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Mike Swain is a multi award winning photographer living in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and specialises in Landscape, Bird and Wildlife photography.
Awards so far in 2020 include being a top ten  finalist in the BBCs Seasons Of The Year competition and winning both the Matlock Photographer of the Year and the Reflections Magazine "Seasons" photographic competitions. In 2021, Mike won the 'Judges Choice' award at the Arkwright Society's annual arts competition with his shot of the buildings within the Cromford Mill complex.

With a previous career in product photography, design and a genuine passion for the creative process, Mike started out in wildlife photography a few years ago and has recently started enjoying taking landscape images too. This new lease of life allows him to spend more time in the fresh air and, more importantly, keep from under his wife's feet!

Whilst enjoying the splendour of the landscape, birds and wildlife he photographs, he also enjoys the peace and quiet during the long hours waiting for that perfect moment that can turn an image into something he can share with all that love and care for the subjects he chooses. The majority of his images capture the wide variety of scenery and wildlife local to him in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties.

All photography has a steep learning curve and Mike is on that steep curve right now which, for him, is all part of the challenge and attraction.

With that in mind, he hopes you enjoy sharing his work so far.....

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