Mark Donaldson

My name is Mark Donaldson 

I am a professional photographer with over thirty years experience in the industry, specializing in sport, architectural, travel, studio & all commercial, fashion and advertising.

I studied photography in Sydney for two years and worked for six years as an assistant for one of Australia’s most prominent advertising photographers of that era.

Originally growing up in the surf on the northern beaches of Sydney (Manly Beach) Australia, I am now based in the beauty of the mountains of Hakuba Nagano Japan.

I have been coming to Japan since 2003 and have been a resident in Hakuba since 2011.  I fell in love instantly with Japan on my first visit, the culture, people, the landscape, the mountains, the…Well pretty much everything!!!!!

I still work within the commercial photographic world both in Japan, Australia and elsewhere around the globe on a regular basis, though I’m predominantly here in Hakuba .

During the winter months I work as an on mountain photographer.

During the Japan summer months I shoot High Mountain trail walking and the many summer sports both here in and around the village, rivers and lakes or out to the coast. The off season also allows the local businesses to update or create new images to promote themselves for the coming year, therefore I work for the local hotels, pensions and lodges photographing their property for advertising & promotional requirements.
Additionally pursuing my own more art inspired projects .


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Hakuba has the most amazing summer time hiking trekking lakes rivers and so much more. It is truly paradise summer & winter.

I am passionate about the mountains, backcountry riding and all aspects of snow sports.

I am fortunate in my profession as a photographer that my career has taken me all over the world, I have been exposed to many amazing and beautiful locations, but in saying that I am totally spell bound by the sheer natural beauty of this location, Hakuba being the centerpiece and the jewel of the Japanese Alps, we are blessed by the magnificent mountains, snow and both resort and back country riding.

The service I provide in the winter months here is to document and photograph your day, all the action, all the fun and all the in between, be that inbounds / side country / back country just as suitable to you and your group.

I provide a photographic service that will produce memorable images of you doing what you do in some of the best ski locations on the planet.

(Please see in MDP Services Provided as to what we offer for your professional photographic experience while here in Hakuba)