About James Abbott

Wet plate collodion portrait of James Abbott by Tony Lovell

James Abbott is an award-winning editorial, advertising and commercial photographer based near Cambridge, UK. From staying up all night to shoot the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to high-end beauty photography to creative still life and everything between, if you can think of a subject he has probably photographed it.

James specialises in portrait and landscape photography, but covers a wide range of subjects including product photography and wedding photography. He’s also an expert retoucher, and as a qualified photography lecturer, has taught professional photography and Photoshop techniques to both beginners and advanced photographers. Learn about my one-to-one photography courses here.

James worked at Practical Photography magazine for eight years. He started at the magazine as the Web Content Producer, and was the Deputy Editor before leaving in early 2016. With this editorial photography and magazine journalism experience, he understands exactly how words and pictures work together. He’s now a freelance writer and editor, and regularly contributes to a number of UK photography magazines and edits two magazines for LGN Media.

If you’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic photographer, journalist or photography teacher get in touch by following the Contact link above or click here.

Wet plate collodion portrait by Tony Lovell

James’ clients have included Sony Experia, Fujifilm UK, Canon, Panasonic, Anglia Ruskin University, Mid-Cheshire College, Rachel Jeffrey Contemporary Jewellery and Esscotti Ltd web design and development to name but a few.

His photography has been featured in Digital Camera World, Amateur Photographer, Digital SLR Photography, Tech Radar, digit!, Savoir Tout Faire en Photographie, Trail, Digital Photo, Practical Photography, Trail Running, Landscape Magazine, Mother & Baby and Country Walking.

James’ writing has been featured in Digital Camera World, Amateur Photographer, Digital SLR Photography, Pro Moviemaker, Digital Photo Pro, Practical Photography, Digital Photo, Mother & Baby, Networks Europe, Kiosk Solutions and he has created a photography course for Sony Experia.

2016 Commended Sony World Photography Awards
2013 Shortlisted HIPA ‘Creating the Future’ B&W category
2012 Runner up G-Technology Driven Creativity Awards
2011 Winner Poster Printing UK Open Photography Competition
2011 Winner Creative Match NovemberFlair Photography
2011 Shortlisted G-Technology Driven Creativity Awards
2010 2nd place B&W Colour Confidence Photography Competition
2010 Shortlisted G-Technology Driven Creativity Awards
2007 Merit winner Fujifilm Distinctions