In this photographic portfolio I hope to demonstrate a variety of my photographic and editing techniques skills. The reason I decided to conduct a photographic portfolio with the topic of wildlife and landscape photography is because I have a passion for this type of photography and would love to do this as a career in the future. The portfolio consists of 40 images displaying a variety of wildlife and landscape images. I have also included some images that have been published or are going to be published in National or International magazines. Undertaking this project has allowed me to progress with my photography and editing skills, which I will take to university this coming September, where I will be studying Marine and Natural History Photography.

Preview images

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Caught Napping 

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I really enjoyed taking this photograph. In order for me to get a clear shot I had to stand on a bench to get a shot over the fence. I love the framing of the image, allowing an intimate look on the fox. 

Technical details  
1/160 sec
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After I took this photograph I was lucky 
enough for it to be chosen as photograph of the month for BBC Countryfile Magazine May 2022.
I really wanted this photograph to be 
beneficial to the British Wildlife Centre so sent them the image to put on their social media sites to advertise the centre. 


 

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Farne Islands

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It was an absolute pleasure photographing these puffins, on The Farne Islands.
They have such a personable temperament and will remain one of my wildlife photography moments.

Whilst out photographing on The Farne Islands, photographing the Puffins and the European Shag a species of cormorant
 I used the technique of a fast shutter speed as they were continuously moving around so this was the only way I was going to get a clear picture.
I also manually moved my  auto focus point to where the bird was sitting, this then enabled me to blur out the background making the subject pop out. 

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Whilst out on the islands I also took some landscape photographs, it was incredible to see the prehistoric landscape of the islands and to see where centuries of birds have come to the island to nest.  

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Free range chicken 

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I took this photograph whilst out on a walk in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. I am really pleased with the look of the image. I took this  photograph at a low angle giving the allusion of the chicken being bigger than really it is.
With the trees in the background as a frame and the chicken posing for me it really makes a memorable image.  

I entered this photograph into The 2022" Pink Lady, Student Food Photographer of the Year supported by the Royal Photographic Society."  I was lucky enough to come 2nd in this category of the competition. This photograph will be displayed in the gallery of  "The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol." I have also been asked to write an article for The Better Photography Magazine for their June issue, it is the leading photographic magazine for India and South Asia for over 26 years (see article submission below). I was so pleased when I found this out as I really want share my images with as wide of an audience as possible. 

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Article for the Better Photography Magazine 

For me photography is trying to tell a story, I always want to try to achieve something different in my images to capture a new angle on life. Like many artists, photography for me is a way of expressing myself, being able to use photography to tell a prominent story is something I feel is really important. My normal subject of photography is wildlife photography, although you have probably gathered that from the image that I have taken. For me wildlife photography allows me to give nature a voice in an ever-increasing human population we are pushing wildlife aside for our own industrial food production. In the long run especially in small rural communities across the world with the lack of nature and biodiversity these communities will be the ones who will have the most devastating impact.

I captured this chicken whilst in rural Hertfordshire on a walk, whilst lying on the ground. I really liked the composition of the image, the low angle framing and how the trees in the background draw you into the main subject. I felt it was something a bit different and almost like the Chicken was posing for me!

When I entered this competition, I really wasn’t sure how my photograph would be received as I don’t really see myself as a food photographer and the photograph is not the traditional entry for a competition like this. Unintentionally, around this time of entering the competition currently in the UK we have a bird flu outbreak, meaning that commercial chickens that are normally free range must have their eggs classed as “Barn eggs” due to the length of time they have been kept inside.

I feel that calling my image “Free Range Chicken” tells an important story of what is currently going on in the Poultry industry in the UK and I hope that my photograph is a picture for the future where we can allow our chickens can be Free Range again.  

The British  Wildlife Centre 

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I love the British Wildlife Centre, with such a wide range of British species their main work is to increase the numbers of the endangered species in the UK. The centre is also well known for photography as it also allows you to get up close with wildlife that you would not normally get to see. The feeding times encourage the wildlife into the open and enabled me to try out new techniques and practice my photography skills.

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Flying High 

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A Kingfisher was one of the first birds that I ever photographed, on my Uncle's camera, inspiring me to pursue a career in this sector.
Since then I have been lucky enough to photograph this fantastic bird many times since.
They are always a challenge to photograph! 

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 Northumberland

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These three photographs were taken at Bamburgh  castle. I love the contrast between the the sand dune and the sea. I really enjoyed photographing this landscape it gave me so many opportunities to experiment with different settings and focus points allowing me to change the perspective of the image. 

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These three photographs were taken on Lindisfarne Island. I wanted to show the rugged  industrial landscape of the dock yards. I especially like the photograph below in black and white, I find this highlights the industrial setting drawing the viewer in to the image.

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I love the two pictures below and for the one on the left, a picture a sheep. I decided to get a low angle hopefully getting a eye shot. The image on the right is of an Oyster catcher, I love the crashing waves behind him creating a powerful image.

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Words and Pictures for your world book  

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 I entered the "Words and Pictures for your world" Student anthology competition last year and was delighted to have all of my images shortlisted and published in their book. 

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A sunny day 

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The photographs in this section are some of my favourite photographs. I chose to include them into this portfolio to further demonstrate my passion for wildlife and landscape photography. It also allowed me to learn and experiment with more photographic techniques.

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Creating the portfolio

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