About me

I am Jos Buurmans and I am a keen photographer based in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.  I aim to capture the beautiful colour and light of New Zealand and further afield.  I focus on scenic landscapes, but I sometimes shoot more intimate landscapes and cityscapes as well.

Originally born in the Netherlands, I started taking and developing photos in Holland in my teens. I even had my own darkroom. I switched to digital after I moved to New Zealand, but gradually lost interest in photography due to family and work commitments. Now that the kids have grown up a bit, I have more time and I am back into it.  I love being out and about at sunrise and sunset time to capture beautiful scenery, develop my photos in lightroom, and share them with you.

Most of my photos are landscapes, highlighting beautiful New Zealand, and especially Hawke's Bay and Wellington where I spend most of my time.  But I am gradually adding photos taken in other parts of New Zealand as well as other countries.

Although I am not a full-time, professional photographer, my photos are for sale. Please contact me if you would like to purchase a digital copy or a print.

I regularly add something new to this website, whether it's a new portfolio photo, a new story, or a technical photography article. I tend to publish a photo to my social media channels once a week. Contact me if you want to be notified when there's something new. The best way to do that is to message me on my social media channels or send me an email.

Jos taking photos at Pekapeka Wetlands

I am a member of the Nature First alliance of responsible nature photographers.  We adopt and promote minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations. #naturefirst

The Nature First Principles:

1) Prioritise the well-being of nature over photography.

2) Educate yourself about the places you photograph.

3) Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.

4) Use discretion if sharing locations.

5) Know and follow rules and regulations.

6) Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.

7) Actively promote and educate others about these principles.

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