About Steve Couper Photography

Steve Couper NZ Landscape Photography

My love of photography evolved early in life, with many hours spent in the darkroom developing and printing my own photographs, which eventually led to digital photography and the creation of a career I am passionate about.

I have enjoyed a few distractions along the way - chasing gold in the rivers of Central Otago, dabbling as a fly-fishing guide, cooking in busy restaurants in Queenstown and the outback of Australia.

I also discovered the film industry and have worked on countless international TV commercials and many films for the big screen as part of the crew in the camera department. I continue to gain inspiration from this group of talented people, and this industry has also helped me to develop my photography and camera skills.

My career as a photographer has seen me working for many high-profile international companies, plus New Zealand-based companies who needed my expertise to promote their businesses on the international stage.

Exploring the wilderness areas of New Zealand's South Island with a camera has taught me a lot about the animals I photograph and about myself. Visiting my favourite places at the dawn of a new day always fills me with expectation.

No day is the same, the animals and the landscapes they live in are amazing, patience is everything….and I love all of it.

 

Awards:

Winner – New Zealand MSD Deer Industry Photo Competition 2020

Third place – New Zealand MSD Deer Industry Photo Competition 2020