Mark Hilliard

A landscape, wildlife and fine art photographer for 45 years, Mark has extensively traveled the world chasing his photographic visions. He leads several photographic excursions each year to hidden treasures of the southern east coast.

Mark is best known for his ultra high speed hummingbird photography, lightning, ultra high speed water drop collisions and especially his advanced infrared work and workshops!
Cameras are nothing more than tools, but for those interested, Mark shoots with:
• Canon 1DSMK3 & 7D (much lighter and fun!)
• Panasonic GH2 590nm Infrared (addictive)
• Fuji X-Pro 1 digital rangefinder (I love this system!)
• Fuji X100 (I love rangefinders!)
• Fuji X-E1 (I REALLY do love rangefinders)
• Hasselblad XPan II (still love rangefinders)
• Shen Hao 4×5 Field Camera
• Panasonic GH2 converted to 590nm Infrared
• Many other various IR camera systems!

When asked about his philosophy on nature photography he says: “I tend to concentrate on the smaller, secret side of nature that most people overlook, a different view on the world that surrounds us each and every day. I work in color but Black & White and Infrared photography have a special place in my heart; they tend to show a different view of things we pass by every day. I look at my photographs as portraits of nature rather than pictures, and I often spend hours with a single subject.”

Mark’s photography is widely published in many national and local papers and magazines. He has won numerous national awards and competitions. He is an active member of Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA), as well as the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and PDIA. Mark is one of two staff photographers for Brookgreen Gardens in the Low Country of South Carolina.