About

Trinity Hall Crest

Tim Johns is a photographer from Cambridge, England, with interests in a number of different areas including landscapes, theatre, sport, commercial and wedding photography. He welcomes interest in potential commissions, and for prints of existing work. In either case, please use the contact form and he'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Tim is currently studying for a PhD at Cambridge University's Department of Engineering in the driver-vehicle dynamics group, having completed his undergraduate degrees there, specialising in aerospace and aerothermal engineering. He is also a member of Trinity Hall.

Tim takes photos during his spare time, increasingly for the student news outlets, the thriving theatre and sports scenes in Cambridge providing ample material. Working for a newspaper gives a great opportunity to see things that you just wouldn't otherwise, from the countless shows that are on every week, to Colonel Gadaffi giving a live televised address, the great and good of the City, and prestigious sporting events such as the Varsity match at Twickenham.

Tim's photographic style has come to be defined not so much what he shoots, but how; he likes taking an observational style that lets people go about their business without noticing that the camera is there, being invisible as the photographer and catching people and scenes in their natural state. Tim also leans toward the cinematic aspect ratio, and a lot of his pictures tend towards a ‘letterbox’ crop.

Tim Johns got into photography when he bought his first camera, a Panasonic creative compact. From there he upgraded to an SLR, frustrated by the performance of the point and shoot, and Tim's photography proper took off. He joined the Cambridge University Science Society as their offical photographer in the winter of 2006/2007 and stayed with them for around a year or so, gradually moving over to the newspaper Varsity as a staff photographer. He now works on a more occassional basis and submits to a variety of places.

Tim has also done some comercial brochure work, a wedding in Westminster and some landscape and travel when he can fit it in. Highlights of all of these can be seen in the gallery.

Tim Johns became a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) in November 2010.

View the website log for recent updates. Tim has also written some brief thoughts on editing photos.