My name is Richard Laing, I live on the South Island of New Zealand and I am trying to make better photographs. I am a member of the Kaiapoi Photographic Club, a small but friendly club affiliated to the Photographic Society of New Zealand.

I started taking photographs at the age of 7 with a Kodak Brownie Reflex camera with Black & White 127 film. It was lots of fun and I have been taking photographs ever since, using 110 Instamatics, a Polaroid Instant 10 (photographs now very faded) and starting to use a 35mm SLR at University when I bought a second hand Olympus OM10.

I have been shooting Nikon since I bought my first new SLR, a Nikon F50 and now have a motley collection of lenses I used with that camera until it finally expired I moved to a Nikon D50 which I used for until about 3 years ago when I upgraded to my very much loved D700. In the last year I moved on to my Nikon D800E and loving it!

I still use a film camera (Nikon F80) occasionally to remind myself how much I still have to learn about getting the photograph correct in the camera without lots of cropping and messing about in editing software. 

You can seem more of my images on Flickr and SmugMug as well as on my portfolio site.

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow, fantastic blog with some amazing shots! Very well done 🙂 I also live in North Canterbury and work in Christchurch.
    I am really enjoying reading through your blog and am looking forward to future posts. Best of luck with your Diploma 🙂

  2. Hi, Im looking into doing a diploma part time through SIT on their SIT2LRN programme. I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on you diploma? Where did you do it and how did you find the workload (I am also currently studying full time at lincoln so don’t want to over commit). Im fairly new at photography but really eager to get into it and better master my SLR
    My email is: lisaboxy@gmail.com

  3. Hello Richard,

    Just found your blog by chance and thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your posts.

    The quality and variety of images here should really be appreciated.

    Have a great time 🙂

  4. I think you are more than learning, Richard! You have a great eye, and a feel for a subject, I’m enjoying looking round your blog…

  5. Hello Richard. I am blown away by your photographs. I love landscape photography so much, yet I am really challenged by it. I am always looking to feel insignificant in the grandness of the scenery around me and capturing that beauty is not something I have figured out yet. Details are easier for me, probably has to do with my camera, just a point and shoot sony, but I am so intrigued by your word. I have no doubt I will enjoy everyone of your posts. Your photographs tell a beautiful story. I am so excited to have found your blog through Leanne Cole. Wow.

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