Born in a small mining village in Ayrshire, I later relocated to Central Scotland to pursue a career in IT and currently live in Stirlingshire with my wife and son.
Having had an interest in landscape photography for some time it was the DSLR age that turned my interest into an obsession, my computing background combined with digital technology has resulted in far less restrictions and much more creative freedom for me as a photographer.
Already having an extensive knowledge of computers, photography and my camera, I completed an advanced Photoshop course a couple of years ago and have continued my education of this vast product ever since as I believe these skills are crucial to a digital photographer.
To date, many of my images have proven popular not just in Scotland but also in many other countries around the world, here are some of my highlights so far :-
Success as both winner and finalist in various national and international
photography competitions. One of the most recent being the overall
winner of the 2014 EISA International Photography Competition
Numerous images featured in both weekly and monthly magazines.
Regular sales within the UK, USA and various other countries.
Over 650 images currently licensed and sold by Getty Images.
Some of my clients to date:
National newspapers including The Times
TV channels including the BBC
Coln & Wolfe, New York
Flash Press Media
Chartered Society of Physiothe
Baillie Gifford & Co
Some of the areas I specialise in :-
raw files, manual settings, exposure, focus, histogram, etc
rule of thirds, depth of field, hyperfocal distances, etc
Landscape, B&W, Minimalist, Low Light, Macro, Infrared, etc
uploading, organising, comparing, cropping, raw editing, etc
basic to advance editing in both colour and black/white
selling images, backups, sensor cleaning, online resources,
printing, equipment purchases, mounting/framing, etc