Landscape Photography

The Land asks for a devotion of patience I am only too willing to give.

My landscape photography portfolio includes work from across Scotland. I have spent decades exploring our land to discover the nuanced differences between ordinary and extraordinary beauty. You can view some of my favourite images in the galleries below, and follow me on social media to see my latest work.

The Caledonian Forest

Dominated by the magnificent Scots Pine, the Caledonian Forest once extended across vast swathes of the Highlands. I’m lucky to live within a few minutes walk of some of the finest remaining sections of this incredibly beautiful habitat.

The Caledonian Forest is the habitat I thrive in, and I consider myself primarily a forest photographer. These images represent a tiny fraction of the number I have made.

The Cairngorms

The wildest and largest area of upland terrain in the United Kingdom, the Cairngorms are a testing but rewarding group of mountains that offer an arctic refuge for some of the rarest species in the country, as well as some of the finest views.

The Celtic Forest

Scotland’s ‘other’ ancient forest, sibling to the Caledonian, the Celtic Forest is the oak dominated rainforest of the west coast. These extraordinary fragments of ancient woodland are glorious places to explore.

Loch Maree

One of the most famous of all Highland Lochs, Loch Maree is one of the places in Scotland I love most. With its incredible mountains, ancient stones and rare woodland, it’s a place I always yearn to return to.

The Hebrides

Exposed to the Atlantic, haven for human and wildlife alike, the Hebrides are a photographer’s paradise, and are unlike anywhere else in the world. For the photographer they offer a pure experience of space, shape, and light.

Torridon

The glen that gave it’s name to stone – Torridonian Sandstone. Some of the oldest rocks in the world, some of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, home to rare forest and beautiful lochs.

Assynt

Incredible geology, extraordinary coastline, iconic mountains and light that just won’t quit. A landscape that inspired one of Scotland’s best loved and most eloquent poets.

Ardnamurchan

The land at the end of the road, the place where it all begins. The most westerly place in mainland Britain is also one of the most remote. Staggeringly beautiful, a place of the soul.

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From the Blog:

The Most Beautiful Loch in Scotland? – A Hike across Cairngorm to Stunning Loch Avon
https://youtu.be/jONYTJFBjMQ Starting Out A few days after my photography mission to Braeriach it seemed that the warm settled weather had no intention of leaving the Highlands. The Cairngorms were bathing …
Autumn Photography Workshops in the Scottish Highlands
Autumn Photography Workshops I'm pleased to announce that I will be running a series of one-day landscape photography workshops this Autumn. Each workshop will be taking place in a different …
How to Read a Histogram and Why It’s Vital to Good Photography
In digital photography there are these things called histograms. They look a little bit like this: As you can see, it's a kind of graph with lots of peaks and …
Why Is the Sky White In My Photos?
We've all experienced the disappointment of photographing a gorgeous scene, only for the photo to come out looking horrible. One of the most common problems encountered is the White Sky. …
What are the best camera settings for landscape photography?
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with modern cameras, I'll admit. For one thing, they are far more complex than they need to be to shoot landscapes. It …
Camera Exposure – A Primer in Photography’s Most Important Fundamental
Understanding exposure is the most fundamental knowledge in the world of photography. This short primer will explain all the terms and what they mean. By the end of this article, …