Steve Hughes, Events Photographer
Sergeant Steve Hughes is currently employed as the London District Photographer, working in a very busy Media Operations office in Horse Guards, Whitehall. He's been a Professional Photographer since March 2006 after completion of the Defence Photographers Course at RAF Cosford. Steve took up photography during his time in the Royal Artillery Parachute Display Team, where he was the team’s free fall photographer and cameraman and travelled the UK jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft while filming and photographing his fellow skydivers on the way down. He also travelled to several parts of the world like California, where his team carried out their annual training camp also Cuba, Cyprus and Mauritius.
During the last 4 years he has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan many times with the Combat Camera Team and filmed operations such as Panthers Claw in 2009 and the pulling out of Iraq. More recently he returned in from Operation Herrick 13 after a long 6 months with 16 Air Assault. Most of his work with the Combat Camera Team has been as a Video Cameraman although he's a photographer by trade.
During the summer months, Steve is kept busy covering scheduled events from Beating Retreat and the Queens Birthday Parade to State and Royal Visits in the London area. In 2011 he deployed to the Falklands to document the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment who where on tour at the time. More recently he covered the War Horse Film Premiere at Leicester Square photographing Steven Spielberg and two of his regular subjects, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Outside of work, Steve is a big fan of Extreme Sports and regularly Snowboards, Kite surfs and is a keen Mountain Biker. He owns a Ducati motorbike, which he wakes from hibernation at the beginning of the summer and enjoys riding it when the sun is shining.