Richard Young is a full-time landscape and wildlife photographer based in Wellington. He has been guiding groups of photographers in the New Zealand since 2010 and founded New Zealand Photography Workshops in 2013.

Richard’s photography has been recognised in numerous competitions, including awards at The International Landscape Photographer of the Year, The Fine Art Photography Awards, The International Photography Awards. Richard also won the ‘Best Landscape Photograph’ at the Banff Mountain Photography Competition. His works sell as fine art prints from his gallery in Wellington and have been widely exhibited across New Zealand, Canada, America and England in both solo and group exhibitions.

He has spent time hiking and climbing in some of the country’s most remote and wild places, capturing photographs of awe-inspiring and unspoilt places. Richard has also travelled extensively, including across Africa, building a reputation as a fine wildlife photographer as well as adding to his landscape portfolio.

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Wildlife photography tips

Wildlife photography tips by Richard Young
How To Photograph Winter Landscapes

How To Photograph Winter Landscapes

Winter landscape photography tips: Learn how to photograph winter landscapes. Frozen River, Tongariro National Park Pick your subject: While grand snow-covered vistas work well, sometimes smaller more intimate scenes can make the best photographs. Pick an interesting subject, so...
Mt Cook

Capturing Alpine Light

Capturing Alpine Light: Learn how to capture the best light on alpine peaks. Capture sunrise and sunset in the mountians on our 4-day Mt Cook Landscape Masterclass workshop or our  Weekend Tongariro Landscape Workshop
How to Photograph  Forests - Photography Tips

How To Photograph Forests

Forest photography tips: Learn how to photograph forests. Get the leaves in focus If you are singling out a subject in your shot, like a particularly stunning tree, make sure that this is in focus along with any ferns or plants on the ground. If you are photographing in low light...
How to Photograph Lakes - Photography Tips

How To Photograph Lakes

Lake photography tips: Learn how to photograph the lakes. Lake Matheson West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. Think about your height When photographing an expanse of water, height can make a big difference in your photograph. Getting down lower can often change...
How to Photograph MThe Milkyway - Photography Tips

How To Photograph The Milky Way

Milky Way photography tips: Learn how to photograph the milky way. Shoot under a dark sky A dark sky without any light pollution is the most important requirement to see the Milky Way, let alone photograph it. For the darkest skies, you will also need to be shooting near or...
How to Photograph Waterfalls - Photography Tips

How To Photograph Waterfalls

Waterfall photography tips: Learn how to photograph waterfalls. Capture the movement The effect of flowing water in a photograph really changes with different shutter speeds. To freeze the water and capture its dramatic power; use a fast shutter speed (1/500 or shorter). To...
How to Photograph Mountain Landscapes - Photography Tips

How To Photograph Mountain Landscapes

Mountian landscape photography tips: Learn how to photograph mountain landscapes. Composing the landscape Try and avoid putting the horizon in the centre of the image as it can be a little boring. If you have some nice foreground, put the horizon higher to make more of this as a...

Filters for Landscape Photography

In the days of digital photography, it is often the view that filters are old-fashioned and unnecessary, but there’s a lot to be said for still using a filter to capture the best image in-camera. Filters can be indispensable for capturing landscapes in extremely difficult...