My Journey

Whilst studying for a Degree in Graphic Design, I bought my first DSLR camera and very quickly found myself falling in love with photography and taking pictures of anything and everything!

I always had a curious interest in the universe since I was a child and once I bought my first camera in 2013, I naturally began taking photographs of the night sky from my garden here in Ventnor. On one particularly clear night in late summer, I set up my camera once again but this time facing West, using a very wide fisheye lens, what I managed to capture with my low end camera gave me a massive buzz. The milky way was clearly visible in the image - splashed vertically across the sky; something I never thought would be possible to capture in the UK, especially not the Isle of Wight. Knowing the limitations I would have with my current camera, I saved and finally upgraded to a Canon 6D, an incredible low light performer at the time and perfect for the unforgiving conditions of night sky photography. I began heading out in the very early hours of the morning with one aim in mind, capturing the beautiful, ever changing and awe inspiring night sky above the landscapes of the Isle of Wight. 

Chad Powell Isle of Wight Landscape Photographer

Since those early days, I have had my night sky photography featured in many magazines and publications including The Times and Britain's best selling photography publication Digital Camera magazine. My work can now be found in several shops on the Isle of Wight as well as via my website. I am also a Not On The High Street seller. If you would like to know where you can buy my work, please head to my Stockists page and as always, if you have any questions, drop me a message through my Contact page!

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