About

 

 

Me

George Wheelhouse. Fine art photographer, Bedfordshire, UK.George WheelhouseGeorge Wheelhouse I’m a fine art nature & landscape photographer from Bedfordshire, UK.

I’m drawn to nature & wild places, and photography is my creative outlet for sharing that passion.

I try to share my take on the brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world, and to hopefully spread a little appreciation for the wildlife around us. I aim to take original, distinctive photos, for contemporary fine-art prints.

My photography is typically categorised as one of the following:

  • Fine Art Nature – Artistic, original, creative, or abstract portraits of animals and nature.
  • Landscapes – Showing off the natural beauty of Britain and around the world.
  • Wildlife Photography – Natural history / documentary style photography of a subject and its environment.

You can find my fine art nature and landscape galleries on this website. I also have a large back-catalogue of natural history, documentary, & behaviour-based wildlife photography, which I keep on my Flickr photostream, providing a more extensive stock library.

My favourite British wildlife subjects are the majestic red deer, which have become my local speciality since I moved back to Bedfordshire.

Though many of my subjects are local, I also get out and about all over the place in pursuit of an interesting photo. I love to travel, and I photograph wildlife and landscapes in some of the most spectacular environments around the world. I’m particularly drawn to the Nordic nations and areas of the Boreal Forest such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Canada.

To date, I’ve seen my photos published in The Times & The Times OnlineDigital Photographer MagazinePhoto Technique MagazineAmateur Photographer MagazineWildlife Photographic MagazineThe Mail Online, and used by ITV.comBBC TV, and the BBC Natural History Unit.

Wildlife and landscape photos used in the media.In the mediaWildlife and landscape photos used in the media.

 

 

Approach

Most of the time I begin as a conventional artist would, with a strong idea of the image in my mind’s eye. Pre-visualisation is important to me, and I rarely set out on a shoot without at least one clearly defined shot in mind, and a plan for how to achieve it. My best photos are often those which have been meticulously planned and executed accordingly.

My approach is strongly influenced by a background in art & design. A few years ago now, I used to draw animal portraits in pencil, charcoal, and pastels, using photos for reference. That was a great way to learn the disciplines of art, composition, form, and lighting, but I found that it didn’t quite fulfil my appetite for creativity. So I set out to start taking the photos myself, and I’m now working in the modern medium of digital photography, combining in-camera techniques and post-processing.

Photography is a great medium to work in, and I enjoy it very much, but my passion is certainly for the creative process over the attraction of the technology, gadgets, and gear. I have that in-built creative urge, and photography gives me an outlet for it. I enjoy the digital processing as much as the shooting. It takes me back to my drawing days, and gives me the opportunity to experiment with different styles, treatments, and effects to achieve the look I have in mind, and all in my own time.

I’m often asked how I learnt photography, and I’ve never studied it or attended any courses. I just picked it up over time. I consider myself self-taught, though the reality is I started off by reading a few good books. I regularly keep up-to-date with techniques from blog posts and articles online. I take inspiration from various different media; from fellow photographers and artists, to film, TV, advertising, and the natural world.

George Wheelhouse in Skuleskogen National Park, SwedenGeorge Wheelhouse in Skuleskogen National Park, SwedenGeorge Wheelhouse in Skuleskogen National Park, Sweden Thanks to James Silvester for this photo of me in Skuleskogen National Park, Sweden.

 

 

Sales

Giclée Fine Art Print - BluebellsGiclée Fine Art Print - Bluebellswww.GeorgeWheelhouse.com You can order prints from this site in a variety of formats.

To achieve optimum quality, my prints are fulfilled by a third-party professional fine art print house.
Orders are printed in the UK, and delivery is available to most countries worldwide. On request, I can arrange local/domestic printing for orders to North America or Australia, to reduce shipping costs, though it’s usually more cost-effective to ship from the UK. Contact me if you have any questions or requests about prints.

For commercial licensingusage requests, & digital download licencescontact me and this can be arranged quickly and securely.

For artists looking for reference material, please see my Artistic Reference page.

I also accept commissions for projects. Get in touch if you have a specific subject in mind.

 

 

Links

You can find me on all the usual social media pipes. Drop by and say hello…

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