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mobile: +44 (0) 7828 834731
tel: +44 (0) 1943 870792

About Me

Alan Carmichael - Photographer


Back in 2008, Alan was on holiday in Zurich, Switzerland visiting a friend, who is a journalist. Dropped on Alan?s friend was to go to a screening of The Cove and then interview the filmmaker Rick O?Barry, the original dolphin trainer for the TV series Flipper, who later turned dolphin freedom and activist. Alan was in turn drafted in as a then keen amateur photographer, given a Canon DSLR and told to photograph Rick and Alan?s friend. The photos were suitable and published; this was Alan?s first publishing credit. After the interview, sat outside a caf‚ in Zurich near the Limmat river with a coffee and a bun in the Swiss sunshine, the seed was sown ?know what, I could definitely do this for a living?

Two years later Alan quit his job and studied at the University of Bradford, graduating with a first-class BA (hons) degree in Photography for Digital Media. Since then Capricorn Photography has gone from strength to strength and is now a successful and thriving full-time business. Alan is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and awarded their Licentiate qualification; Alan is also an accredited press photographer with the Chartered Institute of Journalists. He has contributed to a number of print and online publications in both the UK and Switzerland, including Swiss News, Attika, The Wharfedale Observer and Unternehmer Zeitung, where one of his photographs was also featured on the cover. Besides his media and public relations work, Alan is also a passionate landscape and portrait photographer.

Press and PR Photography

From cars and products to events and personalities: whatever your photographic requirements, I offer a dependable and professional service tailored to the needs of your company or publication. I am based in Yorkshire; however, I am also happy to consider assignments throughout the UK, as well as in Europe and further afield. No matter how tight your deadline, I always strive to deliver on time and on budget.


A family or individual portrait is not as expensive as you might think. Whether you prefer to have it taken at my Menston studio or at a location of your choosing, contact me for a quotation.