From the lions of the Maasai Mara & Botswana’s Okavango hippos to the red deer of Holkham Hall, the manta rays of the Maldives to the blue lobsters of
North Norfolk’s chalk reef I love to capture the variety of wildlife in all it’s glory.
Specialised equipment is required, from huge zoom lenses to underwater cameras and timelapse units, but more importantly an understanding of the where/when/why and how of photographing in each of these unique environments and understanding the behaviour of the animals. Working with the light and using the right settings to fully capture the atmosphere and character of the subjects is essential.
In the last twelve months I have spent over six weeks in Africa photographing & filming everything from the tiniest termites to huge bull elephants and everything in between. Some of it has been for work, some for pleasure but I enjoy every minute of it no matter what the purpose of the shoot.
The ability to photograph not only the wildlife but also document the accommodation and adventure has allowed me to work for travel companies and tourism operators to help sell dream holidays, from 5-star luxury safari lodges to live-aboard dive boats to wild camping. Each have their own unique charm.
Closer to home I have been the official filmmaker of Visit North Norfolk, promoting the many attractions and hidden gems of this beautiful part of the world. By helping to promote the area nationally and internationally, Visit North Norfolk draws people to the area which helps the thousands of businesses that accommodate, feed and entertain the visiting tourists. In 2019 they commissioned me to make seven short films with another nine lined up for 2020.
Examples of my recent Africa & travel/wildlife photography can be found on my commercial gallery here.
My travel films are on my Vimeo page, here’s one of the films I made (with my partner Leanne) at the amazing Enonkishu Conservancy, in the Maasai Mara, Kenya…