About Me - Markhortonphotography
Playing with different apertures....
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I am a self-taught, award-winning nature and wildlife photographer based in amongst the heathland on the Surrey/Hampshire borders. I spent most of my childhood summer holidays bug-hunting, and it was inevitable that after taking an interest in photography, it would be this that influenced where I pointed my camera. My passion is macro photography, and bringing the fascinating, and often unseen world of invertebrates, fungi and more to a wider audience.

I've been fortunate enough to have had my macro images exhibited across the country, featured in books and magazines and featured several times on the BBC Springwatch and Winterwatch television and web programming. My shots feature in the most recent BWPA and OPOTY competition books, receiving a Highly Commended for the former. I've written a 6-page macro tuition article for, and was featured as the cover image in, the respected 'Outdoor Photography' magazine.

Member of Parhelion with other photographers in and around the North and South Downs

Highlights -

Loseley Park Photographer of the Year 2014 

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015 & 2017 - Highly Commended - Hidden Britain. Featured in exhibition and book

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015 and 2017 - Two images featured in the first ever OPOTY portfolio book in 2015, featured again in 2017

Exhibitions

Surrey Life -  Beautiful Surrey exhibition - Denbies vineyard 2013 & 2014 

Collective Focus - Leicester 




Stock Photography 


Some of my work is available as stock images at these sites

Stock photography by Mark Horton at Alamy
BBC Earth included my Cockchafer image in an article on their website about beetles.

BBC Earth included my Cockchafer image in an article on their website about beetles.

BBC Earth included my Cockchafer image in an article on their website about beetles.

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