About me

Steve Barrett


Im a wildlife photographer and conservationist based in West Dorset with a particular interest in Lepidoptera, Odonata and Avian. Ever since an early age I have had an avid interest in nature and the world around me. Keen to know more I began to research the wildlife and flora and fauna around me, it wasn’t long before I began to take photographs. As my interest in the natural world progressed I invested in my first camera to capture images of the birds and insects I had grown to love and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, ‘best practices’ and skills.

My first camera was an Olympus OM10 which I purchased over 30 years ago and it was using this that taught me the fundamentals of photography.
Gaining knowledge and experience with the 35mm manual focus system, then I moved on to digital Canon cameras some years ago. i now use the Olympus micro four thirds system.

My understanding of the subject and environment plays an important role in my photography and as a responsible photographer of wildlife, I always put the welfare of the subject’s life and care of the environment above any photographs I take.

It has long been a dream of mine to turn my passion into a full time career and now my son is older I am fortunate enough to be able to do just that, sharing my wealth of experience with other photographers and hobbyists and nature enthusiasts. I will help you to learn how to capture a moment in time, that you can look back on with pride.