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Published March 21st, 2013

So 6 months ago, my wife and I were lucky enough to have this little gem. He truly is a glorious wee lad and I'm amazed how much he's growing. This shot was taken at 4 months old!!!! Anyway, I would normally keep pictures of my kid offline but with this shot I couldn't resist.

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Krispy Kreme

Published March 19th, 2013

So I don't know if any of you who live in the area have noticed the massive queues that have been forming around the Hermiston Gait roundabout at the end of the M8? There have been many a quizzical look on the faces of the drivers who have no idea what's causing the traffic jams. Well here is the's the new Krispy Kreme that's opened in Edinburgh. As far as I'm aware it's the only one in Scotland and it seems that everyone in the country is trying to get into it. It's a bit like those scenes from the 80's when McDonalds opened for the first time in Moscow.

Luckily, thanks to the snow, there was no queue today so I ventured in for the first time and bought an "assorted dozen" box. I don't think it's going to last very long!

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Published November 14th, 2012

I recently had the change to visit the northern Scottish islands of Orkney. It was a fascinating place to see with lots of ancient history as well as modern day stuff like World War II. I totally recommend it. Here are some of my pictures. Enjoy.

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Some more P/P

Published August 15th, 2012

I'm still working hard to come up with some new results with my photos. The 500px community aren't very chatty about how they work their magic but I'm keen to try and develop a style of my own - which is of course influenced by everyone else's great photos. Cheers for the inspiration.

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Post processing

Published August 8th, 2012

So recently, I've been trying to do something a bit different with my photos. It's really hard to distinguish yourself from all the other incredible photographers out there (you know who you are). So what are my options?

1. Get better at photography - well, I'm trying

2. Get better equipment - do I really need to do this? Think what I've good should suffice.

3. Learn to process my pictures better - a steep learning curve which I'm currently at the bottom of.

So these shots are far too over-processed but I like that they are different from most of the things I've done in the past. Also I've really gone off the HDR thing and this allows a bridge to that without all the effort.

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Published June 14th, 2012

I've been getting more and more into wedding photography. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that do this full time and are upset by "fly-by-night" types like myself. To them, I would say...

1. I think I do a decent job and clients are happy with the results. In fact, plenty of friends have come up to say that my photos are better than the "professional" ones that they had at their weddings.

2. I'm cheap. Not too cheap, but offer a value for money service. It's not my primary job so the money is just a bonus and helps pay for bits and pieces of equipment.

3. My business is pretty much word of mouth so I don't think that I'm taking away business from the "pros".

Anyway, here are some of my samples and you can judge for yourself if you think I'm up to the task.


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A visit to Glasgow

Published April 7th, 2012

Ten years ago, I left university, Glasgow University that is. I had been there for 10 years as a student doing first a BSc with work placement in Medical Biochemistry then followed this up with a degree in Medicine. Funnily enough, I've hardly ever been back there. I guess I've got my "Uni memories" and I like to keep them separate from my post-Uni life. Anyway, now and again I do go back and since I've been into photography I have to say it's a great place to photograph.

I know that HDR isn't everyone's thing and I've been in and out the "HDR Hole" and would like to think that I made it the other side of this fairly unscathed but as with Glasgow, I like to go back there now and again. So I decided that the majority of the shots I would so would be HDR.

It would be great if I could do it as well as the famous Farbspiel who you can Google, but alas I can't. Shame but I just don't know how he finds the time to put in so much to this process. Having said that... I try. Anyway, here ar ...

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Visit Scotland

Published March 22nd, 2012

Scotland is a great place to visit and photograph and I'm lucky to have lived here most of my life (with the exception of a year in Boston and a year in Sydney). Currently the Visit Scotland website has been running a photography competition which I've decided to enter. People seem to be either on the side of "no competitions" or "every competition" so I'll just need to wait and see which side of the fence I end up on.

In the mean time I've added the colour version of the Glasgow University Cloisters as my main entry and hopefully it'll get some recognition.

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Long Exposure

Published March 18th, 2012

People often ask about this and although I'm still not that great at it I've posted a bit about my understanding of it on the blog at Hope it's of some use to the folk out there.

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