David Osborn Photography
Black browed Albatross - Used for the RSPB's Save the Albatross campaign
I've been involved with photography for longer than I'd perhaps like to remember! I had my first camera as a teenager and used it as much as I could to photograph aircraft on my regular visits to Birmingham airport.
I was, I'm afraid to admit, a childhood spotter! And even today still retain that lifelong love and interest in aircraft.
My interest in wildlife developed from an early age, but was really re-kindled in the early eighties when i lived in Germany as I enthusiastically tried to photograph wild boar in a local wood, at the same time as seeing a slide show from fellow wildlife photographer Tony Wharton.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Having spent a great deal of my working life in aviation, firstly as an air traffic controller and then as an airport manager, I am now a UK based professional wildlife photographer, leading my own series of Photo-tours designed as small group tours and organised specifically for the wildlife photographer and nature lover.
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I now produce a Newsletter to keep everyone up to date with what I've been up to and with information and updates on photo-tours.
If you'd like to join the newsletter mailing list please do drop me a line and I'll add you to the list
Please do check out my Photo-tours programme
Photo-tours 2016 -17 now on Sale :-
'Yellowstone in the Fall' - September 2016
'Falkland Islands' - November 2016 - Fully Booked
'Winter Yellowstone' - January 2017 - Only 2 spaces left
'Falkland Islands' - November 2017
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I have over the years exhibited widely in National and International photographic salons and received many major awards, including FIAP, PSA, RPS, PAGB & BPE Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
I also regularly act as a selector for the major UK International & National series of photographic exhibitions and have been responsible for the selection of many salons with RPS, FIAP, PSA, BPE & PAGB patronage.
Commercially my images have been used by the Advanced Photographer, Burghley Life, Daily Mail, FITB, The Guardian, The Times, Ordnance Survey & The RSPB
Through photo-tours I have been involved with the Falkland Islands for many years and was fortunate enough to have been invited by the Falkland Islands Government representative to stage an exhibition of my images from the Islands at Falkland House in London in 2005.
I hold the distinctions of Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) and Photographer of Excellence of the FIAP(EFIAP). And currently proudly serve as the Chair of the prestigious RPS Associateship & Fellowship(A&F) Nature distinctions panel as well as being a past Chairman of the RPS Nature Group.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the site, if you do Please take a minute to Sign the Guest book it would be greatly appreciated and i'd love to hear from you .
There will be regular additions to the galleries and the site will always contain the latest and most up to date information on all of the photo-tours and workshops, so I do hope that you'll put the site into your favourites and return to visit the site regularly.
To keep up to date with my latest work do check out the 'Latest Images' and 'Photo of the Month' galleries.
A lot of my work doesn't fit within the page format of the current sites galleries, so the 'Latest Images' section will always contain the most up to date work which isn't necessarily covered anywhere on the sites other pages - I guess a sort of day to day imaging 'Blog'.
To view the images select the galleries from the list on the left hand side of the home page.
In the galleries where the images are displayed as bordered thumbnails, click on the individual image to enlarge.
The images on this web-site are all of a low resolution and minimal file size. Nevertheless, they are all protected by worldwide copyright laws and must not be downloaded or reproduced in any form without the written permission of the owner, David Osborn FRPS EFIAP BPE5.
Please do respect the integrity of these images, they're shown and shared for your enjoyment which i hope everyone appreciates but please do remember that they're not your images and they aren't here for anyone to freely download - So please don't!
Latest images, news & gallery updates :-
16th August 2015 - Horse trials and eventing
21st November 2015 - Fungi > Gallery 2
07th December 2015 - Aircraft > Museums and Aviation Heritage gallery additions
09th March 2016 - Aircraft > Airliners UK
27th April 2016 - Aircraft > Airshows USA
04th June 2016 - Animals
14th June 2016 - Aircraft > The Shuttleworth collection
14th June 2016 - Gallery series19th July 2016 - Yellowstone > Winter wonderland - Brand new gallery
19th July 2016 - Latest Images & PoM
Read my article on Fungi photography in Issue 24 of the Advanced photographer
Read my article on Airshow photography in Issue 31 of the Advanced photographer
Read my article on Deer photography in Issue 35 of the Advanced photographer
Black browed Albatross
Outdoor Photography Gear