Paul Shaw Photography | About

Hello, and thank you for visiting.

I am a South Wales based professional photographer, former Official Photographer to the UK Prime Minister.

I specialise in Photojournalism, Weddings, Portraiture, Corporate and Beauty.

My passion stems from an early age surrounded by the picturesque Pennines and my fathers own photography. Throughout my teens I studied Art and Graphic Design before working for a mail order company photographing products for their website. In 2002 I opted for a career change serving my country as a Soldier in the British Army.

Almost a decade and a half later and I have been surrounded by environments only a soldier could experience, continually sparking my passion to get behind the lens. I am one of only 37 British Army photographers covering everything from conflict, ceremonial parades to humanitarian aid.

I have been at the forefront of international journalistic photography as part of a Combat Camera Team in Afghanistan, been the UK Government’s Official Photographer for the D-Day 70th Anniversary in France and the NATO Summit Wales 2014 and have more recently covered the Ebola response in Sierra Leone.

I studied at the UK's Defence School of Photography, which is considered as being one of the top photography schools in the country and have since gone on to qualify as an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography and won various UK and international photography awards. 

I would love to capture something special for you - whether you are an Individual or a company looking for corporate work.

I also take on Portfolios, Art Reproduction, Interior, Technical and Insurance Based Photography.


- 1st prize 'Best Overall Image' - Army photographic awards 2016
- 1st prize 'Portrait' - Army photographic awards 2015 & 2016
- 'Jurors Pick' - Lens Culture International Portrait Awards 2015


- Diploma in Photography
- Advanced Apprenticeship in Photographic Imaging
- Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP)
- Electronic News Gathering (ENG)
- Defence Photographic Management