Richard Ashbee
Richard Ashbee

Richard is originally from Sheffield, an experienced Landscape and Wildlife photographer who is now based in the south mainland of Shetland.

He became interested in photography back in the early 1970’s when he bought a Pentax K1000 film SLR camera, later to enhance his skills he joined the Sheffield Photographic Society and attended a number of photography courses and workshops. Today he uses Nikon digital equipment and has a range of lenses to capture the full essence of Shetland and processes images in Lightroom classic.

After being made redundant as a training manager, Richard fulfilled an ambition in starting up his own photography business, offering a wide range of photo services.

These included delivering numerous illustrated talks in and around Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and the Midlands to RSPB member groups, Natural History and Wildlife Groups, Probus and Women Institute and continues to deliver talks in Shetland to a wide variety of groups.

He particularly enjoys offering 1:1 photography workshops and is a qualified tutor to run Photography courses for Shetland Adult Education, both beginners and intermediate courses.

Richard has had numerous photos published in the Shetland Times, Shetland Life, Seabirds, Shetland Bird Report, on calendars and various newspapers in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. He has been interviewed by the local Radio station four times about photographing the Aurora

He has written two books - Shetland Aurora Hunter, which has been sent all over the world and has sold out twice, new batch of books just received. His new book, Shetland Puffins is now on sale and is selling fast.

After first visiting Shetland back in 1987, Richard and his wife Diane made the big decision to make the permanent move to the isles in 2014 and now live in Sandwick. Shetland provides an abundance of photo opportunities throughout the year and Richard aims to make the most of these

We hope you enjoy looking through the portfolio of Shetland photos created by Richard at Amazing Shetland.


Sony A7 iv (Full frame)
Sony A7111 (Full frame)
Nikon D750 (Full Frame)


Nikon 18- 200mm
Sony 200-600mm G
Sony 24mm GM
Sony 14mm GM
Sony 70- 200 G

Monfrotto carbon fibre tripod X055 Pro
Junior Gear head

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