A rollercoaster of a photographic journey. A career spanning 30 years working on Scotland’s top newspaper titles has been a blast. Covering everything from day to day diary jobs to breaking major news stories, no two days are ever the same, and it’s this that makes being a photographer the best and most exciting job in the world. There are also challenges along the way, and it’s the challenges I love.
In addition to my newspaper work, there is the wedding side of my business and this is another passion of mine. There is nothing better to be part of a couple’s big day and being privileged to create a record of this for them. A story in pictures, all the laughter, fun and the occasional tear (usually of joy!).
It’s people I love working with. People from every walk of life, and my ability to connect with them quickly helps them to relax and be at ease in front of the camera. This is a vitally important aspect of my photography.
Photography is not just a job to me it’s a passion, a way of life.
Photography is also an art! There are many different styles and techniques that photographers apply to their craft and it’s some of these that I am going to share with you on the workshops. With my background in the fast-paced world of news, I have honed a skill set that to many may seem a little unorthodox, the ability to go into a situation, assess it quickly and come away with a great image often with minimal kit and getting maximum results.
The tools of the trade for me are primarily Nikon, although I do carry a G15 with me at all times along with the dreaded iPhone J No matter what gear you chose to shoot with the ability to be competent with it and produce a good final image what’s important. The aim of F-stop Training is to assist you in becoming competent with whatever gear you choose to use.