Richard Young is a full-time landscape and wildlife photographer based in Wellington. He has been guiding groups of photographers in 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

Piha Beach Clean Up – Doing #PhotographyforGood

As many of you would agree, New Zealand is a truly amazing place – it is a small country on the map, but for photographers, its landscapes, nature, and wildlife present endless photo opportunities. Taking care of the environment and our nature is an important step that...

Togcast – Photography Podcast with Richard Young

Togcast – Photography Podcast with Richard Young Listen to New Zealand Photography Workshops tutor and founder Richard Young chatting to Paul Sanders from The Togcast – Photography Podcast about all things New Zealand, Workshops and Printing.

The Importance of Printing

When was the last time you printed your work? Today in the world of digital photography, it seems that printing has become less popular among photographers. The trend toward sharing our images on digital devices and via social media platforms has taken over from the printed image...

How To Photograph Frozen Landscapes Photography

Learn How To Photograph Frozen Landscapes Photography: Frozen Landscapes Photography tips Add Some Drama: One key to great winter landscape photographs is to capture the mood of winter in them, interesting clouds can help add a lot of extra drama to your photograph. Often, days...

Bird Photography Tips

Bird Photography Tips: Learn How To Photograph Birds Capturing the Moment When photographing birds it is important that they are sharp and in focus. To achieve this it’s best to use a tracking focus function with a fast shutter speed. To gain a fast shutter speed in the forest...

How To Photograph Autumn Colours Photography

Learn How To Photograph Autumn Colours Photography: Autumn Colours Photography tips Autumn Colours Autumn offers one of the best times for photography with landscapes that are full of burnt oranges, warm yellows, and other beautiful autumn shades. Shooting during the ‘gold...
Rangitoto Island

Behind the Shot – Rangitoto Island – Richard Young

A first in a new feature, Richard Young – leader of New Zealand Photography Workshops – talks to us about how he shot one of his images , ‘Rangitoto Island’. “Finding these beautiful rock formations just above the tideline at sunset, offered a...

How To Photograph Panorama Photography

Learn How To Photograph Panoramic Landscape Photography: Panorama Photography tips Capture panoramas of the the South Island grandest landscapes on a 4-Day Fiordland Photography Tour this Autumn with New Zealand Photography Workshops

How To Photograph Long Exposure Photography

Learn How To Photograph Long Exposure Photography: Long Exposure Photography tips Long Exposure Landscape Photography: By using longer shutter speeds you can capture movement within the landscape. Long exposures are best suited to landscapes with dynamic movement (e.g. the coast,...