Best Place to Start

This site explores ways of combining writing and photography. It is arranged the same way I structure my courses. There is a brief intro – this page – and then you can explore what interests you using the menu above. Everything on this site is free. 

Writing and Photography

The internet is awash with images from the truly exceptional to the unbelievably poor. Magazine and website editors and designers have an almost infinite choice of cheap or sometimes free photographs to illustrate their articles so why should they choose yours (or mine).

Photography

I have been a professional photographer for forty years and over that time have seen photography emerge from the secretive darkroom, where mystical arts were practiced, into the digital light. Almost as soon as digital photography became affordable I found myself using it and then teaching courses on it in adult education.

photography by Simon Pocklington Viewfinders

Now anyone with a decent mobile phone can at least produce an image. That means that if you want to sell your work or even just get people to look at it there’s a lot of competition out there.

My photographs have appeared on hundreds of book covers, in magazines illustrating other writers and my own articles  and on numerous websites. My work currently sells through Alamy and Fine Art America

Writing

I have been writing articles to accompany my photographs for many years. I also write short stories and poetry and you will find illustrated examples of some of these under Fiction and Poetry.

There are numerous sources of writing advice and I don’t consider myself qualified to offer an in depth ‘How to write’ guide but I am a qualified photography tutor so can offer advice on improving your photographs.

So how do we stand out?

Combining photographs with writing, whether that is a detailed caption or a complete article makes them more saleable. Writers who are also able to produce publishable pictures also benefit from increased demand for their work. Combining Writing & Photography

If you want to see hundreds of my images visit my Viewfinders.uk.com (Warning contains some fine art nude, fetish and erotic photography).

Stock photography by Simon Pocklington at AlamyStock Photography by Simon Pocklington at Alamy