Welcome to the website of Northwest accredited, published and award winning photographer
Phil Durkin CPAGB BPE1. You will find some of the specialist areas
of photography he truly loves from seascapes, landscapes and architectural work.
He became interested in photography in his early 30's back in the days of film. After his two children had grown up and were about to make their own lives, the free time has re-ignited his passion for photography and with new technology and affordable gear he has been bitten by the bug once again! He finds himself taking less images than of previous years and will only press the shutter when all the essential elements line up and a shot is worth capturing. Often the light will not produce the necessary requirements and fail to materialise, but thats just 'Landscape Photography' for you!
He currently uses a full frame Canon 5D Mk IV with various L series lenses covering focal lengths from 16mm to 400mm. Lee Filters assist his creative long exposure images to give surreal movement in clouds and moving water.
Phil has achieved many 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in local competitions and been awarded several trophies for his work. He gained recognition by the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) for his excellent photography skills in April 2015 when he was accredited with a CREDIT for producing a portfolio of images that were deemed worthy of the award by 6 national judges.
In 2016 he lifted the trophy and was awarded 'The Photographer Of The Year' at Bolton Camera Club from around 90 members and took home 4 trophies in one evening. This will take some beating!
August 2017 has seen him achieve a BPE1 (British Photographic Exhibitions) in just seven months after submitting images to National Exhibitions in the UK. The BPE1 is awarded for 25 acceptances into National Exhibitions throughout the UK, he also picked up two selectors Medals in the process, these are awarded by judges for images of outstanding quality, composition and creativity. A BPE2 is next in his sights, and he will need fifty Exhibition Acceptances to obtain the BPE2 Crown Award.
Thank you for taking the time to visit his site, and I hope you enjoy some of the work he has produced.