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Robert Canis

Robert Canis



Robert Canis is a professional photographer specialising in the natural world, based in Kent, England. A self-confessed non-globe-trotting photographer, he prefers to stay close to home since he feels that only by doing so can you really get under the skin of a place and reveal it in all it's forms. Robert does, however, occasionally travel abroad but, just like when at home, will revisit locations many times over, in all seasons. These include Finnish Lapland, Poland and the Czech Republic. He frequently lectures on photography and conservation issues throughout England and his work is marketed by some of Europe's leading image libraries, which include FLPA, Photoshot and Robert Harding. Robert has been awarded the following: British Wildlife Photography Awards: Category Winner Wildlife Photographer of the Year: x2 Highly Commended International Garden Photographer of the Year: x2 Highly Commended International Photography Awards: x2 Honourable Mention Asferico International Nature Photography Competition: Highly Commended Environmental Photographer of the Year: Highly Commended. Royal Photographic Society's International Exhibition: Gold Medal Winner
  • Nikon D810, Nikon D7200
  • 12-24, 28-105, 70-200, 200-400 AFS VR, 1.4x tele-converter, 105mm micro.

20 years on the lecture circuit

Published January 24th, 2012

I have been giving talks for many years now on nature and wildlife photography. Infact, my first one was some 20 years ago to the Swale Group of the Kent Wildlife Trust. Since then I have, easily, given in excess of 400 to all manner of clubs and societies throughout England in the autumn and winter months, ranging from gardening societies and WI’s to the RPS and National Trust. I just love communicating, whether it be about wildlife in general or nature photography. Typically, at some point, I’ll digress as I recall a particular moment while out in the countryside watching and photographing, a funny (to me, at least) story or get on my soapbox and have a moan or two about current issues, not least the proposed airport on the Thames Estuary…..Grrrrr!! But this, I feel (and hope) gives the talk a personal touch. Otherwise I may as well hand out scripts for the audience to read as I move from one image to another.

It goes without saying that you need to structure a talk, particularly if ...

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Workshops and Tours for the New Year

Published January 4th, 2012

I have just posted a series of new and exciting workshops for 2012 on my website here....


Workshops, in Kent, England, range from half and full-day flower photography to shooting abandoned fishing boats on Dungeness beach. There's a 2 day autumn workshop in the Peak District and, if you're looking for something wild and adventurous, then how about spending a week in Lapland photographing autumn colour and the northern lights or Bison in the primeval forests of Eastern Poland?!

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A week in The Peaks....well, almost!

Published January 1st, 2012

Last October I spent close to a week under canvas photographing the Dark Peak region of the Peak District in Derbyshire. I love this area and have held 5 workshops here over the last 18 months. The weather was a mix of sunshine and cloud, cold and mild. Perfect for landscape and woodland photography!

To read more and to see images from this trip, follow this link....


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