Biography of Nick Jenkins
I have been a keen landscape and outdoor photographer for the last 15 years or so. My interest stemmed from my complete inability to capture through a viewfinder the sense of awe I felt when out walking in the British hills. It was then that I was determined to do something about this inability and set about teaching myself how to capture landscapes that meant something to me when I got home. After putting a portfolio together of my best British landscape images, I achieved my Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, followed by Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation.
In 2001 I left corporate life behind and in 2002 set up ‘Freespirit Images’, the business I now run to market and promote my photographic images. This ranges from tutoring and advice on my courses and workshops to producing images for magazines, greetings cards and calendars, throughout the UK. I supply several photographic agencies with travel and general stock photography. I also give talks and presentations to clubs and societies all round the country, including camera clubs and professional organisations.
Initially much of my time was spent photographing the great outdoors for clients such as AA Publications, CADW, Cardiff City Council, Isle of Man Tourism, Newport City Council and the Brecon Beacons National Park. More recently I have been shooting for commercial clients; for their Annual Reports, websites and business flyers. This is a different branch of photography for me, but one that is so enjoyable and I am attracting new clients all the time. See my COMMERCIAL website page for more details.