Cameron Sharp has had an interest in photography from an early age and ever since he was given his first digital camera (FinePix HS10), his passion for the hobby has remained constant since he started in 2009.
Cameron enters his work into his local Village show. In 2013, the 'Red Squirrel' image came first in the show's photographic competition and the 'Two Horses' image made it into the village calendar of 2012. Other images have been included in the local newspaper, the Teesdale Mercury. The 'Waxwing' image was featured in 2012 and the 'Royal Mail Van' was featured in 2016. The "Red Grouse" image made "Image of the week" in Summer 2018.
In early 2016, the 'Lunar Eclipse' image made it onto the region's news programme, BBC Look North East and Cumbria. In 2015, Cameron was given the opportunity to be part of the team at Bowlees Visitor centre in Upper Teesdale. The centre was hoping to create a nature trail and use photographs to illistrate the map guide. The 'Footsteps to Nature' trail is now a feature at Bowlees and Cameron's images are included in the leaflet that accompanies the trail.
Cameron grew up in Teesdale, a fascinating place with seemingly endless photographic possibilities. Living near Barnard Castle, Cameron has been able to travel to many local places including High Force (England's largest waterfall) and The North Pennines (AONB). Places such as these has allowed him to focus his skills and become a better photographer.
Cameron has been inspired by national photographers including Gordon Bucannon and Chirs Packem. He also admires the work of national ecologists and conservationists including Sir David Attenborough and George McGavin, and local ecologists including Ian Finley, Nevile Turner.
In Summer 2017 Cameron published a beta version of Cameron Sharp Photography. Since then the website has been a work in progress with work uploaded regularly. It is his hope that soon he can publish the full version of his website, which will have added functionality and even a not for profit online shop.
Cameron now uses a Canon 760D and a Lumix FZ-82, accompanied by Adobe processing software for photos and4K video. It is Cameron's hope that he can continue adding image recording devices and more professional photography equipment so that he can be prepared for whatever catches his eye.
As of September 2018, Cameron relocated to Bangor (North Wales) to study for a Zoology degree at the Bangor University. In between studying, Cameron visits local reserves and areas in and around Bangor to photograph wildlife.
Cameron hopes that by posting his images online, he can encourage more people to take up photography as a hobby and raise awareness of wildlife and promote its conservation through digital media.