Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers
Starting from August 1st The Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers starts the 2019 exhibition season with "Intimate Landscapes" , an exhibition of natures details, a closer look at nature exploring a more intimate look than the norm of big wide open vistas. In the exhibition we have 8 featured artists who have been given a space to do with what they will !! As chairman I have no real idea what that will be but it will be interesting. As well as the 8 featured artists we have another 5 who will have one image each and they have been told the same .... present your work any way you see fit. The Society is committed to quality and this will be shown in the images that the members have submitted. We of course hope you can make it to the show but if not this eBook is a preview as well as a sales brochure, images can be purchased and members can be contacted using the emails in their profiles. The layout of the book will have a profile image of the member (this took some doing, some of them are shy) and a profile explaining their attitudes and work.... this will be followed by their images and descriptions. We are very proud that have been partnered in this Exhibition by both Zeiss and Kase Filters, two prominent companies in the photography world which shows the quality of the Society and everyone involved. For more info, images and articles please go to www.soslp.com To see any of the images fully framed please contact the artist and they will forward you images of the finished article We sincerely hope you enjoy this book and we hope to see you at Ocean Terminal
Davie Hudson (Chairman)
Chris Lauder Chris a semi professional photographer from Central Scotland who enjoys nothing more than being by the coast or flowing river where he captures their movement to create soft, ethereal and subtle images whether it’s as part of the wider scene or as an intimate detail. Chris first took up an interest in photography after a road trip to the Geneva motor show with his best friend back in 2007 armed with a digital Kodak compact camera. On return from this trip and almost burning himself out at work he purchased his first dslr and took to the coast to find peace and tranquility.
Over the years Chris has travelled to all corners of Scotland capturing the fantastic scenery the country has to offer, he says “Photography has taken me to places in Scotland I would never have had the inclination to visit before and I have witnessed some of the most amazing sights on my journey, long may it continue” Water features strongly in Chris’s work and with his use of long exposure and an eye for the small details Chris has developed a minimal approach to composition leaving his images with a very relaxing and calming feel to them. Over the years Chris has moved over to the Mirrorless system cameras and the use of prime lenses for his wider landscapes and a macro or tele zoom for his more intimate detail work and continues to develop his minimal, uncluttered style. As Chris says himself “I feel complexity and lots of elements in a composition create clutter and to me, clutter is distracting” “prime lenses make me slow down and consider my compositions more effectively than standing in one spot and zooming in or out” To contact Chris please email : email@example.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram
“Wailing widow” I used my 70-200mm lens to isolate this lower section of the Wailing Widow falls in Assynt. As this section of the falls was in shade at the bottom of the gorge I used a Lee landscape polariser to reduce my shutter speed enough to create some nice blur in the cascading water and to help remove any glare from the wet rocks. Sony A7ii, 74mm, iso50, ƒ13, 3.2s, A Giclee print on Canson Baryte fine art paper. Print size is 24” x 16” , double white mount and black frame £250
“Coe with the flow” A section of the Clachaig falls on the river Coe, Glencoe taken using my 70-200mm lens to isolate the 2 ice covered rocks below the flowing waterfall. I used a Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed and blur the fast flowing water. Sony A7ii, 70mm, iso100, ƒ11, 8s A Giclee print on Casnon Baryte fine art paper. Print size is 13” x 10”, double white mount and black frame £120
“Ice caps” The 2 ice capped rocks on the River Coe caught my eye as the flowing river rushed around them. I used my 70-200mm lens to isolate the 2 rocks and my Lee circular polariser to slow the shutter speed enough to capture some movement and retain texture in the river. Sony a7ii, 105mm, iso400, ƒ11, 1.6s A Giclee print on Canson Baryte fine art paper. Print size is 12” x 12”, Double white mount and black frame £100
“Nobody’s home” Whilst photographing some of the derelict croft houses on the Isle of Harris I came across this jacket hanging in a doorway of one of the buildings. Using my 70-200mm lens I chose to isolate the jacket in the doorway giving a glimpse into it’s past. Sony A7ii, 97mm, iso100, ƒ4.5, 1/640s A Giclee print on Canson Baryte fine art paper. Print size is 20’ x 14.5”, Double white mount and black frame £210
