Paisley Art Institute

I am delighted to be exhibiting at Paisley Art Institute's 130th Annual Exhibition for the very first time.

I have two pieces of work in the exhibition and from reviewing the catalogue I think they might be the only photographs featured.

If you're passing the Paisley Museum and Art Gallery feel free to pop in and take a look. The show runs until Sunday 24 June.

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Icelandic Reflections

I have recently been looking back at the images I shot during a holiday to Iceland in February 2016. To date I have only processed and shared four images but I felt I should finish more work from that trip.

The images below are those which I have been working on recently and have made me think what I would shoot if I returned now.

In the two years since I visited I feel my photography has developed and (I hope it) has improved. Were I to have the opportunity to return to these locations I believe I would approach each location differently and create alternative shots to the ones below.

All taken with a Nikon D610 and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens.

 F8 | 1s

F8 | 1s

 F8 | 15s

F8 | 15s

 F8 | 20s

F8 | 20s

 F8 | 1/320s

F8 | 1/320s

 F8 | 1/100s

F8 | 1/100s

Glasgow Snow

At the start of March, Glasgow, like much of the UK, was subjected to heavy snow storms which transformed the City Centre.

More often than not when there are heavy snowfalls I am stuck in Glasgow, where there has been no snow, wishing I was elsewhere with my camera. However, on this occasion I was able to take advantage of the situation and get some photographs.

Below is a selection of photographs taken during February and March when snow came to town. All photographs were taken using my iPhone and edited using Snapseed. 

Snow Day

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of a day off work and it happened to coincide with a small flurry of snow overnight.

Unfortunately we weren't able to venture far from home but I did manage to venture out with the camera to a new location, from a photographic perspective, and get a couple of shots before the thaw cleared the snow away.

I really enjoy tree and woodland photography and indeed have a number of photobooks which are full of beautiful shots from different parts of the UK. However, it is not something I do a lot of nor is it something I feel I am particularly good at.. especially when I see the standard of work others are producing.

I know the only way I am going to improve is to shoot them more and learn from the process and I've often thought about doing a workshop around trees/woodlands, something I will try to arrange for later this year.

All shots taken on a Nikon D800 with the Nikon 70-200mm F4 lens.

 150mm | F8 | 1/200s

150mm | F8 | 1/200s

 102mm | F8 | 1/320s

102mm | F8 | 1/320s

 102mm | F8 | 1/125s

102mm | F8 | 1/125s