A little bit about me

I am a professional landscape photographer living and working on the Suffolk Coast. I specialise in landscapes and waterscapes and am passionate about promoting a connection with the environment through my work.

Since moving to Suffolk 14 years ago I have spent my time photographing the local landscape and getting to know the area intimately through the lens of my camera. I am keen to share this knowledge and have been running photography tuition and workshops along the Suffolk Coast since 2018. From 2022 I will be expanding my range of workshops to encompass other parts of the UK.

When I am not tutoring I am out with my camera enjoying the countryside and capturing its beauty and moods through the seasons. My images have been published widely in many photography, countryside and sailing magazines including Outdoor Photography, Digital Photographer, N Photo, The Countryman, BBC Countryfile, Coast Magazine, Classic Boat, Watercraft, Classic Sailor, Suffolk Magazine, Suffolk and Norfolk Life and several local publications and newspapers.  Examples can be found here >>

My love of the outdoors also extends to the sea and I am an experienced sailing photographer providing images to the yachting press and local sailing community.

Achievements

2021 – Runner up in the Classic View category of Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY 2021) with my image of two trees at Ramsholt.

2021 – Published my fourth book Rooted which is the culmination of two years work photographing an ancient Oak woodland.

2021 – Awarded a Silver – Gilt medal in the RHS Photography Portfolio Competition with my ‘Enchanted Forest’ panel.

2021 – Exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London with the RHS and my Enchanted Forest images.

2021 – Published my third book – Grounded: A year of nature connection on Hollesley Marshes.

2021 – Made my TV debut on Channel 5 in ‘Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain’ discussing photography with Kate at Walberswick

2021 – Founded and co ordinated the ‘Suffolk 50-50’ Exhibition which ran for a week at the Art Space gallery in Woodbridge. This was a project to celebrate 50 years of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and featured panels of work from myself and 10 amateur photographers.

2020 – Published my second book – 25 Walks with your Camera, focusing on the Suffolk Coast

2019 – Solo Exhibition at the Art Space Gallery in Woodbridge

2019 – Published my first book ‘Photographing the Suffolk Coast’

2018 – First solo exhibition at the Art Space Gallery in Woodbridge

2018 – Started running Landscape Photography Workshops on the Suffolk Coast

2017 – Highly Commended in the Shipwrecked Mariners Society annual photography competition with my image Power and sail.

2012 – 2017 – Founded and edited the Coastal Events Guide; an annual sailing and watersports guide for the East Coast.

2012 – Set up a small gallery of my work in Southwold.

2012 – Judge for the Anglia Afloat Annual Photography Competition.

2010 – Started working as a Professional Landscape Photographer working part time whilst running my own successful holiday business.

My approach to photography

My images are very much about the the connection I create with the landscape I am photographing. Over the years I have learnt that the more time you spend in an environment observing what is around you the better your images will be.

For me photography is not all about capturing shots of ‘iconic locations’. It is about looking deeper, seeing the beauty in the world, opening yourself up to all possibilities, observing with all your senses and forging a connection with the landscape around you.

I also believe that it is really important to care for the environment you are working in and am a proud member of Nature First – the alliance for responsible nature photography.

Equipment List

Camera:
Nikon D850
Fuji XT4

Lenses:
Nikon 14 – 24mm F2.8
Nikon 24 – 70mm F2.8
Nikon 70 – 200mm F2.8
Nikon 105mm F2.8 macro
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8

Tripod:
iFootage Gazelle Fastbowl TC7
Leofoto VH-30R head

Filters:
Lee HD Graduated filters – 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 0.6 and 0.9 reverse grads
Lee 6 stop, 10 stop and 15 stop ND filters
Lee Polariser
All images shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom.

Camera Bag:
Shimoda Explore 40

Landscape Photography Tuition

Gill runs Landscape Photography Tuition in Suffolk, Norfolk and further afield. To find out more visit

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