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ICM Photography Magazine

Now then. Delighted to say I’m one of the featured photographers in the 2nd Issue of ICM Photography Magazine (@icmphotomag), which is (as the title suggests) the brand new web-based ICM Photography Magagazine, launched in June of this year by @stephjohnphoto. ICM stands for Intentional Camera Movement, and is the process of wobbling your camera around whilst taking a photograph, something I’ve been doing intentionally for the best part of ten years or so now (and unintentionally since I first […]

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Historic England Lockdown Collection

The Historic England “Lockdown Collection” was launched yesterday, and I was lucky enough to have a photograph included in it. The collection is a conscious attempt to create a snapshot of life in England during Corona Virus lockdown, and has been very heavily featured in all of the main news media (along with my pic).  See the following links:     My photo was entitled “First Day of the Holidays” (see above), and was also chosen by the artist Malaika […]

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IPA One Shot Movement Competition

Delighted to say I’ve just been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2020 IPA One Shot Movement competition, for the above image “Flow”, which I  shot on the Grimersta River on Lewis (Outer Hebrides) when I was up that way earlier this year.  The standard of the competition is ludicrously high – entries come in from all over the world, and they’re pretty tasty frankly.  If you’d like to have a look at the winning images, do drop by the […]

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New Website

Greetings all, and welcome to my brand new website.  It’s been a lot of painstaking and detailed work over the last few months, and am delighted to finally lift the curtain, and welcome you all in. A huge thank you to Andrew at Codeable, who has done a fantastic job with the design. I thought I’d celebrate with a bonus launch offer: 25% off all prints on the site till the end of May. Just stick the code Launch25 into […]

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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019 April 1, 2020 Now then.  I’m not generally one for blowing my own bugle, but I found out yesterday that I’d won the Seascape Category at this year’s Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards… fair to say I’m pretty chuffed. I also found out I had 3 other photographs placed in the finals, one Highly Commended, and two Commended. It’s not why I take photographs, I do that for me, but it’s […]

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Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 March 7, 2019 Hi all.  Chuffed to say that I’ve just found out I had 2 photographs Commended, and had another two Shortlisted, at this year’s Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. The standard is extremely high at these awards, so fair to say am pretty delighted.  My two Commended shots were “Traigh Eais, Barra, Sunrise” (above), and “Regent Bridge, Edinburgh, Dusk” (see my Facebook page). All the winning entries get published […]

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Pentax Ambassador Film

Pentax Ambassador Film February 11, 2019 Hi all.  Above is a short film I helped make for Pentax, who I’m a Brand Ambassador for, a few weeks ago up in Northumberland.  It’s essentially about the photographs I take, and why I take them.  It was shot over a day on location at Stag Rocks, Bamburgh and Budle Bay, and was directed and edited by Matty Graham Photography, who I think’s done a totally fab job, and who I had a […]

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Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2017 January 31, 2018 Am delighted to say that one of my images, Small Worlds (above), has made the book at Outdoor Photograher of the Year 2017.  The competition is truly global and pretty tough: 18,000 entries from over 60 countries.  I’ve had a number of shots shortlisted at this competition over the last few years (18 or so at the last count, not that I’m counting, oh alright then I am, 4 of them […]

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On Landscape Magazine

Just a quick one to say I’ve written an article for the recently published issue 148 of “On Landscape” magazine (the rather excellent online Landscape Photography magazine). They asked me to write an “Endframe” piece for them a couple of months back, and it’s just surfaced. The actual page of the piece is HERE, so do drop by and have a look if you have a spare moment (you should be able to read it with a free subscription)… I […]

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Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2017

International Photographer of the Year 2016 Am very pleased to be able to say that I had a couple of shots shortlisted for Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year this year.  The competition is the gold standard for Landscape Photography here in the UK and is legendarily fierce (20,000 plus entries per year).  They also tend to be pretty strict about what you’re allowed to say, and when you’re allowed to say it (which is fair enough I […]

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2016-17 Fine Art Photography Awards

Very pleased to say that four of my pieces of work have received Nominations at the 2016-17 Fine Art Photography Awards.  The Awards are a showcase for the best of international fine art photography, and receive thousands of submissions from all over the world.  My work was nominated as follows:  Distant Peaks (a series of photographs I shot at the Chalke Valley History Festival) in the Open Category, Together We Are Beautiful (a series of photographs I shot on the […]

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International Photographer of the Year 2016

Just a quick post to say I was delighted to receive a couple of Honourable Mentions recently at the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Awards.  The awards attract thousands of entries from all over the world, and the standard is pretty impressive, so delighted to have had some of my work recognised. I had two series of photographs which made the cut: my photographic essay on the incoming tide at Holkham Bay, Norfolk called “Softly She Creeps” was awarded […]

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The Photographer’s Guide to Northumberland

Am delighted to say that one of my photographs, Emmanuel Head I, has recently been included in the brand new book “The Photographer’s Guide to Northumberland” by Ellen Bowness.  The book features all sorts of excellent photographic tips on locations, how to get there, sunrise/sunset times etc, and is a great homage to (sorry, can’t help it, I’m biased) one of the most beautiful counties in England.

