Andrew McCarthy ARPS

I have been a photographer since the 1970s when I started out with Olympus film cameras, and my bag now includes a ‘new’ 1979 Olympus OM2 and a bundle of OM lenses!  For most of my wildlife work though I have two EM1 II bodies, together with 300 f4, 40-150 f2.8 lenses and a 60mm macro.  The Olympus system is ridiculously lightweight and versatile compared to my old DSLR gear, has wonderful IS and an IQ that is easily good enough to have convinced me to make the switch from full frame to M4/3 in 2018 - in short it has put the joy back into my photography!

My articles have appeared in local and national publications including Amateur Photographer and Outdoor Photographer, and I have had successful images in the Countryfile calendar.  I have won a number of awards - most recently the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards 'Hidden Britain' category with a 42 shot stack of a nursery web spider – and I am an associate tutor with Devon Photography School.  I undertake talks/presentations, run 1:1 tutorials and workshops on nature and landscape photography where I get to pursue my passion - talking about photography and natural history!

  • Royal Photographic Society LRPS and ARPS distinctions
  • Olympus Offical Mentor
  • Tutor with Devon Photography School
  • 1-1 tuition in photography
  • Workshops
  • Talks