Bill Callow has had a lifelong interest in photography and enjoys photographing all genres. He uses Nikon cameras and lenses. The lenses he uses range from 14mm wide angle, which are used for landscape, up to 500mm, with teleconverters for wildlife.
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Bill Dale BEM
Bill Dale has carried a camera with him pretty much every day since he was a teenager, covering events in the Isle of Man as a photographer and journalist. In the last decade, his pictures have focused chiefly on the Island’s stunning landscapes and the coastline and its abundance of seabirds and wildlife. His pictures are wide and varied, from butterflies to basking sharks.
Catharine Devine took an interest in photography during A-levels and has gone on to gain a degree in the subject. She believes her love for capturing landscape all began from the elements the Island has to offer. From mountains, forests, coastal views and wildlife, Catharine embraces the wide range of choices into her work. Catharine uses a Canon EOS 6D Mark II camera and her favourite time to shoot is sunset.
I was born and raised on the Isle of Man and have been focusing on the Islands landscape for the past 20+ years. A Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society since 2012 and most in my element when out wandering in the Manx hills. There's nothing better than an early morning or late evening hike up in the hills with the camera bag on board and the tripod under my arm. I'm delighted to have showcased the Island in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year publication on a couple of occasions. The majority of my shots are taken using a full frame 35mm DSLR but I am also quite happy going fully manual with the medium format film cameras. They make you slow down and think.
Craig has been using the sea as his playground for over 30 years - even his job as Douglas Harbour Keeper keeps him close to the sea. The majority of his photos/videos are shared on social media and the BBC and Granada TV have also used his footage on numerous occasions. Craig uses a Sony DSLR for his above water pictures and the underwater footage is from various Gopro cameras. When filming underwater, a camera is fitted into a housing unit that is towed behind the kayak, another similar unit has been fitted with lighting and can be sent to depths of 40 meters.
Helen Kermode has always enjoyed photography as a hobby. She has two spaniels that love to be out walking and, with them, she explore all corners of the Island, taking every opportunity to capture on her Fuji sx10 or iPhone beautiful surroundings to share with people through her nstagram account, Islelovewalking.
I left the Isle of Man when I was 18 as I did not appreciate what a fantastic island I lived on. I returned when I turned 50 and have a whole new perspective on island life. I am not a professional photographer but always take my Samsung S22 mobile phone out with me when walking the dog. I love the Isle of Man and I will often stop on my walks and look at the view around me to remind me of how lucky I am to live on such a beautiful island. I will often take photographs of those breathtaking moments.
Jonathan Burton is a professional photographer with over thirteen years’ experience in news, editorial, sport, wedding and corporate photography. Jonathan has most notably worked with Johnson and Johnson and the Mandela Marathon. He moved to the Isle of Man in 2019 and loves the dramatic landscapes and beauty of this incredibly special place. Jonathan also works with charities across the Island supplying images and content.
Lara Howe is the Marine Officer with Manx Wildlife Trust and is an avid photographer. Being a keen scuba diver, her passion for nature photography spans both above and below the water. Lara uses a Canon D7 II with a Nauticam housing and a Canon R7. She is particularly inspired by the marine environment and the interface between land and sea. Her images have been used in two sets of stamps and at an exhibition at the House of Manannan.
Leigh Morris is CEO of Manx Wildlife Trust and has been a keen scuba diver for 20 years. He doesn’t regard himself as a ‘photographer’ but enjoys taking pictures using his ‘clever compact camera’. Leigh uses a Canon S120 with INON wide angle and macro wet lenses that he can interchange while underwater. Leigh can be contacted at Manx Wildlife Trust and more of his photos are on his Instagram page.
Lexie Johnson’s passion for photography and digital art intensified during her A levels and led to her choosing to study a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication Through Digital Media through UCM, accredited by University of Chester. Lexie’s photography specialises in images with theme and purpose. For example, conveying a message through Juxtaposition photography with digital influence and, digital manipulation to help illustrate a message.
