About Chris Knight
My interest in photography began when I took a mixed Art & Design course at East Berkshire Collage (BTEC National Diploma) where I was able to specialise in the subject in my second year.
After graduating my work path changed direction and I moved to Germany to pursue a career in television.
Upon my return I worked part time as a journalist & photographer for Wakeboard Magazine and also wrote and shot pictures for the occasional water sports article in university magazines and restaurant reviews in the local papers. Apart from this my photography remained mostly a hobby where I would try to shoot when I could.
After gaining qualifications as a PADI Divemaster and an Advanced Diploma in Marine Zoology my journey in underwater photography began. From then on I spent my spare time travelling to spectacular diving locations and volunteering for different marine organisations such as White Shark Projects in South Africa and the Whale Shark Research Programme in the Maldives.
A few years ago I met Shark Expert - Eli Martinez (owner of Shark Diver Magazine) and have been a regular on his trips learning about diving with sharks and crocodiles in their natural environment without the use of cages. These excursions have enabled me to learn a lot about many species of marine animals whilst also enhancing my skills as an underwater photographer.
My studio photography has recently been featured in Photoshoot Magazine - www.photoshootmagazine.co.uk and we are currently preparing a second article all about my underwater photography that will be included in their new wildlife issue that will be launched in may with my image on the front cover. I will also be a regular writer contributing articles and reviews in all of the future issues
My images have won a few competitions on Viewbug and I have had some of my work featured in calendars, articles and websites of different Marine Science Charities & Organisations such as: sharks4kids.com (Sharky education for kids and teachers), earthtouchnews.com (earth touch news network) and marinecsi.org (marine conservation science institute).
I am pleased to have recently started a partnership with Sea Changers making me an associated photographer. I will be supplying images, photographing projects and writing blogs about the importance of our UK marine life to help promote the good work that they do.
Sea-Changers recognise that a range of actions and solutions are required in order to create the sea change that is needed, to ensure the future health and sustainability of the world's oceans. Given this, we raise money for a range of, primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and organisations.
The projects funded all fall within one of the following areas: Marine Reserves/Protected Marine Areas - Direct Marine Action - Education, Campaigning & Awareness - Species Protection & Research. Please check out their website at: www.sea-changers.org.uk
I continue to contribute towards Marine Science and occasionally donate my time and photography to support some of these charities / non profit organisations.
(If you belong to one of these organisations and would like to work with me or feature my work then please head to my contact page)
I enjoy all aspects of photography and like to shoot People, Animals, Landscapes, Products & Architecture. (Please see my Gallery for samples of my work)
I am able to offer photo shoots in the studio, on location and in your own home.
I am open minded and keen to try new things both in the studio or on location so if you have a particular idea you would like to discuss with me then please feel free to contact me.