About Me

private photographer derek campbell

Helicopter over the Grand Canyon

So this is the part where I am supposed to say a few things about me.

I like to allow my work to speak for myself, but others are forcing me to write more.

What can I say about me…. I am an adventurous type fella, I love to travel, I have been to 4 Continents trying to get to 5 and 6 very soon. I accept donations 🙂

I have been documenting people with a camera for over 15 years. I continually strive to learn new techniques and practises. I am more excited to learn everyday. I started at an early age and I feel blessed to have found my path early in life. I made the decision for my self to become independent and I have been taking daily steps to obtain my life goals. One of in which includes publishing the cover of National Geographic. The wonderful thing about this magazine is that one month the cover is a portrait of a person, sometimes famous sometimes not. The next month it could be a photo from a telescope of microscopic things. This goal gives me the daily challenge I search for through the eye of my camera. It is not often you find me with out my camera, I am always in search for my shot that will land me that cover.

So there is a little bit about me,

I am happy to discuss how I took any of the photos I have taken, Please send any inquiry’s to info@derekcampbell.net

“I adore taking photos of EVERYTHING. I started early and I plan on finishing really late” Derek G. Campbell

adventure and nature photographer derek campbell

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico

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Katie December 20, 2010 at 2:32 am

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Cari Powelson February 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

hi Derek,

I found your site while researching photographers in Mexico.
I am getting married on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 4pm. Are you open that day? I think I am interested in the 5 hour photographry package or the whole day for $1500. Please let me know if you are even open that day.

Thank you,
Cari Powelson


Valentina Gonzalez June 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Hello Derek! My name is Valentina Gonzalez and I am a bride getting married in Cancun, Mexico on 7/30/2011. My fiance Dimas and I have been looking for wedding photographers to document our big day and we came across your website. We are interested in a full day coverage (getting ready, ceremony, cocktail, and reception) session with traditional, spontaneous, and creative pictures. However, I do have a couple of questions if you are available on this date:

*How many hours does your full day coverage consist of? How do you calculate full day?


*Will you be doing a combination of digital / film ?

*How many proofs will we be able to select from? Will this be in CD form?

*How many pictures do you include in your packages?

*What measurement of pixels, dpi or ppi do you use when you mention high resolution or when you mention low resolution?

Do you have any brochures or price-listing of packages you offer? We look forward to working with you and hope to hear from you soon.

Please email to the following addresses:

Valentina Gonzalez –> valentina_gonzalez@hotmail.com
Dimas Soeprapto –> bagus.soeprapto@gmail.com

Thank you,

Valentina & Dimas


C. Derek Campbell August 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Bro – Way to go on branding “our” name!!! Best of Luck w/the business! If there is anything that my team and I can support you with, pls don’t hesitate to ask!!!

C. Derek Campbell


Rhaabibe Facundes March 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Hi there,

I would like to know if you can take pictures of my soon to be wife and I?
We are going to Cancun in August for our honeymoon and would like to have a pro photografer for half a day just to take come pictures.
A friend of mine has taken pictures with you last year, but she got to you through Alvaro Tour, and since I’m doing all on my own I’d like to know if you can and prices and all that.
Thank you for your time, I’ll wait for your response, please just e-mail me or message me on my facebook.


Brie April 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Getting married June 3 at le Blanc resort. Let me know rates and availability.



Dan Caldwell July 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Hi Derek,

My daughter, Jaime Olsen from Utah referred you to me. She said to say she is the one that rents her Grandmothers timeshare at at the Royal Islander. I am going down with Jaime and her husband Ryan and was going to play around with my DSLR cameras (which I bought used and have yet to use) to take some photos for my new business. Also try and do a couple short video on the beach.

Then Jaime mentioned why don’t I contact you. After looking at your amazing work I am not sure if I can afford you for a couple hours. She thought I should still reach out and see. Anyway we will be at the Royal Islander from the 15th of August for 1 week.

I look forward to hearing from you.



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