Photos of Cornwall: Dan Pattison

4th Jul 2017

Each month we feature a Cornish photographer from our Instagram Community. If you would like to be featured please follow us on Instagram and tag your photos #360beaches.

This month’s featured photographer is Dan Pattison….

View Dans photography website , Instagram and Youtube Channel for more beautiful photos and videos of Cornwall

Tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been a photographer? Is it your full time job?

Photography has always been a strong interest i’ve held from when i was younger. I had always been interested in pursuing a career in the Navy so photography had always been a hobby/interest on the side. Just over a year ago i moved down to Cornwall to RNAS Culdrose near the Lizard, thats where i fell in love with Cornwall’s scenery !

Above: The magical Pedn Vounder beach in West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison

Do your photos have a focus? 

My work has never had a particular focus, i started out with shooting aviation themed images but gradually started to experiment with landscapes to widen my audience. Aerial photography has been a recent addition to my portfolio with images captured from a drone.

Aerial photo of the coastal town of St ives in West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison
A glorious aerial photo of the picturesque harbour of St Ives, West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison

What equipment do you use?

I use a NIKON DSLR with a 18-105mm lens and a 70-200mm telephoto lens. I also use a DJI Phantom 4 drone.

What is your favourite place in Cornwall?

This is a tricky one , there are so many stunning locations in Cornwall but my favourite place has to be Padstow and the North Cornwall Coastline.

Aerial photo overlooking the river Gannel near newquay with crantock beach on the left
The winding river Gannel with the beautiful sweeping sands of Crantock beach to the left, located on the outskirts of Newquay. © Dan Pattison

Do you have a favourite photo of Cornwall that you’ve taken?

My favourite image taken of Cornwall has to be a recent drone image taken from 400ft above Kynance Cove. (below)

Aerial photo of Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula in South West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison

Sunrise or sunset?


Aerial photo of Godrevy beach during sunset in West Cornwall
Sunset and waves on Godrevy beach, West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison

Any funny / horror stories from your photo expeditions?

Luckily I’ve not got any horror story to tell, but my weirdest moment was during a drone flight, discovering that Pedn Vounder beach is actually an unofficial nude beach ! I’ll say no more on that matter….

Porthcuno beach West Cornwall
Amazing birds eye view of Porthcurno beach in West Cornwall. © Dan Pattison

Where are you headed next to shoot?

As Cornish people will know, the weather can be very unpredictable so in terms of choosing a location i just take every day as it comes !

Logans rock in West Cornwall
Sea view of high tide on Pedn Vounder beach and Logan’s Rock in West Cornwall.

Are your photos available to buy? 

As it stands my images are not available to buy at this time, but this is something i am working on. So stay tuned for updates!



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