Focuse4nature

Leader details

Brian has had an interest with the outdoors and wildlife all his life. Following university Brian travelled for a year and bought his first SLR in Australia, where he drove 32000km and took a few photographs on the way and got hooked on wildlife photography.  Since then he has travelled to over 35 countries including India, Madagascar, Norway, Indonesia, Brazil and Namibia. Brian enjoys tough photography, pushing himself to try to get shots others can’t. Over the last few years he has visited Finland over 20 times spending weeks in hides waiting for bears, wolverines, and eagles.  Recently Brian has been traveling to Indonesia working in Borneo, Komodo and Sulawesi. Over the next few years Brian is planning on trips to Argentina, Russia, Greenland and anywhere that will offer him a challenge.

Brian came runner up in BBC Wildlife Photographer of they year in 2008 (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/comments.do?photo=2383&category=2&group=1)  and highly commended in 2009 (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/prevPhoto.do?photo=2504&year=2009&category=7) .

He has also been placed in European wildlife photographer of the year, Travel Photographer of the year, Natures Best photography and won a section in Milvus this year.

Brian’s work has been published in every Photography magazine in the UK, BBC wildlife, Camera Natura (Swedish), Terre Sauvage (French) to name a few. Brian works with the Orangutan Foundation (http://www.orangutan.org.uk/)  and is keen to support charities with his images.     

Brian has always used Canon cameras and lenses, starting with his first SLR a Canon EOS 300 in 2000 and now uses Canon EOS 1D MK4 cameras with a range of Canon L series lenses from 14mm up to 500mm. His favourite lens is either his 20mm or 300mm f2.8.

Brian enjoys leading trips passing on tricks he uses to get the most out of his wildlife photography and hopes to see you on one of his tours soon.

Link: http://www.bwmphoto.com/


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