About Alex Hyde
Welcome. I am a professional natural history photographer based in the Peak District National Park, UK. I first developed an interest in photography as a means of getting closer to the natural world. When composing a scene of an insect or spider through my macro lens, I am always struck with a sense of discovery. To this day I delight in revealing tiny details of subjects that would be missed by the naked eye. Many of my pictures involve photographing moving subjects smaller than a grain of rice, requiring highly specialised equipment and a fair measure of patience. Nature provides me with an endless array of fascinating subjects and I am confident that I will never tire of photographing them. In addition to my close-up work, I enjoy photographing wild places. Whether it is a local Peak District scene or a tangled tropical rainforest in Borneo, I strive to capture a sense of true wilderness in my compositions.
My commissioned work frequently involves photographing people in the landscape, architecture and products, please see the commissions section of my website for details.
Teaching is an important and enjoyable part of my business. For the past five years, I have lectured in Digital Imaging and Natural History Photography on the MSc in Biological Photography and Imaging run at the University of Nottingham. I also run photographic tours and one-day courses. If you are interested in photography tuition, please visit the tuition page of my site.
A large volume of my work is represented on this website and rights-managed licenses and fine art prints can be purchased here. Additionally, I am represented by Nature Picture Library. Please note that I am unable to give images away for free (i.e. as desktop wallpaper, etc.) as I make my living from them.
VISIT THE GALLERY
A selection of my landscape work can be viewed at the Peak District Photography Gallery in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Framed and mounted prints as well as cards are available to buy.
Bakewell Visitor CentreOld Market HallBridge StreetBakewellDerbyshireDE45 1DS
Opening times (7 days a week)1 April until 31 October: 9:30am - 5:30pm
1 November until 31 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Keith Gordon (Chairman, Chapel Camera Club)"
Upcoming Talks and Events:
- October 12th & 13th 2013 - WildPhotos Macro Workshop
- November 4th 2013 - Retford & District Photographic Socienty
February 11th 2014 - Maidenhead Camera Club
- April 1st 2014 - Nantwich Camera Club
- April 29th 2014 - Sheffield Photographic Society
My photographs are used around the world in newspapers, books and magazines including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, BBC Wildlife magazine and New Scientist.