Mike Johnson

UK Director of Photography and Television Cameraman

Hi, I’m Mike. I work as DoP or camera operator for broadcast and corporate productions across the UK. Hire me as a single camera owner operator for PSC, as part of a multicamera crew recording in studio, or on location filming live. And as a CAA-approved drone pilot, I can also capture aerial drone footage to add that bigger perspective to your shoot.


Capturing the finer detail for the experts on the Antiques Roadshow. Braving the elements on Countryfile. Finding creative angles to capture the flora on Gardener’s World. It’s all part of my work as a PSC owner-operator.


From camera supervising One Man and His Dog, to reacting to the unpredictability of nature Springwatch – there’s nothing like the adrenalin rush of filming live. You’ll also find me in the studio filming The Gadget Show.

aerial & drone

Drone content can add extra perspective to a story, when seeing the big picture is important. As a CAA-approved drone pilot I have PfCO permission to capture aerial photography for commercial and broadcast production teams.


A selection of shows where I appear on the credits

Antiques Roadshow
The Gadget Show
One Man and His Dog
Gardners World | RHS Flower Shows
One Man and His Dog

Who is Mike Johnson cameraman?

Captivating close ups, scene-setting wides, and subtle shifts in focus that add depth to your story. As a lighting cameraman, I always aim to do more than simply capture a moment. I craft shots that are not only perfectly lit and composed, but are intended to give you a library of creative visual content that supports the editorial vision for your production.

I’ve been a cameraman since 1997, after completing operator training with the BBC. Being a BBC cameraman was a solid grounding for my career. But it’s being freelance since 2001 that has given me the best opportunities to work across the UK and internationally.

Being a Birmingham cameraman means I’m centrally located with easy access to the the wider West Midlands, London, Manchester, Wales and most other regions of the UK.

As an owner operator, I have a range of cameras, lighting and audio kit available for use on productions. Please enquire for details.