Landscape Portfolio

I enjoy many genres of photography, from weddings to portraiture and architecture. However, I’m really a landscape photographer at heart! Landscape photography is something I’ve always been drawn to. I could almost describe it as ‘a calling’.

Landscape photography workshops

I hope you’ll enjoy browsing through my portfolio, from the agricultural landscapes surrounding my home on the Black Isle, to the spectacular scenery of the west coast, and some of the remotest islands in Scotland. If you’d like to improve your own landscape photography, then why not join me on a workshop? If you’re looking for some wall art, then please contact me for more information.


Black Isle Landscape Photography


Scottish Islands Landscape Photography

Scottish Highlands Landscape Photography

Landscape Elements


Connected to nature

I’m introverted and a perfectionist. These personality traits that make me naturally suited to this style of photography! I’m comfortable in my own company and I love seeking out quiet corners of the Highlands and Islands, to spend time alone with my camera. Solitude helps me to establish a deeper connection with the natural world. Without distractions, it’s possible to get completely absorbed in photography. I guess I’ve been practicing mindfulness for years without even realising it!

Small-scale beauty

I love capturing the small-scale beauty within the landscapes around us, as well as shooting ‘the big picture’. This is a great way to get closer to nature and learn about geology, shells, eggs, trees, plants, etc. I get a lot of amused looks from strangers when I have my back to a beautiful view while my camera is mounted on my tripod and pointed at the ground! Capturing an original image is almost guaranteed. More and more, I’m seeking out hidden gems instead of popular beauty spots.

Experimenting with style

There are common threads running through my landscape photography, regardless of locations and habitats. To create the illusion of a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional screen, I use colour and natural elements within the landscape, such as shadows. That said, I’ve noticed my style changing a little in recent years, as I find myself capturing more black and white photographs and shooting into the light. I guess I’ve found my ‘style’ but enjoy experimenting too.


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