About Melvin Nicholson
Photography is my life
My name is Melvin Nicholson and I am a UK based professional photographer.
I live, breathe and sleep landscape photography and to be able to share my passion, enthusiasm and knowledge with others is for me, a dream come true. I provide photography workshops, tours and courses both here in the UK and internationally. I love what I do because it allows me to indulge in the very thing that fulfils my life beyond imagination.
I grew up in the UK and spent three years training at UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) in Preston to become a General Nurse 2008-12 because my desire to help people in my mid-thirties steered me in that direction.
However, my love for landscape photography took over and now I like to think that I continue to help people just in a different kind of way. Seeing the enjoyment in my client’s eyes as they develop their skills behind a camera fills me with immense satisfaction, pride and genuine pleasure.
Since turning professional in early 2014, I have been very fortunate to mix landscape photography with another of my passions, travel. My landscape photography workshops take me to some of the most remarkable far flung places such as New Zealand, Canadian Rockies, Iceland, Lofoten and the Dolomites.
I continue to visit, explore and photograph new places around the world in the pursuit of taking people with me. I want those who travel with me to experience what I do and enjoy being part of the landscape as well as capturing it on camera.
I bought my first digital compact camera back in 2002 before moving on to a bridge camera two years later. My first DSLR (Konica Minolta 5D) was purchased in February 2007. I moved to Canon the following year and have stayed with them ever since. I currently shoot with Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, the EOS R.
I use to judge competitions for UK camera clubs and societies but these days I hold the position of Expert Judge on the hugely popular competition website Photocrowd. Being involved with judging online allows me to continue assisting people as well as allowing me access to thousands of images to critique. This process helps develop my own photography too.
But the only thing that really matters to me really is that I get to do what I am most passionate about for a living. In fact, it is more than a living, it is a lifestyle and one that I am hugely thankful to be able to live and to be able to share it with others is what drives me on each day. I hope that I can do the same for you.
Many thanks for reading and perhaps our paths will cross one day out on location somewhere.