Me taking a photo of a Common Blue Butterfly
I'm Tony North, a photographer based in Manchester, England. My main passions are macro and landscape photography.
I have always loved nature, but there's something about spending a few hours in a wildflower meadow capturing images of butterflies and dragonflies that really excites me. I love revealing the amazing beauty of the world of miniature beasts, and sharing that with others.
Equally I love walking through and photographing beautiful scenery - whether rural, coastal or urban. A special interest of mine is astrophotography - especially capturing the Milky Way over some dramatic scene.
I also enjoy competing, whether in BPE Salons or in major competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year, for which I have received a third place and 2 Highly Commendeds, or Amateur Photographer of the Year, in which I came 2nd overall in 2020.
Talks and Tuition
I am available to give online talks on my macro work as well as on landscapes, plants and fungi, and the biology of the eye. I also offer online tuition to help you improve your macro or landscape photography.
I hope you enjoy perusing my images. Read more about me and my background here.
Photography and Mental Wellbeing
My wife Catherine, a writer and photographer, is currently working on a non-fiction book called Through a Lens Brightly about the effects of photography as a hobby on mental health and wellbeing. She has created a survey to gather information on this subject which you can fill in here.
Please help! All information will be kept strictly confidential, and there are options not to answer questions about age range and geographical location if you prefer.