Mike Radcliffe has been taking wildlife photos since he retired as a police officer and his favourite species to capture are Guillemots and Razorbills. His favourite location is the Chasms. He uses a Nikon D500 camera and 150-600 mmm lens for most of his bird images. His favourite ever image, though, is of a juvenile grey seal at the Sound which spent over an hour chasing and playing with a shoal of sand eels one October afternoon. Mike also teaches photography.
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Neil G Morris
Neil G. Morris is a birdwatcher first and a photographer second. He left his career in direct, data and digital marketing to take up the reins of Manx BirdLife in 2016. Neil has been photographing birds and wildlife since 1980, starting with the Spotted Flycatchers that nested in his Sussex garden. He has had a lifelong passion for nature conservation and relishes the rare days when good birds, fine weather and work commitments allow him to explore far and wide.
Paul is a photographer/re-toucher who specialises in photo restoration and pet portraits, especially dogs. Living in the beautiful Isle of Man, he can't resist capturing the odd image of the scenery, particularly landscapes.
Peter is a Manxman who works in manufacturing engineering. He is a hobbyist photography and nature lover whose images have been published nationally and internationally. He has spent time in Germany photographing wildlife. He can be frequently found at Debyhaven/Langness, on the Marine Drive and on the odd trip north to the Ayres. He is best known for his stunning images of birds and especially the Island’s peregrine falcons. He has no favourite images but is proud of a Merlin photo which wildlife author Richard Sale included in his latest copy of his book ‘The Merlin’, particularly as it was taken as a beginner with beginner-type gear.
Peter Faragher likes to get out and about round the Island when he’s not busy being an Air Traffic Controller and takes photos of the events and scenery that make our corner of the world so unique. His main passion is capturing the awesome spectacle that is motorcycle road racing and his favourite location has to be somewhere up on the Mountain on a beautiful sunny evening. Peter is proud of his Manx heritage and seeing his images used to promote the Island and its people is particularly satisfying.
Manxman Peter Killey is a retired firefighter and has spent the best part of 25 years capturing through his camera lenses a whole portfolio of Manx related images, some of which have been included in many local and worldwide publications and Isle of Man stamp issues. Peter’s work includes Isle of Man landscapes and seascapes and he recently extended his portfolio to include all aspects of Isle of Man wildlife, flora and fauna, which the Island is lucky to have in abundance.
Sean Corlett has been an avid photographer for many years. His love of photography was born out of photographing the TT. When the races were cancelled in 2020, and with the Island locking down, he developed a love for macro photography, particularly insect photography, as this meant he didn’t have to travel. Sean planted a small wildflower patch in his garden to attract insects and this enabled him to capture his favourite shot of a Red Soldier Beetle, which seems to be posing for the camera. Sean uses a Nikon D850 camera and a 105mm macro lens to capture these tiny ecosystems.
Simon Park trained as a graphic designer but his love of photography grew over the years until he decided to be a full time professional. Specializing in weddings, product and corporate photography, he is still motivated to photograph his own art-orientated projects and says he still uses his medium-format film cameras for landscape and still life and has a darkroom, as he loves the craft element, although it would take him ‘two lifetimes’ to print all his negatives. He is also planning a book.
Stephen’s passion for landscape photography started around 2017, initially using his phone camera for the first couple of years, and which he still uses today for many images because, as the saying goes, 'the best camera is the one you have with you'. Most of the time, Stephen shoots with a Canon R6 or Sony A7 IV and enjoys photographing landscapes, wildlife, music concerts, motorsport, public events and portraits, and also provides the photographs for Curraghs Wildlife Park, photographs many of the music performances at the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre for a number of local promoters and most recently has provided the images for a newly published book on Castle Rushen. Stephen considers himself a hobbyist and just likes to shoot whatever he is enjoying shooting at the time.