Benedict Brain is a UK based photographer and journalist. He graduated with a degree in photography from the Derby School of Art in 1991 (now University of Derby), where he was tutored and inspired by photographers John Blakemore and Olivier Richon, amongst others. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel.
Until recently (July 2018) Benedict was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera Magazine. As a journalist he met and interviewed some of the world’s greatest photographers and produced articles on a wide range of photography related topics, presented technique videos, wrote in-depth features, curated and edited best-in-class content for a range of titles including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Professional Photography and Practical Photoshop. He currently writes a regular column, The Art of Seeing, for Digital Camera magazine.
Benedict is a tour and workshop leader for the UK’s premier landscape photography tour company Light & Land.
Benedict  is regularly asked to judge  prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year  and the British Photography Awards and is a regular speaker at shows including The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show.

Benedict recently founded Brain’s Foto Guides Ltd. with a mission to create beautifully designed and crafted photography location maps and guides.

In 2018/19 Benedict will be part of the judging panels for:


  • 2018 : Evolving Landscapes,  Oxo Tower Wharf, London
  • 2016: utopia:dystopia, Fringe Arts Bath, The Walcot Chapel, Bath
  • 2003 The Wall, The Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwood, Miami  (with Denise Perry) 
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