About Derek

“You’ve exceeded our expectations and beyond”  Lisa M.

Just a bit about who I am….

I’ve been a professional photographer for the whole of this millennium (!), but have been an enthusiastic photographer most of my life.  I’m passionate about my photography, and I also love looking at other people’s photographs and learning from them.

On becoming a professional, my contemporary portrait and wedding photography was quickly recognised by my peers with numerous awards, including the Master Photographers’ Association Regional and National Awards. My images have been published in the Observer colour supplement, France magazine, the journal of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), the RPS Portfolio One, national newspapers, international textbooks and trade magazines, and I have hundreds of images in the Alamy photo library.

My real passion however is for imaginative and mysterious Fine Art Photography, with creative use of texture and colour. This is now the focus of my professional work. Visit my Fine Art Photography page to learn more.

Passion for photography has also inspired me to help others improve their own photographic skills and creativity, particularly helping photographers to find new ways of seeing.  I’ve run many workshops for the Royal Photographic Society, as well as offering bespoke photographic training.

My approach to training is simple: let’s have some serious fun!  “Fun” because it makes learning easier, and “serious” because I’m serious about helping people improve.  Interested?  Get in touch.


Anne RJune 1, 2011 - 12:33 pm

Hi Derek

I’m interested in some training in using my new Nikon SB700 flash with my D7000. I want to use the flash creatively off the camera, for people, interiors and garden photography. I need to be able to use the kit outside (photographing people in gardens so balancing the flash with natural light etc) and am keen that it be easily mobile, and also not too big. At present I’m thinking the kit will be the SB700 with (probably) a softbox, an umbrella, and a lighting stand & clamp, plus reflectors.

I did an RPS studio photography course a while back, which was really good and interesting, but using a very different lighting set up. It would be helpful to have some training specifically on the kit I actually have.

Is this something you might be interested in helping me with?

Kind regards


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