Welcome to the website of landscape photographer Simon Kitchin, author of the photo location guidebook PHOTOGRAPHING NORTH WALES. As a photographer based in North Wales many of my landscape photographs are taken within the Snowdonia National Park and along the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path, although whenever I get the chance I do take the opportunity to travel further afield.
 

My landscape photographs have appeared in several publications, as have my photo location articles of North Wales. I've had some success in photography competitions, details of which are a little further down this page. Regarding camera gear I currently use a Full Frame Nikon D800 and lenses such as the 16-35F4, 20mm F1.8G, 50mm F1.8G and 24-120F4. I also use Lee NDgrads, the "Big Stopper" and a Heliopan 105mm polariser.
 

If you are interested in attending one of my Snowdonia photography workshops or 1-2-1 landscape photography courses I'm sure you'll find it re-assuring to know that I have a background in teaching, a BA (Hons - 1st Class) Degree in Post Compulsory Education & Training and hold the IOSH 'Managing safely' certificate so not only do I make sure you get the best learning experience from your day I'll also put maximum effort into ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable time in the North Wales scenery.
 

 

Simon Kitchin
 
Elm walk
Mynydd Isa, Mold
Flintshire
CH7 6XZ
North wales
 

Click here to email me: simon@landscapephotographyuk.com
 

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PUBLISHED WORK AND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
 

THE SUNDAY TIMES - JULY 2016
 

My photo of "The Church in the Sea, St Cwyfan's near Aberffraw on the Isle of Anglesey together with a nice mention of my book, Photographing North Wales.
 

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DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE - NOVEMBER 2015
 

The November 2015 Issue of Digital SLR Photography Magazine features my Anglesey Location article on pages 27-31.
 

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 THE GREAT OUTDOORS MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 2015
 

 The October issue of the Great Outdoors Magazine features my photo of Cwm Idwal and gives my book, Photographing North Wales, a mention in the excellent "Outdoor Photography" article.
 

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PHOTOGRAPHING NORTH WALES - A LOCATION GUIDE BOOK - Released August 2015
 

Photographing North Wales photo location guide book by Simon Kitchin North Wales PhotographerPHOTOGRAPHING NORTH WALES A Photo location Guide BookPhotographing North Wales is a photo location guide book including comprehensive details of over 100 stunning locations across North Wales and includes over 300 inspirational photographs.

Following two years of travelling the length and breadth of North Wales to put together my first book I'm delighted to say that Photographing North Wales was published in August 2015. The book includes comprehensive details of over 100 locations, provides information about best time of day/year to visit, has details on access and includes over 300 inspirational photographs. Whether you're a keen photographer looking for the best North Wales locations or a visitor to the area looking to explore the stunning scenery the book is the perfect companion.
 

Published by Fotovue.
 

Now available in stores throughout North Wales and beyond.
 

DISCOVER SNOWDONIA - LOCATION ARTICLE, DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, MAY 2015
 

I was commissioned by Digital SLR Photography Magazine to write and supply photographs for a "Discover Snowdonia" article for the May 2015 issue.
 


 

FRONT COVER: AWARD WINNING NOVEL "RHWNG EDAFEDD" BY LLEUCU ROBERTS
 

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THE HEART OF A GARDEN, 'CELTIC WALES' GREETINGS CARDS & NOTELETS - MAY 2014

I'm pleased to say that the publisher, The Heart of a Garden Ltd, have extended their range of Celtic Vision postcards to include several more of my images. The cards are available through several retailers throughout Wales including the RNLI shops. The range now includes the following images:

http://theheartofagarden.com/greetingscards/wales.php

 

 

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE - NOVEMBER 2013 ISSUE 37

I recently wrote an article for the "Hotspots" section of Advanced Photographer Magazine and it's now been published in Issue 37, together with several of my photographs of Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  http://advancedphotographer.co.uk/

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ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE - JUNE 2013 ISSUE 32

My first photograph to be published in the excellent Advanced Photographer Magazine. My Snowdon and Crib Goch photograph, taken from Llyn Idwal, appears in the "Must-shoot Location" article.

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 WHAT DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE - MAY 2013 ISSUE

As a previous owner of the Pentax K20D DSLR What Digital Camera Magazine asked me to put together a few words on my ownership experience together with a couple of the photographs I shot with the camera. They chose to include my photographs of Caernarfon Castle and Conwy Castle - the article appears on page 45 of the magazine.

