My name is Greg Childs. I am a photographer, an adventurer, and more recently, I have started to try my hand at writing as well.
First and foremost, I’ve a real passion for photography, and I want to use that passion to tell amazing stories. I firmly believe that there are so many as of yet untold stories, and I have a real passion, desire and ambition to find some truly inspiring stories, from all corners of the globe, and to use my skills as a photographer to really capture and portray those stories the best I can.
Adventure and exploration perhaps, has a different purpose in 2018. Maybe there are less places geographically to explore and discover nowadays (although I do also believe despite that, that there are still some new places to be explored), but either way, that doesn’t mean that there are no new stories to tell. New stories are emerging everyday, and my ambition is to be at the forefront of them, capturing them through my love for photography.
Today, anybody can grab a camera and take a half decent photograph. For me, it’s all about showing the story behind it. Whilst I also blog and hope to expand my writing skills over time, it is ultimately the photography side that really, for me, tells the story best.
I see and admire a lot of other photographer’s work and that really gives me inspiration to go out there and develop my own skills and passion.
I’m extremely passionate about humanitarian and environmental issues that are affecting our world and planet today. The world is being torn apart by war and corruption, by modernisation and by the demand for financial profit. Habitats and species are being lost in our search for wealth and development. People and families, often with young children being displaced and torn apart by conflict. I am a big believer that we as a human race have a responsibility to help others, and to do our best, no matter how big or small, to save our planet from destruction.
In particular, on the environmental side, I am a big supporter of trying to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we consume. The amount of plastic entering our oceans is on an unprecedented scale in 2018, and unless people stand up and collectively decide to change it, we will continue to destroy our planet, not just for us humans, but for the many other species we share the planet with.
I hope to use my photography skills to work alongside environmental and humanitarian charities going forward so that we can help show the world the damage that is being done across all these different areas. It is often when people see a powerful image, myself included, that they really start to realise and notice, and I firmly believe that the power of photography can really help.
I’m always looking for interesting projects and constantly expanding my skillset as I believe any good photographer should. I am confident and experienced with adapting my photography style as well, to suit the various different conditions and environments that I regularly find myself working in.
I firmly believe that whatever your subject, you need to establish a good connection and relationship with it, before just trying to snap away. To truly take a great photograph, you need to understand the real meaning, emotion and story behind what you are trying to portray.
I have learned to be patient and take my time to really look at things around me. To immerse myself fully in the surroundings. I believe that this approach gives me the best possible chance of capturing the scene honestly, from the smallest details and perfect moments to all the action and atmosphere.
More recently I have started to blog as well, and really enjoy adding that element to my work. You can currently follow my work through my blog.
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see my latest work.
“Greg has an eye for a good shot, he looks at events differently, and captures them perfectly on camera. Greg did a great job for us during the 2016 season…”
“The profile of the football team has been greatly enhanced since using Greg’s superb images. Always on hand at the crucial moments to capture that special shot. Thoroughly enjoyable experience working with Greg with cracking results. A must have photographer for any event.”
“Greg is a reliable, talented and creative member of the photography team. He can work independently and communicates with our clients competently. Most importantly, his photographs are high quality and always meet the brief. Greg has a good photographic eye and has very good technical knowledge. I would definitely recommend Greg Childs.”