Expert Profiles

Ollie Taylor

Landscape Astrophotographer

Ollie Taylor is an international award-winning landscape and landscape astrophotographer, currently based on the coast of Dorset in the UK (when actually home).

After spending his early childhood in the countryside on the east coast, Ollie became based in a land-locked city situated in the centre of the UK, up until 2006. It was the feeling of a need to escape the city, and return to a more rural environment that led to Ollie acquiring a passion for landscape photography in 2003, whilst also studying Architecture. Between 2006-2008 Ollie spent 18 months living in, and travelling around Greece with stock photography revenue as his sole income, before returning to the UK and relocating to the East Devon coast in 2008.

He got hooked on night photography during a month long Iceland trip at the end of 2011, slowly developing his technique, and in 2014 Ollie set up the first landscape night sky (nightscape), and landscape astrophotography workshops of their kind in the British Isles, possibly in Europe; he continues to run them very successfully. The workshops provide photographers with the opportunity to learn night sky photography techniques whilst located within a traditional rural or coastal landscape photography environment. The 1-2-1 and group photography workshops operate in Scotland, across England, and in Wales, as well as across Europe, as far north as Iceland, to as far south as Greece and Cyprus, Ollie also runs workshops for external firms with the most recent being an astrophotography workshop in Cyprus for6x6 Centre for Photography for 2017, and now also runs nightscape and cityscape photography workshops for The Royal Photographic Society across the UK.

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