I grew up in Northern Ireland and began to be interested in photography in my late teens. I first became seriously interested in photography, when I attended an Introduction To Photography course with a friend, at Limavady College in 2000. This course taught me the basics of using a film SLR camera, processing B/W film and developing B/W prints in the darkroom. I continued to take photographs after I completed the course, but I wanted to learn more.

By chance I found out that the Upper Bann Institute in Lurgan had a HND in Photography & Digital Imaging course, so I decided to apply. I was accepted on the course and during these two years, I learnt an in-depth knowledge on how to photograph different situations from Landscape, to Documentary to Still Life Photography. I also was taught how to use digital cameras, digital imaging and multimedia software.

After graduating in 2004, I became a freelance photographer. Since then I was commissioned to produce photographs for two local books and also my work has been featured in various calendars. I have exhibited my prints in several exhibitions and examples of my work can be viewed or bought in local galleries. Based in Ballymena, I mainly specialize in Landscape and Architectural Photography within Northern Ireland. My style is very contemporary, working from either traditional methods or new digital technology. I also take on commissions either from the private or business sector.

I hope you enjoy my site and if you have any questions or comments you wish to make please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your interest.

Stephen Stewart