Last year, Humans of Bournemouth put together a list of five people you should keep your eye on for their impressive photography. HQB takes the reins and gives you another five names to watch out for…
Bournemouth can be described as a photographer’s dream. A landscape and scenery worthy of capturing anyone’s imagination. Meanwhile, these five collective individuals have captured the towns idyllic and quaint setting in the most effective ways. We thought there’s no better way than to highlight some of the town’s photography perfectionists than putting this list together.
Our first entry is a young, self-made professional. Daniel Wretham was encapsulated by the Dorset coastline and often found its picturesque sites the perfect release from a stressful day at work. After merely admiring the scenery that the county had to offer, he found himself fixated with capturing the beauty on offer. And the rest is history.
Daniel has taken his love for landscape photography to the next level, with regular features in Dorset Life magazine. With his extensive knowledge in graphic design and photography, he now boasts the title of being listed inside the Top 50 Landscape Photography bloggers on the Internet.
To see the extensive range of Daniel’s work check out his website here.
Now for our second entry.. A highly talented amateur photographer with a keen eye for macro photography. Gillian has displayed an array of sensational shots up close and personal with some beautiful wildlife. She has held a strong passion for photography since as young as ten. With over 30 years of casually displaying her passion for photography, she has only recently started tapping into her talent by upgrading her equipment to a DSLR. So, now the wildlife has never looked more beautiful with Gillian’s work on show.
To check out all of Gillian’s work, follow her on Facebook.
The next photographer on the list this year is Chris Farrier-Ledden. This landscape photography enthusiast began his journey during his GCSE years. A trip to Corfe Castle to shoot a sunrise one morning sealed the deal. And having bought his first camera last summer, he now regularly ventures out with friend and fellow hobbyist Callum Shirley to photograph Dorset and its spectacular scenery.
Chris loves shooting landscapes; in particular, the Jurassic coastline. However, among his favourite photos is the sunset pictured off Sandbanks, which was taken from his first solo photography trip last year. Chris notes that, while it may not compositionally represent his best work, the sunset was just incredible.
Never miss a future photo of Chris’ by following his Instagram account.
With his father being a wildlife photographer for a time, Tom Ormerod grew up around cameras. However, it took him many years to take photography up as a fully-fledged hobby – only, by his own admission, taking snaps until only a couple of years ago. A solo trip back in December 2017 lit the flame in his mind that this was what he loved doing most.
As quite a well-known name in the local photography scene himself, he prefers to capture seascapes. Not exclusively, mind you. Astro photography is something of a love of his as well.
Our final entry comes in the form of a professional photographer with an impressive CV in the photography world. Mr Zia is a visual effects artist and lecturer in visual effects and computer animation, which he has been teaching for 12 years. He labels his passion for photography from his love of storytelling. Rehan captures his favourite landscape and fantasy portraits. This gives him a way to escape from the harsher realities of the world and create his own fantasy worlds that look and feel just as real.
Rehan’s ongoing PhD research is based on his photography practice. He has exhibited work at a number of group and solo exhibitions, and his images have been published in print and on the BBC. So, if it’s fantasy portraits and landscape images that you want, you know which future doctor will be on hand.
Be sure to keep track of all of Rehan’s ongoing work at his website. Click here to visit.