Luke Parkinson LRPS Equestrian Photography

 

"Having been surrounded by horses for most of his life it was a natural step for Luke to specialise in equine photography. Carefully crafted lighting and a sharp eye for composition, he produces images of exceptional quality and beauty."

 

Growing up and being based in the New Forest, Luke started out in the world of Wildlife photography, this is where his knowledge and recognition grew. In 2012, Luke was shortlisted in 2 of the most competitive wildlife competitions in the world - the British Wildlife Photography Awards, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Unfortunately, due to ill health later on that year, he had to put the camera down and in 2014 Luke decided he wanted to follow a new path in photography. This is when he brought his first "L" series wide angle lens and started in the field of weddings. Luke seemed to take the pressure on his shoulders very well, however, it wasn't quite what he felt he enjoyed - so moved onto doing some on-location equine shoots. In 2015, after many on-location shoots working with natural lighting, he brought himself a studio lighting kit and upgraded to a full-frame camera with the aim to produce some fine art studio equine work. Coming to the end of 2015, inspired by Photographer Tim Flach's work "Equus", Luke is on a mission to publish a book featuring photographs of every breed of Horse in the world in a studio based environment.

Luke has built himself up to where he is today by doing alternative work to fund his expensive passion. He now uses a Canon 5D III with a 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II and a 24-105mm F4 L IS backup.

 

For further details about the book, or for information about getting involved and for private commissions; email him on: luke@lukeparkinson.com

 

Kindly sponsored by; 

Anne-Lise Collins, Brockenhurst

Paul Jackson Estate Agents, Lymington

Nicola Parkinson, Lymington