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Profile Featured in the AIPP Journal as a Grand Master of Photography

As one of the original Grand Masters of Photography, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography has profiled me career here.  I invite you to take a look Read article here You will gain an insight into how it all started, who were my influences growing up in rural community and then later Waitara, and my […]

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Mount Taranaki night star photo

Capturing the stars with Mōunga Taranaki

Mōunga Taranaki captured during Puanga/Matariki – Māori New Year, in Taranaki, Aotearoa – New Zealand. Captured 90 minutes before dawn on the riverbed of the Hangataahua awa – Stony River, Okato. The magnificence of being in our taiao (natural world/environment) and seeing clear skies and millions of stars was absolutely awe inspiring and epic. I’m […]

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Moko kauae exhibition featuring 18 Taranaki Wāhine Māori

In 2019 Tū Tama Wāhine o Taranaki celebrated its 30th Anniversary. To mark this milestone they chose to highlight their work in a unique way – a photographic exhibition of wāhine Pūkauae connected to the organisation, photographed by Taranaki artist Tania Niwa. Tū Tama Wāhine is distinctively wāhine led and dedicated to Rangatiratanga. This exhibition […]

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Pūkauae Exhibition Opening at Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera

Pūkauae Exhibition in partnership with Tū Tama Wāhine o Taranaki – 30 Years of Liberation Work. Featuring 18 Taranaki Māori Wāhine this collection of portraits highlights the regeneration fo the art of pūkauae as a healing and traditional ritual to enhance mana wahine and to strengthen our identity within Aotearoa. Moko tells a story of […]

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Commissioned Chevrolet Truck Portrait with Mount Taranaki

Before the world changed and we went into lockdown here in New Zealand, I had been developing a new service within my photography business, capturing people’s dream cars, at dusk, in epic Taranaki locations using outdoor studio lighting. Shelley and Colin Pope, the owners of this magnificently restored 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Truck were my first […]

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Maori Photographic Artist Taranaki

Photographic Exhibition Celebrating Revival of Maori Art Form of Moko Kauae

Opening night video for ‘Pukauae’ Exhibition at Puke Ariki Museum. The exhibition features 17 Wahine with the moko kauae. Photography commission by Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki. Message from Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki: Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in a positive, creative and unique way by celebrating the […]

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Headshot photography

BEHIND THE SCENES BILLBOARD SHOOT WITH HOWIE TAMATI & DR LANCE O’SULLIVAN

  Over the past year I have been helping with Photography | Visual design and branding management for respected Taranaki M?ori leader Howie Tamati during his election campaign for Te Taihauauru representing the Maori Party.  Howie is currently the president at New Zealand Rugby League and the chief executive officer at Sport Taranaki. He is a […]

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Real Estate branding portraits for LJ Hooker Avalon Beach

Here are some examples of a commercial shoot for Real Estate Agents LJ Hooker Avalon. The idea was to revitalise their brand and create images that are reflective of their location at Avalon. Here is a google review from Principal David Mackay pictured below. Tania Niwa Photography was fantastic at making the best possible portraits […]

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‘TUMMY to TOT’ Mother’s Day Gift Offer for expecting mums

‘TUMMY TO TOT’ MOTHER’S DAY GIFT Purchase a $500 gift certificate for $150!   This offer includes pregnancy, newborn and toddler portraits sessions at your choice of location, at your home or in our studio and $50 towards your purchase. Pregnancy portraiture will give you a timeless window into those precious moments of your life […]

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Owae Marae Waitara, Mt Taranaki Landscape connecting Australian Maori

This is a super sized (1.25 metre) canvas artwork I’ve just produced for a Sydney family featuring Owae Marae, Waitara and the majestic Mt Taranaki (also known as Maunga Taranaki or Mt Egmont). The traditional carved Maori Meeting House belongs to the Maori people of the Te Atiawa tribe, from which I descend as does […]

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Dream architectural photography project for window and door manufacturer [archictural photography sydney]

We spent an afternoon doing architectural photography for MidCity Windows who are a leading manufacturer of contemporary architectural window and door systems. With their sights set on a submission to the Australian Windows Awards (for ‘best use of windows and doors award’) they commissioned us to photograph this luxurious architecturally designed and built home located […]

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Baby portrait shoot [baby portrait photographer north shore sydney]

