About Me

I am a Photographer with a love for the great outdoors and particularly wildlife. I live in Norfolk on the east coast of England which provides many wonderful photo opportunities. When the weather and the wildlife is not at its best I take advantage of the beautiful Big Norfolk skies which at the right time can be magnificent.



I was born and raised in Norfolk and have spent many years enjoying the wildlife and countryside this diverse habitat offers. I was brought up in a farming environment and as such spent many hours, day and night out with my father learning field craft. This experience has served me well as now I am able to use these skills to track and get close to wildlife, which to me is part of the fun and challenge of wildlife photography. There’s nothing better than hiding in a hedge for hours after careful planning and then to come away with the shot you wanted. Sometimes this can actually happen!

I have always had a keen interest in photography but never took it too seriously (except when taking photos of my mates with 20lb + carp!) I got my first digital camera in 2001 having upgraded from film. It was great to be able to crop and check/delete my pictures before printing. Not like the...errrr…… good ole days...when I would waste a 24 exposure film on one fish only to get them back through the post a week later to find they are rubbish! I upgraded to a full DSLR in 2009 and slowly managed to build up a reasonable kit bag. I must point out though that it’s the photographer and NOT the kit that takes that special picture (the kit does help though!) I now spend my days out with the camera trying to capture that once in a lifetime image. Note to self....must try harder!!!

KIT BAG.

For my Wildlife photography I currently use Nikon equipment with a 500mm VRII f4 lens with a 1.7 or a 1.4 converter, a Nikon Macro 105 VR 2.8 and a Nikon 300 f2.8 VR MK11 on a D5 with a spare D750 and D500. Although heavy I find the 500f4 reasonable to carry around and to use hand held for short periods. I normally have a tripod with me fitted with the Benro Swivel Head which I find useful and very good for purpose. Where I can though, I like to get down and dirty at ground level which gives me a distinctive DOF which I like. I use a Nikon SB900 flash when the light is low but this is not very often. For Landscapes I use the Nikon FX 24-85mm VR with a multitude of filters such a Circular polarizer, Grad ND's and Full ND's. I find these filters essential in Landscaping to get the exposure correct so the image has a balanced exposure or to slow the shutter down to get motion in the shot.

FINALLY.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to browse my site and images. Please feel free to leave a comment and to click the link and “Like” my Facebook page if you have enjoyed what you have seen. If there are any images you would like to purchase, please contact me on the contact page or through Facebook for further details. If you are interested in bird photography and would like to hire my hide or have tuition on a one to one basis, please see details on my “Services” page.

Once again thanks for looking and I hope to hear from you soon.

Mark.