Matt Watkins

My love in photography stems from when I was younger and used to act as an assistant to my father on his photoshoots. Back then we were using 35mm film cameras and a homemade dark room at the top of our stairs to develop our photos. I still have one of my first cameras and have recently found myself going back to basics and shooting a roll of film. I rediscovered my passion for taking photographs following the arrival of my children and since then my work has been published by several national newspapers, national television networks along with filming for and being published by Practical Photography Magazine.

Being born and raised in the heart of the South Wales valleys, I can regularly be found pacing the footpaths and hills of the nearby Brecon Beacons national park, which is where my passion for landscape photography first developed (excuse the pun!). Exploring and photographing natural landscapes that surrounds me is my way of relieving the day to day stress associated with the daily grind. More recently I have found myself enjoying passing on what I have learned over the years to those who are just starting out of their photography journey. Details of workshops can be found by clicking here.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work with some well known brands on a national and international level by supplying images for advertising campaigns and literature to internal publications. At the start of 2019 I agreed to become a brand ambassador for Vanguard World UK Ltd and look forward to working with the brand to promote their range of bags, tripods and other photography related products. Participants of my workshops can also sample a selection of bags and tripods together with receiving an exclusive discount code to redeem against any Vanguard product. #MakeUpYourOwnMind


Who I’ve worked with