Authors

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Mick Ryan

Director of fotoVUE and Co-author of Photographing The Peak District

Mick Ryan is the founder and a co-director of fotoVUE. He is based in Calderdale having spent the last seven years in the Peak District. He also spends part of the year in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York. He is the founder of Rockfax guidebooks and introduced well-designed large-format photo-topo...

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Stuart Holmes

Director of fotoVUE and Author of Photographing The Lake District

Stuart is a co-director of fotoVUE. He was fortunate to be brought up around Keswick in the Lake District, an ideal playground for anyone who is into outdoor adventures. Having had various point and shoot cameras from the age of 11, the photography got a bit more serious on...

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Andrew Yu

Andrew, 40, is an IT Business Solution Architect who lives in Manchester with his wife Lin and 7 year-old daughter, Sophia – Andrew was born in Cheshire. Andrew first picked up a camera in 2008 whilst working in London and is a regular at the Peak District locations but...

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Carsten Krieger

Author of the forthcoming Photographing Ireland’s South West and Photographing Ireland’s North West

Carsten Krieger is a professional photographer and author based in the West of Ireland. His unique images are highly acclaimed and he is one of Ireland’s most published photographers. His work has appeared in numerous print and online magazines such as Ireland of the Welcomes, Outdoor Photography, Burren Insight,...

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George Johnson

Author of the forthcoming Photographing London

George Johnson started photography when he was 4-years old. He describes himself as a dedicated hobbyist and amateur landscape photographer, but one who has had much success in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with a commended entry - urban section in 2014, and two commended entries in...

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James Rushforth

Author of the forthcoming Photographing Dolomites and co-author of the forthcoming Photographing Iceland

James Rushforth is an experienced and professional climber, mountaineer, skier and high-liner. An acclaimed photographer and three times published author who has worked with prestigious publishing houses, Rockfax, Cicerone Press and FotoVue. James has won 12 international photography competitions, the latest of which at the prestigious Siena International Photo...

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Justin Minns

Author of the forthcoming Photographing East Anglia

Justin is a professional photographer specialising in capturing the atmosphere of the East Anglian landscape. "There’s something special about watching the first pastel colours of the day appear over the frozen stillness of a Broads landscape on a winters morning or standing on a wild and windy beach as the sun's...

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Oliver Wright

Co-author of the forthcoming Photographing The Yorkshire Dales

Oliver Wright is a co-author with Lizzie Shepherd of the forthcoming fotoVUE photo-location guidebook, Photographing The Yorkshire Dales. Oliver is a professional photographer and photography guide. He is an all-round photographer who is at home photographing robber flies with his macro set up – a Canon 5DS with a...

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Sarah Howard

Author of the forthcoming Photographing The Cotswolds

Sarah’s interest in photography was initiated by her father, an accomplished amateur photographer, and developed further through her travels overseas. Inspired, and subsequently mentored, by renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite, she was encouraged to develop her photography further. 2009 saw of the publication of her first book; 'A year in the...

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Andrew Marshall

Author of Photographing Wildlife in the UK

Andrew Marshall is a wildlife garden designer and a professional wildlife photographer. He is a contracted contributor to the RSPB image library and runs wildlife photography workshops and guided trips to the locations in this book. Passionate about wildlife from an early age, he grew up in Keswick in the English Lake District where he started...

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Ola Stepien

Web designer at fotoVUE

Ola Stępień is the web designer for the fotoVUE website. Ola, originally from Poland, has been keen photographer since 2004 when she moved to Dorset, UK to work as a geologist/geotechnical engineer. In 2011 she moved to the Peak District – yes she’s a climber - and completed...

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Chris Gilbert

Co-author of Photographing The Peak District

Chris Gilbert lives in Cressbrook, right at the very heart of the Peak District. Chris has been photographing since the 1980’s and bought his first camera a Zenit E SLR with his first paypacket. He has lived in the Peak District since 1994. He is a full time photographer and conducts...

