PROFESSIONAL | CREATIVE | INSPIRATIONAL
Photography that speaks
louder than words
Welcome to Ian Day Media
I have over 30 years of editorial experience working as a professional photographer and picture editor, with the majority spent in management positions. After 16 enjoyable years at The Yorkshire Post, I recently made the decision to leave my position as Deputy Editor and launch my own business, Ian Day Media. I specialise in professional editorial, commercial, and landscape photography, as well as providing a specialist picture editing service. Alongside this, I provide bespoke media consultancy and training in photography, PR, and editing.
I began my career as an NCTJ trainee photographer at the Halifax Evening Courier – in the days of black and white film and prints! Since then I have held roles of Picture Editor and Photographer at Ross Parry Picture Agency, Deputy Picture Editor and Chief Photographer at the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Head of Sports Photography at The Press Association, Group Picture Editor, Assistant Editor and Deputy Editor at The Yorkshire Post.
During my career, I have covered and edited at many significant events – including the Sydney Olympic Games, Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, and the British Open Golf Championships – to name just a few.
In 2015, I was honoured to be named a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and awarded an Accredited Senior in Imaging in the Creative Industries. RPS Director-General, Dr. Michael Pritchard, said at the time: “There are fewer than 700 Fellows of The Royal Photographic Society worldwide, and it is recognised as a sign of a photographer or someone dealing with photographers and working at the highest level. Ian’s achievement is a remarkable one and he should be proud of his Fellowship.”
I’ve also been a photographic judge for the British Press Awards, the Sports Journalists Association Awards, the Irish Press Photographers Association Awards, and the Chair of Judges for the 2016 UK Picture Editors’ Awards. I am also a member of the British Press Photographers’ Association.
Previously, I served as a member of the photographic board at the National Council for the Training of Journalists, where I passed on my editorial experience to help to restructure the NCTJ’s photojournalism course and examination process, updating it to include video, digital, and contemporary workflow techniques.
I enjoy all aspects of photography, but photojournalism remains my passion: telling a story through creative and powerful photography.
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