In previous careers, Mark served in the British Military and also in UK Law Enforcement.
During his ten year military career, Mark served in an elite British Army Regiment and was deployed on multiple tours around the world.
Following on from his career in the military, Mark went on to become a police detective; investigating serious criminal offences and receiving several honours and awards during his service.
Having been a serious photographer for over twenty years, Mark turned professional in 2013, when he started his own business – Mark Brion Photography.
He 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’ experience working in the photography industry; teaching the “art of photography” has been a great passion of Mark’s for the past six years.
In 2018, he started researching, organising and leading small groups of enthusiasts on photography workshops to some amazing destinations both in the UK and internationally. As a popular photography instructor, he has successfully led over twenty workshops since then.
During his photography workshops, Mark 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.
Throughout his adult working life, Mark has been particularly adept at public speaking and regularly presents photography talks to enthusiasts, students and camera clubs around the UK.
During his photographic career, Mark is proud to have achieved several awards for his work, including the “Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2021” award.
Mark’s passion for photography, the natural world and travelling has seen him explore six continents and over 80 countries.
In addition to his “ground” photography, Mark is also an experienced and fully qualified drone pilot – capturing spectacular aerial photographs and film in stunning and often challenging locations.
Looking to the future, Mark has one professional ambition left to fulfil –
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