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Chiz Dakin

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Full name Chiz Dakin
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

walking and cycling routes; articles on the outdoors/adventure sports (particularly walking, cycling (quiet lanes/off-road trails/easy MTB), wildcamping, ski-touring, Northern Lights Travel. Mountain & coastal images. Regions - UK: particularly Lake District, Peak District, Derbyshire, Cotswolds. Elsewhere: Polar and Scandinavian regions (Norway, including Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica), Australia, New Zealand, Spanish Sierra Nevada. Photography, timelapse,

Editorial work Features writing, Photography, Video
Last updated 02-12-2015 14:50

Biography

Hi I'm a freelance photographer, writer and video-maker who really likes the outdoors, and particularly mountains, adventure sports and travel. I've travelled from Antarctica to the Arctic insearch of great stories and images, but I always prefer mountainous, coastal or polar regions.

My walking routes (with images) appear regularly in Trail magazine and my images/articles also appear in TGO/OE magazines, sometimes on the front cover. I taught Ed Byrne landscape photography for the TGO Feb 2012 edition of "Ed Byrne tries..."

I've currently got four published books to my name:
Cycling in the Cotswolds
Cyling in the Peak District
Outdoor Photography (co-authored with Jon Sparks) (all these three published by Cicerone Press)
Understanding HD Video (published by Ammonite)

I was formerly a writer with Suite 101, enjoyed researching the articles I wrote for them, but sadly ad-sharing revenue schemes don't seem provide enough return for effort. But it'd be great to hear from folks wanting similar sorts of articles on a directly-paid basis, rather than ad-sharing (or similar) basis.

Thanks for reading this - hope I can help with your requirements for words or images (still or moving).