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. Based in North Yorkshire I am an active member of Northallerton Camera Club and the Royal Photographic Society and involve myself in the Landscape Group and the Digital Imaging Group. In May 2023 I was accredited with the Licentiate Distinction from the RPS. As part of my involvement with the RPS I design, layout and oversee the print and mailing of Landscape, the Landscape Group Magazine.

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. 

John Paul Cooke – A Contemporary Artist who specialises in Seascapes.
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.

If, by any chance, you’re interested in what’s in my kit bag click on the Blue Equipment tab.

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Paul Cayton LRPS

Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R7

Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM
Canon RF 70-200mm Zoom f4 L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM Prime
Canon EF 100mm Macro f2.8 L IS USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f4 L IS USM
Sigma 150-600mm Zoom F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
Sigma 1.4x TC-1401 Teleconverter with adapter as above.
Sigma 12-24mm f4 DG HSM Art
4 x Canon EF to EOS R adapters
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6
Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50, Edge 50 and Soft Focus optics

Lee 100 Filter Holder with 105mm Polariser holder
Lee 100 x 150mm 0.3/0.6/0.9 Soft Graduated
Lee 100 x 150mm 0.3/0.6/0.9 Hard Graduated
Lee 105mm Circular Polariser
Lee Pro Glass 0.9 ND, Pro Glass 1.8 ND & Pro Glass 3.0 ND
0.3 = 1 stop, 0.6 = 2 stop, 0.9 = 3 stop, 1.6 = 6 stop, 3.0 = 10 stop

Hoodman Loupe
Canon BR-E1 Bluetooth Remote Control
Sigma USB Dock UD-01
Wimberley Plamp x 2
Wimberley Plamp Stake
Sunwayfoto PCL-R Dedicated L Plate Bracket x 2

Benro Mach 3 Carbon Fibre Tripod
Benro/MeFoto Q1 Pro Travel Tripod
Benro GD3WH Three way geared head

Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW II Backpack
Lowepro Flipside 300 AW III Backpack

Canon Pixma Pro 10S A3+ maximum size

Calibrate Colour Checker Studio for Monitor and Printer Calibration

Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Photo AI, Nik Collection

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.

In May 2023 I was delighted achieved my Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.


Nature First is built on a set of core principles that help communicate how each of us can enjoy nature photography responsibly. The Nature First Principles 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.

  1. Prioritise 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.
Nature First - The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography