Nikon UK Announces New Ambassadors

Nikon UK has announced the appointment of three new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Leon Neal, David Yarrow and Jeremy Walker.

Leon Neal is a news photographer with a wealth of experience, and a staff photographer for AFP News. David Yarrow decided to pursue his passion for photography after a successful career in finance. Jeremy Walker is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in landscape and location photography from around the world.

Leon, David, and Jeremy join current Nikon Ambassadors to complete this year’s line-up: Kate Hopewell-Smith – lifestyle photographer with a love of capturing images of people, Bob Martin – multi-award winning sports photographer specialising in shooting action and editorial pictures.

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Nikon UK Announces New Ambassadors

Inspiring the best in photography

London, UK, 20th May 2015: Nikon UK today announces the appointment of three new photographers to its Ambassador line-up, Leon Neal, David Yarrow and Jeremy Walker.

Leon Neal is a news photographer with a wealth of experience, and a staff photographer for AFP News. Leon started his career at The Times and has since built up a vast collection of news and press images. David Yarrow decided to pursue his passion for photography after a successful career in finance. Since turning his lens on the natural world, David has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes and endangered animals. Jeremy Walker is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in landscape and location photography from around the world, with his portfolio boasting a diverse collection of images spanning from architecture and industry to people.

The Nikon Ambassador initiative was introduced in 2013 to celebrate class-leading photographers working in specific fields of photography, whilst inspiring people to pick up their camera and reach their creative potential. The Ambassadors work with Nikon on a range of activities, from seminars at key events to social media and PR campaigns.

Leon, David, and Jeremy join current Nikon Ambassadors to complete this year’s line-up: Kate Hopewell-Smith – lifestyle photographer with a love of capturing images of people, Bob Martin – multi-award winning sports photographer specialising in shooting action and editorial pictures.

Nikon’s prestigious Ambassador Alumni includes industry-leading photographers: Ross Hoddinott – wildlife and landscape photo expert, Kirsty Mitchell – fine art photographer who recently completed her breath taking Wonderland collection, John Wright – commercial photographer specialising in fashion and celebrity, Mark Seymour – multi award-winning wedding photographer and Mark Pain – Renowned sports photographer with over 25 years’ experience and multiple awards working for both corporate and editorial clients.

Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, at Nikon UK says: “Since the launch of the Ambassador scheme in 2013 we have seen some amazing talent in our line-up. Through the ambassadors we are able to engage with our customers but most importantly, inspire enthusiasts to take a step up with their photography.”

He adds: “The scheme has allowed us to formally acknowledge some of the country’s leading photographers in their fields and collaborate with them creatively to communicate the ‘I AM Different’ message.”

For more information about the Nikon UK Ambassadors please visit: http://www.nikon.co.uk/nikonambassadors