MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY: Joan Martin and grandsons, Jackson Martin (15) and Billy Martin (11).

As a Cumbrian born and bred, I'm really enjoying being able to combine my appreciation of the northern countryside with a lifelong passion for photography. I love the thrill of seeing spectacular landscapes  and discovering new places. I enjoy fascinating histories, finding hidden treasures, seeing all things quirky, and sitting for hours watching wildlife. Hopefully through this site I will be able to share these experiences with you and give you lots of ideas for great places to visit and explore  . . .  .    Joan

EQUIPMENT: (includes some very successful 2nd hand purchases). CAMERAS: Sony A7R3 for hiking and the A7R4 for tripod work. SONY LENSES: FE 4/16-35 for general landscape, FE 1.8/55 and FE 4/70-200 for selecting small areas of a landscape, FE4/24-105 for long hikes when I only want to carry one lens, Sony FE 2.8/90 for macro and Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 with 1.4 teleconverter for wildlife. FILTERS: Gobe. TRIPOD: Zomei with Smallrig L-Bracket.

PRESS FEATURES AND CLIENTS: (From Photo North and my previous website, Wild Card Walks) 

  • MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS: BBC Countryfile - Coast - Cumbria - The Dalesman - Digital Photographer - FT Weekend - Lake District Life - Lakeland Walker - Lancashire Life - Lancaster District - Limited Edition - Sunday Times - Westmorland Gazette
  • CLIENTS INCLUDE: Archant Life - BBC Television - Cardtoons Publications - Carter Jonas - Cm Porter Novelli - Country Publications Ltd - English Heritage - Flying Colours Brochures - Haymarket Media Group Limited - Hearst Magazines - Imagine Publishing - Immediate Media Co Ltd - Lake District National Park - National Trust - Newsquest (North West) Ltd - Nick Baker - Pearson Education Ltd - RDF Television - RSPB - Times International - US National Parks Service - Voodoo Agency - Yorkshire Dales National Park.

YOUR PROPERTY: Unless otherwise stated, all buildings, historical structures and works of art have been photographed from public roads, public footpaths, places that offer free public access or from a hot-air baĺloon. Please contact me if you do spot an image of yourself or your property on this site and are not happy with its inclusion.

MY PROPERTY: The photographs and walks on this site are my original work. The collection of sixty walks and over six thousand images represent years of dedication and I am therefore very protective of my work. Both images and galleries may be shared free of charge by pressing the SHARE button, but any unauthorised use or copying is strictly prohibited and protected by copyright law.

WEBSITE OWNERS: Please link to any of my galleries if they may be of interest to your visitors, and if appropriate I'll be happy to reciprocate.

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           JOAN MARTIN (ne Bryden) - FORMER WEBSITE wildcardwalks.co.uk.

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