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About Me - Peter Burns Photography

About Me

Peter Burns was born in Swansea in 1972.  Although primarily working within the I.T. sector since graduating in 1994, he developed a keen interest in photography from an early age.

One of the primary interests in photography is the chaos of water, from capturing the elegance, speed and fury of waterfalls and rivers to the waves breaking on the coasts of South and West Wales.

This in turn has led on to a more general interest in land and seascapes, again with a preference of capturing the stunning sunsets the coast of Wales offers.  Historical landmarks, including the many castles of Wales, often form the basis of his landscape work along with a new side interest in portraiture.

Being a keen scuba diver has also provided him with the advantage of being able to capture the beauty of the underwater world, from the many wrecks and reefs to the varied marine life both locally in West Wales and abroad.

All of these images can be found in the main gallery.

My Gear

My current set up is based around the Pentax system.

A K-3 as my primary camera, a K-X as a back up, Pentax 18-135mm and 50mm prime, Sigma 70-300mm macro, 27-90mm and a 150-500mm.

I’ve also got two flash guns Metz and Yongnuo with wireless triggers for off camera strobe work and a portable studio set for outdoor portraiture.

For my underwater shots I use an old but trusty Fujifilm F100fd with housing and strobe and for videography, a 4k action cam.

Peter Burns diving the wreck of the tugboat Rozi, Cirkewwa, Malta.
Peter Burns diving the wreck of the tugboat Rozi, Cirkewwa, Malta.