Simon has been a professional photographer and writer since 1984. His experience is broad first working in a commercial environment but since 2003 most of his work has been travel and illustrative to accompany his writing.
He worked for Granada Television as a freelance cameraman from 1997 until 2009 and has lectured in photography and photoshop skills up to level 4. He taught from 2004 until 2009. At that time he was also an assessor for the GCSE and A level photography courses and wrote the post City & Guilds courses now called ‘NCFE’ from levels 1 to 3. (These are about the same level as GCSE to A level).
Along side his writing, he now runs private photography (and photoshop) workshops.