Kase Ambassador – Nick Hanson
Want to know a little more about our ambassadors? We asked them some questions.
Q1 – Tell us a little about yourself and your achievements?
My name is Nick Hanson (obviously :)). I am a multi-award-winning photographer, originally from Dumfries in south-west Scotland. Most notably I was highly commended in the Take A View, Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2015, and awarded runner up in 2016 and overall winner in 2017 for the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
I split my year between the beautiful Isle of Skye and mid-Wales, so not so far from Snowdonia. I live and work on the Isle of Skye between March and December as a photographic guide for Skye Photo Academy, then live in Wales with my wife between December and March, where I offer workshops myself. I did my first camera club talk last year for the South Skye Camera Club and have two bookings in Wales for January 2019.
Q2 – What’s your photography style?
Originally I did more wildlife photography, which could have been because I was living in Peterborough at the time, which is very flat, however I lived on the east Yorkshire coast for four years and combined my wildlife photography with seascapes and landscapes. I now predominantly concentrate on all areas of ‘landscape photography’, whether that be shooting mountains, rolling countryside or coastlines. I was also recently given a drone for my birthday, where my intention is to shoot video, however I have also been enjoying taking the odd stills image with it, so watch this space.
The optical quality and neutrality which is second to none. I also like the Kase filter system whereby the polariser is magnetic and sits behind the holder and is easily rotated using a thumbwheel on the holder.
Q3 – What equipment do you use?
I use and have used Canon equipment for pretty much all of my photographic life, apart from my very first fully manual SLR which was a Praktika BX20. My current main camera body is the 5D Mark IV, and own various Canon L series lenses with focal lengths ranging from 16mm through to 400mm.
Q4 – Why Kase Filters?
I use Kase filters because I have found them to be the ones which work best for me and in the environments, I work in. I started off using another very well known brand whose ND graduated filters are made from resin, however whenever they got wet it was a pain to try and dry them in the field. This was even more so when working at the coast where the sea spray would just smear when the filter was wiped. With Kase filters I have had no problems with this. Then there’s the optical quality and neutrality which is second to none. I also like the Kase filter system whereby the polariser is magnetic and sits behind the holder and is easily rotated using a thumbwheel on the holder.
Q5 – Where can people see your work?
The best place to view my work and where you can also purchase prints and of course Kase products from is my website, which can be found at www.nickhanson.co.uk.