My name is Jake Turner, and welcome to my corner of the world wide web.
I’m lucky enough to live in Wiltshire, arguably one of the most under photographed counties in England, which gives me lots of scope to create fresh images that have not already been seen by the masses. I’m also perfectly situated to visit multiple National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty. Sure we might not have snow capped peaks or natural lakes, but the rolling hills and downlands are equally stunning in their own right.
I spend my weekdays working for a surfacing contractor in the ever expanding construction industry, daydreaming of distant hills and misty mornings. My true passion lies in the landscape of the UK and further afield. Since leaving school in 2008 I’ve had and on/off relationship with photography always enjoying taking photos of nature on my compact camera. I decided to buy my first DSLR in 2011, as an avid member of a car owners club I wanted to take better photos of my pride and joy. I took the odd photo here and there, barely coming away from the auto settings with a camera gathering dust in the corner of the room. In 2013 I decided this had to change, so my New Years Resolution was to take a photograph a day for the entire year. The fire was lit and my passion has been growing ever since, quickly overtaking the passion I had for car owners clubs.
I always found myself enjoying the great outdoors, being at one with nature, or spending some time in the man made metropolises that surround us in our day to day lives, so this became an obvious path in my photographic journey. I spend a good portion of my non working hours in the landscape. I love photographing golden light and have a fondness for a misty morning, which you will see when browsing my galleries. More recently I am working on new subjects, as well as my golden light imagery, I am learning new paths in more intimate landscapes.
I love to travel, and combining this with photography is one my favourite things. You will find an entire gallery dedicated to images I have taken around from the globe, and it is an area I’m hoping will expand rapidly.
My Current Equipment
I photographed the majority of the scenes you will see on my website with Canon photographic gear. I now use a Fujifilm mirrorless camera with various lenses. I also have a Sony RX100, a professional compact camera which is great for those times when carrying bigger kit is not an option.