Eli is a Landscape Photographer based in the North West of England, and since 2009 he has been working full time as professional, supplying landscape imagery to various clients. He has also been successfully selling Limited edition prints throughout the country, these include private sales and also to businesses such as doctors and dentists surgery’s. His range of fine art greetings cards can now be found in an increasing number of shops and galleries.
Growing up in the wonderful countryside of Mid Wales, it was no surprise that when he took up photography he was immediately drawn to the great outdoors. It was in 2005 when seeing a friends SLR, the photographic passion was sparked. Since then he attended a short course, which introduced him to the world of black and white printing. Other than this he is completely self taught through reading books, magazines and trial and error. This method has allowed him to develop a personal style, which makes his images instantly recognisably and we’ll received.
Other than his images now being used in magazines, newspapers and various other media, he has also had the pleasure of being included in the critically acclaimed book “Working the Light” and the follow up book “Developing Vision and style” . In 2007 he was awarded first prize in an architectural competition endorsed by the Liverpool One project, and he still enjoys spending time photographing structure and form in the urban landscape.
Even though Eli is currently shooting completely with digital equipment, it was using film that gave him a grounded approach to capturing the image right in camera, rather than correcting on the computer later. Also, his time in the darkroom learning about tonal relationships and contrast control has indeed helped him to transfer these skills into the colour world. It is the quality of light which can been seen at dawn and dusk that Eli favours, and to capture special rich light in camera is how he prefers to work. Once the image is captured, the Raw file (digital negative) needs to be ‘brought to life’. In order to do this fine colour balancing adjustments and contrast controls are performed on the computer.