Adam Burton Photography

2013 - Story so far

31 Jul
2013 - Story so far 2013 - Story so far 2013 - Story so far

Many apologies for the long delay in updating my news.  With the immediacy of social media, my news regularly appears on my Facebook page but doesn't reach as far as my website.  Anyhow, seeing as we are over halfway through the year its probably a good time for a catchup.

Soon after returning home from my Iceland workshop I was delighted to be informed that one of my images had achieved a finalist placing at the International Garden Photographer of the Year Awards.  This was only the second year that I have entered the competition, and to go one step further than last year's highly commended was a great achievement.  I am no garden photographer but fortunately the competition has several more general categories, including 'Breathing Spaces' where I achieved the finalist placing.  The photograph is a very old favourite of mine, a frosty morning in the New Forest captured on slide film.

In both April and May I finally managed to get back up to photograph Northumberland.  I enjoyed a couple of weeks shooting the beautiful windswept beaches beneath magnificent huge cloudy skies.  There is something incredibly special about this part of England, it enjoys a feeling of remoteness quite unlike my local coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.  I will be returning next year to lead a workshop with Dawn 2 Dusk Photography.  Sadly this workshop is already fully booked, but if you are looking to join me on another workshop read on!

My images have been licensed for a whole host of different purposes so far this year including all the usual reproductions for greeting cards, books and magazines.  Most notably, I have scored a hat-trick this year with National Geographic; firstly a front cover of National Geographic Traveler magazine (US edition), featuring a landscape picture including my wife and our dog walking the Cornish coast.  With a circulation of around 800,000 thats a lot of homes Beth and Dougle have in some way visited this year!  Next I was advised that five of my images were chosen for the National Geographic's main 2014 calendar, and subsequently another 5 were chosen for a new NG book.  To have your work featured in any of the National Geographic's prestigious publications is a huge achievement, so it goes without saying I am extremely honoured to have so many pictures used.  If you are looking to license any of my images for any purpose please do contact me to discuss your requirements.

During the Spring I spent much of my time shooting commissions.  I was commissioned by the British tourist authority to shoot a whole host of Cornish locations, from beaches and cliffs to Bodmin Moor and lots of fishing villages including Padstow, Mevagissey and Mousehole.  These images will be used as part of VisitBritain's ongoing campaign to promote the UK to international visitors.

More recently I was commissioned by Country Life to shoot a very specific view of the Vale of Evesham from Hidcote Gardens in the Cotswolds.  The 'view' is a favourite of HRH Prince Charles who will be editing a very special edition of Country Life magazine to celebrate his birthday this November.  Staying on the Royal theme I have managed to get one of my images into Buckingham Palace.  Well, the grounds of Buckingham Palace for a few days anyway, but that still counts!  I was contacted by interior designer Anna Burles of Studio AB to feature a photograph of mine in her conceptual room design 'The Castle on the Loch'.  The concept room was one of several to be included in a special event, the 'Coronation Festival' which was held in the grounds of the Palace during July.  Apparently the Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Anne all visited the room and were very enthusiastic about the design.  Hopefully they also enjoyed my picture of Kilchurn Castle!

With the ever varied role of the landscape photographer much of my year is now spent carrying out tuition.  I run many 1-2-1 tuition days throughout each year and several group workshops also.  For international workshops I am a tutor for Tatra Photography; over the past year I have run group workshops in Slovakia and Iceland for Tatra.  In a few months I will be leading a group workshop visiting Yosemite National Park in USA.  Again this is fully booked, but there are places remaining for another Yosemite autumnal trip in 2014.  We are currently planning a trip to the spectacular Faroe Islands, so if you have a hankering to visit these islands watch this space!

For UK based workshops I am really thrilled to have been invited to join the team at Dawn 2 Dusk Photography.  Run by award winning photographers Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer, Dawn 2 Dusk is one of the UK's leading photography workshop companies.  Ross and Mark, who founded Dawn 2 Dusk in 2008, said: “Following the massive success of the Dawn 2 Dusk workshops in recent years and an increasing demand from all over the UK, we are delighted Adam is joining us to help increase the range of workshops available to our clients.  Adam brings a wealth of photographic knowledge and experience as a professional landscape photographer and accomplished tutor. His relaxed and friendly style fits in perfectly with the Dawn 2 Dusk philosophy of bringing fun and enjoyment, as well as expertise and inspiration, to our workshops.'

My first workshops with Dawn 2 Dusk will be the Brecon Beacons (October), Northumberland Coast (March 2014) and the Lake District (October 2014).  Such is the popularity of Dawn 2 Dusk, these are all sold out, but keep an eye on the website for upcoming workshops.


Congratulations for the achievements Adam. Especially the NG hat-trick is amazing! I’m happy to see your updates also here…

by Antti Palkén on 05th August 2013

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