Hello and welcome to my website.

I've been a freelance photographer and journalist for more years than I care to remember. I hold the distinction of LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society and am a member of the NUJ.  My work has appeared in many magazines and websites covering the waterways and wildlife subjects. I also publish a blog on this site as well as blogging for a number of commercial clients.

I am a regular contributor to TowPath Talk and I'm also the wildlife specialist on the Ramblers Association's website this is in addition to supplying speculative and commissioned to a wide range of publishing clients.

A growing number of my images are available on this site or via my agents, Alamy and Adobe Stock.

All the images on this website are copyright but are available for either publication or as prints subject to payment of the required fee. Full details are available by clicking on the 'buy' option with each image.  

For the record, I use only Nikon camera and lens equipment and have done throughout my photography career. Bags, tripods and mono pods from Manfrotto and Apple computer, laptop and tablet running Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

This website is a Photodeck website hosted on Amazon AWS/S3 cloud.

I work with and support the following... 




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Proud to be working with Country Innovation.

Suppliers of specialist bird/wildlife clothing and footwear.


I use and recommend Swarovski optics for wildlife watching





Suppliers of the bird food I use.

Phil Pickin is a member of the NUJ and RPS and has been published both in print and online in the UK and worldwide. Specialising mainly in waterways subjects. All images within this website are subject to copyright and cannot be used without a licence.
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