Profile - Adam Burton
Adam Burton is one of the UKs leading landscape photographers and author of six books. Since 2008 he has been working as a full time professional landscape photographer, regularly supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for a wide range of clients.
He has photographed many of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes and specialises in the landscapes of the UK, particularly Southwest England.
Adam first began teaching himself photography in 2001, mainly from reading magazines and then putting into practice techniques while on location either in the New Forest or along the Dorset coastline. This informal training enabled Adam to develop a unique style that continue to make his photographs instantly recognisable and highly in demand. His knowledge is entirely self taught; he has never received any formal photographic training.
Ever since Adam first began taking photography seriously, his images have been in demand commercially. Since 2004 his images have been published regularly in national newspapers and magazines, as well as in books, greeting cards and calendars. Over this time he has worked for many large and prestigious organisations, supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for companies including British Petroleum, The AA, The Times and National Geographic.
Adam has authored six books published by leading UK publishing houses.
A brief summary of Adams major achievements to date is listed below:
- Wanderlust (Landscape) Photographer of the Year 2006
- Author of 6 books; Photographing Cornwall & Devon (FotoVUE 2016), The Dorset Coast (2008), A Year on Exmoor (2010), Brecon Beacons (2011) and South West Coast Path (2012 - all published by Frances Lincoln) and A Portrait of Southampton (2009 - published by Halsgrove)
- Images published on the covers of more than 200 magazines, books and calendars.
- Commended entries in the Take-a-View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition for 7 successive years, receiving 3 Highly Commended and 13 Commended awards. One of only 2 photographers to have achieved entries in every book and exhibition that has accompanied the prestigious competition since it began.
- International Garden Photographer of the Year. 2015 Finalist/Highly commended entries, 2014 Second place in Changing Coastlines category, 2012 Finalist entry, 2011 Highly Commended entry
Approach to photography
Adam favours the rich colours of dawn and dusk when natural light is at its most special. He uses equipment to enable him to capture magical moments authentically at the picture taking stage, rather than relying on computer enhancements afterwards.
Although he now shoots exclusively digitally, his beginnings in film photography engendered a strong desire to record the landscape at its natural best, and nothing more. As a result Adams photography captures authentic and natural moments in time, free from computer manipulation.
Previously to working as a professional landscape photographer Adam has had a varied and extensive career with roles in IT, Project Management, Training and Customer Service.
Adam lives in Dartmoor in the beautiful Southwest of England with his wife Beth and children Tom, Ellen and Ted.
Adam uses the following photographic equipment:
- Nikon D800/D800E 36mp DSLRs
- Nikon 17-35 f/2.8D
- Nikon 24-70 f/2.8G
- Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G VRII
- Gitzo Systematic 3542LS tripod
- Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR Ball Head
- Lee Filters
- F/Stop Satori Backpack