A bit about me.

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There’s a thrill in watching the first pastel colours of the day appear over the frozen stillness of a Broads landscape on a winters morning or standing on a wild and windy beach as the sun’s first rays skim over the dunes and capturing these moments is what my photography is all about.
 
 

I am a professional landscape photographer, specialising in capturing atmospheric images of East Anglia for clients which include the National Trust and English Heritage.

When I'm not behind the camera, my time is spent running landscape photography workshops. I have been running my 1-2-1 and group workshops in East Anglia for over six years and I also run workshops in the area for the National Trust, Forestry Commission and Royal Photographic Society as well as leading photography tours to locations around the world for Tatra Photography.

I was very excited to have my first book, Photographing East Anglia, a guidebook to the region for photographers, published in spring 2019 by Fotovue. I also write for photography magazines, my articles having appeared in many of the photography titles and my images have been widely published, appearing everywhere from book and magazine covers to jigsaw puzzles and jam jars (you can see some examples here).

I am a member of two photography groups, Felixstowe Photographic Society and the Beyond Group, and regularly speak at camera clubs in the south-east of England.

Achievements

Highlights include:

  • 2019 Photographing East Anglia published

  • 2018 Meanderings solo exhibition, Boat House gallery, Flatford

  • 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year - 3 images commended

  • 2018 Your Vision competition - overall winner

  • 2018 Interviewed on The Togcast photography podcast

  • 2017 International Garden Photographer of the Year - highly commended

  • 2017 International Garden Photographer of the Year - National Trust special award - 2nd place

  • 2017 Outdoor Photographer of the Year - finalist

  • 2017 Landscape Photographer of the Year - commended

  • 2017 RHS Photography competition - category winner

  • 2017 Your Vision competition - category winner

  • 2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year - commended & book cover shot

  • 2016 A stone's throw solo exhibition, Boat House gallery, Flatford

  • 2015 International Garden Photographer of the Year - commended

  • 2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year - commended

  • 2015 RHS Photography competition - runner up

  • 2014 Shipwrecked Mariners society - overall winner

  • 2014 Royal Photographic Society - LRPS distinction

  • 2014 International Garden Photographer of the Year - commended

  • 2013 Landscape Photographer of the Year - commended & book cover shot

  • 2012 Landscape Photographer of the Year - commended 

Ethics

I’m a proud member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and I’m dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

  • Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography

  • Educate yourself about the places you photograph

  • Reflect on the possible impact of your actions

  • Use discretion if sharing locations

  • Know and follow rules and regulations

  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them

  • Actively promote and educate others about these principles

Equipment

For my landscapes images I have always used Canon DSLRs and I currently use the following gear:

  • Canon 5D mkIV

  • Canon L series lenses

  • Fuji X-Pro1 converted for infrared

  • Lee filters

  • Gitzo tripod

  • F-stop & Think Tank bags

What's next

As well as new projects for the National Trust, I am currently working on my second book, Essex in photographs, due for publication in spring 2020 and have other book projects in the pipeline. I'm also busy planning some exciting new workshops, expanding my workshop range to locations around the UK.

Email: info@justinminns.co.uk

Telephone: 07734 068605