Monday, 28 February 2011

The Jewel of Fife

Great property in the lovely village of Aberdour in Fife photographed for Scotland on Sunday's AtHome magazine.

Amazing terraced gardens with a fantastic view over the Firth of Forth, although the day I visited it was so misty that I couldn't even see the sea.

If you are interested, the property is also listed on the ESPS website here.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Corporate Portraits in Edinburgh

The brief from the client was to provide corporate portraits which would appeal to National and Regional Press. The office where the photographs were to be taken was very traditional so I decided to use only details of it in the photographs.

I almost never use a flash on my camera and prefer to go for off camera flash. All the images were taken using one flash and a brolly to soften the light, except for the shadow shot.

I was quite happy with the set of images produced and so was the client.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

King of the Castle

Nick Finnigan has been appointed as Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, taking over from Barbara Smith.

Nick has worked in Historic Scotland since 1989. His extensive experience within the organisation includes managing corporate hospitality, catering, membership and weddings. In his previous role as Events and Filming Manager, Nick was responsible for the organisation of the packed events programme that entertains the millions of visitors to Historic Scotland’s 345 sites each year.

Monday, 14 February 2011

The Past Reclaimed

This recent commission for Scotland on Sunday's AtHome magazine featured a 260 year old historic house in the village of Culross which has been lovingly restored by Samantha Kerr and husband Robin.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Bell Rock Lighthouse

Almost 200 years to the day the Bell Rock Lighthouse was lit, I took a trip on the Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos to take part in the bi-centenary celebrations.

More information about the Bell Rock can be found here.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Recent work for Taylor Wimpey

Queen's Gate is a new development of houses by Taylor Wimpey situated on the outskirts of the beautiful border town of Peebles. I got lucky shooting the exteriors of the houses a couple of weeks ago as the sun appeared just as I arrived then promptly disappeared just after I had taken the images.

I prefer an overcast day when shooting interiors as it makes the light inside more even, avoiding the harsh contrasts which direct sunlight can produce.

Well worth a visit if you are down that way. More information here.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Royal Palace Comes Alive

Costumed performers will soon be appearing at the newly restored Royal Palace in Stirling Castle when it opens to the public in June.

The images appeared in in local and national media and will be used for Historic Scotland publications.

Read more on the Stirling Castle blog here.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Expedia open Scottish Office

The world's number one on-line travel company Expedia recently opened it's first Scottish office in Edinburgh, headed by Irene Roberts.

The expansion into Scotland is part of the company’s plans to grow its global network of market managers at key destinations around the world.