James Pilgrim

Founder, Editor, Photographer, Film maker

  • LocationFleetwood, United Kingdom

About me


James M Pilgrim is an internationally published Photographer and Videographer providing multimedia opportunities to the sail training and tall ship communities worldwide. James also founded the Tall Ships Events network, promoting every opportunity across the world where the general public to get onboard and see a tall ship first hand.



  • Marketing PR
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Web Development
  • Journalism
  • Blogs
  • CSS
  • Html
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Wordpress
  • Web Page Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop

Work history


Founder & Editor

Tall Ship Events

Jan 2015
  • The Tall Ships Events network is designed to promote any and all opportunities across the world where the general public can get onboard and see tall ships first hand. As Founder James is currently responsive for all operations, from web design, development and analytics through to social media management, content editing (for the blog) and media production. Key Responsibilities: • Content Management and Auditing • ROI Targeted Social Media Management • Research, Sourcing and Writing of Informative and Creative Content • Working with content in non-native languages • Web Design and Layout • HTML, CSS and Wordpress Development • Ongoing SEO (Google Analytics, Bing / Google Webmaster)



Scene Beyond

Mar 2014
  • Providing aerial photography and filmmaking services through use of the latest multi-rotor drone technology, including experience with piloting from the deck of a tall ship under sail.


Photographer & Filmmaker

James Pilgrim

May 2013
  • I am an internationally published photographer and filmmaker focussed on documenting life aboard tall ships and other sail training vessels. Commissions have seen me working aboard barques, schooners and even an ex Whitbread Round-the-World competitor, with briefs ranging from creative, commercial or editorial photographic work to the full production and editing of a 30-minute documentary pilot. Key Skills / Responsibilities: • Ability to produce targeted content for a set demographic or media outlet. • Ability to manage language barriers and work effectively with multilingual content. • Ability to manage output quality and deadline requirements. • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.


Measured Survey Technician

School Property Matters

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
  • • Measuring school buildings to calculate their pupil capacity • Group teaching in the use of both iOS and OSX platforms • Group teaching in the use of computer-aided-design (CAD) software • Research in and development of improved digital workflows


Network Administrator

Spatial Intelligence

Aug 2008 - Jul 2012
  • • iOS Software Development • System Workflow Development



BA(Hons) Photography

Leeds College of Art and Design

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013


    As-level Photography

    Blackpool and the Fylde College

    Aug 2009 - Jun 2010