William Payne Photography was established in 1979, to specialise in the creation of photography for the marine industry.  Each aspect of William’s photography has evolved over the years, covering a wide variety of assignments and serving a broad client base.  William produces high quality action photography afloat in addition to more tranquil subjects featured in the galleries on this website.

To complement the dynamic action of sail and power, every photographic application requires an insight to the style and atmosphere ‘below decks’.  The similarity between photography of super-yacht interiors and prestige property has caused the luxury yacht interior work to diversify, since the early eighties, to include large property interiors, earning William a reputation as a specialist in this field of work.  The control & lighting demanded for interior photography contrasts well with the excitement of action photography, resulting in a rewarding variety of work.

Aerial photography has also extended from its original focus over the sea, to areas of land and property, again adding to the photographic services that William offers.

In addition to his freelance commissions, William has worked as staff photographer on Motor Boats Monthly magazine (IPC Media) for over 20 years.

All assignments are produced on very high resolution digital format, whilst taking care to retain all the qualities of traditional photography.

William aims to provide a reliable and efficient service with attention to detail and consistently high quality results.