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Nikon Ambassador. The invite of all invites!

It is with complete pleasure that I share the news I have been honoured as the latest wildlife photography Nikon Ambassador for the United Kingdom and ROI. I’m still not sure it’s entirely sunk in yet! There have only been a select couple of moments I’ve had to keep quiet about during my photographic journey, impatiently awaiting the announcement days, and this is most certainly up there as one that was hardest to sit on, even if it was only for a brief time before the official announcement was made.

Nikon camera’s have been in my kit bag from the word go. I worked my way through many bodies over the years, slowly finding my feet, turning a hobby into a profession. Starting with the F80 before going digital with the D100 (complete with a massive 1gb CF card), there have been various upgrades since to both my kit bag and thankfully, my ability! What I do know is that if you’d have told me back then I’d be writing this blog post now, I’d have laughed hysterically whilst trying to figure out why, with a 70-300mm at 300mm, I was getting blurred images at 1/20th second…!

The quickest and easiest 'yes' I've ever given!Click To Tweet

Having matured as a photographer whilst also following Nikon on that journey, and seeing the truly incredible photographers they’ve recognised with this prestigious honour, my own invite to join the Nikon Ambassador programme is one that I certainly don’t take for granted.

I’m not sure what challenges this new chapter will bring but I am most definitely looking forward to working with the incredibly lovely team at Nikon UK, as and when the role requires. I know I’ll be talking at a few events, much like I did at The Photography Show back in March, so please do stop by and say hello if you see me at one. I’m always happy to talk camera’s and photography!

Nikon Ambassador

In the meantime…before the invite, I was already in the middle of a couple weeks loan of the D5, so keep an eye out for my review of that coming soon…

About the author

Richard Peters is a Surrey based professional wildlife photographer, Nikon Ambassador, and one of the few British photographers to receive the accolade of European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He is known for a style that often favours dramatic use of light, runs wildlife photography workshops and, from camera clubs to big industry events, holds talks about his work.

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