Brought up in the Warwickshire countryside, it was hard for me not to develop an interest in wildlife, and in particular birds. Those early years of birding gave me invaluable experience when I turned wildlife photographer in 2005.
I think you need to know your subject to get the right shot and would like to think that the images I produce show my understanding of each species, that is not only to get a good crisp image, but to show the subject in it's environment, behaving naturally.
I get a great deal of pleasure from the natural world and being able to share that with others through my work and maybe even along the way inspiring a few more folk to get out and take a look for themselves, just puts the icing on the cake!
My website has an extensive and varied gallery of images available to purchase as prints or on canvass and also calendars and a wide range of greetings cards, so please do have a browse.
The ‘Lectures’ page gives a brief description of each of my current lectures, along with a few testimonials and you'll find details of my upcoming lectures and shows on my 'Events' page. I'm on the RSPB's recommended speakers list and regularly visit groups up and down the country, along with U3A's, Camera clubs, Wildlife Trusts, Bird clubs and other groups.
I’ve led photographic tours to the Gambia for consecutive years since 2011, but now offer bird watching trips here as well. My 'Tours & Workshops' page will continually develop, with a range of trips and day workshops available to a variety of destinations home and abroad, year round at very competitive prices.
I hope you enjoy looking through the website and please do pass on a link to the site to anyone you think may be interested.
I hope you like my work.
Wildlife photography, lecturing and tour leading are just part of my working life.
I have a photography studio based at Hatton Country World near Warwick where I keep busy doing family portraits, pet portraits, engagement shoots, portfolio shots for aspiring models and also product photography. I also do a lot of commercial and event photography and of course weddings.
Please take a look at my 'Very Photographic' website for an insight into the other aspects of my business.
All images are the copyright of Ashley Grove unless stated otherwise. Please contact Ashley directly if you wish to use any of the images on this website.
© 2013 Ashley Grove