Andy Long

Andy Long is an award-winning photographer / writer who devotes his photography work to the beauty of the world around us. As a leader of workshops since 1994, Andy likes to help people explore new areas and to go home with a memorable experience as well as great images.

As a writer, articles appear in every issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he’s an assistant editor and featured columnist. Many previous articles can also be found at, where he is a featured writer and on his website at

In addition to this work, he presented programs around the country as part of the Nature First Photography Seminars sponsored by Nature Photographer magazine. He also was a featured speaker at the Colorado Photography Festival and the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference.
As a professional photographer since 1982, Andy tries to emphasize a unique eye in capturing images of our world and to pass this on to those who go on his workshops through First Light Photo Workshops.

With more than 100,000 stock images, work has appeared in more than 40 publications and books as well as in National Geographic and Animal Planet television shows. Besides these, work has appeared in Birder’s World, Outdoor Life, View (Germany), Colorado Outdoors, Alaska Magazine, Audubon field guides, Texas Parks & Wildlife, regional AAA magazines, Montana Magazine, Montana Outdoors, Outdoor and Nature Photographer and in ads for Rollei cameras. He is a previous winner of the national RoseWater Network Photographer of the Year award.

He has also been an award-winner in numerous international competitions such as the Audubon Magazine Top 100 Images of 2013, Nature’s Best Wilderness Forever and Audubon Share the View.

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