Quiet Landscapes Blog

My life as a photographer living in the Highlands of Scotland, endlessly spending time alone on the Scottish islands and leading workshops for people who wish to discover their inner photography approach drives me to share all kinds of information. In my blog, you will find information about how I plan workshops, the photographic kit I use and how to get to various places.

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Spiders webs – Fujifilm GFX 50s, 250mm lens + macro extension tube

I spent the whole day at Loch Leven yesterday, basking in the calm sunshine. The loch was flat calm which is a rare occurrence in the Highlands of Scotland in November. So rare that is a shame to ...
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The Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

I have an affinity with the Isle of Lewis that is different from the Isle of Harris. I have spent almost 12 years now going back and forth to the island to photograph weddings...
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Taunus Gallery Exhibition

I am delighted to announce that my solo photographic exhibition ‘Quiet” is now open at Taunus Foto Gallerie in Bad Homburg, Frankfurt.
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The Isle of Harris

My first trip back over to the Outer Hebrides since last year. In fact my first trip anywhere since returning from running a landscape photography workshop in Glencoe in March. I became ill a few days later and then lockdown happened a few days after that. So after all those months at home, rolling off the ferry in Harris had a special meaning to me. 
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Autumn in the Highlands

It has been a long time since I have blogged and I have decided to catch up. Today I drove out to Glen Affric to photograph the amazing colours of the autumn. I arrived and headed out but it felt like I was walking through treacle. So I headed back to the van to have a rest. The blessings of having a van!
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Mindful photography monthly membership

I wanted to write a little bit about my new monthly photography membership that will start on November 16th. Is open for registration for founding members now! 2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways and I have noticed many...
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My 10 tips for iPhoneography

I have put together my top 10 tips for iphoneography below because I have a lot of people who say apologetically that they just have an iPhone or camera phone and don’t have a proper camera. But if the image is powerful, does it really matter what it is taken on?
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Photography, mindfulness and therapy

We are currently experiencing an understandable increase in mental health problems. These are uncertain times. With worries ranging from finances to health, social isolation, and lack of routine. This is leading to many, if not most, of us, experiencing some form of anxiety.
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5 tips for building an audience on Instagram

I wanted to share with you today some of the things I have learned during my time on Instagram, in terms of building an audience on Instagram.
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Introverts and the creative advantage

Many introverts are told they are too quiet, parents tell them to stop spending so much time in their bedroom, teachers tell them to take part more.
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