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Don Williams

fotoVUE Cartographer

Maps are an integral element of our photo-location guidebooks and we are fortunate to work with the very talented cartographer Don Williams. Don lives on the Isle of Bute from where he runs his freelance cartographic service Bute Cartographics. He has been twice awarded with the Wallis Award for...

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Simon Kitchin

Author of Photographing North Wales

Simon Kitchin is an award-winning landscape photographer based in North Wales. Whilst he has always had a camera close to hand it was his relocation to North Wales in 1997 that saw him begin to take photography seriously. This allowed him to spend much of his time wandering amongst the stunning...

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Villager Jim

They seek him here, they seek him there, but that elusive Villager Jim, cannot be found....... anywhere. Who is he? With breathtaking photographs appearing hither and yon, there's a new wildlife photographer on the block who sneaks about at dusk and at dawn, capturing images which surprise and delight. Entertaining...

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Dougie Cunningham

Author of the forthcoming Photographing Scotland

Dougie came to photography through climbing and kayaking, eventually realising that he found as much satisfaction in getting a good photograph of someone else scaring the wits out themselves as he did facing his own mortality on the end of a rope or running the next rapid. From there...

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Geraldine Westrupp

Co-author of Photographing Iceland

Geraldine is the co-owner and a director of Wild photography Holidays. Living in Iceland, She first visited the country twenty two years ago to guide Nordic Ski-tours. Since that first encounter, Iceland has always fascinated her with its stark abstract landscapes, unpolluted air and wide-open spaces, she is never happier...

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Mark Bauer

Author of Photographing Dorset

Mark Bauer is the author of two coffee table books, Romantic Dorset and Perfect Wiltshire and co-author (with Ross Hoddinott) of two photography technique books, The Landscape Photography Workshop and The Art of Landscape Photography. Mark has worked full-time as a professional photographer since 2003 and is considered to be...

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Anita Nicholson

Author of the forthcoming Photographing Northumberland

Anita is a Northumberland based photographer with a love for the great outdoors and for capturing images that convey a sense of place and wonder at nature's beauty. She has been chasing clouds and taking images, from sunrises at silly o'clock to star filled skies after dark, from...

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Lizzie Shepherd

Co-author of the forthcoming Photographing The Yorkshire Dales

Lizzie is a professional photographer based in North Yorkshire, specialising in landscape, nature and travel photography. Lizzie runs small group photography workshops, offer 1-2-1 tuition and also provides commercial photography services to a number of different clients. She is regular contributor to to a number of different photography and outdoor...

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Adam Burton

Author of Photographing Cornwall and Devon

Adam Burton is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers and author of six books. A photographer for over 20 years, since 2008 he has been working as a full time professional landscape photographer, regularly supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for
a wide range of clients. Based in the South...

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Martin Sammtleben

Co-author of Photographing Iceland

Martin is the co-owner and a director of Wild Photography Holidays. He trained as a photographer and graphic designer in Aachen and Wuppertal, Germany. In 1994 he came to Iceland for an extended summer holiday and decided to make his home there. He originally built his own business as...

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Nicholas Livesey

Author of the forthcoming Photographing The Snowdonia Mountains

Nick lives and works in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. He is a partner in the Soul of Snowdonia Photographic Gallery in Capel Curig and runs mountain photography workshops. He was profiled recently in Outdoor Photography magazine. His mountain photography frequently appears in magazines including Trail, TGO and...

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Drew Buckley

Author of the forthcoming Photographing South Wales

Drew Buckley is an award-winning professional landscape and wildlife photographer based in Pembrokeshire, South-West Wales. His images and features are regularly published in the very best of the nation’s media and magazines including BBC Countryfile, The Times and Outdoor Photography. One of his puffin images was chosen for the front...

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Richard Fox

Although I used to shoot with film using first my dad’s old Pentax Spotmatic and then my own Pentax ME Super, because of studies – science and then veterinary medicine – it wasn’t until 2012 that I made a risky purchase of a full frame DSLR camera and started...

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