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About John Gravett

about-johnJohn Gravett is one of the UK's leading landscape photographers, and is Photographic Director of Lakeland Photographic Holidays.

A regular exhibitor on the national and international circuits, John's photography has been recognised with a number of awards and he occasionally hosts one-man exhibitions, the latest of which was a black and white showcase entitled 'There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, Only Different Types of Lighting' which received national press attention.

As well as being renowned for his landscape images, John is an established photography writer and lecturer. He has written for titles including Practical Photography, Photography Monthly, Outdoor Photography, and Ephotozine, over the last 20 years and was recently offered a book deal so is in the throws of authoring a number of photographic books for publication. John is a firm supporter of camera clubs and is a member of two, as well as the Royal Photographic Society. Every January, he undertakes a lecture tour around camera clubs throughout the UK and delivers additional lectures regularly throughout the year.

John picked up his first camera at the age of nine and from the age of fourteen, when he got his first SLR, hardly a day has passed that he has not had a camera in his hands. John's first photographic subjects included concert photography, and he quickly moved into sport photography, including drag racing, motor cross, tennis, speedway, football and many other sports over the years.

Despite training as a chartered quantity surveyor, within two years of qualifying, John had moved into architectural photography and was photographer at the reconstruction of Windsor Castle. John's first ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society) was in sports photography and he achieved another a few years later, this time in cathedral architecture.

Although most of John's photography now is landscape based, he still enjoys photographing theatre, sport and concerts. His other passions include city photography and candid images, which play a huge part in his international workshops.

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