Meet Kyla and her mum Chantelle who we photographed at our studio in Brookvale. Dad, Kelly is very ‘camera shy’ and wasn’t at Kyla’s first professional studio baby portrait session, but he promises to be in the next family portrait!!! As a parent he can now see the value of being captured in precious photos […]

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Family Portraits at Dural [portrait photography Sydney]

We have just had the pleasure of taking family portraits at Dural. Here is a sneak peak of some portraits of their adorable cherubs. We photographed this wonderful family four years for their pregnancy portraits, then soon after when their twins Chase and Ella were 11 weeks old. We came back to photograph them again, […]

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Middle Earth New Zealand Mt Taranaki/Egmont Landscape from Mokau

This was my welcome to ‘Middle Earth’ New Zealand as I drove through a little seaside town called Mokau. For Taranaki people travelling home from the North, this is a heartwarming view to look forward too. If you look closely in the distant horizon you will see Mt Taranaki/Egmont faintly popping out behind the hills […]

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Ganache Patisserie Photo Shoot [Commercial Photographer North Shore Sydney]

We were very excited to photograph the creations of reknown French Pastry Chef Didier Sockeel at Ganache Patisserie located in the heart of Castlecrag on Sydney’s North Shore. Didier has a loyal following of delighted customers who love to experience authentic French delicacies lovingly made on-site from the best ingredients. CAMERA SETTINGS: 1/60 sec at […]

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Ragdoll Cats photographed at our studio [Cat photographer Sydney]

We just photographed two beautiful Rag Doll Cats at our photography studio. Charlie, is the lighter cat on the left, and Frankie the darker one on the right. They are adorably soft and fluffy, but also very sneaky! We spent half of the shoot trying to get them out from hiding under the couches. Clare, […]

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Portraits on Sydney harbour [Sydney portrait photographer]

We met this wonderfully warm spirited lady, Irene (pictured below) through her niece who is a family portrait client of ours from Mosman. Irene wanted to celebrate a milestone year in her life and what better backdrop to use than the picturesque Sydney harbour. Irene loved the idea of using Cremorne Point on Sydney’s North […]

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VIVID SYDNEY CHANDELIER and OPERAHOUSE [PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER SYDNEY]

Here’s an image taken last night at Vivid Sydney. First destination was to witness all the excitement around a giant chandelier in front of the Park Hyatt. The chandelier certainly was impressive and so was the sculptural set of glowing tree like globes that continually changed colour, illuminating the most magnificent tones of green, blue, […]

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How to Cut Through Advertising Clutter [Commercial Photographer Sydney]

Michael Clarke and Cherie Humel, Owners and Business founders of Clarke and Humel Real Estate Manly, wanted a corporate portrait that would stand out. The average Australian is exposed to thousands of advertising messages per day, so how do you cut through the advertising clutter and fatigue? Mosman based marketing consultant, Felicity Fedele from Marketing […]

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Alaska the Siberian Husky Dog [Pet Photographer North Shore Sydney]

Meet Alaska, the Siberian Husky from Mosman who is 21 years old (that’s equivalent to three in human years). My assistant Montana and I first saw Alaska through the glass windows at ‘Pets In The City Grooming and Boutique’ in Neutral Bay. We were instantly captivated by her luminous icy-blue eyes and thick sand stone/white […]

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From Funds to Family to Food [Business Photography Mosman]

We recently photographed Emma McLaren, owner of Mosman Nutrition. She has changed her career from the finance industry, as a fund manager, to pursue her interests in nutrition. Emma has always been health-conscious. It wasn’t until she had children however, that her interest in nutrition was heightened wanting them to grow up happy and healthy. […]

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Happy Easter From Tania Niwa Photography

Wishing you and your loved ones a relaxing and fun filled Easter. Best wishes from Tania, Yaisha, Montana, Joy, Simon and Bec. Photos taken at exquisite Furniture/Homeware’s store ‘Home Etc’ in Manly, Sydney. […]

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Pet Portraits of Morgan the Bengal Cat [Pet Photographer Sydney]

Meet Morgan, a beautiful 3 year old Bengal cat owned by North Shore Vet Laura Moore and her husband. In order to capture Morgan at his most relaxed and in his own environment we set up our portable studio and photographed him at his very cool Cremorne ‘pet palace’. Researching Bengal cats you can instantly […]

