Lesley Whyte
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Welcome To Women in Photography


Women in Photography, a global provider of photography tours and retreats created by multi-award winning New Zealand photographer Lesley Whyte is supported by Sydney based photographer Christine Tham.  Our retreats and tours are led by dedicated team of Women in Photography mentors who have been chosen as they share Women in Photography’s philosophy of mentoring and growing “YOUR photography passion.”  

All Women in Photography retreats and tours are led by two mentors, providing you different but complementary photographic styles to learn from.  All our mentors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping you grow.

All our retreats and tours are fully inclusive of all your meals (we even provide a selection of wines), transport from / back to point of departure. The retreats and tours are also incredibly fun and social plus extremely interactive with our Lightroom & Photoshop sessions – of course you don’t need to have Lightroom & Photoshop loaded on your laptop as we will work with you on how to process your photos on our laptops. Throughout the day, there is lots of 1:1 time so you can nail those essential camera skills – we will help you get off auto. You’ll receive a complimentary beautiful rugged Women in Photography A5 photo diary with cheat sheets on lots of photographic genres and room to make notes so you don’t forget what you’ve learnt.

On our retreats we are up early and head to bed late – we are out exploring the landscape so you come away with some awesome images! We also spend time on creative editing and post-processing techniques with our photo sharing sessions. Chatting over a glass of wine your dinner we’ll likely be exchanging composition ideas.

Our tours are adventurous and include adventurous activities; train excursion with open air viewing platform for photography, ATV ride, horse trekking, jet boat ride and walks to get to those places which are rugged and remote, places where the photography is awesomely spectacular!

Photographers of all levels of experience are welcome to join us, from beginners to hobbyists to serious. Once you step onboard with us there is, typically, nothing else to pay.

Meet the Team

Christine Tham

Senior Photography Mentor

With over 35 years photography passion, Sydney based Christine is co-founder of Visual Voyager, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy.

Leanne Silver

Senior Photography Mentor

Leanne, of Argent Photography, is an artistic landscape and wildlife photographer always exploring different photographic perspectives for her fine art prints. She holds a Photography Institute Diploma and is an active member of PSNZ .

Meghan Maloney

Senior Photography Mentor

Meghan, owner of Meghan Maloney Photography is New Zealand’s leading female landscape photographer and a passionate astrophotography mentor.

Raewyn Smith

Photography Mentor

Raewyn is an avid gardener and skilful still life and portrait photographer. Thanks to an abundance of flowers, four gorgeous grandchildren and two very cute dogs, she is never short on photographic inspiration.

Jodene McCallum

Social Media Content Creator & Marketing Guru

Jodene, owner of Social’d Marketing oversees our promotional and newsletter content.

Michelle Vollemaere

Media & PR Guru

Michelle, word service provider and grammar geek at Correctamundo, is also a keen amateur photographer. She shoots anything and everything under the name MiVo but has a penchant for the street genre.

Monica Ferguson

Photographer & Mindset Coach

Monica shares Women in Photography’s philosophy and knows how very busy juggling your career and home life is at times and not much #metime.  Monica has collaborated and co-leads our annual Photography & Mindset Retreat.