About Us

New Zealand Photography Workshops

New Zealand Photography Workshops started in 2013 with its founder Richard Young running weekend workshops, we have now expanded to offer a range of unique tours and workshops across New Zealand. Our company is a leading photography tour and workshop operator, we have received a gold award from Qualmark, NZ tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and approved to guide in our National Parks by the Department of Conservation.

We are passionate about New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and wildlife. We pride ourselves on offering unique, immersive experiences that take you on an inspiring learning journey.”

Meet Our Team

Our tutors are some of the country’s best landscape and wildlife photographers, they are all hand-picked experts who have years of experience in both teaching photography and guiding people around New Zealand.

Richard Young

Richard Young

Tutor and Nature Photographer

Ken Wright

Tutor and Landscape Photographer

Glen Howey

Tutor and Landscape Photographer

Gail Stent

Artistic and Impressionistic Photographer

Spencer Clubb

Landscape Photographer

Edin Whitehead

Wildlife Photography Expert

Joel Staveley

Astro & Landscape Photographer

James Gilberd

Tutor and Documentary Photographer

Alastair McAra

Lightroom Photography Tutor

Blair Quax

Landscape Photographer

Tony Whitehead

Wildlife Photography Expert

Craig Potton

Photographer, Publisher & Ardent Conservationist

Matthias H. Risse

Photographer & Technologist

Rob Brown

Wilderness Landscape Photographer

Shaun Barnett

Wilderness Landscape Photographer

Ben Wallbank

Photographer & Filmmaker
Gold Qualmark

Endorsed Tour Operator

DOC Approved

To guide in National Parks

Marine Mammal

Guiding permit

Passenger Licence

To drive our guests

Official Partners

About Our Workshops


A small group size provides you with the best learning environment possible, including expert guidance, instruction and personal attention, according to your learning style.

  • All weekend workshops and tours are run on a maximum ratio of 1:4.
  • One day workshops are run on a maximum ratio of 1:6.


All workshops are focused on landscape, nature and wildlife photography (other types of photography can be provided with one-on-one tuition). Each workshop is designed to explore and expand on different sets of skills specific to the location.


Our workshops have been Endorsed by Qualmark as a New Zealand visitor activity and we are DOC Approved to run workshops in National Parks and on conservation land.


As a business New Zealand Photography Workshops is built on our passion and appreciation for our natural environment and because of this we have developed a strong culture of conservation within our company. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact as much as possible but to actively improving the the natural resources we encounter on our tours. This firm belief has become a cornerstone of our company’s philosophy and has lead us to engage in a number of environmental initiatives including carbon offsetting, endemic bird conservation and natural habitat restoration.


Our weekend location workshops are designed to be “educational vacations” led by a professional photography tutor. You will be immersed in photography and leave the workshop, motivated and inspired!


Our photography tours are focused getting you to the right locations in the right light to achieve the shots you desire. They offer much more than simple guided tours and have been tailor- made to take you to some of New Zealand’s most amazing landscapes with the aid of a professional photographer.


Run a photo tour with us

Are wanting to run a NZ photo tour or workshop? We can help you and have:

  • Top local guides
  • DOC concessions for national parks
  • Passenger licences to drive you