Being a bit of a late starter in photography and only purchasing my first DSLR camera 4 years ago, I started out as a hobbyist photographer going out when I could trying to capture images that inspired me to keep on doing what I was doing aspiring to be something better than I was in the world of landscape photography. Having lived in some of the most beautiful places in The Highlands such as the Isle of Skye where my daughter was born, the beautiful Kinlochewe and Torridon and The Cairngorms, there is nothing better than having these places on your doorstep which are so inspiring and have inspired me to capture them in time and show the world what a beautiful place I live in, I am also lucky enough to have a job that allows me to be able to take photography tours around the Highlands.
I spent hours upon hours researching, watching videos and most importantly getting out there and experimenting with the camera, it took some time to find my style and what represented me as a photographer and what I perceive in my images as true to what I saw at that moment in time.
Photography is an art and a fantastic way to capture a moment in time that can never be rewound, especially with landscape photography where your image can freeze natural erosion in time to be looked back upon one day to see how the landscapes have changed.
Here is a quote in Gaelic which I came up with which depicts my feelings as I stand on a hill capturing the landscape.
Chan eil càil coltach ri suidhe air mullach a’ chnuic, a’ coimhead, ‘s a’ smaoineachadh agus a’ toirt fois do bheatha. Chan eil sinn ach nar daoine beaga mu reul beag ann an cruinne-cè gun chrìoch.
far a bheil gach astar cho fada.