Helping people see more beauty in the world every day by thinking like a photographer.
By sharing their stories and images, they in turn help others do likewise.
In my teens and 20s I worked as a digger and truck driver, was a keen hobby photographer - and wasn't very good at it! In 2019 I received an exhibition award from His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi at the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE. It's been quite a ride. 🙂
Operating big 'gribbly' machines was fun, but didn't fill my soul with joy and fulfilment. I didn't know what to do with my life, only that this wasn't it. So step 1 - stop doing it.
In 1989 I quit, sold everything and went travelling. A year later a life changing conversation in Africa lead me to return to the UK, re-train and become a photographer. I haven't looked back.
My first invoice was in December 1993 to photograph some block paving for one of my ex-employers. I've since photographed commercial properties, hotels, food, products, PR, travel - and hundreds of weddings which I love shooting. It's a rare privilege to be trusted with a milestone event in someone's life.
I speak, train, consult and shoot for individuals and world class organisations such as Jet Aviation, and am proud to be a trainer at Xposure in Sharjah UAE.
I run socially responsible photo workshops worldwide. It's ironic that the poorest people and places often make for the most engaging images. It's important to put something back for them.
I'm the luckiest man in the world to do what I do, live in the New Forest on the UK's South Coast, motorcycles are my main transport, love personal development and (apparently) am a bit eccentric!
Thanks for coming by. Best wishes...
Mike is unabashedly charming and genuine, exuding a sort of warmth that has earned him the nickname “UK’s Friendliest Photo Expert,” and many a photographer’s respect. No matter the topic, no matter how complex or simple, exciting or mundane, Mike brings it to life.
DL Cade: Editor In Chief 500px
Jet Aviation Basel Completions has worked with Mike Browne on several occasions. Every time
we have found him to be creative, professional and flexible and the results have always
captured exactly what we were looking for and more.
Marc Galin: Director Marketing JBSL Completions
- Trainer at Xposure International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE
- Speaker at The Photography Show, Birmingham
- Management team at ClickAsnap
- Awards... Xposure Exhibition Award - Fuji Commercial - X2 Fuji Wedding - Kodak Gold - x14 MPA Awards
- Exhibitions at Master Photographers Association, Royal Photographic Society, Romanian Embassy (London), Xposure Photography Festival (Sharjah, UAE)
- Photography writer Ephotozine, DSLR User magazine, Professional Photographer, Photography Monthly, Professional Photographer, Photo 360, others...
- 5* reviews on Trustpilot