“Loch Ard reflections” The warm Autumn sun lighting up the trees a lovely golden hue across a calm misty Loch Ard at the Milton Basin created these fantastic crisp reflections. The scene was too good to pass up and using the tele end of my standard zoom I focussed in on the trees and perfect reflection to create this image. Sony A7ii, 70mm, iso100, ƒ11, 0.8s A Giclee print on Casnon Baryte fine art paper. Print size is 20” x 14.5”, Double white mount and black frame £210
Davie Hudson As a self professed Organic Photographer this Exhibition is perfect for Davie's work.Davie is a semi-professional photographer from Dundee in Scotland who specialises in detail and darker work, focussing more on looking down than looking up. Davie's start in photography was film based and focussed on product work before buying a digital camera and taking a drive up the A9 in Scotland, that day changed his life and shifted his focus to nature based phototgraphy. Known for the inability to remain static his photography has evolved over the years from the happy bright landscapes into a style that concentrates on composition and focus to bring the viewer to the point he wants them to see, a focus that is often surrounded by chaos, leaving the viewer holding onto the focal point. Over the last couple of years Davie had used exclusively vintage lenses on his digital cameras and this has taken the inevitable path with him now shooting mostly in film and that will be refected in the images he has chosen for this exhibition. As Davie reflects himself " I needed to slow down and think more and film fitted the bill perfectly. I also realised that I was making my images resemble film so it made sense to shift over to film" Every image in this exhibition will be presented in vintage frames and mounts and will therefore be one offs never to be recreated in this format. As well as being the chairperson of the Society Davie is also a brand ambassador for Formatt Hitech Filters and this is something he is very proud of. To see more of Davie's work or to contact him please go to www.redstagphotography.com
This image is the very epitome of what I do, I had the idea for the shot a long time ago but didn't feel I had the right subject ... until I bought the Buddha. Done using my Sony A7ii with a vintage 135mm lens I followed my style with keeping the Buddha sharp and blurring the rest by using a fast lens. I find this image incredibly peaceful and that was the plan from the onset. Printed 30" x 20" on Fuji Professional Lustre paper and framed with a vintage frame and original mount ÂŁ200
The follwing 2 images will be in the same frame as a set... I love isolating flower heads but the background is as important in tone and texture as the sharp sections. As the last shot these were done with a Sony A7ii using vintage 1970's lenses and added extension tubes to make the focal plane even tighter than usual... this also makes the room for error massive. Also in these images is the feeling of Zen-like peace that I try and instill in all my images. These will be a pair in a double mount and are printed 8" x 10" and framed in the original frame ÂŁ120
I never placed these rocks in the position they're in but rather stumbled upon them whilst in the Birks of Aberfeldy ... I sat looking at the view for about half an hour, just me and the sounds of water running. This image was shot on film using a Pentax Spotmatif F, 50mm lens and Kodak Portra film . This will be printed 14" x 7" and framed in a vintage frame with the original wooden mount ÂŁ110
Considering my fascination for cherry blossom it would have remiss of me not to include on in this exhibtion.... they symbolize impermanance and a renewal and are very special to me... Shot on film using a Pentax LX, 50mm lens and extension tubes to create the dreamlike look and using Kodak Porta film. This will be printed 12" x 22" and again be framed in a vintage frame and original mount ÂŁ150
This image will remain untitled, it is an uncomfortable image that can take you places you don't want to go, definitely dark and sinster and that was the intention. We all have a darkness and this is my way of getting it out. This image is printed 14" x 24" and will be framed in a vintage frame and mount ÂŁ200
David Mould David Mould is a self / internet taught award-winning Landscape and Fine Art Encaustic Photographer. David previously cut his teeth on film photography in his youth of the 1970s, returning to photography in the last twelve years with the development of workable digital technology. Having had many publications and awards over the past ten years for his landscape work and seeing the huge growth in the availability of quality commercial photography, David plans an eventual retirement within the world of mixed media Fine Art Photography.
