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Internationally renowned photographer Simon Watkinson ABIPP has 25 years of experience in professional Photography. Simon is a fully qualified Associate member of The British Institute of Professional Photography and has won numerous awards for his Photography.

Simon has always had a keen interest in photography and was given his first SLR camera as an eight year old. Photography is something that is in the family genes, as Simon's grandfather was a professional photographer, back as far as the turn of the 20th Century! 

Simon's professional career as a photographer began in 1987 when he was appointed by British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association (B.F.M.I.R.A.), where Simon undertook the photography of promotional material, product launches, and the photography (documenting) of scientific experiments. Simon was also involved in the whole process of developing the images. It was apparent already that Simon had such an indepth knowledge of photography, that already he was being called upon to train others within the company in photography and photographic technique.

Simon left this position to complete not one, but two World-wide tours, armed with a camera! After this Simon interspersed his career with employment in photographic labs and self employment as a photographer, completing weddings, portraits and commercial work, whilst living in central London. However his love of the countryside drove him to live ever further North - until he finally settled at his current home in the Peak District National Park. It is here that he has become ever more involved in his passion of Landscape Photography and also set up the very first digital photography training centre (The Peak District Photography Centre) back in 2003.

Simon now specialises in Travel and Landscape Photography and attracts clients internationally both to his courses at home in the Peak District and around the World. Simon has Authored an App for iPad and iPhone - InFocus (Essentials), which continues to prove popular, and is the first in a planned series of photography mini guides.

During his career Simon has been commissioned to produce numerous images which have been used in various publications such as books, journals, brochures, websites, cards and calendars. Simon is widely recognised as a photographer and also for his Digital Imaging expertise. He is an experienced tutor with a unique and entertaining style and has the ability to produce a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

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