Welcome to Wild Will Photography

I started taking photographs in my teens with inexpensive cameras snapping shots of pets, my family and holidays.  There was a lot of disappointment at the Boots Photo processing counter and as film and processing were expensive for a student, I soon lost interest.

In 2011, with more time and finances, I purchased a Nikon J1 and as a result, my interest in photography returned.  I joined two camera clubs, which are still a big part of my life.  While attending, I listened to a huge amount of advice and gained important knowledge from more experienced members.  I will always be grateful for this help.  I would recommend joining a club as a great start for young photographers today.

Over time, I have developed a passion for two specific types of photography, landscapes and wildlife.  Having said this, photography in general is important to me as it gives me a way to show my creativeness to others.  Great images give me that sense of fulfilment of what I saw recreated, and an inner feeling that’s hard to describe other than it’s calming and warm.

I hope you enjoy looking through my galleries as much as I have enjoyed taking the photographs.

Exciting news…

It is an honour and great pleasure for me to be named Landscape Photographer of the Year, Urban View Category.  While I take in the news of winning this prestigious award, I would like to present the image I submitted, after a lot of persuasion by a work colleague.  I have also included the story behind it.

The photograph was taken on my first day out after finally testing negative post Covid. I had  travelled to the foreshore at Felixstowe in Suffolk, for some much needed fresh air. On the return walk, I noticed that it was high tide in the harbour with the wind causing some dynamic cloud movement.  My camera and tripod were in the car, so I setup in front of some old pier posts.  It was here that I focused on  the docked ship being loaded.

I used a Nikon d810 and a 24-120mm lens set at 48mm and with the addition of a Lee 10 stop filter and a grad for the sky. I exposed the scene for two minutes affording the resulting diffused sea and streaking clouds in the sky. That was the only image I took, but it seemed to work perfectly.