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Shooting Water

Pentax, who’s cameras I use (and who I rather enjoy being an Ambassador for), asked me to write an article on “Shooting Water” (a specialist subject of mine) in response to some questions from Ephotozine over the Xmas break. The article came from a presentation I gave at WEX in Norwich in November 2016 on the same subject, as part of WEX’s excellent ongoing presentation/workshop programme.   You can catch the full article on Ephotozine as part of their “Technique” section.  […]

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SkyLightRain

Judy Darley, who is both a journalist and author, runs a rather excellent blog called SkyLightRain, for writers, artists and creatives.  She came across my work at an exhibition last year, and very kindly interviewed me about it a couple of weeks ago. If you’d like to read the interview in full, then do by all means have a look here. She updates her blog pretty much on a daily basis, and it’s full of artistic inspiration, writing prompts etc, […]

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Countryfile Live

Am delighted to say that my photograph “Rainbow Falls” will be on display in the Art and Photography zone at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 4th – 7th August 2016.  The photograph, which won the Adobe Prize at last year’s Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, has been chosen as one of only 12 photographs from the last 9 years of the competition to go on display.  Do drop by and have a look!

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Digital Photographer Magazine

I’m delighted to say that Lauren Scott has just written a lovely article on my photograph “Rainbow Falls” in the current issue (170) of Digital Photographer Magazine.  It appears in their “Story Behind the Still” feature, and gives a bit of background on how the photograph came about, the idea behind the composition and how I physically went about taking it.  Do drop by and have a look if you have a moment…

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On Landscape Magazine

Just a quick post to say that the rather excellent online landscape photography magazine, On Landscape, are currently showing a mini portfolio of four of my photographs in their “4×4” feature.  The photographs were taken on a trip to North Norfolk earlier this year.  Do pay a visit to On Landscape if you’d like to have a look…

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“In Search Of…” Exhibition opens at Number Ten Gallery, Rochdale

Just a quick heads up to let you know that I have a new exhibition opening at Number Ten Gallery in Rochdale.  The exhibition is called “In Search Of…”, and is the companion exhibition to the talk I gave as part of the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival on Sunday 25th October.  The exhibition covers some of the photographs I’ve taken during my time working as an actor in the north of England, and includes photographs of Manchester, Leeds, Yorkshire […]

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Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015

Am delighted to say that one of my photographs, “Rainbow Falls”, has just been awarded the Adobe Prize at the 2015 Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.  The photograph was taken at Kisdon Force near Muker in the Yorkshire Dales in late spring of this year.  This is the first year that Adobe have awarded a prize at this competition, and is their pick of the photographs shortlisted in the “Your View” section of the competition… needless […]

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Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, Sunday October 25th 2015

Just a quick post to say that I’m delighted to be appearing at The Rochdale Literature and Ideas festival, which takes place in Rochdale between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th October.  I’ll be in conversation with the excellent people at All Across the Arts on Sunday 25th October, at 4pm, at the Church of St Edmund in Rochdale.  The conversation will cover my approach to both my photography and acting work, how one feeds the other,  and I’ll also be […]

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Victoria Park Exhibition

Just to say that a brand new exhibition of my photographs is currently on the walls of The Victoria Park pub in Victoria Park, Windmill Hill, Bristol.  The exhibition contains around 40 or so of my photographs of Bristol and the surrounding area, and contains a number of brand new images, using a variety of different techniques that I’ve been investigating recently, including Intentional Camera Movement (ICM – the process of deliberately moving the camera whilst taking a photograph), Multiple […]

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Hollingworth Lake Exhibition

Just a quick post to announce the launch of my new exhibition, Northern Impressions, which goes on display at the Visitor Centre at Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, nr Rochdale on Tuesday 31st March 2015. It concentrates on the time I’ve spent working as an actor in the North of England, particularly across the Pennines, and contains a number of brand new images of Hollingworth Lake itself, and the surrounding area. Many thanks to Karen and everyone at Hollingworth Lake who’ve helped […]

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The Photography Show

Just a quick post to say that I’m delighted that Pentax have chosen to show four of my images on their stand at the forthcoming Photography Show at Birmingham NEC, March 21st-24th 2015… The Photography Show is held annually, and is the UK’s premiere Photographic show… Do drop by and have a look if you have a moment…

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Welcome to Bill Ward Photography

Hello and welcome to my brand spanking new website.  I’ve felt for a while that I needed something a bit brighter, cleaner and clearer to display my work, so hope you enjoy it. Welcome also to my brand spanking new web address www.billwardphotography.co.uk… Thought it was about time that me and my pictures were called the same thing… my old web address of www.thingsthatihaveseen.com will still work, but this is where it will take you… Massive thanks to Matt and […]

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