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Scottish Game Fair


One of my New Years resolutions was to post more on my blog, so this is my third post this year…not not sure if I should congratulate myself or not!

For the past three years I have covered the Scottish Game Fair at Scone, Perthshire a lovely part of the country. This year I was the sole official photographer tasked with getting all the press, PR and marketing photography over three days.

 

It’s long days and hard work (over the three days I walked 14.5 miles) but so rewarding, I love this event so many great picture opportunities to be had!

 

 

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The remotest place on mainland UK!


I just love my job, I get to photograph so many different people and locations form all walks of life, I always find it very interesting getting an insight and knowledge in to so many different industries.

I would never get to so many places through my work and when an email dropped in for a shoot described as “the remotest part of the UK” I jumped at the chance…and the client wasn’t exaggerating!


I drove to Mallaig then crossed on a private ferry to Knoydart…one pub (which opens when the landlord can be bothered) and a school with 14 pupils!
Fantastic shoot with a real sense of being out in the wilderness, will have to go back at somepoint…

Judy Murray shoot


Great shoot with Judy Murray, and for those of you who have been hiding in a cave for the last five years…mother of Andy and Jamie Murray you know the two Scottish guys taking over the tennis world!

It was the opening of a new 10 million pound David Lloyd fitness club in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, really nice place and if I lived closer I would join!
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Big thanks to Judy and the team at Lloyds for making it such a great shoot, oh and PR chums take note we all had a lovely lunch at the club while editing the images courtesy of Claire the really nice PR girl!

Scottish Game Fair


Nice shoot with the girls from the Three Sisters Bake at Quarriers Village café…even managed to keep my feet dry!

Deerstalking


I had a call from a magazine to do a feature on deerstalking with a top London chef.

This sounded exciting just the sort of feature a photographer lives for, with the potential to make for some stunning images.

Marcus Verberne/deer stalking 

4am start lots of hiking up hills and finally just as the sun came up we spotted a few deer, time for the chef to catch his lunch!

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It was just such a beautiful morning perfect conditions for photography, first thing or last thing when the sun is at it’s lowest, the golden hour!

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Great shoot (sorry about the pun) with a set of pictures I am really proud of, but think I will be sticking to buying my meat off the supermarket shelves!

Marcus Verberne/deer stalking

My favorite pix 0f 2014


It’s been another great year, now in my 14th year as a freelance photographer…wow can’t believe where the time has gone!
Over the years I have been privileged to photograph some amazing things, meeting some great people and traveling to places I would never think of going to, all with there own individual challenges but I would not swap my job for anything else!
I have put together a few of my favorite images from 2014, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! They all tell a different story and mean so many different things to me.
Nick Clegg / Spark Energy

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Scottish Edge Final

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Glasgow

Andrew Fairlie/European Week for Waste Reduction.

Rob Clarke

Rob Clarke

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Love Your Clothes

Save the Children Christmas jumper

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party to Launch Strictly Come Prancing

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Tom Daley/Glasgow 2014

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games uniforms

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HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

Who doesn’t love chocolate!


As a bit of a foodie I love it when I get the chance to combine two of my favourite passions…photography and food.
Cocoa Black, Peebles based chocolatier.

I was recently commissioned to shoot a feature on a chocolate maker in the Scottish Borders, Coco Blacks.
The first thing that hits you is the wonderful deep aroma of chocolate, so thick in the air you can almost feel the calories piling on!
Cocoa Black, Peebles based chocolatier.

Run by Husband and Wife David And Ruth Hinks who do I fantastic job, and don’t forget to visit the Café if your ever in Peebles.

When I was there they were making Easter bunnies, rows and rows of chocolate bunnies!
Driving home I left I had a deep urge to eat some chocolate!
Cocoa Black, Peebles based chocolatier.