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On viewing one of my videos, someone once commented: "Stephen Patience...what a great surname for a time-lapse photographer".

A follower of my work was influenced by the beauty I captured in a time-lapse. She then quit her job and moved to New Zealand. I was humbled that my photography had such an effect !


New Zealand – Land of the Long White Cloud

‘New Zealand – Land of the Long White Cloud’. Translated, this means ‘Aotearoa’ being the Maori name for New Zealand. The locations include the petrified sand dunes at Cape Rienga in the far north to the lush rain forests on Stewart Island in the deep south. There’s also a few lighthouses and other places in between, namely the pristine lakes of Central Otago, the rugged West Coast and the stunning geology on the Wairarapa Coast.

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  • March 8, 2018

    Central Otago, here I come

    Nearly two years ago, I was asked to come to Waitomo and shoot a time-lapse in a glow worm cave. For whatever reason, I pushed that out, probably because I felt I had too much on and it was long drive to get there. Early this year however, I was […]

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  • February 8, 2018

    New Year – new endeavours

    I started this year with a project I have been wanting to complete for some time – a show reel.  I have been making time-lapse ever since this style of photography became popular.  That has allowed me enough footage to pull together a show reel.  It was made with the […]

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  • December 27, 2017

    A successful year doing time-lapse

    This year has been an outstanding one for me.  The greatest achievement for me has come having been awarded the Panasonic Lumix 2017 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of The Year for time-lapse.  It is the culmination of dedication, planning, and a lot of hard work.  In some instances, it was […]

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