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

Benro FH100M2 Filter System Review

Benro FH100M2 Filter System Review review by Richard Young Filters have always been an essential part of my landscape photography. I really enjoy the process of using them; the creative element they add to my landscape work and the reduction in post-production by capturing what I...
Nikon Z7 Review - Sample Pictures New Zealand

Long Exposures with the Nikon Z7

Long Exposures with the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera. Review by Richard Young Whilst travelling through the Coromandel this spring, I had the opportunity to test out the brand new Nikon Z7 in the field. Fittingly, we headed to one of New Zealand’s most iconic beaches –...

How To Photograph River Landscapes

Learn How To Photograph River Landscapes: River landscape photography tips Capture some movement: Using a longer shutter speed will allow you to capture the movement of the river. If you are doing this you will need to use a tripod to avoid blurring the whole picture. Look for an...

How To Photograph Black And White Landscapes

Learn How To Photograph Black And White Landscapes: Black and White landscape photography tips Contrast: A powerful black and white photograph requires some contrast. Look for subjects that have luminosity (brightness) that contrast each other. Try composing a bright subject...
Yellow Eyed Penguin

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...