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KAIWHAKAKAITIAKITANGA Preserving our Pūrakau through toi Exhibition

Whakakaitiakitanga – PRESERVING OUR PŪRAKAU THROUGH TOI Exhibition, Lysaght Watt Gallery Hawera

Whakakaitiakitanga – PRESERVING OUR PŪRAKAU THROUGH TOI  Exhibition starting on Tuesday 8th February 2022 at Lysaght Watt Gallery, 4- 6 Union St Hawera. “Rāranga brings unity and enjoyment, it is conveyed through the knowledge of our Tūpuna (ancestors) into the present and on into the future…”  Whaea Mako Jones, Kairāranga. “Photographic art, hei te pō […]

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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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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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Architect designed chapel style beach house alongside coastal walkway New Plymouth

Here is the stunning chapel style beach house of Jetcharm Barbershop owners Shaun and Cassie Conaglen of New Plymouth.  Shaun who is a master builder and had a vision that this new addition to their family home resemble the old mission houses built when European settlers first arrived to New Zealand. This beautiful new building sits adjacent […]

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Maori Artist Photographer Tania Niwa

Opening Night of ‘TRIBE’ – a photographic exhibition by Maori Artist Tania Niwa

“My photography is all about connecting, capturing, and reflecting upon, the essence, character and soul of people, and their families, environment and culture.” Photographic artist Tania Niwa draws inspiration and strength from her Maori cultural heritage. In her early career in 1994 whilst still living in Taranaki, New Zealand she created a ‘tribal’ series of […]

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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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Additional base in hometown of New Plymouth, New Zealand – Book your Family Portraits

Exciting times, after more than 20 years based in Sydney, I’ve added a new base back in my home city of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. I am now available for family portrait photography bookings anywhere in New Zealand. I’ll be back and forth between Sydney and New Plymouth for family portraits (next avail in […]

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From an Intern’s Perspective: Commercial Shoot at The Australian Academy of Beauty and Spa Therapy

One of the things we value highly at Niwa Photography is the continuing education and development of young people and inspiring the next generation of budding photographers. Whether it’s hosting an Inspiration Day at Tania’s childhood school in Waitara or judging photographic works of graduates from CATC Design School and presenting the Fibonacci Award for […]

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Personal Branding Photography Shoot for Michelle Walker Architects [Architecture Photographer Sydney]

One thing I love about personal branding portraits is working out the best way to tell a story visually, exemplifying an individual’s unique style. Michelle Walker Architects is one of Sydney’s leading residential architects with over 20 years of experience. As a previous client, we worked closely with Michelle to help set up and capture […]

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Personal Branding Photography Shoot for The Dressed Nest Interior Decorator Anna Allen [Interiors Photographer Sydney]

Personal branding is a crucial part of any successful business, showcasing what is unique about you to your potential market. Here is a case study about a Sydney interior decorator we created a photographic portfolio for, which reflects her unique style and talent. Northern Beaches Interior decorator Anna Allen has joined forces with Sophie Duffy, […]

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Chelsea and Sydney with their curious cat Abby [pet photographer Northern Beaches, Sydney]

I have just had the wonderful opportunity to take photographs of two beautiful Killara sisters, Chelsea and Sydney with their curious cinnamon Tabby Point Siamese cat, Abby. Abby is their pride and joy! She enjoys being pampered with plenty of treats as well as toys to keep her happy. The most quirky thing about Abby […]

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Michelle Walker Architects North Shore Photography Project – Architecture Photography Sydney

It is always fascinating working alongside some of Sydney’s leading architects, manufacturers and builders, photographing their exquisite property projects around greater Sydney. The most recent assignments have been on the Northern Beaches and Sydney’s North Shore. From a photography perspective, the first step is to gain an insight into what their clients needs were, then […]

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Inside The Photographers Studio – Matt Granger Interviews Tania Niwa [Professional Photographer Sydney]

