Personal Information


Chiz Dakin




07812 001505

Email Address


Specialist Activities

photography, writing, video, timelapse,
walking, cycling, mountaineering, ski-touring, wild-camping

Specialist Areas

Lake District, Peak District, Cotswolds, Yorks Dales
Rest of UK (generally hilly or coastal areas)
Spain (Sierra Nevada)
Polar Regions (Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, South Georgia)
Southern Regions (Falkland Isles, Australia, New Zealand)

Professional Details

Short Biography

Chiz Dakin is an award-winning freelance photographer and writer with particular interest in outdoor themes such as landscape, adventure sports and travel.

She has four books published so far on themes from cycling to photography and video-making, writes walking routes on a regular basis for Trail magazine and articles on outdoors themes for various other magazines.

She is currently looking to expand on the number of outlets (both in print and online) that she writes about the outdoors for, so if you would be interested, please get in touch!

Having learned fast on an international mass-participation film based in her home-town of Derby to become one of only two chosen to shoot on the main “filming days”, she then spent some time shooting various projects with a film-making group that formed locally from many of the original crew but does not want to shoot another wedding or parts of a horror movie, no matter how pleased the clients were with her footage!

An enforced break due to other commitments now sees her returning to making short videos (both commercial and documentary) and shooting timelapse footage in her own right.

Photography, writing and short video commissions welcome.

Images can be licenced directly from Chiz through her Photoshelter account. Some are also available on Alamy.

Professional Activities

photography, writing (many outdoor themes, but particularly walking, cycling, wild-camping, campervanning, photography, video), video

Recent Publications

Cycling in the Cotswolds (Cicerone, April 2014)
Understanding HD Video (Ammonite, Oct 2012)
Outdoors Photography (with fellow OWPG member Jon Sparks), (Cicerone, Aug 2011)
Cycling in the Peak District (Cicerone, Feb 2011)

Contributor to AA 50 walks in the Cotswolds

Trail Magazine – various walking routes from Jan 2010 onwards
TGO Magazine – article words and photography, “Ed Byrne Learns Photography” (photography tuition), front cover image (April 2013)
Outdoor Enthusiast – front cover image (Nov/Dec 2014)
Outdoor Focus – various articles from 2008 onwards
Picture Business Review – front cover image


Short-listed Outdoor Photographer of the Year (World Wildlife Category) 2011
OWPG Award for excellence in Photography 2008