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‘Teacup Techies’ put the Tea into Technology [Commercial Photographer Sydney]

Our client Mary Louise Parkinson (pictured below in centre) is the founder of a new business called Teacup Techies. Teacup Techies put the Tea into Technology today with an all women, in-home training company launching on International Women’s Day, being March 8th 2012. Teacup Techies is offering personalised and professional at-home, technology based training sessions […]

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Portraits of Blue the Border Collie [Sydney pet photographer]

Meet Blue, the Short Haired Border Collie, recently photographed at our studio in Brookvale, Sydney. When we met Blue we were fascinated and intrigued by his eyes, one being blue and the other being brown. We also took family portraits with 13 year old Blue at home with his family. Pictured at their Freshwater home […]

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Portraits of Duchess and Hunter [Sydney Pet and Family Photographer]

Meet Hunter and his one year old pet Dog Duchess the Groodle. We photographed the beautiful pair at their home near Balmoral Beach, Mosman. The photo shoot was hilarious and was like a comedy act as they both loved being centre stage. Hunter’s parents Pam and Steve have a commercial video production studio at their […]

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Dog Portrait of Pebble the Schnauzer [Pet Photographer Sydney]

Talk about this little darling dog melting our hearts! We photographed this beautiful Schnauzer dog at our professional photography studio in Brookvale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Read about Pebble’s story as told by her proud owner Gillian (below). Gillian explains how she came to be Pebble’s loving parent. “My husband Mike put our […]

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WHILST IN NEW YORK

Whilst in New York we spent lots of time at the magnificent Museums and Galleries. I entered two images from this trip into the 2011 Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards and received Silver Awards for both. The image below was captured outside The Rose Center for Earth and Space at The American Museum of […]

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2011 FIREWORKS, MANLY, SYDNEY

Happy New Year from Manly, Sydney Having lived in Sydney for 17 years and never photographed the sensational Sydney Harbour fireworks, I thought it was about time to see if the show was as easy to capture (photographically) as it looked (aah… no it wasn’t quite). We live in the seaside Sydney suburb of Manly, […]

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Tania Niwa Photographer live interview on USA TWiT

I just had my first experience of being interviewed live by San Francisco based photographer Catherine Hall and Tech Guy Leo Laporte. To watch the episode see the link below. http://twit.tv/show/twit-photo/38 Here’s what Catherine Hall posted: Tania Niwa is an inspirational artist, in addition to being a phenomenal businesswoman. With elements like her original paintings […]

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Highest scoring print at NSW Professional Photography Awards

My portrait of artist Stephanie Brown with her own self portrait. Stephanie thought it apt to call this image “My former self”. I received a GOLD DISTINCTION at the NSW State Professional Photography Awards recently. Judges were unanimous in awarding the image with the distinction scoring 97 out of a possible 100 points, (which doesn’t […]

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SBS feature: Benedicta Gensen

Thanks to a feature story in Better Photography Magazine by Peter Eastway about my tribal portraiture in 2007, an amazing story has resulted for gorgeous French African model and friend Benedicta Gensen. The Portrait above is aptly named “The Prayer” and was taken at her home in Neutral Bay. Benedicta was violated at 18yrs of […]

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Student Workshop

Students who attended our last school holiday photography workshop had so much fun they have asked that we run another one for them this school holidays. The weather didn’t deter this keen bunch! […]

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Three AIPP Masters of Photography

A note from Tania… ” I got quite a surprise to see myself in this image as I had totally forgotten we had posed for this image. I was In Perth late last year judging at their State Awards and presenting when I was somehow coerced into sitting for a portrait with two of my […]

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Press: Rangefinder Magazine article about Tania Niwa Photographer

Tania Niwa by Peter Skinner From the Waitara Marae to Mosman… Photographers who are able to draw inspiration and strength from their cultural heritage, and who have the talent to infuse their images with the style, character and lore of that ancestry, are indeed fortunate. Such is the case with Tania Niwa, a native of […]

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Corporate Photographers CBD

We offer packages for Corporate Headshots for Business Portraits, and Commercial Photography, events and business magazines. Tania Niwa Photography is one of Sydney’s leading Commercial Photographers. Photos for Corporate Magazines and AGM’s We will photograph you for your Tender applications & Annual General Meeting brochures, in your business attire, in a variety of formats eg: […]

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