In the 1980's I started working as a wildlife cinematographer, filming wildlife and natural history documentaries for television production houses. This in part came about because of my knowledge of natural history and part because of my 'eye for a shot' which allowed me to work professionally in this industry for many years. These days I am more interested in recording natural history images in a single frame, having had many photographs published in magazines and publications worldwide.
Also I am the Founder of the Nature Photography community group Queensland Nature Photographers, a community based group which gathers like minded individuals for discussions and locally based outings.
I have lived and worked in many countries of the world and travelled extensively, this has allowed me to see many different styles of Nature Photography and ways to tackle many of the problems others have faced in the past.
My clients include a range of people and organisations who all share an interest in natural history and the photographic process.
I provide tuition to many levels of experience, my clientele range from beginners to professional photographers wanting to undertake nature photography.
My images are licensed to many different publication houses and organisations in Australia and overseas for use in a variety of media from magazines, books, audio visual productions and website designs.
I have numerous images published worldwide and have a number of professional credits on natural history documentaries, with Channel 4 (UK),National Geographic, Central Television (UK), BBC (UK), Partridge Films (UK), Discovery Channel, New Zealand Broadcasting Corp, Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Bec V "Thanks James the Workshop today was very interesting and informative...You are a wealth of knowledge. Looking forward to the next one as well."
Simon M "I agree with other testimonials, James is great to spend time with, very passionate and knowledgable about nature photography and freely shares his knowledge, very unpretentious. Be prepared, for James can talk about almost anything but tells it in a fun way. Highly recommended."
Peter C "Had a great morning out with James. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in a great day out in nature. Morning tea was a welcomed bonus after working the morning light".
AIPP - Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Jon H I recently have had one on one tuition with James covering Lightroom 4 and how to use this software program to get the most out of my pictures.
James was a very patient teacher and I came away from the event with a higher level of knowledge to enable myself to start working on my pictures.
I highly recommended James to anyone who is interested in advancing their knowledge in photography whether it is of a practical or theoretical nature.
Reviewed on 20/05/2013
Danni C I've been out a number of times with James and each and every time I've been amazed at his knowledge, patience and persistence. His photography captures the true spirit of his subject and his workshops are outstanding. If you're thinking of trying your hand at nature photography, James is definitely the guy to help guide you.
Reviewed on 27/04/2013
Sandra T James Doyle is an amazing guy and an accomplished nature photographer. Nature is 'his thing' and he never holds back on sharing his knowledge and experiences. James has an unassuming way of explaining complex camera techniques and he genuinely loves to see you improve. Highly recommended!
Reviewed on 27/04/2013
Lesa Corrine Your photos are unique and beautiful, really capturing the true beauty of australia.
I especially love your bird shots x
Reviewed on 27/04/2013
Mark B James is one of those sorts of photographers that quietly go about doing what he obviously loves, nature photography.
He is unpretentious, very knowledgeable about his photography and nature.
I have spent time with him on several field trips and a couple of tuition sessions and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with him.
He may not be as high profiled as some photographers but I believe he is just as worthy as other well known practitioners of nature photography.
James also will support you after any event if you need help, something I found very refreshing.
I would highly recommend James to anyone that wants to learn about nature photography in an ethical and sustainable manner.
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