Subjects taught by James:
Studio Lighting for Photography Courses
James Ross is a photographer based in London. Born in the North of England, he was given his Grandfather’s Balda rangefinder and a few rolls of film at fifteen. Things progressed swiftly from there. He studied photography for four years at Newcastle Art College and then Bournemouth College of Art & Design.
After graduation James spent a year travelling North America mixing work and pictures. “A Greyhound bus as a bed makes for long days and short nights.”
After returning to the UK, James assisted some of the leading editorial and advertising photographers before taking on commissions of his own. This led him to work with a large variety of clients from newspapers and magazines to design companies and advertising agencies.
As a photography trainer with a natural approach, working in a variety of situations, James has built up a body of work across many genres. These reflect his love of travel and the outdoors as well as looking for a picture just outside the front door.
His work has been recognized by the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, International Photography Awards and the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.