Steve Downer - Specialist Wildlife Cameraman & Director of Photography
I'm a film and video Lighting Cameraman and Director of Photography with credits on over 100 international television programmes, and the winner of numerous awards for cinematography including two News & Documentary EMMY’s for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft -Cinematographers for the National Geographic film The Last Frog, and for ABC’s Living Edens - Denali, Alaska’s Last Wilderness. My National Geographic Film King Cobra ,, filmed in southern India over a period of five months, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in 1998 and was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography.
Wildlife, Nature, Environment, Science, Macro, Micro, Time-lapse
I've worked in locations across the world including Europe, North, South & Central America, the Caribbean, India, China, Japan, Africa, Arabia, Australia, Indonesia, Burma, Alaska and the Canadian High Arctic.
Television, Cinema and Web Broadcasting
The prestigious tv series I have contributed to include the BBC 's :
Wildlife on One
The Natural World
The Trials of Life
The Life of Plants
Life in the Undergrowth
Land of the Eagle
Nightmares of Nature
Nature of Britain
The Living Isles
and numerous programmes for Channel Four, ITV, National Geographic TV,
Animal Planet, Discovery Channel & PBS.
Film and UHD Video
I have extensive experience of shooting on 16mm & 35mm film and 6K / 4K video.
I own a comprehensive 4K video kit, with Z-Cam E2-M4, Panasonic GH5 & GH4 and GoPro Hero 5 & Hero 8 cameras, and optics ranging from telephoto lenses for long range filming, to macro and micro lenses for filming the tiniest details of insects. To download my full equipment list click the link below.
Sample clips can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/stevedownerfilms
Steve Downer Wildlife & Macro Cinematographer
Based in Birmingham, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)7706 014301
Site last updated 8th March 2022 All images and videos on this website ©Steve Downer