Based in Queenstown, Jackie Ranken has created a legendary reputation for remarkable landscape photographs and gained endless accolades both in New Zealand and abroad.

While competitions tell a story of amazing achievement, seen below, it is the hundreds of people that attend her remarkable workshops that spread the word of her ability to motivate and inspire photographers from all over the world.


Jackie is more than a landscape photographer, she is a creative artist who turns the obvious into something extraordinary by adding her unique touch of creativity. A feat that has lead to a number of significant exhibitions and a growing demand for her work amongst collectors.

Ranken Landscape

This is your opportunity to feel the enthusiasm and passion that Jackie has for making outstanding images. The energy, intentness and empathy. The sheer joy of doing what she loves is very exhilarating.


Jackie will give you a comprehensive insight into her techniques:



  • What and how she looks for, when she goes out to create pictures.

  • Essential elements: Using light, taking advantage of weather, texture, tone, shape and more.

  • How to bring something more to an image.

  • Thoughts on post processing.

  • Enjoying the process.



Don't miss this chance to hear one of New Zealand's greatest landscape photographers.

Ranken Aerial

This presentation is being held in association with her Exhibition at Kinder House, 2 Ayr St. Parnell. from 31st May - 9th June 10.30am - 7pm  All work is for sale by a Silent auction.



The course is open to members and non-members.  Numbers are limited to 18. Once this course is full additional courses will be posted


COST  $70    Non members. $150





At Kinder House, 2 Ayr St, Parnell,

10.30am - 12pm Saturday 8th June.


REGISTER.  If space is available, you will be given a booking number and asked to pay immediately by bank transfer, If the event is sold out, you will be wait listed. Once payment has been received you will receive official confirmation. For cancellation policy see.


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Biography - Jackie Ranken


Jackie has over thirty years experience within the arts.  Her interest began with photography at the tender age of 16. Her art practice then shifted to ceramics and painting gaining an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts.


 Returning to photography throughout the next fifteen years she worked within the industry as a darkroom technician, freelance photographer, wedding photographer, commercial photographer and photojournalist, learning her craft.


In 1996 she began work as a teacher of 'Fine art' photography at Illawarra TAFE, Goulburn. 


Now as an art photographer she combines her art practice with teaching and as a presenter in workshops and seminars internationally. 


Jackie is a Director of Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in Queenstown New Zealand where she conducts photography workshops with her husband Mike Langford.

Photographic Awards - M. Photog. IV, Grand Master NZIPP, Canon EOS Master.

  • 2012 NZIPP (New Zealand) Photographer of the Year

  • 2012 NZIPP (New Zealand) Highest Scoring Monochrome Print

  • 2012 NZIPP (New Zealand) Portrait Creative Category Winner

  • 2011 Illustrative Photographer of the Year

  • 2011 Canon Landscape Photographer of the Year

  • 2011 Editorial Photographer of the Year

  • 2011 Highest scoring monochrome print award

  • 2010 NZIPP (New Zealand) Illustrative Photographer of the Year

  • 2010 EOS Master Photographer

  • 2009 NZIPP (New Zealand) Illustrative Photographer of the Year

  • 2008 EPSON/NZIPP Photographer of the Year.

  • 2008 NZIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year.

  • 2007 NSW AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year.

  • 2007 NSW AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year.

  • 2006 NZIPP Highest scoring monochrome Image.

  • 2005 CANON / NZIPP Iris Awards - Open Category Winner.

  • 2005 CANON / AIPP Photography Book Award - Aerial Abstracts.

  • 2005 CANON / AIPP Athol Smyth, Highest scoring Monochrome Image.

  • 2004 NSW AIPP Runner up Landscape Photographer of the year. Highest scoring print.




  • 2013 Ballarat International Foto Biennale in Victoria, Australia

  • 2012 The Picture Lounge-Wanaka, New Zealand

  • 2006 Skyline Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand

  • 2005 Australian Photographers Gallery, Balmain Sydney.

  • 2005 Hamills Restaurant, Queenstown New Zealand.

  • 2003 Stills South Gallery, Sydney NSW.

  • 2003 Photo Technica Gallery - Urban Abstracts, (She Saw) Sydney NSW.

  • 2002 Goulburn Club - Favourites, Goulburn, NSW.

  • 2002 Stills Gallery - Aerial Abstracts, Sydney NSW

  • 2002 Goulburn. Reg. Art Gallery - Human Constructs.

  • 2002 New Contemporaries Gallery - Aerial Abstracts II, Sydney.

  • 2002 Sturt Gallery - Past and Present, Mittagong, NSW.

  • 2001 Goulburn. Regional Art Gallery - Aerial Abstracts and Reflections on Miles Franklin's Brilliant Career

  • 2000 Goulburn. Regional Art Gallery - The Making of the Olympic Rings.

  • 1999 Sturt Gallery - Teachers Exhibition, Mittagong, NSW.

  • 1999 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery - Transitions Goulburn.

  • 1998 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery - Community Images Goulburn NSW.

  • 1997 Old Brewery Gallery - Teachers Exhibition, Goulburn.

  • 1988 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery - Return to Goulburn NSW.


  • 2002 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

  • 2002 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

  • 2002 New South Wales State Library.


Published books-

  • Aerial Abstracts

  • Kitchen Stories

  • Rocks, grass, trees, water, clouds, objects

  • Creative Field Guide to Landscape Photography.


  • 1992 Associate Diploma of Fine Arts- Ceramics/painting major Illawarra Institute of TAFE

  • 1979 Mulwaree High School, Goulburn, NSW Australia HSC