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   Conwy Castle photographWinter sunset at Conwy castle

 

TRAIL MAGAZINE - SPRING 2013 ISSUE - FRONT COVER

One of my Snowdon photographs, taken from Llyn Llyddaw, appears on the front cover of the spring 2013 issue of Trail Magazine. My photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs/h4c5d3e10#h4c5d3e10

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DISCOVER SCENIC WALES CALENDAR 2013

After being approached by the Isle of Anglesey "Area of Natural Beauty" council team regarding the use of my photography two of my Anglesey photographs now appear in the Discover Scenic Wales 2013 Calendar: my Penmon photograph, taken at sunrise, features on the front cover and my Llanddwyn Island photograph, taken at sunset, features in the centre pages of the calendar.

Penmon lighthouse photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6044a4

Penmon sunrise photograph Discover wales calendar 2013

 

CHESHIRE LIFE MAGAZINE - JUNE 2012

My misty Castell Dinas Bran photograph, Llangollen, North Wales, is featured on page 45 of the June 2012 Issue of Cheshire Life magazine.

Misty Castell Dinas Bran photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/north-wales-photographs#h4c616568

 

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ISLE OF ANGLESEY MONOPOLY GAME, OCT 2011

The newly released Anglesey Monopoly Game includes several of my anglesey photographs which make up the main centrepiece of the Anglesey monopoly board and appear of the monopoly game lid, my Llanddwyn Island photograph, Red Wharf Bay photograph and Menai Bridge photograph are all featured on the main Anglesey Monopoly Game board whilst my Penmon lighthouse photograph and photograph of Rhoscolyn are featured on the Anglesey Monopoly cover.

Llanddwyn Island photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6042fe

Menai Bridge photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6043c2

Isle of Anglesey Monopoly Board Isle of Anglesey Monopoly B0x

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE PERFECT BOOKAZINE, OCT 2011 - The National Countryside Photography Competition 2011

Following on from my success in the National Countryside Photography Competition 2011 a high quality bookazine has been published by Great British Life/Archant which includes all of the regional winners together will all of the photographs shortlisted for each region. The publication includes a short interview, my Snowdonia sunrise photograph (Regional winner for Wales) and also the other 2 of my photographs chosen as shorlisted entries for Wales, Menai Bridge photographs and Caernarfon Castle photograph. It's currently on sale in Waitrose and WHSmith amongst others, it can also be purchaed online by following the link below, it's well worth buying for anyone interested in landscape photography or the British countryside in general.

Snowdonia sunrise photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d407e

Menai Bridge photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6043c2

Caernarfon Castle photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/north-wales-photographs#h4c6164f6

Picture Perfect Bookazine Simon Kitchin Regional Winner Wales National Countryside Photography Competition

 

WHAT DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE, OCT 2011

A selection of my photographs, from both the Isle of Anglesey and Snowdonia National Park (Llanddwyn Island photograph, Penmon lighthouse photograph, Conwy castle photograph and Llyn Gwynant photograph) appear in the October 2011 Issue of What Digital Camera Magazine in the "Reader Gallery" section on pages 38 and 39.

Penmon lighthouse photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6044a4

Llanddwyn Island photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6042fe

Conwy Castle photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/north-wales-photographs#h4c616624

Llyn Gwynant photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d39f2

 

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COUNTRYMAN MAGAZINE - OCT 2011

My Snowdon reflection photograph features on page 87 on the October 2011 issue of COUNTRYMAN magazine, this is the second time the photograph has appeared in the magazine - it was used on the front cover in March 2010.

Snowdon reflection simon kitchin Countryman magazine Oct 2011

 

CHESHIRE LIFE MAGAZINE, SEPT 2011

Two of the photographs I entered into the National Countryside Photography Competition 2011 (Menai Bridge photograph and Snowdonia sunrise photograph) appear in the September Issue of Cheshire Life Magazine on page 179, the Menai Bridge photograph (middle/right) was selected for the Wales regional shortlist and the Snowdonia sunrise photograph (top left) was chosen as the winning entry for Wales.

