Photographer: Jackie Ranken EOS Master FNZIPP, MAIPP Based:Queenstown, New Zealand Specialty: Fine art Photographer / Teacher Bio: Jackie Ranken has been taking photos for more than 30 years. She has is a four-time AIPP Master Photographer in Australia and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography.
While she has won numerous awards, what matters most to her is that she is able to express herself through her photography.
She considers her "art" to be classic black-and-white landscape photography, where the "fine art print" is the most important end result of the photographic process.
Mike Langford and Jackie run Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in Queenstown, New Zealand. Jackie specialises in teaching photography and fine-art printing.
Award highlights: • 2010 NZIP Illustrative Photographer of the Year • 2009 NZIPP Illustrative/Editorial 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. • 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 • 2003 CANON World Press Awards- ‘Nature & the environment’ Stories 2nd prize • 2002 CANON/ AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year
Camera gear: Canon EOS 5DMKII, EF16-35mm f2.8LII USM, EF 17-40mm f4 USM, EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM, EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM, EF 100mm f2.8L Macro USM, EF 85mm f1.2 USM, EF 50mm f1.2 USM, ExpoDisc (for custom White Balance), ND Grads P120, P121 ND 8, ND 400, Cokin P007 infrared filter, circular Polarizers for all lenses, home made bokeh filters, Canon remote switch RS-80N3, hot shoe bubble, lens cloth, gaffer tape, spare battery, memory cards