Superb Photography matters.

The growing success of the highly illustrated and photographically noteworthy Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path and the pocket size Top 10 Walks series is built in part around the work of some truly outstanding professional photographers.

While some of our striking images are taken in-house and some sourced through stock libraries, many are also specially commissioned from some of Britain’s best landscape and wildlife photographers. Their amazing ‘golden hour’ dawn and dusk pictures, and intimate animal photos, help bring the books alive. They make you want to be there, and see what they see, now.

Great photography makes all the difference.

Drew Buckley

Drew is an award-winning, fulltime professional photographer based in Pembrokeshire.

He is a big believer in doing most of the work in camera with the use of subtle filters; and spends more time out with the camera and less working in the digital darkroom. He likes to keep colours true to life, capturing the scale and raw essence of a scene, truly involving the viewer into wanting to be there rather than just saying, “That’s a nice photo”.

He is a regular contributor to many photography & wildlife magazines throughout the UK.

He also runs photography workshops on landscape and wildlife techniques in Pembrokeshire and West Wales.

In September 2012 he received a Highly Commended Award with a landscape image in the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Chiz Dakin

Chiz is an award-winning freelance photographer with particular interest in outdoor photography themes such as landscape, adventure sports and travel.

She also writes walking and cycling guidebooks, as well as teaching photography on workshops and photo trails in Derbyshire/Peak District and Spain.

James Grant

James is an award winning photographer specialising in landscape photography, mainly in the Peak District. He prefers to take images at sunrise or sunset and sometimes in very changeable weather to capture views rarely seen. His work has been published in various magazines and he has a number of partnerships and clients including 84.5mm camera filters, Visit Peak District and Blacks Outdoors.

Paul Newcombe

Paul is a graphic designer and photographer who’s lucky to live just outside the Peak District National Park. He is passionate about landscape photography. As well as trying to do justice to the beauty of the Peak District, he also captures images of the rest of the United Kingdom whenever he can.

Carl Rogers

Carl is an established graphic designer and outdoor photographer, as well as a keen climber, author, publisher and co-director of Northern Eye Books. His striking photographs and panoramic shots of Wales, the Wales Coast Path and the Lake District can be seen in many of our books.

His photographs have appeared in several outdoor magazines and regional newspapers. Carl is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

Stewart Smith

Stewart is a professional landscape and commercial photographer, and author, whose clients include Cumbria Tourism, Keswick Tourism Association, The Forestry Commission, Lakes Alive and Stagecoach. He also runs photography courses and workshops, and produces fine art prints and greetings cards.

He was shortlisted for the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Award in 2010.

Steve Thompson

Steve is a professional landscape photographer who has a deep appreciation of nature. He spends a lot of time watching the sky, staying out late, getting up early and chasing the light  — which shows in his astonishing photographs.