Simon Ovenden



Before relocating to Scotland I lived for many years in one of the small picturesque villages of East Kent where the natural light and coastal landscapes have inspired numerous artists. As an outdoors person my photographic skills and techniques have been honed in ways that can only be achieved by spending a considerable amount of time on location and away from a controlled studio environment. 


My early career within senior sales and marketing roles at various commercial businesses have provided a thorough appreciation of the importance of high quality photography as part of effective marketing and promotional strategies. 


I subsequently spent almost 12 years working as a senior manager for the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland and was twice awarded the National Trust Staff Photographer of the Year Award. This period ensured a deep understanding of the challenges and sensitivities required whilst working on location within the conservation, heritage and tourism sectors. Several of my images continue to be used as part of their marketing and publicity material whilst the BBC also routinely use my photographs in their news reports.


I was delighted to be a finalist in the 2016 UK Manufacturing Industry Photography Awards supported by the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and Engineering Employers Federation.


My digital processing skills and knowledge are recognised by my Adobe Photoshop Associate Visual Communications qualification.