John McSporran is a landscape photographer living in Erskine and The Trossachs areas of Scotland. He has a particular love of mountain photography which he combines with wild camping.
He normally climbs (or descends) mountains in the dark, before dawn or after sunset, to catch those special moments as the sun rises and sets – the ‘golden hours’ of landscape photography. “I do it in all weathers and at all times of the year. I have been up top in knee deep snow when the temperatures are ‘a wee bit chilly’ (minus 20) requiring the use of crampons and ice axe: or been caught in a storm on a mountain top in 60mph winds when the tent has collapsed about me. At other times I can be found beside the lochs of Scotland to capture the morning mists or dawn reflections. I love these experiences – the joys of landscape photography”.
He is a finalist and runner-up in the Mountain Photo of the Year competition.