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I’m an English, award winning photographer (Calumet ‘This is Britain’ award) based in the small town of Beverley in East Yorkshire.
I’m a completely self taught photographer, doing it for a little over 3 years now. No college tuition or classes. I simply read many books and magazines, I would acquire my skills through experience in the field, seeing what worked, what didn’t.
I’m still learning and learn something new everytime I’m out on a shoot but that adds to the excitement and sense of achievement I get from photography.
My main passion is landscapes in-which I have had published in magazines and also 2 photos in the British Landscape Photographer of the Year book (edition 5) whilst also having the same 2 photographs on exhibition at the London National Theatre.
Capturing an image of a beautiful scene unfolding requires both technical expertise and patience, some would also say a little luck is required, but I say you can make your own luck, afterall, I did turn up at the location at that silly hour in the morning so surely I deserve some luck! That is not always the case though, and there have been many a time I’ve prepared everything possible, but the scene just hasn’t developed into what I had in mind, so if you leave with one tip, its that landscape photography, like many other forms of photography, requires patience.
Alot of photographers often tell of how they aim to capture ‘emotion’ in their photographers, but to be perfectly honest, my only aim is to capture the most beautiful scene possible for myself and to provoke a positive reaction from the viewer, maybe even inspiring them to pick up a camera too and to have a go themselves.
Photography has already taken me to some amazing locations, aside from my amazing home county of Yorkshire, I’ve travelled to the Lake District and through the Scottish highlands to the Isle of Skye, I look forward to plenty more traveling in the future too.
I hope you enjoy looking through my artwork and appreciate the beautiful landscape we live in and must continue to cherish.
Thank you – Simon Atkinson.
Simon Atkinson’s Gallery.
These excellent images appear on Real Whitby, Courtesy of Simon Atkinson. Each thumbnail below is clickable to view larger images. All photographs on this page are copyright to Simon and should not be used in anyway without seeking his prior consent. To view more of Simon’s pictures please visit his website here