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2012 St Andrews Links Trophy – Old Course St Andrews.


Congratulations to Daan Huizing who won the 2012 St Andrews Links Trophy with an incredible score of 23 under par, promptly announcing that he will be turning pro!

Very cold day at St Andrews, but worth it to see some terrific golf being played. Even had to have my gloves on…in June!

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It’s cold in Stockholm!


Did a recent shoot in Stockholm, as part of a promotional campaign.
I knew at this time of year it would be cold and with only a few hours of decent daylight for photography.
As this would be an outdoor shoot, I was concerned with the lack of daylight, and also how my camera batteries were going to cope with the
-15 during the day!
My client had arranged for a couple of local celebs that were both keen golfers.

Decided to start at noon to get the best from the little daylight there was.
Quite a bit of hanging around waiting for the celebs to get ready and setting up some lights, between shots the celebs were in the car keeping warm…..me I was frozen and was really starting to feel it, not just the normal cold but lack of concentration it certainly was totally different form the normal, will never again complain about the cold in Scotland!
Cameras and flash all worked perfectly and ended up with a really great set of pictures, which the client was delighted with.

World Hickory Golf Open


I do a fair amount of golf pictures over the summer, most through my corporate clients.
I got a call from a new client a golf magazine to shoot the World Hickory Championship…..sounds good, men with wooden clubs, lets see how they get on without all the technology that goes in to golfing theses days! Actually there were some pretty impressive scores.
It was the end of the golf season, and weather had started to turn and it was raining that day so packed all my waterproofs in to the car.
When I arrived at Craigielaw in East Lothian the sun had just started to come out!
Felt as if I a was in a time warp, all the golfers in period plus fours and with the obligatory old canvas bags and wooden clubs.

I love days like this, amazing scenery walking round a golf course and enjoying my favourite hobby…oh and also getting paid for it!