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about

Andrew Crothall

I am a Wirral-based freelance photographer specialising in landscape photography, but with a growing portfolio of other styles, including architecture and abstract. Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to view my photographs.

Although I have been taking photographs for many years, I became a lot more 'serious' about it in 2007 when I switched to digital. The flexibility of digital allowed me to experiment more and learn quickly. I joined the Royal Photographic Society and received my Licentiateship distinction in July 2008 and am currently working towards my Associateship.

I like to try and capture just a glimpse of what nature offers us; the changing seasons, variable weather and wonderful light. The British have a reputation for complaining about the weather, but as a photographer I feel privileged to live here – with lots of coastline and an unpredictable climate, it makes for great photographic opportunities. And all those grey, rainy days?..... well, that's the time for processing your pictures, of course!

Although all digital images have to be processed to some extent to make them useable, I do try and keep manipulation to a minimum and render the image in the way I remember seeing it. I firmly believe that it is better to get the image right 'in the camera' and then do as little as possible to it on the computer. If I do feel the need to 'manipulate' an image, I will always try to tell you about it (a conversion to Black & White being the most common). Even my abstract images are usually created 'in camera' rather than with software.

The majority of my images are currently taken on and around my home patch – the Wirral, in the North West of England, with occasional forays to other parts of this beautiful country. I rarely travel to another part of the country (or the world) just to get a picture, but if I happen to be somewhere different then I will always have my camera with me.

Capturing these images has sometimes been a challenge but always a pleasure. I hope you enjoy them too.

You are welcome to contact me with questions or comments - please use the Contact Me section to send me an email.



some of my commercial clients

Buckle Advanced Dental Care
Cheshire Life magazine
Hoylake Village Life magazine
Karl Tatler Estate Agents
Lakeside Orthodontics
Lister Carter
Liverpool Museums
Love Wirral magazine
Rachie B Designs
The Wro Lounge
Wirral Borough Council