Let me introduce myself...
My name is Simon Atkinson and I’m a landscape photographer originally from Yorkshire in the UK. I was born and raised there, however I now currently live in the North of Scotland, a landscape photographers paradise. My journey into photography began in 2008 when I was at university but I only began to take it more seriously in 2009 after dropping out of university and moving back home to Yorkshire. I’m completely self-taught and spent my spare time reading books and magazines, watching Youtube videos and just spending time visiting the websites of other photographers and studying their work. I still do all of those things today, the learning never stops….
I’ve had success in various competitions, been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and even had a number of images projected onto the side of the National Theatre in London. For me though, none of that matters, it was simply a by-product of my work, what really matters to me is when I realise I’ve improved my craft, whether it be my photographic technique in the field or my post-processing methods thus allowing me to elevate my photography to a new level.
I’ve realised over time that I definitely lean more towards a creative style of post-processing rather than the more ‘purist’ style. I believe an image is there to be enjoyed and stir the imagination so i’ll use all the tools available to me to achieve the desired outcome.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to browse my website.
Cameras - Past and present
Nikon D60 (2009-2010)
Nikon D300 (2010-2011 - lost to the sea)
Canon 5D MK II (2011-2015)
Fujifilm XT 1 (2016-2017
Pentax K1 (2017-2018)
Sony A6300 (2018 - Feb 19)
Nikon D7200 (Feb 19 - Present)