Mike Browne

Helping you see 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.

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!

Today I've received two exhibition awards from His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi at the prestigious Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE. 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 fill my soul with joy and fulfilment. I didn't know what to do with my life, only that this wasn't it. Step one was to stop doing it and in 1989 I quit, sold everything that didn't fit in a backpack and bought a one way ticket to the other side of the world. A year later a life changing conversation in Africa lead me to return to the UK, re-train and become 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 26 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
  • x2 Xposure Exhibition Awards
  • Fuji Commercial - X2 Fuji Wedding
  • Kodak Gold
  • 14 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 I 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. 

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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

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