About Norfolk based UK Landscape Photographer John Duckett

John Duckett is a Norfolk Landscape Photographer specialising in photography of the Norfolk Coast, Broads and Countryside and has been producing work on a semi-professional basis since 2004, culminating in a vast library of photographic images, both commercial and fine art. This website is dedicated to the latter.

John's commercial work remains in demand and his images have appeared in magazines, calendars and books, as well as on greetings cards, brochures and websites. He has produced work for clients as diverse as the National Trust and Shell UK to local Bed & Breakfasts and small artisan bakers. His fine-art photography has made it as far as France, Spain, Canada and the USA, as well as Australia and New Zealand and lead to him being Highly Commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2011, with his image being published in the 2011 book and included in the London exhibition. He continues to have work permanently for sale at galleries in Norfolk and has previously published 3 books of Norfolk photographs in partnership with Halsgrove.

Today John's images are produced solely with digital cameras (currently a Fuji XT1 and Xpro-1). Before moving to digital he served a long apprenticeship using film cameras. The experience gained with film means he is a great believer in getting it right in the camera rather than relying on the computer afterwards. The dramatic light of the stunning North Norfolk coast has always been a big influence in John’s work and to this day this influence continues to be seen in his images, regardless of location and subject. This can result in hours being spent waiting for the right light conditions.

For this website John is concentrating purely on Square Format Photography, and mainly on his home county of Norfolk. He is hand picking a selection of his images and offering them as either a traditional photographic print or… something a little bit different, ‘Fine Art’ quality photographs supplied in a contemporary ready to hang format of Acrylic Print, Aluminium Print or Canvas Print.

"Square format photography was limited in the past as only medium format film cameras were capable of producing a 6x6cm negative. Now though, digital cameras are capable of producing square images without cropping. To me there remains an art to the square format, although to the viewer the composition can seem simpler to the photographer the stronger use of lines, loss of the rule of thirds and the change in the way the eye moves around the image all present challenges when seeing a shot that works."

(Photo credit - The above photograph of me on Cromer beach was taken by fellow Norfolk Photographer's Camera Club member Chris Elgood. Thank you Chris!)