About Alex Hyde
Welcome. I am a professional natural history photographer based in the Peak District National Park, UK. I first developed an interest in photography as a means of getting closer to the natural world. When composing a scene of an insect or spider through my macro lens, I am always struck with a sense of discovery. To this day I delight in revealing tiny details of subjects that would be missed by the naked eye. Many of my pictures involve photographing moving subjects smaller than a grain of rice, requiring highly specialised equipment and a fair measure of patience. Nature provides me with an endless array of fascinating subjects and I am confident that I will never tire of photographing them. In addition to my close-up work, I enjoy photographing wild places. Whether it is a local Peak District scene or a tangled tropical rainforest in Borneo, I strive to capture a sense of true wilderness in my compositions.
I am honoured to have won the Hidden Britain category in the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards with my crane fly image, which can be seen here. I also had three other Highly Commended images in the 2015 competition.
Teaching is an important and enjoyable part of my business. I run photographic tours, workshops and one-day courses. If you are interested in photography tuition, please visit the tuition page of my site.
A large volume of my work is represented on this website and rights-managed licenses and fine art prints can be purchased here. Additionally, I am represented by Nature Picture Library. Please note that all images on this site are copyright and I am unable to give any away for free (i.e. as desktop wallpaper, etc.) as I make my living from them.
VISIT THE GALLERY
A selection of my landscape work can be viewed at the Peak District Photography Gallery in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Framed and mounted prints as well as cards are available to buy.
Bakewell Visitor CentreOld Market HallBridge StreetBakewellDerbyshireDE45 1DS
Opening times (7 days a week)1 April until 31 October: 9:30am - 5:30pm
1 November until 31 March: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
"I spoke to many of those attending last night and all were expressing how much they had enjoyed the evening and your outstanding photography, support information and accomplished presentational style. Nantwich Camera Club is greatly appreciative of the impetus you provided to our ambitions and we would hope to welcome you back in the near future."
Trevor Clowes (Programme Sec. Nantwich Camera Club)
Upcoming Talk Dates
December 1st, 2017 - 'The Peak District' - South Manchester Camera Club
December 4th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - RB Camera Club (Lincoln and District)
December 5th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society
December 12th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Westfield Photographic Club
December 14th, 2017 - 'New Talk - Title T.B.C.' - Willfield Camera Club
January 4th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Chesterfield Photographic Society
January 8th, 2018 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Newark & District Photographic Society
January 9th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Stafford Photographic Society
January 15th, 2018 - 'Close Encounters' - Macclesfield Camera Club
January 31st, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - Bedford Camera Club
January 10th, 2017 - 'Close Encounters' - High Peak Group of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
December 8th, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Cheadle Hulme and Bramhall Natural History Society
Club website: http://www.cheadlehulmeweb.co.uk/clubs-societies/page/2/
November 24th, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Cannock Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.cannockps.co.uk
November 23rd, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Matlock Camera Club
Club website: http://www.matlockcameraclub.org.uk/section721105.html
November 21st, 2016 - 'Macro Matters' - techniques and equipment for macro photography - Newark & District Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.newarkphotoclub.com/events_list.aspx
November 17th, 2016 - 'The Peak District' - Sale Photographic Society
November 10th, 2016 - 'Europe's Wild Places' - Willfield Camera Club
Club website: http://www.willfieldcameraclub.co.uk
March 22nd, 2016 - 'Close Encounters' - Axholme Camera Club
Club website: http://www.axholmecameraclub.co.uk
March 18th, 2015 - Chairman's Evening at Rolls-Royce Photographic Society
Club website: http://rr-ps.org.uk/
March 28th, 2015 - FotoBuzz Creative Visions Conference
September 29th, 2015 - North Cheshire Photographic Society - Poynton
Club website: http://ncps.org.uk
October 5th, 2015 - Newark and District Photographic Society
Club website: http://www.newarkphotoclub.com
November 15th, 2015 - Royal Photographic Society (East Midlands) - Nottingham
November 28th, 2015 - FotoBuzz Creative Visions Conference
December 10th, 2015 - 'The Peak District' - Willfield Camera Club
Club website: http://www.willfieldcameraclub.co.uk
December 11th, 2015 - 'Close Encounters' Bolsover Camera Club
Club website: http://www.bolsovercameraclub.org.uk/index.html
January 21st, 2016 - Discover Wildlife Evening (Austria) with Wildlife Worldwide - Manchester
September 11th, 2016 - Scottish Nature Photography Festival
My photographs are used around the world in newspapers, books and magazines including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, BBC Wildlife magazine and New Scientist.