About Us

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Ben Hawkins / Group Editor
Ben is group editor of Practical Photography and an experienced journalist, picture editor and competition judge. He's a massive rock and metal fan and loves Slayer, Metallica and Tool.

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Richard Collins / Deputy Editor
Richard is Practical Photography's hugely talented deputy editor. He worked as a pro fashion photographer before becoming sports editor on TV Choice and TV Quick magazines 18 years ago.

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Louise Carey / Features Editor
Louise is Practical Photography's award-winning features editor and the star of many a Learn Photography Now show. She's the brains behind the magazine's technique features.

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Kirk Schwarz / Technique & Gear Editor
Kirk is Practical Photography's technical encyclopedia and the brains behind the mag's Get Into Gear and The Edit sections. Want a definitive opinion on the latest products? Look no further.

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Chris Robinson / Senior Art Editor
Chris is Practical Photography's senior art editor and designs every page of every issue. He helped launch sister title Digital Photo and also designed this lovely website.

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Jake Kindred / Videographer
Jake is the creative genius behind our acclaimed Learn Photography Now shows and also our digital edition's animated pages. He plans, shoots and edits the whole lot singlehandedly.

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Marie Marsh / Production Editor
Marie is Practical Photography's production editor and is responsible for getting the magazine to the printers on time every month. Previous titles include Fate & Fortune and Digital Photo.


Bethany Mackman / Editorial Assistant
Bethany is Practical Photography's editorial assistant and is always on hand to answer your questions and queries. It's also her job to keep all of the above in check - good luck with that...