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I love taking photos and sharing them with the World.

About Me:


Darren is an incredibly versatile blogger and photographer. He has taken publicity shots for me and yet I always admire his landscapes. Darren’s also very skilled at editing pics and can do them at great speed.
— John Adams - Founder of DadBlogUK.com
Always approachable and with a real talent for photography, Darren brings huge amounts of expertise and passion to the blogging community. he is widely recognised as one of the friendliest people on the blogging scene and his expert use of social media demonstrates this.
— Susanna Scott - Co-Founder of BritMums

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HI I'M DARREN COLESHILL AND I'M A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND WITH MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

I've had a passion for photography from the moment I received my first Polaroid camera for Christmas as a child. As time has moved on this has developed into something much more.

I love being out in the fresh air and capturing the ever changing landscape. I don't get caught up on the technical side of photography; instead I try to focus on the unique moments that nature gives us. 

I try to inspire people to get outside and enjoy the freedom that landscape photography gives. 

Rapid Fire Points

  • At school I didn’t put the effort it, for subjects that interested me I was perfectly fine and enjoyed them. The ones that pushed and tested me I put all my effort into…it was the others that my concentration struggled.

  • My passion with photography really started when I was asked to take some points for a paper advert at work. Back then it was a point & shoot but it developed into wanting to improve and learn new techniques.

  • In the past I’ve had a few different blogs and over time it has morphed into Photalife.com, the roots of this site started back in 2010. I love it here and I wouldn’t be without my little corner of the web.

  • On this journey I’ve work a few awards for my work and I’m so grateful for this, we’ve also built a nice community on social media with over 26k followers across the platforms.

  • My photos have been viewed millions of times on Google and it’s growing each day and I’m so happy people are enjoying my photos.

  • I sell prints and calendars on my site and every time someone buys one I do a happy dance.

Social Media Reach

My audience is made up of people of all ages from all around the World with most of them in the UK, USA and Europe with a keen interest in photography and being creative.

Facebook

5,400 +

Pinterest

900+

Twitter

9,300+

Google+

1,100+

Instagram

7,100+

YouTube

900+
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Tutorials and Reviews

I happy share my photos and lots of different tutorials with everyone. I use the Creative Commons license, that means that people are free to use my stuff on their own, as long as it is not for commercial purposes. I try to give as much information for photographers as possible and make the tutorials as easy to understand as possible. The most popular one is my HDR Tutorial. My Camera Reviews section is always growing and hopefully you’ll find something of interest there.

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The Basics of Me

  • Name: Darren Coleshill

  • Gender: Male

  • Primary Language: English

  • Place of Residence: Brighton, England

  • Family: Wife, two children. Two daughters: Aly & Mia


In a Nutshell

I love to be busy, to be creative. I don’t like idle time…well ok sometimes but I hate wasting time. Oh and I also hate people being late. I’ll try my hand at anything. I try not to take myself too serious.


Hobbies

  • Photography

  • Gardening

  • Video games

Sports

  • Football

  • Running

  • F1

Food

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Chocolate

  • Anything with cake

Movies

I tend not to watch too many movies but here are a few favourites.

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • Ocean’s 11 (the remake) 

Music

  • Ambient and world new age electronica

  • Inspirational instrumental music

  • Eminem

  • P1nk

TV

  • The Office (US)

  • The Big Bang Theory

  • Taskmaster


I haven’t climbed a mountain or swam in the sea, but I have taken photos of where I have travelled. I love being creative either using still or moving pictures to tell my story.

If stranded on a deserted island I’d go insane without photography, music, my wife Laura and our two daughters. Storytelling, being creative make my blood pump; and sharing this online makes me happy.

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