You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” Quote attributed to Ansel Adams

As with any art form, be it music, painting, sculpture, literature, or whatever, it is the human spirit which drives creativity. No matter how clever Artificial Intelligence may appear to be, there is no substitute for human input.

For me photography is primarily about the experience of being there, feeling the strength of the wind, the soaking rain, or the stinging winter spindrift and even, occasionally, the warmth of the sun. We are blessed here in Scotland to have world class scenery and wildlife on our doorstep. The ever changing weather patterns can at times provide amazing light.

 

 

I am passionate about the great outdoors. I love to be out in nature, in the mountains, on the moor, or by the sea or just sitting watching the wildlife. It is important that we preserve these for future generations, for without them, life would be much diminished.

 

I am a qualified Mountain Leader (Summer) and member of the UK Mountain Training Association and have insurance to take people into the mountains anywhere in the UK. I also hold a current outdoor First Aid Certificate. 
In addition I hold the A2 Certificate of Competency for flying drones in the UK.