Testimonials

Thank you Richard and Rob so much for a wonderful 7-Day West Coast South Island Tour. Your energy and enthusiasm was enjoyable and we were indeed impressed with your culinary skills when staying at the house at Punakaiki. It’s taken a long time to process my photos and I’m really pleased with quite a few of them.

‎Julie Simpson‎, ‎Julie Simpson‎ - 7 day West Coast, September 2016

Fantastic workshop and worth every cent. Richard was fantastic from start to finish, he is extremely passionate about photography and eager to help everyone on the workshop. The weather was wild on our first day but Richard knew exactly where to take us to get good shots. Plenty to see and photograph on this workshop. Trevor Penfold was also on hand to help us and answer questions etc. Great Weekend.

Lou Kibby, Lou Kibby‎ - Weekend Tongariro, August 2016

_Photography trip with Richard Young and Rob Brown to Mt Cook is my best treat to myself this year. Richard and Rob shared their enthusiasm and professional knowledge unreservedly with us. The trip was well catered to people with various levels, both physically and technically. It was a pleasantly intense learning experience. I came back with not only loads of exciting photos (sunrise, sunset, icebergs, milky-way, macro…), but also, and most importantly, with the improved aesthetic knowledge that equipped me the ability to be critical. I have been in the 365 international photography projects for over 3 years, it is the first time that the photo from this trip photo is elected as the top 20 photos of the week. I am sure that I will be in photography workshop again soon.

Yoa Liu, Yoa Liu - Mt Cook 4 day workshop, May 2016


_-2I wanted to say how much we both enjoyed our trip and how much we learn from you!!! Still it does seem a bit frustrating at times (I guess that’s normal). I am glad you think we have  both improved (well William did say he didn’t even know how to switch on a camera on our first workshop!). I am feeling I am getting to know my Nikon, but I think this takes time. Your courses always inspire me to take the time to use it more.

Kathy Peake, Kathy Peake – Cape Palliser Weekend Workshop, April 2016

_-3A really interesting and useful weekend. Richard is endlessly patient and cheerful and communicates his enthusiasm. He knows all the best places and leaves you to concentrate on getting the best shots, with just the right amount of support. I will be doing more of these wokshops!

Isabelle Collins, Isabelle Collins – Cape Palliser Weekend Workshop, April 2016

_-4THANK YOU RICHARD, I had an awesome experience and you were great at your job!

Marvin Chaw, Marvin Chaw, 3 Day Bespoke Tongariro, February 2016

Matt-Trewin-300x181My partner booked me a one day one on one photography tour with Richard as a surprise xmas present. Communication was excellent with Richard leading up to the tour (after I received the gift) and really wanted to tailor the day around what I like to shoot. He had already researched my photography page to get an idea of the shots I might like. The weather on the day was a little too good, however Richard made sure we good some good shots. Throughout the entire day I always felt comfortable with Richard and felt as though the ball was in my court. I wasnt pressured to go anywhere I didnt want to or take shots that were not of my interest. Richards knowledge in photography was amazing, I really learnt so many new things as well as coming away with some riper shots. I would honestly recommend this to anyone of all levels. Thanks again Richard

Matt Trewin, Wellington Bespoke 1 Day Tour, January 2016

CapePalliser_17-300x150Well, I definitely had a great time again on our workshop out at Cape Palliser. Felt very happy and content when I was sitting in the plane to go back home, probably had a big smile on my face. It’s these kind of weekends when I realize how much I love photography and being out in the nature, the combination of both really, going to wild places in the nature and do nothing but concentrate on taking pictures. Again, I learned a number of things, thank you very much for that! You are doing a very good job in teaching the technical stuff but also to get your head around the topic, how to choose a good spot for shooting, to watch out for those little things that might look interesting in a picture … and to be patient and wait for the right moment

Uta Machold, Uta Machold – Cape Palliser Weekend Workshop, October 2015

Dennis-Lowe-300x195On a recent trip to Wellington I went on a 2 day tour with Richard to the beautiful Cape Palliser. I found him to be an excellent teacher both in terms of helping with composition as well as more technical aspects and I came away with some very impressive shots. He was very accomodative and friendly throughout. I would highly recommend a tour and will likely return in the future

Dennis Lowe, – Cape Palliser Weekend Workshop, October 2015

11701189_1032020090142855_617333925021762369_n-300x200Loved the Tongariro workshop with Richard Young. An awesome place to visit, photograph and be inspired! 

Kathryn Bloor, Kathryn Bloor, Tongariro Workshop, May 2015

11218248_10153516772965579_769834351640674067_o-300x200Spent a wonderful weekend at Tongariro National Park under the guidance of Richard Young on a weekend workshop. It was a fantastic time, learned a lot, met some great people and captured some images that I am really happy with. I would recommend Richard’s landscape workshops to anyone that is interested in landscape photography and I would definitely look at booking on another workshop with Richard again. The small group size is fantastic. Thanks Richard for a weekend of learning and inspiration!

Lisa Ainsley, Tongariro Workshop, May 2015

kapiti-coast-2-300x200Richard prepared a one-day workshop tailored to my learning objectives after a preliminary discussion from across the Tasman Sea. I flew to Wellington from Sydney to do the workshop and Richard immediately made me feel very comfortable as he went about assessing where I was at, providing direct tuition and setting me some challenges. Richard delivered a well-planned schedule beginning with a discussion and some informal teaching in his studio before heading out to some beautiful, diverse but accessible locations in the environs of Wellington. There was plenty of time to seek clarification around my understandings and to learn many new tips and techniques. The travel time between locations was not wasted as we were able to talk about all things photography as well as Richard sharing his passion and knowledge of the natural beauty of New Zealand. I finished up truly inspired for my journey to the wonderfully scenic South Island of NZ.

Chris Carmody, Chris Carmody, Sydney Australia – Personalised one day Wellington Workshop, February 2015

11312590_10153309770622973_8086479633975776854_o-300x200During a business trip to New Zealand and Australia, I had a day off to explore. I looked at a number of different photographers to do a one day workshop. I chose Richard’s workshop because his long exposure portfolio spoke to me. There’s a soulfulness to it that belies the simple, graphic compositions. During the workshop, he taught me the technique and gave me a reproducible process that I’ve since used on a number of occasions. The image of the Otaki boulder was produced with him. I highly recommend his workshops

Joe Graf, Joe Graf, America, Personalised one day Wellington Workshop, November 2014

2014_11_01_TongariroNP_3-300x200I enjoyed your course very much and learned a huge amount of things, technically but also to get my mind set a bit more towards landscape photography instead of just taking pictures. Even though I have been a keen photographer for many years it does take this extra bit of thinking to consciously work on certain topics and themes instead of just taking a number of snap shots… Thank you very much for your teaching and sharing your enthusiasm!!

Uta Machold, Uta Machold, Tongariro Workshop, November 2014

I attended a great weekend workshop with Richard at Tongariro National Park. Unfortunately for Richard a few people cancelled but fortunately for me Richard didn’t and that meant two of us shared his full attention. We had excellent one on one tuition in the field and great “tech teaches” when the weather was challenging. Richard is charming, a great tutor and I appreciated that he tailored his approach to match my skill level. I thoroughly recommend his weekend workshops to anyone who wants to improve their photography.

Bob Pullein, Bob Pullein – Tongariro Workshop, November 2015