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A professional photographer in Devon, south-west England, working locally, nationally and internationally

An experienced and qualified photographer, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP)

Nigel Hicks


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Lost Harbour, the Nigel Hicks image that won the Silhouettes category of the International Color Awards this year.

Nigel Hicks, a professional photographer, based in south Devon, working locally and around the world

Nigel Hicks is a highly experienced professional photographer, specialising in commercial photography, travel photography, landscape photography, nature photography, and architectural and interiors photography.

He is qualified as a Fellow with the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), the top qualification for this leading UK professional photography body.

He shoots for National Geographic Creative, the highly prestigious publishing body of the USA’s National Geographic Society.

His work can be divided into the follow streams:

Editorial and Commercial photography

Nigel’s huge experience makes him a skilled and versatile professional photographer, ideal for a wide range of commissioned commercial photography projects, photographing in Devon, across England’s southwest, nationally and internationally. To find out more, and to see a range of image galleries, click here.

Supplying photography to picture libraries

Nigel supplies images to a number of picture libraries, principally National Geographic Creative. To find out more, click here.

Writing and photography

Nigel provides text-and-photo packages to a range of publishers for books, magazines and newspapers, covering photography, travel and natural history subjects. To find out more, click here.

Photography courses

Nigel runs a programme of one-day and overseas photography workshops and tours, the former mainly in southwest England, and especially in Devon. He is also the tutor for some online photography courses. To find out more, click here.


Nigel publishes his own photography as books, prints and greetings cards through Aquaterra Publishing, his own publishing company. Some of his books that have been produced by other publishers are also available here. To visit Aquaterra Publishing, click here.

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Nigel Hicks is based at Teignmouth, in south Devon, conveniently close to Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth. He works not just throughout southwest England, but all over the UK, and also internationally. Many of his photography projects and commissions have taken him all over the world, from the Himalayas to the Philippines, to Iceland to Patagonia, while others have seen him photographing close to home, in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.

Nigel’s outdoor photo studio can be just about anywhere you want it to be!

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Nigel’s latest blog posts

The latest posts include:

1. News announcing the publication of the new book, Beautiful Devon.

2. A whole series of video diaries about the first part of the Wild Philippines project, working in the Philippines.

3. News about the latest page designs for the next book Beautiful Devon.

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Nigel’s new book

Wild Southwest

Nigel’s book on the landscapes and wildlife of southwest England

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Nigel’s new book

Beautiful Devon

Nigel’s new photographic book about the beauty of Devon, southwest England is published and available!

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