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Simon Atkinson

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.

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By |2012-07-11T17:41:57+00:00July 11th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Photographers, Whitby Photographs|Tags: , , |11 Comments

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  1. Carol Russell April 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    this man’s got talent!!!…

  2. Real Whitby April 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    admin Said

    Yes, his work is amazing isnt it Carol. Theres more on his website too :

    http://www.simonatkinsonphotography.co.uk/

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  3. Real Whitby April 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Alan Said

    Fantastic pictures

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  4. Real Whitby April 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Carol Russell Said

    awesome photos…just amazing…brought a lump to my throat???…Thankyou for sharing them Mr/Mrs Whitby :))

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  5. keith peel. AKNA Rabbi2 May 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    What a God given talent! Words fail me except to say I would travel miles just to view his work.

  6. fazbats May 3, 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Some nice pictures there, Love the Whitby twilight and the un-named one in mostly black and white although it would also be nice to see a picture that has not been doctored.
    That’s just personal preference

  7. Simon Atkinson May 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the comments, I appreciate the kind words from you all.

    As for the ‘doctored’ comment. We’re all entitled to our opinions and I appreciate that. It seems to be the most heated debate in photography at this moment in time but I’m more than happy to explain my processing methods for any particular photo to anyone who happens to be interested.

    Thank you,
    Simon Atkinson.

  8. admin May 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon, I would love to learn more. Are some of them HDR ?? That is my favourite type of photography and id love to learn.

  9. Simon Atkinson May 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    None of these ones specifically are HDR but I have done them before. I use graduated neutral density filters to keep a bright sky in check but HDR is another method becoming very popular.

    Long exposures are what make the water look blurry and thats why people often believe the image has been ‘edited’ in photoshop, but its all camera work. All I do in Photoshop is adjust the brightness and contrast if necessary, increase saturation a little, sharpen the photo and that’s it to be perfectly honest.

  10. Harry cook May 5, 2012 at 6:41 am - Reply

    some great photographic skill,s simon,
    i am a budding photographer myself and

    draw inspiration from work like this ,
    could i ask what camera and lenses are you prefered choice ,

    i have a 7D with a 18-135 and a 150-500 for sport and wildlife ,

    allso what nd grad,s do you find the best to use thank,s Harry,

    ps keep up ther good work

    • Simon Atkinson May 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Harry,

      Thank you, i’m glad it inspires you!
      I use a 5Dmk2 with 17-40mm and 70-200mm lenses at the moment, I would like something inbetween at some point though, but preferably I would prefer a set of Carl Zeiss prime lenses! I a lee filter kit, expensive but brilliant, that includes 0.3,0.6 and 0.9 soft grads and I have a 0.6 hard grad. I also have a 3 stop full nd filter and poloriser.

      Hope this helps.

      Simon Atkinson

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