My passion for photography began whilst studying modules in Biological Photography and Imaging as part my degree at the University of Nottingham. This is where I learnt and developed the creative skills and techniques for using traditional film SLR cameras. After my degree I continued my studies by doing a full A-level course in Art and Design Photography. Building on the skills I had already gained, I learnt new techniques for developing black and white images in the darkroom, as well as using Adobe Photoshop in digital photography. My course also allowed me to study the history of photography with particular reference to iconic photographers and photographic movements.
During my career break in 2007, I was able to apply many of the skills that I had learnt during my studies to record images of landscapes, natural history and architecture in some amazing places around the world, including Singapore
, New Zealand
and across the United States
In 2012, I returned to New Zealand to gain some commercial photography experience working for Judd Dougan Team Architects
in Napier and Umoview
in Queenstown before moving to Melbourne, Australia in January 2013 to work as a professional image retoucher.
I hope you enjoy browsing through the galleries and I intend to keep the website up-to-date with new images from my various travels - James.
Me at the Blue Mountains National Park in Australia. Photo credit: Lizzie Burson-Thomas