the photographer: jon k hill
I have been photographing wildlife since 1993. My passion for
nature photography grows out of an interest in the subjects
I have studied: biology, oceanography, and education; and from
a wonderment at the complexity of all creation. I spend most
of each year teaching technology classes in an international school, currently
in Seoul, South Korea, and previously in Trinidad & Tobago,
and Tanzania. On school holidays I escape to the wilds to recharge
myself and create images. Nature photography for me is about
focusing attention, capturing instants, and discovering beauty.
The discipline of photography rewards me richly. I see and marvel
more when I have a camera in hand.
In 2002, I converted almost completely to digital photography.
The technology fascinates me and I feel I am making better images
than I did with film, thanks to the instant feedback I get in
the field and the economic freedom from film and processing
costs. I use Nikon equipment. At the moment I'm using the following equipment: Nikon D2X, Nikon D80, Nikkor 12-24 DX, Nikkor, 18-200 DX, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Nikkor 85mm f1.4, Nikkor 80-400VR, Nikkor 300 f4, and various older manual Nikkors. My flash is a Nikon SB-800 and it is often used with
a Better Beamer for telephoto use. I use Gitzo tripods with
My images have been used in my teaching, sold in a giftshop
in Trinidad (Horizons Framing & Décor Limited 39
Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad - (868) 628-8048), used in
travel books and magazines, and published for advertising purposes
for a safari company in Tanzania (www.tanzaniasafaris.info).
Part of the reason for this site is to widen the audience for
my work and to see what new opportunities might come my way
as a result. You are invited to check back frequently as I continue
to update the site with new photos and articles.