Snowdonia sunrise photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d407e

Menai Bridge photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6043c2

Cheshire life magazine simon kitchin National Countryside photography competition regional winner wales

 

BBC COUNTRYFILE - PERFECT DAYS OUT

My Sgwd Y Eira waterfall photograph, near Ystradfellte in South Wales features on page 195 of the BBC book - "Countryfile Perfect Days Out" (May 2010).

Sgwd Yr Eira waterfall photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/great-britain-photographs#h4c814890

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SALMON CALENDARS, NORTH WALES 2011 CALENDAR

My Snowdon Horseshoe photograph, taken from Llynnau Mymbyr, features on the front cover and February page of the 2011, North Wales Calendar, published by J.Salmon Ltd.

Snowdon photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d3f84

North Wales Calendar 2011 Simon Kitchin

 

SALMON CALENDARS, SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK 2011 CALENDAR

My Snowdon photograph, taken at sunrise, features on the front cover and April page of the 2011, Snowdonia National Park Calendar, published by J.Salmon Ltd.

Snowdon sunrise photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d4084

Snowdonia National Park calendar 2011 Simon Kitchin

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE, ISSUE 95

My Buttermere photograph has been published in the "Water Photography" article in issue 95 of DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER magazine.

Buttermere photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/great-britain-photographs#h4c814590

Buttermere reflection photograph Digital Photographer Magazine

 

COUNTRYMAN MAGAZINE - MARCH 2010

One of my Snowdon reflection photographs features on the front cover of the March 2010 issue of COUNTRYMAN Magazine

Snowdonia reflection photograph Countryman magazine

 

 

THE RAMBLERS ASSOCIATION - WALKBRITAIN GREAT VIEWS

Following a recent commission from the Ramblers Association I have two images in their new publication "Walkbritain Great Views". They can be seen on pages 275 and 278 of the "Mynydd y Dref, Conwy" walking route.

Walk Britain magazine Conwy mountain walk photograph

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE - MAY 2009

My Snowdonia sunrise photograph has been published in the May 2009 issue of DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER magazine.

Snowdonia sunrise photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/snowdonia-photographs#h4c5d407e

Digital photographer magazine snowdon reflection photograph
 

 

WHAT DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2009

A portfolio of images has been published in WHAT DIGITAL CAMERA magazine in the February 2009 issue. The images are my Llanddwyn Island photograph, Penmon lighthouse photograph, taken at sunrise, and my Beaumaris pier photograph, also taken at sunrise.

Llanddwyn Island photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6042fe

Penmon lighthouse photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c6044a4

Beaumaris pier photograph: http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/anglesey-photographs#h4c604138

What digital camera beaumaris pier photograph simon kitchin
 



PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
 

SHORTLISTED: OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016

My Llanberis sunrise photo was shortlisted in the 2016, Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition. A nice surprise as I only took the photo 2 weeks before the competition closing date

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SHORTLISTED: OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014
 

My photos of Fairy Glen and Llyn Gwynant were both shortlisted in the 2014, Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition.                        

 

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SHORTLISTED: BEST SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2013

My Fairy Glen photograph was shorlisted for the 2013 "Best Shots" photography competition

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 REGIONAL WINNER, WALES: THE NATIONAL COUNTRYSIDE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2011

My sunrise photograph of Snowdon was chosen as Regional Winner, Wales in the 2011 National Countryside Photography Competition from over 14,000 entries. I received the award at a private garden party in St James's Palace, London, hosted by Prince Charles.

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Regional winner Wales : National Countryside Photography Competition 2011

 

OVERALL WINNER: TRINITY HOUSE LIGHTHOUSES CALENDAR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2010

My Trywn Du sunrise image (Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey) was selected from all the entries as "Best overall winning entry" and featured on both the front cover and December page of the Trinity House 2010 Lighthouses Calendar.

Penmon point winning photograph - Trinity House Lighthouse Photography Competition 2010

 

FINALIST: THE TIMES GREAT BRITISH SUMMER COMPETITION 2009

My photograph of Snowdon was chosen as a finalist in The Times/Dixons Retail "Great British Summer" photography competition. It was one of only 40 images exhibited in the Music Rooms Gallery, Mayfair, London between 31st August - 5th September 2009.
 

Snowdon reflection photograph

 

SHORTLISTED: THE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2008

My photograph of Snowdon was chosen as a shortlisted entry in the 2008 Landscape Photographer of The Year Competition.

Snowdon sunrise photograph - Landscape phoitographer of the year 2008