Peter Drought is a photographer with over eight years of experience. Coming from a family with an artistic background on his father’s side, he studied art at school, but later went on to work in the professional services world, working as an accountant for several years.
In 2008 he undertook a career change, moving into the photographic industry where he started his practice in the commercial sector, specializing in architectural photography, PR photography and press work, learning the skills of his profession through a mixture of formal training and on the job experience. Later, he began to assist other photographers on wedding photography assignments, learning not only the artistic and technical aspects of the job, but also the people skills which are necessary to excel in the profession.
Today he combines his commercial and photography and wedding photography practices, enjoying the breadth and scope of the work that they bring, the chance to meet new people and see new places while undertaking the challenge of presenting them at their best.
In his spare time, he enjoys landscape and fine art photography, and in 2012 he was awarded second prize in the St Helens Open Art Competition, the first photographer to have achieved this award in that competition while competing against painted artworks and sculpture. His other passions include painting and horses. Over the years, he has held a number of voluntary positions, including acting as a trustee of the Association of Animal Artists and as treasurer of the North West Branch of the Fine Art Trade Guild.