Mike Browne

Helping you see and capture more beauty in the world every day by thinking like a photographer.
By sharing your stories and images, you in turn will help others do likewise.

On leaving school I worked on a farm, then as a digger and truck driver, was a keen hobby photographer - and wasn't very good at it!

Today I've received three awards from His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi at the prestigious Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE and lead photo workshops from Iceland to Asia. It's been quite a ride...

    mike browne operating excavator   Mike Browne Xposure Award

In the beginning, driving big 'gribbly' machines was fun, but didn't exactly brim my soul with joy and fulfilment. I didn't know what to do with my life, only that this wasn't it. So, in 1989 I quit a secure job, sold everything that didn't fit in a backpack and bought a one way ticket to the other side of the world to see what would happen. A year later a chance conversation in Africa lead me back to the UK to re-train as a photographer...


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


I'm flattered to have been called the UK's friendliest Photography Expert (Thanks 500PX).  I'm proud to have made hundreds of videos and spent thousands of hours teaching people like you to see more beauty in the world every day (and to capture that beauty), by thinking like a photographer. 

My YouTube channel has served more than 27 Million views and has more than 265,000 subscribers. I've appeared on TV shows and been asked to speak at some of the best photography events on earth, such as:

I've enjoyed a wonderful career as a photographer, presenter and teacher. I even trained as a teacher so that I could reach my full potential and enable others to reach theirs.

As a photographer, I'm proud to have won multiple awards: 

  • Petapixel TopTen Youtube Trainers list
  • x3 Xposure Exhibition Awards
  • Fuji Commercial - x2 Fuji Wedding
  • Kodak Gold
  • x14 Master Photographers Association Awards

And I've been lucky to have had exhibitions at prestigious venues such as:

  • The Master Photographers Association
  • Royal Photographic Society
  • Romanian Embassy (London)
  • Xposure Photography Festival - others...

When not teaching photography I also have a role as a brand ambassador for ClickAsnap.com and have written for publications such as:

  • Ephotozine
  • DSLR User magazine
  • Professional Photographer
  • Photography Monthly - others...

Trumping all of this, my proudest achievement to date is the huge number of wonderful 5* reviews on Trustpilot and Google - written by people like you after completing my courses. This is what inspires me to continue creating courses to help more people fall in love with photography. 

Exploring on a motorcycle is my other passion and favourite passtime. I've never been without one since 1976. My go-to everyday transport is a Triumph Legend bought new in 1999. It's well on into its second time round the mile-ometer now, is my happy place and is still fun to chase (and surprise) sports bikers on. 

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Mike Browne Photography Show

The Photography Show - Birmingham, UK

Xposure Photography Festival - Sharjah, UAE

Iceland photo workshop group

Iceland photo-workshop group

Jet Aviation

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

Jet Aviation advert


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