James is a freelance photographer and journalist producing content for photography magazines and websites and is a former deputy editor of Practical Photography magazine. He’s also the author of The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing.
James has been working as a photography journalist for over 12 years. He worked at Practical Photography magazine for eight years, where he was deputy editor for two years and now works as a freelance photography journalist and photographer. He’s a regular contributor to websites and magazines including Tech Radar, Space, BBC Science Focus, Digital Camera World, Amateur Photographer, Digital Photographer and many more.
Over the years there are few subjects that James hasn’t photographed for magazine articles and commercial work, but he now mostly shoots portraits and landscapes. And despite living in one of the flattest parts of the country, he can often be found exploring the UK’s hills, mountains and expansive coastline shooting landscapes and leading workshops. James is also the author of ‘The Digital Darkroom: The Definitive Guide to Photo Editing’ which was published by Ilex Press in 2021.
- Worked at Practical Photography magazine for eight years becoming deputy editor before working as a freelance photographer and photography journalist.
- Taught photography and editing courses at Mid-Cheshire College and Cambridge Regional College, as well as running photography courses for local authorities.
- Award-winning photographer with a number of accolades for portrait and landscape photography.
- James currently works freelance for many of the UK’s leading photography magazines and technology websites, as well as shooting commercial work.
James has a degree in photography from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design (now the University for the Creative Arts) and has a Certificate of Education from Anglia Ruskin University. He has also completed multiple journalism and management courses when he was employed full-time.