Tom Mackie has been a photographer all his working life. His degree in commercial photography took him first of all to Los Angeles, where he spent five years as an industrial and architectural photographer. It was during this period that he travelled widely in the Western States, discovering in himself a previously unknown fervour for the beauty of those vast 'cinemascope' panoramas. After that, the confines of a Los Angeles commercial studio were never going to hold him. Tom married his art to this new-found passion and embarked on a 'til death-do-us-part' relationship with landscape photography.
Moving to the UK in 1985, he pursued a full-time career as a landscape photographer. Working with digital, panoramic and large format equipment, Tom's understanding of light and bold use of colour became a hallmark that established his reputation. The 4x5 field camera was his main format of choice until going digital in 2006. He used Canon's until changing to the Nikon D800 in 2012.
“My aim from the first was to develop a clearly defined style of my own:by simplifying images down to their basic elements, I consciously attempt to give my compositions more power.
”Calendar, book and magazine work followed from a wide network of clients. Architectural and travel commissions added to his repertoire and his role as one of the world's leading landscape photographers was sealed by his inclusion in 'The World's Top Photographers: Landscape', published by Rotovision.
His talents have also won accolades from The British Institute of Professional Photographers, the Ilford Awards and Business Calendar Awards.
Tom Mackie has had two books published by David & Charles: a best-selling 'Photos With Impact', 'Tom Mackie's Landscape Photography Secrets' and his latest book 'Digital SLR Experts:Landscape' is a collaboration with four other top photographers.
He has written numerous articles for photography magazines and lectures to other professionals on the art of landscape photography. Tom regularly holds photographic workshops in the UK and abroad.