A WILD YEAR : THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST
Over two years in the making, condensed to a one hour programme hitting BBC2 screens nationwide. The programme showcases the yearly cycle of people, wildlife and landscapes of Pembrokeshire. It was an absolute blast and privilege to work with the BBC natural history unit on this programme shooting insane amounts of timelapse photography sequences including many from the same location showing the changes over a year in my home county. Scenes explode into life from bare winter to spring, flowering blooms in summer and the russet tones of autumn in mere seconds highlighting the very best of this corner of Wales.
It aired on Friday 3rd July 2020 and is available to view on BBC iPlayer by clicking the link below
Here’s a few behind the scenes from working on the project plus some interactive sliders which allow you to skip through the seasons. Get in touch for commercial or broadcast timelapse photography
A selection of interactive season sliders
Behind the scenes on location
Timelapse screen captures usage kindly permitted by BBC Natural History Unit
WALES IN TIMELAPSE
A collection of timelapse photography taken when travelling Wales over four years for guidebook – Photographing South Wales by fotoVUE
Drew Buckley is an award-winning professional landscape & wildlife photographer based in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales
Drew’s talents cover landscape, wildlife and astro photography, photojournalism and all aspects of commercial photography. Inspired by his brothers, he picked up a camera at young age and got a 35mm film Canon SLR back in the late 90s. After a career as a computer games 3D artist, he became a full-time professional photographer in 2010. Since then he’s authored three books. The photo and visitor location guidebook ‘Photographing South Wales’ published by FotoVue and two titles, ‘Puffins – pocket book’ and the photography for ‘Wilder Wales’, published by Graffeg, who also publish his range of calendars every year.
His work has been featured in countless magazines such as BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR, Photo Plus, The Great Outdoors and Country Walking; and national newspapers such as The Times and the Guardian. Drew regularly takes on photography commissions. His clients include Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, National Trust, Natural Resources Wales, RSPB, Wildlife Trust, NHS Wales and many south Wales businesses and organisations. He also was involved in producing many of the time-lapse sequences and seasonal transitions showcased in ‘A Wild Year: Pembrokeshire’, a UK wide BBC Natural History programme shot over two years, featuring his home county of Pembrokeshire.
Drew is an ambassador for LEE Filters, who support his landscape photography workshops for all abilities of photographers and is also an official Wildlife Trust commercial operator permitted to run day and overnight courses on Skomer Island. His commercial work also includes events, PR, marketing and property photography.
In 2017 Drew received his fourth Highly Commended award at the British Wildlife Photography Awards and since 2012 has won awards at the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2018, 2017 & 2015 International Garden Photographer of the Year, Landscape Photographer of the Year at the National Photography Awards, Outdoor Photographer of the Year and Bird Photographer of the Year.