Mark Seymour is a documentary and National Geographic Photographer travelling of the beaten track with Nikon Training UK.
Let me introduce myself; my name is Mark and photography is my passion, and I never forget how lucky I am that I get to spend my life photographing people and places, sharing their unique stories, as my job. For me photography is about people and storytelling, my images need to engage and evoke emotions.The genre my photography falls in is travel, storytelling and journalistic.
I developed my style of observational documentary photography over the last twenty years across weddings, street, travel and projects linked to issues and stories important to my heart. I've had the pleasure of working with Nikon School UK for several years and was proud to be one of their first ambassadors. I now work with them to provide a range of photography workshops that take fellow photographers off the beaten track around the world to develop their street and travel photography skills and go to locations they wouldn’t have dreamed to go whilst having an incredible adventure.
In the last few years, we have captured India; from the rich colours of Jodhpur, along the railway communities of Kolkata, to the ceremonial rituals of Varanasi. We have photographed the intense 24hour Easter procession as it makes its way through the narrow streets of Trapani, Sicily and Photographed the changing face of Hanoi as it finds its western influences to the still untouched Myanmar and Nagaland.
I choose locations that excite and inspire me as a photographer and my aim is to share this in a small intimate group so that we can all learn from each other. We spend long days together photographing and then editing sharing my techniques to take your photography to the next level. Having a great experience is an important element of my Nikon courses which is why we have many people who come back time after time to book on more workshops with us, we definitely feel like old friends meeting up again and again.
My photography of these incredible places and people have provided me with some amazing experiences as a photographer, I’ve been able to support the charity work of The Hope Foundation through an exhibition in London and most recently publish a photographic article for National Geographic. But there are always new places to explore and develop your photography, in 2018 I set myself the challenge of photographing the tribes of Nagaland, remote area of Northern India. With Nikon School UK we continue to develop new workshops that will have their own unique locations.
My Nikon D850 along with 35mm 1.8 lens remain my go to kit for street photography, on a workshop with me you’ll be up close and in the moment to capture great documentary shots. Sound exciting? Want to challenge yourself? Check out this years workshops and join me on a photographic adventure.
To see more of Marks work visit https://www.shootthestreet.co.uk/