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NZIPP Gold with Distinction
Highest Scoring - Open Portrait

WPPI Creative Grand Award
WPPI Gold Distinction
WPPI First Place - Contemporary Portrait

WPPI First Place - Illustrative


EDUCATOR | Richard Wood Education | The Portrait Masters
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER | WPPI Las Vegas | The Portrait Masters Pheonix Arizona | NZIPP New Zealand

PHOTOGRAPHIC JUDGE | Head Judge - The Portrait Masters | NZIPP




(Online Course)

Painterly Portraits is all about contemporary portraiture crafted in the style of the old masters. Contains both Lighting and Editing tutorials


(Online Course)

Learn how to take an initial creative idea and turn it into an amazing piece of art with his masterful techniques in lighting, shooting, and post-production.


  • Hand painted textures by Richard Wood

  • Bring a painterly depth into your plain paper backdrops

  • Dozens of textures and colours to use throughout your portrait portfolio.

  • Active Support Group for questions and sharing

  • Free Instructional Video available here

Was $49.95 | NOW $19.98


  • Bring a painterly effect to your photography

  • ​Create atmosphere and effect

  • Free Instructional Video available

Was $29.00 | NOW $8.70


Coming Soon!

  • Easy to install

  • Instruction panels as you go

  • Richard Wood's insider techniques at the push of a button

  • Speedily apply incredible creative techniques with ease

  • Suitable for Fine Art Portraiture & Creative Portraiture

  • Active Support Group for questions and sharing



  • Captured moody skies by Richard Wood

  • 35+ Skies to choose from for your creative work

Was $15.00 | NOW $4.50


  • 120+ Captured Textures by Richard Wood

  • Overlay in different layer modes to enhance and create effect in your photography

  • Active Support Group for questions and sharing

Was $35.00 | NOW $14.00


  • Being an ambassador for 'Baby Dream Backdrops' means I get to offer you a big discount when to subscribe to my updates. 'Baby Dream Backdrops' provide a huge array of incredible portable backdrops in all sorts of portraiture styles.

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"Richard has taught me things that nobody shows anywhere! His way of working on raw is amazing and allows you to get all the details you can. Since he showed it to me, it is the basis of my work on each photo."

Kamila J. Gruss | Poland

"Richard's classes are by far the most inspirational I own.  The behind the scenes look at his work alone makes the class worth it not to mention the in-depth education you will receive. Richard's technique is unlike anything I've seen from other instructors and an invaluable tool to have in my 'creating toolbox'. "

Rachel Owen | Chicago, USA

"Regardless of your current setup, painterly portraits shows you how to get started right away with everything from natural light, one light setups and beyond."

Carrie Rheinberger | Australia

This course was everything I had been searching for! I think I may possibly have purchased every painterly portraits tutorial in the world and there is nothing like Richard's. 

Sarah Simmons | New Zealand

“Learning from Richard is an honor and delight, having the privilege to get access to his classes is invaluable, - truly a world of wonders opens!”

Felicia Schuette | Caribbean, Netherlands

"I switched to shooting Child Fine Art full time!  His lighting and editing tutorials have helped tremendously..." 

Lainie Marie | Ontario, Canada

"When his class (Creative Portrait Series) came out I had to snap it up to see how it could help make my composites more realistic. I was drawn to the class to learn how to use textures and overlays to more seamlessly complete the composites..."

Shelley Wolfe Franklin | Arizona, USA

"When I’m feeling overwhelmed or blocked, I always return to Richard’s Portrait Masters talk. His formula for composing in the abstract puts my mindset in a different space that allows me be open to creating more intentionally."

Cat Ford-Coates | North Carolina, USA

"Richards tutorial are fantastic! His workshop videos are an amazing glimpse into his processes and approach. He truly takes you through all the steps you need to go through. Richard doesn’t hold back, nor fills in time with empty advice. Everything that he teaches here is meaningful and straight to the point." 

Kamila J. Gruss | Poland

"His love, passion and depth radiates from each and every of his remarkable masterpieces, so is his patience and sincere motivation to share and pass on knowledge through his teachings,
- giving all he has and knows."

Felicia Schuette | Caribbean, Netherlands

"Your workshop allowed me to shift to my true self. I was very modest with props and creativity since I was focus on growing my business. When I saw your workshop I realized I can be as creative as I want and my clients will still buy my work."

Paulina gwaltney | Albuquerque, USA

"I had been looking at many courses and teachers online, but none of them helped me create that extra sense of magic and heightened reality that moves me so deeply when I go to the Prado and view works by the Masters. Richard’s courses were the ones that finally helped me learn how to make my photographs express the depth of emotion that I wanted them to."

Ricardo Castro | Madrid, Spain

"Richards courses has really helped me take my portraits to a whole new level and has helped me get a nomination for PPA Grand Imaging Award for Pets Category also two Gold medals and two silver medals from Master Photography International this year. "

Travis Patenaude | Spain



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