Some of David’s submissions are Fine Art Photo-Encaustic pieces.
David’s recent sojourn into the Fine Art Encaustic photography realm has seen success from his first gallery showing in 2016, and since then, pieces exhibited and sold in several prestigious Scottish galleries, to a more permanent collection in Stirling Art Gallery in Stirling, where he achieved second highest selling artist in 2018 David tries to create, through the initial photographic technique and textured photo processing, an evocative and individual bespoke piece of art conveying the mood and feeling of the landscape image whilst attempting to elevate it to another level by adding textures, not only digital, but physical, by means of encaustic medium, a specific mix of beeswax and damar pine resin, adding additional tactile and ethereal elements to the piece. Encaustic is a technique that uses beeswax and damar resin as a medium to create paintings or mixed media photography. The “caustic” part of the term indicates that heat is used to melt and blend the layers of wax and resin into a unified piece. In ancient Greece, ship hulls were waterproofed with beeswax and tinted with brightly coloured pigments. In 800 B.C., Homer writes of painted warships sailing into Troy. Hundreds of encaustic paintings exist in the form of the Fayum funerary portraits painted on wooden masks that adorned the deceased, leaving their realistic portrayal in pigmented wax. These nature-based materials from B.C. times are surprisingly consistent with those found in an encaustic studio today.
For a full photography biography: Onlandscape Featured Artist
For more details on Fine Art Photo Encaustics: www.davidmould.co.uk
David’s permanent gallery collection: Stirling Art Gallery, Stirling
The Passenger The word intimate was coined for this image, I couldn’t believe my luck when this inquisitive little wagtail joined me for a few minutes, posing and wagging in the still of the golden hour on Loch Rusky… Framed and signed artist proof Giclee Fine Art print 26x26 inch £210
Botanical Textures This image was taken at the Botanical Gardens in Glasgow. I loved the 3-D effect that the glass, plants, and textures gave to the shot, and the addition of the encaustic medium of wax and resin elevates the image with the further textured dimension. HahnemĂźhle fine art paper glued to a 9mm birch ply panel braced with American poplar (tulipwood) with a vegetable-based glue. The image is textured using encaustic medium consisting of Beeswax and Damar (pine) Resin. All materials are sustainably sourced and archival. 24x12 inches ÂŁ250
Forth and Clyde Reflections I felt that an additional encaustic element would work well with the symmetry of this image, with its varied textures, early morning light and duotone colour palate, all rarely seen other than by fishermen or dedicated (mad) photographersâ€Ś HahnemĂźhle fine art paper glued to a 9mm birch ply panel braced with American poplar (tulipwood) with a vegetable-based glue. The image is textured using encaustic medium consisting of Beeswax and Damar (pine) Resin. All materials are sustainably sourced and archival. 36x20 inches ÂŁ390
Floating This image was more about the sky than the boat, although the context added by the boat I feel helps, and the overall feel of the image lent itself well to the encaustic process... Loch Rusky, Stirlingshire. HahnemĂźhle fine art paper glued to a 9mm birch ply panel braced with American poplar (tulipwood) with a vegetable-based glue. The image is textured using encaustic medium consisting of Beeswax and Damar (pine) Resin. All materials are sustainably sourced and archival. 24x24 inches ÂŁ350
Seรกn Kerr Seรกn Kerr is a Scottish landscape and nature photographer from Dunblane. His love of the natural world is fused with a deep passion for representing that world in context and with the utmost respect and integrity. He will always attempt to recreate the wonder of nature faithfully and, in his view, the wow factor should come from nature, not over-processing and digital manipulation. He firmly believes that the true essence of great photography is the art, so that the final image not only looks pleasing to the eye, but also has real context, evokes emotion and inspires the human imagination.