Earlier this year I was approached by renowned Australian photographer and educator, Matt Granger, to take part in his popular YouTube interview series ‘Inside The Photographers Studio’. In the interview you will hear me speak about the beginnings of my love for photography influenced by my father since the age of three. I then discuss […]

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Reconnecting at the 2014 Hurley Australian Open of Surfing Manly [surf photography northern beaches sydney]

For the past two weeks my home city of Manly was transformed into a highly professional surf city when it played host to the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing. This event and the buzz it created has been an absolute highlight of the year! As a teenager back in the eighties, my passion for photography […]

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Family Portraits capturing love and connection [family portrait photography studio north shore sydney]

Here are our latest artworks from a family portrait session at their home on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Meet caring big sister Sophie, and her cheeky little sister, Lucia. Part of the magic of capturing a family is being prepared for the unexpected and seeing what unfolds. Our best laid plans went out the […]

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Photography Gift Certificate Sale [gift vouchers family portrait photographer north shore sydney]

Photography gift certificate Christmas sale A Niwa Photography photography gift certificate is a heartfelt gift for family and friends that keeps on giving. Photography gift certificates are beautifully presented and customised (free postage). We have a special deal that gives you a $500 gift voucher for just $150. Each family portrait gift voucher includes a […]

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Yoga Photography – Sydney Yoga Dance Teacher helping people heal from the inside-out

Meet Sydney Yoga Dance Teacher Panagiota (Penny) Cook who we have just produced a series of photographic images for her Bodytone Yoga website. Penny is the epitome of calm, caring, spirited, energetic and completely grounded. Penny’s goal and photography brief was to convey a beautiful feeling rather than have people just focus on her body. […]

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Inspiring students in my hometown of Waitara New Zealand with Tony Kemp and Bruce Sharrock

There are some very special people who share a heartfelt passion for the continued success of our little hometown of Waitara on the Taranaki coast of New Zealand’s North Island. I’ve been collaborating with two highly successful friends who also grew up in Waitara and share this heartfelt passion. They are Tony Kemp (former Kiwi […]

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Kiwi Tony Kemp creating a positive ripple effect as a mentor and motivational speaker

Meet well known motivational speaker and Kiwi Sporting personality Tony Kemp. Tony and I are developing two new ventures in New Zealand, one being the brand ‘Tony Kemp – Better People’. Tony is a great friend and a very popular figure in our home town of Waitara, Taranaki in New Zealand. At the age of […]

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INTERIOR DECORATION PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MOSMAN INTERIOR DECORATOR [architecture interior photography north shore sydney]

Here is a snippet of our latest interior decoration photography assignment for the very cool Sophie Duffy who has a business called ‘The Dressed Nest‘ based in Mosman on Sydney’s North Shore. These photographs appear on Sophie’s new website which was timed to be launched prior to a feature article in House and Garden Magazine. […]

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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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Family portrait with George the pug at Freshwater Beach [professional photographer northern beaches]

What an amusing experience we had when photographing a gorgeous family portrait at Freshwater Beach near Manly. The stars of the shoot were stunning Nina and her 2 year old pug dog named George. Nina who is nearly 11 years old, was given George for her 8th birthday. Nina’s dad David had a client with […]

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Family portrait photography – Chase and Ella celebrate their 5th birthdays [professional photographer north shore sydney]

Here are some more images from a family portrait series taken of best mates and siblings Chase and Ella. The duo have just turned 5 years of age. Here’s one set from a collection of portraits taken whilst on their wonderfully impressive giant playground. These images are currently being produced to form a set of […]

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Steve Clisby appearing on The Voice Australia [fine art musicians portraits sydney]

An old friend Steve Clisby has just made it through the first round of Channel Nine’s ‘The Voice Australia’. Originally from California, Steve grew up playing the piano and saxophone from the age of seven and studied singing throughout high school. In the seventies he established his career in Europe with his African American soul […]

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Canon presents: Inspirational Women in Photography Seminars with Tania Niwa and Lauren Bootland

