Perhaps a twist of fate, and an accident that saw the end of my Scottish International Sporting career, but a chance question from a friend asking what I used my camera for. Would open a doorway that I would never be able to close and find me now chasing the light from the darkness, and fuelling my creative needs like those who can put paint to canvas and pencil to paper.
Being on the Land, by the Sea and in the Urban City at night.
Most used filter
A question often asked, if you had to choose what filter, and easily answered. The Firecrest Ultra ND 0.9 (3stop) along with Firecrest Ultra 0.9 (3stop) Soft Grad. Even working individually these guys are my go-to filters for most of my work, they are by far in my opinion seasoned all rounders that never let me down in all conditions.
What filter you want to use next
To answer a question what filter next, I would go back to a memory of being a teenager shopping with my Mother in Glasgow, all those people, so I would like to return to Argyle Street, with a Firecrest Ultra ND 6.0 (20stop) and watch all those people disappear like ghost in time.
Favourite Photography location
If I had to pick one photography location to shoot for ever and to be my favourite. It would be June, 3.00am, Sunrise, Scotland, Outer Hebrides, Garry Beach, true beauty and isolation.
Tip for anyone getting into photography / cinematography.
The kit you choose to use is less important than, taking the time to breath and have fun, experience and magical shots will come in time, but one piece of kit for me has never changed, note pad and pen, write it down, everything that feels important on your photography journey.
As an Old Highlander once said to me in Glencoe, never mind the forecast son the Glen has her own Eco System and will do as she may please, the moral, when in Scotland always have a hat.
2015- Runner Up Urban Category.
2016- Commended Seascape.
2018- Commended Seascape, Shortlisted Overall Title Category.
2019- Commended seascap
2020- 3 Images Shortlisted Landscape Photographer of the Year (UK).
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Eastwood Photographic Society
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Scottish Photographic Circle
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