Why do I photograph? Because I have to; it has long been so. I have choice in what I photograph but not otherwise. I am driven to do it and to search for the why is perhaps to search for God. As a professional outdoor photographer my pictures have been published by magazines, used for advertising, on greetings / birthday cards and on the internet etc. I am available to produce commissioned work, please email a summary of the brief in the first instance. 
My passion is photographing the British landscape.
I used to photograph purely in film, both colour and monochrome and have used medium format, rangefinders, DSLR's and now delighted to have adopted the Fuji X system. I can't ever imagine the need to move away from that. Gradually I have focussed more and more on pictorial work and Infrared. Both help me show the beauty I see in the British Landscape to its best. I hope you enjoy this website,

Over the years I have won numerous awards and received acceptances in International Salons. These days I rarely enter. I shoot a scene or subject because it is something I like.
I have come to the understanding that, even for landscape photography, the broad view is often not the best view. The less you include in a frame the more you see of what really matters. That concentration on subject matter is what gives impact to an image. Sometimes however the view in front of one just demands you use all of it.

Above all, in the words of Belgian pictorialist Leonard Misonne "Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing; light is everything." 

Bill Allsopp
August 2018
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