Waite was born in England and worked in both theater and television for the first ten years of his professional life. After realizing that the acting business was too unreliable Waite decided to pursue an alternate career. After being introduced to photography at the age of 11 by his father, this seemed like the best option. Over his 30 year photography career Waite has become one of the most famous landscape photographers in England and also the world. His photographic style is very unique because of its spiritual quality of serenity. Today Waite can be found traveling around both the UK and North America lecturing and showing his work. He is most well know for his square 6x6cm Hasselblad kit using Fujichrome Velvia film stock.