About Me

Paul Cayton

Based in Morton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire, here’s a little bit about me. I have, for many years had, a passion for photography. Primarily a landscape photographer I am inspired by the landscape, colours and shapes that surround us in the world in which we live, sometimes looking inwards too for a more intimate and closer view. 

Every single photograph is unique, even if it is of a classic landscape view. The weather changes, the sky is different, the angle of view or position of the photographer is different. That’s why, and I’m not sure who said this, but it is true, “A photograph is an opportunity to keep a moment forever”. I hope you enjoy the selection of images chosen for inclusion on my website.

Other things that keep me occupied besides photography are cycling and website design. Recent projects have been for two artists, a small charity and a Camera Club. Ideally these are set up so they can be managed by the site owners themselves, so I’m not responsible for the content, however I do maintain and update the Northallerton Camera Club site.

John Paul Cooke – A Contemporary Artist who specialises in Seascape

Martin Allan – A Printmaker and Artist who specialises in Landscapes

Otley Christian Resources Hub – A small charity working with children in schools and churches

Northallerton Camera Club – My local club

Please have a look around

On this site you’ll find some of my favourite images. These were created with a Canon 6D DSLR, but more recently with a Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and lenses. The images produced with this camera are superb and look good when printed or displayed online. One additional lens that found its way into my kit bag is the LensBaby Velvet 56mm.

Of late I have also dipped my toe back into the analogue world having picked up a Chinon CS in a charity shop. Subsequently I was given a Pentax Spotmatic II and acquired a Leica Mini Zoom, point and shoot film camera. My initial results with the analogue camera have been very interesting. I’ve used Ilford black and white films and a Kodak Colour film. These were bought online from Analogue Wonderland who sell the film, process it and scan the negatives.

I have also picked up a Helios M42-2 Lens fully manual lens which is renown for its swirly bokeh. This fits to my EOS R through a dedicated EOS R to M42 adapter.

All images are available to buy as Giclée* prints in various sizes. Prints are mounted with a Premium quality mount board with bevelled edge aperture. Please visit the Shop link above to order cards and prints. If you see an image on this site that you like and it not available in the Shop or you would like the image larger than A3, or even framed, then please use the Contact Link to request a price.

What are * Giclée prints? Read more here.

Autumn Fence

Royal Photographic Society

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Based in Bristol, UK the Royal Photographic Society is a charity that exists to increase the knowledge and understanding of photography. It helps to promote the highest standards of achievement in photography, and to encourage the public appreciation of photography.

Membership is open to all, irrespective of knowledge or experience. All that matters is a passion to learn and share with others. The RPS has over 11,000 members in the UK and around the world, many of whom enjoy unparalleled opportunities to share knowledge, meet and learn from one another through over 600 events every year. Many members join to further their photography and to embrace the challenge of working towards our internationally-recognized qualifications.

Nature First

Nature First - The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography

Nature First is built on seven core principles that help communicate how each of us can enjoy nature photography responsibly. The Seven Principles of Nature First Photography were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations.

THE NATURE FIRST PRINCIPLES

  1. Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
  2. Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
  3. Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
  4. Use discretion if sharing locations.
  5. Know and follow rules and regulations.
  6. Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
  7. Actively promote and educate others about these principles.

Thank you for taking the time to view my website. For further information about me, or information regarding ordering prints or notecards please use the Contact link above.

Thank you for looking.

Paul

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Nature First - The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography