Steve Hitchen

Photographer and framer based in the North West of England

Early retirement late in 2009 has allowed me to rekindle a long standing passion for photography. That in turn has led to a better appreciation of the wealth of wildlife that we have in the UK. particularly as regards birdlife. However my photographic interests extend beyond wildlife and amongst others include portraiture, still life, travel re-enactments etc.

I use canon equipment and my kit includes:-

1DX Body

5D MKII body

50mm prime

70 - 200 zoom

24 - 105 zoom

100 - 400 zoom

100mm macro

500mm prime lens

Gitzo tripod with Gimbal Head

manfrotto tripod and monopod

580 speedlight

bowens lighting kit

I do not have a studio but hire one when undertaking portrait assignments.

More recently I became interested in the idea of being able to not only take and process images but to complete the process by producing finished photographs as mounted and framed prints. I have therefore acquired the necessary equipment and taken over the garage (who puts cars in them anyway). I can now do my own mount cutting and framing and also offer this as a third party service. I now offer mounting demonstrations for which I do not charge a fee nor expenses for those within a 10 mile radius of Wigan. For more details please see the mount cutting and framing pages.

For printing I use a Canon i9950 but only with genuine canon inks and I tend to favour permajet paper. Additional however I do utilise the services of professional colour laboratories where I need either larger quantities of prints (for cards etc) or where I  want canvas prints, printing on aluminium.

I have recently diversified and I can now produce a wide selection of my prints as coasters and fridge magnets and bookmarks. Please see the appropriate pages for details.

I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs. If you :-

Want to purchase any of the photographs, coasters, book marks, cards or fridge magnets they are available by mail order.  Please see the appropriate pages and then e mail me with your requirements. 

Are interested in a mounted or framed print the please contact me for details. Presently this is not a mail order service in view of the difficulties of send glass via post or courier.

Require a mount cutting or framing service then again please contact me for details. Again this is presently not a mail order service. 

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