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY Insights into creative and technical elements of photography, including marketing and managing a professional imaging business. Tania Niwa and Lauren Bootland are an explosive duo who will turn your wedding and portrait business around by hosting a full day seminar. This will be an intensive, fun, informative and instructive learning experience. […]

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Dog portraits – jack russell cross pug ‘jugs’ [dog photographer north shore sydney]

We have just photographed Maddi and her two very energetic pooches Teddy and Dexter who are a hybrid mix of Jack Russell cross Pug known as ‘Jug’ (JackPug) dogs.Here is Maddi’s story about her beloved jugs: “My puppy dogs, Dexter and Teddy, mean the absolute world to me. I will do whatever they want, so […]

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Mount Taranaki – Egmont and Te Rewa Rewa Bridge New Plymouth [landscape photography taranaki]

You know that incredible rush you get when you are in your element… well I had the opportunity twice today to get that rush. This feeling is something to cherish and never take for granted. I’m on a massive high right now having just photographed Mount Taranaki – Egmont and Te Rewa Rewa Bridge on […]

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Portrait photography tips workshop [lighting and equipment tips for portrait photography]

I was recently in Newcastle for a workshop giving lots of professional photography tips to my colleagues who were keen to further develop their skills both technically and in business. It was awesome to be surrounded by motivated and dedicated photographers who gave up a day out of their busy schedules. As well as Newcastle […]

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Big personalities Possum and Ducky photographed at our studio [Pet photographer Northern Beaches, Sydney]

Here is an insight into our studio portrait shoot of lovely dogs Possum and Ducky at our photography studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 14 yr old Possum is a Pedigree Jack Russell who is easy going and very people oriented. 13yr old Ducky is an extremely glamorous, sometimes hyperactive Chihuahua who like Possum, loves to […]

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Family Portraits at Balmoral Beach, Mosman [Family Portrait Photography Mosman]

We’d like to share these portraits taken of a delightful family at Balmoral Beach on Sydney’s North Shore. We first met parents Rhoda and Nic last year when they had business portraits taken at our studio. As the couple were approaching a significant milestone being their 21st Wedding Anniversary they thought it apt to capture […]

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Niwa Photography Workshop 1st September [photography courses northern beaches sydney]

Are you looking for a photography course in Sydney to help make better use of your digital camera? • Learn simple but effective photography techniques with Grand Master of Photography, Tania Niwa GM Photog AIPP. • Fun and easy to understand workshop designed to suit beginners and enthusiasts of all levels. • Use your own […]

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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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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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Niwa Photography Workshop August 18th [photography courses northern beaches sydney]

• Learn simple but effective photography techniques with Grand Master of Photography, Tania Niwa GM Photog AIPP. • Fun and easy to understand workshop designed to suit beginners and enthusiasts of all levels. • Use your own digital ‘point & shoot’ camera or digital SLR . • Workshop will start at our Brookvale studio and […]

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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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BOOK NOW FOR NEXT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 23rd June [Photography Tuition North Sydney]

Are you looking for a gift idea for Mum? • Saturday 23rd June 2012 11am to 3pm • Learn simple but effective photography techniques. • Fun and easy to understand workshop designed to suit beginners and enthusiasts of all levels. • Use your own digital ‘point & shoot’ camera or digital SLR . • Workshop […]

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No Place Like ‘Home etc’ [Commercial Product Photography Northern Beaches]

Local Manly business owner Lizzie Dhillon has created a wonderful new furniture and homewares store that has attracted a loyal and loving following of Manly locals, including me. What is magical about venturing into her store is the amazing feeling you get as you discover each unique product that you can’t wait to pick up, […]

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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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Pregnancy and newborn portrait photography [newborn photographer north shore sydney]

Newborn portraits of darling 4 week old Mona with her wonderful parents Hanako and Mark, photographed at their home at Cremorne, Sydney. Families find the experience of having their family portrait at home an easy option. It is a familiar environment for baby and they have everything they need at hand. We allow lots of […]

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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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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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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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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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