Mark has been a serious photographer for over twenty years and he turned professional in 2013 when he started his own business – Mark Brion Photography.
Having turned professional, Mark initially started working as an events, portraiture and real estate photographer. However, later that year he decided to follow his heart and became a natural world photographer, specialising in landscape, seascape, wildlife and other natural world imagery. In effect, the “great outdoors” became his office space.
With over ten years’ freelance experience working within the photography industry; teaching the “art of photography” has been a great passion of Mark’s for the past five years.
In 2018, he started researching, organising and leading small groups of enthusiasts on photography workshops and tours to some amazing destinations both in the UK and internationally. As a popular photography instructor, he has successfully led over twenty workshops and tours since then.
Whilst Mark specialises on landscapes, seascapes and other natural world instruction, several of his workshops have also focused solely on photographing wildlife species in their natural habitat.
During his photography tutorials, Mark also enjoys teaching students and enthusiasts’ post production tips and techniques in Adobe Creative Cloud, enabling them to considerably improve the overall appearance of their final images.
In addition to his many photography projects, Mark has always held a passion for researching and writing articles for publication. To date, he has written over one hundred published articles for social media, projects, brands, magazines, travel, campaigns, websites and other media publication outlets.
“I am a firm believer that strong photographic storytelling sends a very powerful message to the reader. Most readers want to feel part of the story and be able to fully relate to the writer’s message and excellent article writing will achieve this goal” – Mark Brion.
For many years, Mark has been passionate about wildlife conservation. He has a very strong affinity with global wildlife conservation issues.
“One of my primary ambitions is to promote and raise awareness of global wildlife conservation issues through my visual imagery and strong storytelling“
Throughout his adult working life, Mark has been particularly adept at public speaking and regularly presents photography talks and tuition to enthusiasts, students and camera clubs around the UK.
During his photographic career, Mark is proud to have achieved several awards for his work, particularly in the field of the natural world. This includes the “Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2021” award.
“When not working, I love to travel both in the UK and internationally and experience new destinations and cultures. Of course, I will always have my camera close to hand!”
Mark’s passion and love for photography, the natural world and travelling has seen him explore six continents and over 80 countries.
“Many of the destinations I have visited have been very beautiful in their own rights, but near to the top of list of my favourites has to be Norway and Iceland“
In addition to his “ground” photography, Mark is also an experienced and fully qualified drone pilot – capturing spectacular aerial photographs and film for clients in stunning and often challenging locations.
Looking to the future, Mark still has one professional ambition to fulfil – “To have just one of my photos published in the National Geographic magazine. I can but hope, maybe one day!!” says Mark