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Matt Binstead

Matt Binstead



Matt is Head Keeper at the British Wildlife Centre, where he lives and works looking after a wide range of animals found living wild in Great Britain. Matt started taking photos during the Summer of 2008, and after gaining some experience, his photos were and are still used by the BWC for all their image needs. Matt still looks at photography as a hobby... "It is just another way for me to spend time with, and enjoy the animals I work with. If I get a nice photo out of it too, then that is just a bonus." Any money made from the sale of his prints in the gift shop all goes direct to the BWC to help with the great work they do for conservation of Britain's native fauna.
  • Nikon D300s
  • Nikon 70-200mm VRII
  • Nikon 18-85mm VR
  • Nikon 105mm Macro
  • Nikon 10.5mm Fish eye
  • Nikon 80-400mm VR

Return to 500px

Published April 29th, 2014

I am hoping to upload some more photos to 500px once again, after a long hiatus. I stopped due to time issues, and lack of me taking as many photographs as I have before, but have been please, and surprised, by the notifications that kept coming in of people liking my work.

Having looked again for the first time in possibly two years, I can confirm what I said when I first started posting... the standard is incredible and so inspiring. I remembered why I started posting here the first time around, and hopefully it will continue to push me as a hobbyist photographer.

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New to 500px

Published August 14th, 2011

I recently discovered 500px, and am totally blown away by the whole experience it offers. I am a hobbyist photographer who has been looking for a way to show off my photos to friends, whilst also having other photographers see my work. Let's face it, we all like praise from time to time.

I love the way 500px offers you the basic view of your photos, but also a simple website style portfolio too. All for free! It is certainly good enough for my needs.

The voting system means I always want to get my new photos to rate higher, and gives me a challenge for my hobby, and the overall quality of photos on here is mesmerising.

When clicking on the popular photos, and for many pages, the standard is phenomenal and it is great that some professionals use this site too. It really does inspire me to get out there with the camera and try to raise my game! One day, hopefully I will get a photo into the editors choice first page, or popular photo first page too...

I do have a blog at blogger, h ...

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