our photography workshops range from beginner and intermediate through to advanced levels. We can teach you how to maximize the use of your camera through hands-on and face-to-face tutorials. All workshops have been written and created by Master Photographer Justin Aitken

Justin Aitken is a Professional Wedding & Portrait Photographer who has been in the business since 2005. He has won multiple national and international awards. Most recently he picked up the NZ Wedding Creative Photographer of the Year award at the annual NZIPP Iris Awards. He has great passion for creating interesting art and embarking on new challenges. He has Diplomas in Professional Photography and Graphic Design. Justin is a Master of Photography & Fellow, qualified and accredited by the NZIPP. He is known for his ability to capture timeless and beautiful memories but most importantly, for his professionalism and outstanding dedication to service.

Not everyone can teach with having patience and giving inspiration, however we believe that we do! We are confident that we have created the most informative workshops with the best structure. There is so much to learn out there, and even more on offer from various sources on the internet offering photography tuition and learning. The difference with us, is that we are real working professionals in the industry. We are full time photographers and masters in our field, meaning that we can provide you with the most appropriate and relevant information possible. So it is important that you do your homework, to find the best people to learn from. We're positive about what we teach and proud to say that we do it effectively.

We guarantee to provide you with photography classes that will inspire you to take the next step in your photography journey! It is our goal to teach you how to use your camera so that you can create amazing images of your own that you can be proud of. This is done through practical exercises that involve teamwork, making the learning effective. Each session will take you one step closer to becoming the photographer you want to be. From there we can help you to focus on finding your own style and creativity. You will be learning from genuine pros in the field. The feedback we have had from past students, is that not only have their learnt to master their camera in manual mode, but they have also created new friendships. 

Our courses are taught in a workshop learning environment, competitively priced, simple to understand and easy to follow. We conduct the workshops on a regular basis in two different locations - Auckland and Christchurch. We offer Beginner, Intermediate and Lightroom workshops. Our lighting workshop will be available in the near future.


Here at Phocus Photography Workshops, we offer quality workshops in a structured class environment, practical exercises to work through with your peers and detailed notes on completion.