Revisiting the beginning and understanding the end

In the last 4 years I have not been inactive, I just haven’t shared a lot of what I have been doing. There is a reason for this, and one every creative goes through, I think, we arrive at a crossroads in our creative journey. For me it was being safe, not extending the visualisation,…

Beach posing 101

I’m getting more and more commissions for couples… every age group, I didn’t want the cheesy poses, a little creativity needs sprinkled on top…  I was doing a creative art project next to the beach, absolutely nothing to do with sand sea and sun but you know models and the attraction of sand and sea……

A little tip of the hat to f64 and a chance to breathe

I needed to get out and get some fresh air… woke with a headache which meant I wandered slowly through Finlaystone Country Estate… it was a good call. The first 2 are inspired by Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, the latter is an inspiration (at a ripe old age she did some great street photography…

Getting that summer feeling

It’s Scotland, summer is when the rain is warm and the midgies are well fed! Actually we have great weather over the summer but it feels that way 🙂 This is my ‘feel good’ image… I Love The Beach  

Scotland has Sprung

[5 IMAGES] After months of rain we had sunshine… since October we’ve hardly had a day with a downpour!!! Anyway, I got a call from Steffie, so dusted off the camera and I thought I’d head into the hills and get the rust out of the camera and the malaise out of my head. “Can…

A Stern Look

This is the pre shoot shot of an exciting shoot on the Tall Ship in Glasgow. The female models were still in make up, so we took a 15 minute break and shot the a few. Technically I wanted to shoot against the morning sun, using fill flash. My biggest challenge was seeing the shoot…

Rain and Wind

I can’t remember it being anything but raining or windy, even for a Scot this is getting beyond a joke… this shot is from Helensburgh, a coastal town in Scotland that had a visit from the sea the day before… like all visitors at this time of year, it brought gifts! wider shot:

The Selfie… an Academic Approach

I have seen, with great amusement, the debate about photography and the selfie. Selfie isn’t proper photography! Proper photography… After 50 years of roaming this earth and many years behind the camera, 5 years in academic pursuit, through photography to the creative processes of a BA Hons in Digital Art, let me give you the…

Brushing up on Landscapes

Landscapes require a different mindset and skillset in the photographer, I’ve let mine go a little, so this is me getting back on the horse. It’s rusty but has merits 🙂 It is a beginning of a journey with no end… best journey there is!