My name is Tesni Ward, I’m a Wildlife and Nature photographer based near Sheffield in the UK.
I have always had a passion for the natural world and the wildlife living within it. Photography began for me when on holiday as a teenager; my parents were kind enough to give me my first dSLR, but outside of vacations it would gather dust and not see the light of day. It wasn’t until 2013 when I specifically started going out in the UK every few weeks when work and university would allow purely to take photographs. Towards the end of 2014 I was dedicating more time and energy into photography and it steadily evolved until March of 2016 when I decided to take the step to becoming a full time photographer. Working as a wildlife photographer is challenging but extremely rewarding and I aspire to use my images and stories to promote conservation & to educate the public on the struggles wildlife faces and what we can do as individuals to help protect the many species currently under threat from human activity.
I regularly work on projects with specific species, developing a deep appreciation and understanding of them before using this to help raise awareness. I also regularly run workshops and tours, not only to help others capture beautiful images and teach individuals the art of photography but also to give them the opportunity to experience how magical the natural world is.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to know more about me or enquire about my work. I’m also open to enquiries for working with charities & conservation projects.
Photographer that inspire me:
Rather than having just one photographer, I find inspiration through many different photographers with their own unique styles and methods.
My Favourite photo:
‘Until the End’, a side lit Elephant in the evening sun.
When I became a professional: