About James

I am 29 years old and currently work as a Physical Education teacher in a London school. I am a keen sportsman, currently playing hockey and cricket competitively but I have recently developed a keen passion for photography alongside my professional teaching career. 

 

I have always been interested in the natural world and in wildlife from a very young age. I am a yearly visitor to the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, hosted inside the Natural History Museum in London and, three years ago, this very exhibit inspired me to purchase my first DSLR camera. 

Equipment:

I am still currently using a Canon 1200D as my only camera body, the one that I purchased back in 2016. It is a fairly basic piece of kit but it has been very effective at capturing what I need. 

In terms of lenses, I have two main ones that I use. Firstly I own a Canon EF-S 55-250mm, this was the first 'long' lens that I purchased and was ideal for some of the more easily approachable wildlife species found in London. In addition, I recently purchased the impressive Sigma DG OS HSM Contemporary 150-600mm. This large telefoto lens was ideal for when I recently visited Sri Lanka and was able to experience my first safari.

Photographic Awards

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018
Captured at Kew Category: 
Commended - Tiny Tightrope Walker

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019

Captured at Kew Category: 

Commended - Elusive Dragon & A Storm is Brewing

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020

Captured at Kew Category: 

Finalist - Alpine Sunrise

Commended - Urban Jungle