My name is Mathew Kendall and I am a landscape, wildlife/nature and travel photographer from Staffordshire in the U.K.
This website will showcase my landscape, wildlife/nature and travel photography - but my blog will also keep you up to date with where I have been and what I have been up to.
I am a member of the Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers, and I am proud to have had my photography published in the national press having been Highly Commended in the Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographer's "spectacular landscapes" competition. The landscape image awarded was this landscape image I took of St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
I love the outdoors and this runs right from childhood where I was always outside exploring! It is therefore no surprise that as I have got older that has stayed with me and when I picked up a camera I was always drawn to shooting landscapes, wildlife and nature. I choose walking boots over trainers, moody skies over sunshine, and mountains or woodland over town centres!
What do I shoot with?
I shoot with a Fuji XT-2 as this gives me great portability, image quality and functionality.
I keep my lens selection simple with the following:
The 16-55mm is my all rounder and most used lens for hikes/climbs and long walks I tend to carry the 16-55mm for landscapes and it covers the focal ranges I use most. Some choose and prefer to go wider but to date I haven't needed to do so.
For wildlife I will use the xf100-4oomm as it gives me the necessary extra reach and allows me to get up close to animals without disturbing them.
Favourite places to go with my camera...
You will generally find me exploring the hills and mountains of the Peak District, Lake District and Snowdonia.
You will also see that I visit a number of locations to capture wildlife such as Skomer Island/the Farne Islands, castles and National Trust properties as I am a member.
I am trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu in April 2020 so I look forward to blogging about that and posting lots of photos from my trip once I am back!