31 Henrietta Street
Deane, Bolton

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Brian White

I have for over 30 years travelled extensively to various countries to experience and photograph the diversities of the cultures, landscape and wildlife.

For the last 20 years I have been a professional Self-Employed and Freelance Photographer, photographing a wide variety of commissions for my business. During this time, I have been photographing Weddings, Portraits, Commercial and Legal and also travelling to many Countries and locations producing many Travel Photographs for my ever expanding portfolio.


I have done many digital and slide presentations to various groups and organisations covering a range of different subjects including:

My 3 week trip in 2019 to Namibia

'Wild Britain' - photographs ranging from Scottish Islands to the South Coast in England including wildlife and landscapes

'Wild Sri Lanka' - a 6 week trip in 2016

 'Amazon Expedition' into Peru and Bolivia.

'Wild Zambia'  travels through Zambia from Victoria Falls onto the Luangwa Valley to photograph the wildlife and especially tracking and photographing the Leopards.

'Rhinos & Battlefields'  the wildlife, birds etc of South Africa and especially the Rhinos, highlighting about the poaching for Rhino horn, and moving on into the British Zulu - Boer war battlefields, finishing with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

'African Expedition'  Cape Town to Victoria Falls and back to Cape Town travelling by Land Rover for 6 weeks through the Kalahari desert from South Africa , Namibia , Zimbabwe , Botswana and back to South Africa , photographing Wildlife, Landscapes & Himba Tribal people etc.

'India & Nepal Street scenes & Wildlife'  including mainly the people with wildlife featuring Tigers.

'Wild Northern England' - Wildlife & Wild places of the North of England

Wild Southern England' - The Jurassic Coast, with wildlife of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Somerset Levels.

'Wildlife & Travel Photography' - including how I travel, my equipment and how I go about capturing photographs of wildlife and people in remote and not so distant parts of the world,



Some of my photographs have over the years appeared in various publications and articles and I have won recent awards including the following:



. Photograph of Bolton Parish Church which was selected by Bolton Hospice for their Christmas Charity Card for 2018.


Lion roaring - taken in the Etosha National Park, Namibia in 2019



Jackdaw in flight at Flambrough Head, Yorkshire

Achieved 19 out of 20 in Bolton Camera Club monthly competition in 2018


Taken on the Zambesi River in Zambia

20/20 in the monthly competition in 2018.

Canon EOS 7D Mk2 wiith 100mm - 400mm zoom lens


Taken in the Yala National Park in Sri Lanka,

19/20 in monthly competition in 2018

Canon EOS 7D Mk2 with 300mm lens and 2x converter


This Great Skua was defending its nest in the Orkney Islands.

Achieved 19 out of 20 in Bolton Camera Club monthly competition September 2019

Taken at Birsa Moors, Mainland Orkney. with a Canon EOS 5D with Canon 300mm 2.8 lens and 1.4 converter


Griffon Vulture landing in morning light in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Scored 18/20 in a competition in 2017

Taken from a very small hide with one-way glass. I spent 7 hours sitting in the hide waiting particularly for the Lammergeier Vulture and Egyptian Vulture to arrive.


Lions seemingly on parade in the Etosha National Park, Namibia in 2019


Zebras at a waterhole in Etosha National Park in Namibia with reflections in early morning light.

19/20 in the monthly print competition in July 2019



Photographed in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia.

I managed to capture the leopard looking straight into the lens from a distance of less than 30ft using a Canon 100mm-400mm stabilising lens and beanbag support from a Toyota Landcruiser.

The image achieved a mark of 19 out of 20 at the Bolton Camera Club monthly competition in 2016.


Photographed in the Somerset Levels with a Canon 100mm macro lens and Manfrotto tripod.

This photograph was taken after observing the Green Bottle Flies for a considerable time and presetting the camera and tripod at a likely landing spot to capture this individual Green Bottle.

Achieved marks of 18 out of 20 in the Bolton Camera Club monthly competition in 2016



Photographed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa with a 100mm - 400mm telephoto lens from a 4WD vehicle

Achieved marks of 18 out of 20 in the Bolton Camera Club monthly competition in 2015

  Bolton News printed a photograph I had taken of the 'Dead Vlei' in the Namib Desert to promote the Bolton Camera Club 2010 Annual Photographic Exhibition at Waterstones Bookshop in the Bolton town centre.  

Rivington Sunset won first place in the photographic competition run by the Bolton News entitled 'My Bolton'. The competition was for pictures taken during April 2010 depicting aspects of Bolton life.

I saw the opportunity to make an image of a sunset over Rivington Pike, exploiting the recent ash clouds which had been passing over from Iceland. The volcanic eruption was giving off fine particles of dust and turning the light into vivid colours at sunset.

It took 3 visits to a chosen spot on the Anglezarke Moor before I captured the right image. The result was a moody sunset which was published in the Bolton News on 15th May 2010.


Trophy award

Brian receiving the 2009 Camera Club Award for Best Digital Images in the year from Richard Rollon, picture editor from the Bolton News.


This photograph of an Atlantic Puffin also took 2nd place in the Annual competition in 2009



Some of the Awards I have obtained are:

Third Place Certificate - Bolton Camera Club - 2018
Best Print - Waterstones exhibition - 2018
Best Print - Waterstones exhibition - 2017
Runner-up Best Print - Waterstones exhibition 2015 and 2016

Second Best Digital Image - Waterstones - 2010
Third Best Print - Waterstones - 2010
Second Best Print - Waterstones - 2009
Years best digital images - Bolton Camera Club Competition - 2009
Second Best Print – Rivington Photo Gallery - Bolton News - 2008
Best Slide – Rivington Photo Gallery – Bolton News Trophy – 2008
Best Slide at Bolton Museum Exhibition – Bolton Camera Club Trophy – 2007
Best Print at Bolton Museum Exhibition - Bolton News Trophy – 2007
Photographer of the Year – Bolton Camera Club Competition – 2005-2006

I use both formats (Digital and Film) for my Travel Photography.

CANON E0S – 5D Mk3 digital camera
CANON EOS - 5D Mk 2 digital camera
CANON EOS - 7D Mk2 - digital camera

CANON E0S 1N Film Camera,

PENTAX 6x7 Medium Format Film Camera

Canon 300mm 2.8 trlrfoto lens with 1.4 and 2x converters
Canon 100 - 400mm image stabilising zoom lens
Canon 100mm macro lens
Canon 24 - 85 wide angle lens
Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod .




As I like to travel off the beaten track and to look into all aspects of the places I visit and photograph, I find that travelling by means of backpacking using local and hired transport is the best way that enables me to gain first hand experience of and close contact to the places and people I visit. 
My  main collection of images are from travels to India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Vietnam, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Spain, Sri Lanka and the UK.

It was always my burning ambition from being a young boy to follow and explore in the footsteps of the great Victorian explorer, David Livingstone. To satisfy that ambition, I went on a 2 month expedition from March to May 2008 taking me into Africa, through Namibia, South Africa and Botswana, travelling by LandRover and photographing Tribal People, Wildlife and Landscapes.


Exhibition at Bolton Parish church in Dec 2008

Exhibition at Bolton Parish Church in December 2008

My passion is to capture a sense of place or an expression of a person, wildlife or landscape from interacting with subjects hoping to achieve a pleasing photographic image using a wide range of photographic experience and equipment.

I hope that the website gives you as much pleasure as I’ve had visiting wonderful countries and taking the photographs.

Brian White

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