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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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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!

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.

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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!

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Glasgow 2014 volunteer launch


Your chance to become part of the Glasgow 2014 commonwealth games!
Prospective volunteers have from today until 28 February to apply for a Games role which will not only see them be part of history – Glasgow 2014’s volunteers will be the biggest peace-time deployment of volunteers for a common cause Scotland has ever seen – but will also see them having the time for their lives.
Register online at – http://www.glasgow2014.com/volunteer Glasgow 2014 volunteer launch

Scotland’s Olympic and Commonwealth badminton star Susan Egelstaff launched the drive for Glasgow 2014 volunteers with the help form Olympic boxing Gold medalist – and the winner of BBC TV’s Superstars – Anthony Joshua.

Glasgow 2014 volunteer launch

Glasgow 2014 volunteer launch

Clyde the Glasgow 2014 commonwealth games official mascot gets a few boxing tips form Olympic boxing Gold medalist Anthony Joshua at Central Station this morning.

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!