The categories shown on this website are: Landscape Wildlife and Plants Macro
But I also shoot: Informal portraits ( people and pets ) Informal images of events. If you are interested in these categories, I can send you some examples.
My aim is to show the essence of a subject, place or event - hopefully replaying the evocative image seen at the time. I don't make pictures, I see pictures, and have learned how to capture them with a camera.
I was pleased to be awarded "Highly Commended" in the prestigious 2018 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
The Spring flowers in the Landscape section won first prize in the 2015 RAC Photographic Competition.
My images have appeared in the the Spring edition of the Kew Gardens Magazine, several editions the Olympus Magazine, the RAC publication Pell-Mell ( for various events) and The Piscatorial Society Journal. Images appear in the 2018 calendars of The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Friends of Richmond Park. I was very proud that some of my shots of Richmond Park were used as part of a continuous loop at the launch last April at the Royal Geographical Society of the film "Richmond Park National Nature Reserve" presented by Sir David Attenborough. Some photographs of fish conservation activity have been used in lectures by a leading marine biologist and images of Kew Gardens have been used in lectures by the Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services at Kew.
In 2018 I was awarded the Licentiate distinction by the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).
I shoot for publication and for individual sale. A few images are available through stock library Alamy, but most of my images are for sale so please contact me if you are interested in any of them or you would like to have an initial discussion about a commission. Perhaps a favourite location with vivid memories you wish to capture and put on your wall, a special occasion to remember or a keen interest in a subject and want to have an image to hand. An informal portrait, or a fun image of your dog, bringing out the personality. Just ask!
For example, the photo of the Camel Estuary at low tide now sits on the wall of the owner's holiday cottage in Padstow. A couple of years ago I completed an assignment to photograph two chalkstreams for promotion and the private use by the fishery owners.
Dick Hawkes LRPS Dick Hawkes Consulting Ltd Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07770622299