In addition to his landscape photography, Ian has specialised in night-time shots and has had both categories published in calendars such as "The Scotsman Calendar" on many occasions. His image of the Callanish standing stones was published by a Canadian company in The National Geographic Calendar.
Several of Ian's images have been printed by Ecosse Fine Arts and also by Edinburgh Arts on both prints and cards and he was commissioned by a Scottish golf club to provide all the images for a 2011 calendar project. Ecosse Fine Arts stated, "Ian’s training in ecology has helped develop an eye for fine detail which is reflected in his evocative landscapes". When Fuji re-launched Velvia 50 film in 2008 with a global competition, Ian's twilight image of Eilean Donan Castle received a top ten award. His entry was described by judge and landscape master, Charlie Waite as "a strikingly theatrical image".
He has also been asked to provide the images for a book exploring the musical links between Scotland, Ireland and The Appalachians. Dr. Doug Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, stated. "We are pleased that Ian Young is adding his photography talent and considerable experience to the book I am co-authoring with Scotland's Fiona Ritchie, (host of USA National Public Radio's Celtic music program "Thistle & Shamrock"), entitled "Wayfaring Strangers: The Connection of the Music of Scotland and the Appalachians".