ABOUT

Alan Hewitt

I am a wildlife photographer, filmmaker, writer and photo safari leader based in Northumberland in the United Kingdom.

My appreciation and fascination of wildlife leads me to document and share the natural world we live in. From my favourite local patch, The Farne Islands to the birds and mammals of the Maasai Mara, I am always amazed by our wildlife and natural history.

I am delighted to be a brand ambassador for FUJIFILM UK – an ‘Official FUJIFILM X Photographer’, and also for specialist camera filter manufacturer, Formatt-Hitech.

I welcome commissions for photography and filmmaking assignments, workshop/tour leading, media / magazine editorial features and speaking events.

Alan Hewitt Fujifilm UK Ambassador
Alan Hewitt Formatt-Hitech Ambassador

ETHICS

As a responsible and conservation-minded photographer I am committed to a number of ethical standards in my photography:

  • First and foremost, the welfare of subjects always takes priority over the photograph.
  • The vast majority of my photographs are of wild subjects. Where this is not the case, I try to point out their circumstances.
  • I do not use live bait or sound lures to attract subjects.
  • While processing my photographs I enhance and ‘fine-tune’ only. I do not use any digital manipulation in such a way to misrepresent the subject or its environment. I believe wildlife photography forms a natural history record and that carries an implicit expectation that the photograph is a depiction of a scene witnessed and experienced in nature by the photographer.
European bee-eater, © Alan Hewitt Photography