My name is Oliver Wilks. I have been taking photos since the age of eight and loved it from the very start. My camera goes with me wherever I go, and I can often be found waiting in hides for the next great photographic opportunity, whether that is a kingfisher or a blackbird. To me they are both just as astonishing and give equal chance to capture the next eye-catching image.
I have been teaching wildlife photography for two years as short workshops at Warnham LNR. For more information please check my workshops page or email me.
Over the past seven years I have taken photos in America, Tobago, South Africa and Canada, looking for new locations to run my workshops.
In 2012 I started a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography at Falmouth University in Cornwall and once I leave in June 2015 I aim to carry on teaching photography and hopefully move into a career as a wildlife cameraman.
At the moment I am using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and a collection of lenses including a Canon 400mm F5.6L, a Canon 70-200mm F2.8L, a Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 and a Canon 100mm Macro lens.
Awards and Achievements
Horsham Young Photographer Of the year 2005
Horsham Young Photographer Of the year 2006
3rd In RSPB Young Photographic Awards 2006
Horsham Young Photographer Of the year 2008
Horsham Young Photographer Of the year 2010
2nd in Horsham Landscape Photographer of the year 2011
1st in Sharow International Charity Competition 2011 (School/Collage Section)
1st In British Young Wildlife Photographer Of the year (12- 18 years Old) in 2011
3rd in AoC Photographic Competition 2011
Shortlisted Young British Wildlife Photographer of the year 2012
1st & 3rd RSPB inter university competition 2013
Assistant photographer for Paul Johnson wedding photography June 2013 till present
Photographer for The Resident July 2011 to September 2012
Horsham Leisure Link Photographer July 2011 to September 2012
Photographer for Horsham Rugby Club October 2011 till September 2012
A in As level awarded in August 2011