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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Blog Posts

How to: Capture mountain landscapes

How to capture 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 feature. On the other hand, if the sky is full...

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...

How to capture amazing coastal landscapes

How to capture the drama and beauty of the coast. Find a subject Coastal shots are often largely made up of sky and water, but they also need a focal point to help draw in the eye of the viewer. This could be some foreground detail like a rock in the sea or a landscape feature...