Image from Robert Thompson Photography
Image from Robert Thompson Photography

Robert Thompson FRPS FIPF
Natural History Photographer, Author & Conservationist

Welcome to the website of professional natural history and conservation photographer Robert Thompson. Robert is the author of a number of publications on natural history and photography and is widely acknowledged as a specialist in close-up and macro photography in Ireland and the UK. As an active conservationist, he has worked on a number of high-profile conservation projects in Ireland and further afield.

His work is widely published in the UK and Internationally and he has had several solo exhibitions of his work. He also is a frequent writer and contributor to the photographic press and other natural history publications. His images are managed through several agencies and he has his own library in Ireland. He runs workshops in some of the alpine regions throughout Europe and iconic landscape locations in Ireland.



I have just finished writing a German version of my review on the Novoflex Castel-M focusing rail. I have many German friends and followers and I hope they will enjoy reading my review of this outstanding focusing rail. Its unique design promises to be a game-changer for macro photographers who routinely use focus stacking in their workflow. Please forgive any mistakes or errors in my review; I am entirely to blame. Please click the image below to go through to the Novoflex tab where you can read the review in English or German and watch the Novoflex video on the Castel-M. To view the PDF correctly, in Acrobat, go to the view menu, select two-page display, and tick the front page to show the pages in the correct sequence.


I'm sure many of you are familiar with the well-known American website Nature Photographers Network. I am a contributor to NPN which is one of the most respected and highly informative websites for nature photographers on the net. They have been working behind the scenes for some time now on a quarterly NPN Newsletter which has just been published this week. The quarterly publication called 'Nature Vision' contains wonderful inspirational imagery, supported by highly informative articles on all aspects of nature photography, written by many of its well-known authors and other accomplished photographers. It's not your typical newsletter, a lot of thought and time has gone into its design and content. Over time the issues can be a valuable source of reference that you can refer back to at your leisure. You can get 10% off the first issue by using the discount code ROBERT10. Click on the cover below which will take you to the NPN site where you can download the PDF and explore the benefits that NPN can bring to your photography.


I have just completed my review of the Nikon Z 9. I have been using it now since early December 2021. Click the front page below to read it! To view the PDF correctly, in Acrobat, go to the view menu, select two-page display, and tick the front page to show the pages in the correct sequence.


I have just published a short review using the Novoflex TrioBalance Ground pod. Go to the blog or click the image below!


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