I grew up in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Surrounded by natural outdoor beauty I have always been a very outdoors person. I love travelling and seeing different landscapes and cultures around the work. While most of my career has been purely scientific, I use photography as a creative outlet.
After university in Leeds, I embarked on a round the world trip which included south east Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and a year in Canada. Since then I have had a long stint in Bath, UK, followed by another trip with my wife around south east asia and settling in New Zealand for nearly 3 years. We now live in Four Crosses, Powys, near the border with Shropshire.
I am a competent skier, climber, caver and mountaineer. I use weather sealed equipment so I can shoot in all weathers and sub-zero temperatures. To aid my photographic journey and access different environments, I have the Rescue 3 Working at height qualification and have completed a course at Plas Y Brenin National Outdoor Centre for the use of single and twin rope safety systems for rigging in the outdoor environment. I am also a qualified Drone pilot with certification to work within the A1 and A3 categories. While I love a good adventure, my personal safety and safety of those around me is at the centre of everything I do.
Previous Clients and Publications
- Crucible Films Ltd – Drone filming
- Olympus Imagespace website – “Spotting Wildlife in Ranthambore National Park, India”
- Olympus Imagespace website – “9 Top Tips for Great Travel Portraits”
- Stuff.co.nz/Dominion Post, New Zealand – “Dolphins join crowd of swimmers at Island Bay, Wellington”
- Nexus Electric – Landscape photography commission
- Oswestry Riding Club – Dressage and club events
- Northern Fire – Fashion
- Marathon-photos.com – race photography
- Up Hill Down Dale – race photography
- The Mythological Theatre – Event / Promotional Photography
“We had a fantastic session! It was hard to keep the kids together but Sam managed to get some fabulous shots. We are absolutely delighted! Result is beyond our expectations! Thank you so very much! Highly recommended!!!!”Maria M
“Sam is a great photographer, he is really easy to work with. Took some really great family photos for us which have received compliments from everyone, thank you Sam”Priscilla Z
“Sam was the photographer at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier! Our photos are perfect, Sam really captured the essence of the day. Thank you!!”Keri E
“We were super impressed with communication throughout- excellent pre, post and during shoot. Very responsive and accommodating – nothing was too much trouble.”Kate D
“Sam took the photographs for Up Hill Down Dale’s event at Brynkinalt Estate. The pre-event details were very thoroughly covered and on the day his professional and friendly manner were great. The ability to have the photos on the day (on a returnable memory card) was really helpful!”Belinda B
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