Mark Gilligan is cited as one of the countries foremost Landscape Photographers.
An official Fujifilm Ambassador, he is an accredited, award-winning member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Mark was made a Fellow by them because of his specialist and original work in the Lake District. A features writer for many magazines, he has his own photographic series in 'Lake District Life' and 'Lancashire Life'. A member of the 'Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild', his work regularly appears in the national and regional walking publications.
Mark spends a considerable amount of his time living and working in the Lakes as well as undertaking commercial shoots for all different types of photographic work. This has also seen him undertaking commissions for International Hotel Chains, Jewellers, High-end watch Manufacturers, Restaurants, the Motor Industry and Sport.
He is very proud to also be supported in his work by BERGHAUS, LEE FILTERS, PACER POLES, TREKKERTENT and SAWYER EUROPE.
His work can be purchased via this site and he has a permanent exhibition running at The Strands Inn, Nether Wasdale, where you can buy framed and mounted prints as well as The Woodlands Craft Shop at Santon which is simply the best Tearooms in the area!
His 1-1 bespoke Landscape Photography Workshops are in high demand and he regularly undertakes them for photographers from across the world.
"I have been a professional now for over 40 years and and as well as taking photographs for a living, I have also taught imaging for much of that time. I was the National Director of a dedicated course for police and home office staff to teach video and photographic skills. I gained the INVESTORS IN PEOPLE accreditation for that work and was integral in devising new photographic techniques that are now standard practice within those specialist areas of work. I now put all my energies into photographing and writing professionally mainly about 'the lakes' and teaching the discipline of landscapes on my workshops.
The mountainous regions are there own dramatic, natural theatre. The terrain and light combine to produce photographic opportunities that are endless. For me, Photography is an organic process between the view and the photographer. Whilst I utilise Digital now, I dont take and create images that are HDR generated. I am a documentary photographer who processes images but does edit them. Lightroom work is a vital 'tooth on the cog' but it should be one that is integral rather than totally reliant to make that a pleasing, true representation of what we see and capture.
I hope that my wealth of experience and enthusiasm will be of great benefit to you.
Please contact me directly on 07946 31 67 69 or via email on this site. I look forward to hearing and meeting you soon. Note that all images on this site are copyrighted. Most are also all for sale and I thank those of you who have purchased my work. I appreciate that!
Mark Gilligan FBIPP LRPS