Born in Elgin, Morayshire in Scotland in 1973

Raised on the East coast of England

University in Liverpool, studying Ecology, Microbiology, Human Geography & Politics

Years of working in London, Paris, Sydney & Perth, now residing on the South coast of England near Brighton.

An avid scuba diver, cyclist and outdoors person really.

 

LIAM KELLY IS A PHOTOGRAPHER, FILMMAKER AND VISUAL STORY TELLER, CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE SOUTH COAST OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

On leaving University in 1996, and embarking on a decade long career in graphic design, animation and web development, he took a two year sabbatical travelling, working and conservation volunteering through the Pacific and Asia. Liam returned to the UK, inspired and brimming with a renewed purpose and drive, to take a leap into a new direction with his first love, photography and film.

 

But where should he start? A degree in Ecology would lead him towards the natural world. A further degree in Human Geography and Politics fuels his passion for investigation, exposé and the documentary. Itchy feet and a need for new experiences drives him towards further travel and adventure. Ultimately Liam’s love of design, patterns, and seeing the strange and beautiful in the world around us, is his greatest inspiration.

  

WHAT KIT DOES LIAM USE

 

Equipment doesn’t matter, it’s the image, the composition, the light, and the technique, that all matter in taking a photograph, or shooting a story. That’s all you ever hear. If it didn’t matter, then we’d all be still using box brownies and super 8mm. It’s almost obligatory these days to talk about what kit a photographer or camera operator uses. DSLR, Mirrorless, Full Frame, Cinema, Professional Video, Lenses, Gimbals, Tripods, Drones, etc. So here goes. Nikon, Sony, Sigma, GoPro, DJI, Zhiyun, 3 Legged Thing, Benro, Syrup, Zoom, Joby, LowePro & HPRC. For a full breakdown of specifics then take a look bellow.

 

CAMERAS

Nikon Z6

Nikon D500

Nikon D300s

Sony XDCAM PXW-FS5

Sony α6600

iPhone 11 Pro Max

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Insta360 One X

 

LENSES & ACCESSORIES

Sigma Art 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.2

Nikon 85mm f1.4 G AF-S

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Rokinon 10mm T3.1

Rokinon 16mm T2.2

Rokinon 35mm T1.3

Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter

Nikon Remote Cord MC-36a

Nikon Speedlight SB-700

Metabones SpeedBoosters

K&F Concept Mount Adapter

PolarPro Variable ND Filter P McKinnon

PolarPro Summit Landscape Filter System

PolarPro BaseCamp Ultralight Matte Box

PolarPro Drone & GoPro Filters

 

STABILISATION

Benro TMA37AL Mach3 Aluminum Tripod

3 Legged Thing Equinox Albert Tripod

3 Legged Thing QR11-LG L Bracket

3 Legged Thing Zelda-C L Bracket

Manfrotto 502 Fluid video Head

Joby GorillaPod 5K

SmallRig Cage & Components

DJI Ronin-M

DJI Ronin S2

Zhiyun Smooth 4

Syrp Magic Carpet

Syrp Genie Mini II

 

REMOTE SHOOTING

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Zenmuse X7 & X5S Cameras

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic Air

Bushnell Core DS 4K Trail Camera

 

EVERYTHING ELSE

Zoom H6 Recorder

RØDE NT4+ Directional Condenser Microphone

RØDE VideoMic NTG

RØDE Wireless Go

Aputure 120D II

Aputure LightDome II

Aputure Amaran AL-528

Aputure MC

Apple Mac Pro

Apple iMac

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 & Pencil

Logitech Master Series Keyboard & Mouse

Wacom Intuos Pro

Wacom Cintiq Pro

BenQ SW320 4K HDR Monitors

Tanget Ripple

LoupeDeck CT

Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder

LaCie Hard Drives

G-Technology Hard Drives

Samsung T5 Hard Drives

Sandisk SD & Micro SD Memory

Sony XQD Memory

HPRC Cases

Manfrotto Bags

Peak Design Cases

Shimoda Action X70

  

==Legal Stuff==

© All images and design work by Liam Kelly © 2000-2021 (all rights reserved).

If you are interested in using any of my work in any form of publication, please contact me.

Enlargement prints are available for purchase. Please email info@byliamkelly.com for pricing information.

I do have legal representation with regards to my work - my lawyer is a tough one... so be warned

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  • JoinedOctober 2004
  • OccupationPhotographer/Digital Imager
  • HometownUckfield
  • Current cityUckfield
  • CountryUK

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