Composing treescapes with balance, ratios and symetery

I’m often told (really, I am) that I have a certain style, and I’m often asked how I go about creating that style. Whilst I’ve happily explained how I create my images many times to those attending my workshops, I’ve chosen never to put my methods online. This hasn’t in any way been a result … Read more

To thank or not to thank

Like many photographers, I thought that world had moved on from preaching “thou shalt” stuff, but it seems that some never read the memo. Being somewhat busy with the competition launch, I’ve missed most of it but I’ve caught up a bit and read one blog that seems to have raised a few hackles. In … Read more

The trials and tribulations of launching the SLPOTY

[I recently did an interview for the Herald Magazine about the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. In this blog post I expand on the article.] I’m not a famous photographer, and I’ve never sought the limelight, but since launching the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition I’ve found myself kind of thrown … Read more

Pan Ha’ CD cover shoot

I love a challenge, I really do. “We need some pics for our CD covers and we like your style! Just go out an shoot something cool and landscapy” When faced with a brief to use as much of your own creativity but carry through your own style, you can do one of two things…try … Read more

If you go down to the woods today…

you’re in for a big surprise (boom tish). Well, not a big surprise but perhaps the odd little surprise if you look hard enough. You see, for the past 20 years or thereabouts, I’ve been taking my negs and prin ts back to the same places I captured the image first time round. I can’t … Read more