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‘A Forest’: Sidelit forest of The Hermitage, Dunkeld, Perthshire. Printed on 20”x24” Fuji Photo Rag 300gsm archival fine art paper with 2” white acid-free mount and quality black satin frame. Price £240
'Deep in the Forest’: Moss and lichens growing in a ring around a tree stump in the forest at the Hermitage, Dunkeld, Perthshire. Printed on 20”x20” Fuji Photo Rag 300gsm archival fine art paper with 2” white acid-free mount and quality black satin frame. Price £200
'Macro Jungle’: A macro image of some moss seed pods on a coping stone in my garden in Dunblane, Scotland. I used a 100mm Zeiss macro lens at f/2 to create a very shallow DOF and beautiful Bokeh, carefully composing the background for a balanced diffusion of colours. Printed on 20”x20” Fuji Photo Rag 300gsm archival fine art paper with 2” white acid-free mount and quality black satin frame. Price £200
'River of Wild Garlic and Bluebells’: Snaking through the rocks, moss and ferns on the banks of Loch Hourn, Knoydart, Scotland. Printed on 20”x24” Fuji Photo Rag 300gsm archival fine art paper with 2” white acid-free mount and quality black satin frame. Price £240
'Lead Me In’: A path through the Hermitage forest, Dunkeld, Perthshire. Printed on 20”x24” Fuji Photo Rag 300gsm archival fine art paper with 2” white acid-free mount and quality black satin frame. Price £240
Annette Forsyth, LRPS Annette is a landscape & close-up photographer based in Crieff, Perthshire and has been running Annette Forsyth Photography since 2011. What came first though was Annette’s love of nature & the outdoors. To this day, time in nature is what invigorates her and keeps her grounded. Annette is fascinated by the myriad of detail and textures in the rich fabric of nature and knows she will never be a minimalist (just like she will never enjoy ironing). She very much enjoys the creative process of capturing her images. Over the years photography has taught her to look and observe a lot more closely with or without her camera in hand. In terms of subject matter Annette is particularly drawn to mountains, forests, waterscapes & flora. Scotland certainly provides plenty of that. To Annette, each experience on location is an integral part of the image making process and is inextricably linked to it both in terms of what catches her eye and how she envisions the finished image to look. Most of the time Annette aims to create images as true as possible to the scene at the moment of capture. Sometimes her images become more expressive, reflecting the mood of the scene or her emotional response to it. Ultimately, photography, for Annette, is a way of sharing her love of nature – from the fascinating details, shapes and patterns in macro photography to the ever-changing light and moods of Scotland’s beautiful scenery, coupled with the very small hope that her work might inspire others. Nature could do with a bit more love just now. website: www.annetteforsyth.co.uk For information about bespoke day workshops see: www.annetteforsyth.co.uk/workshops Annette also leads week-long photography trips for German speaking clients: www.fotoreise-schottland.com
Autumn Twilight, Drummond Castle I have visited this beautiful drive leading up to Drummond Castle on many occasions, but there was something special and peaceful about the mood that evening as it was getting dark and the soon to fall leaves rustled gently in the light breeze. I embraced the resulting movement in the foliage with a long exposure in low light. Frame Size: 50 x 66 cm Giclee Print float mounted in a black, wooden frame ÂŁ 170
Nightfall at the Hermitage, Dunkeld At the end of a long day of shooting at the Hermitage, this was my last and favourite image. The sun had set and the leaves just seemed to be glowing in the twilight. A longer exposure on this breezy evening shows off the dance of the Autumn leaves. Frame Size: 81 x 53 cm Giclee Print float mounted in a black, wooden frame ÂŁ 190
Evening Heather Glow, Loch Ossian After a beautiful day spent walking in the hills above Loch Ossian, the sun was getting low as we came down through flowering heather. I noticed some individual heather stalks being lit by sunlight and was glad I had carried my macro lens that day. The beauty of this small flower often goes unnoticed as we mostly just perceive heather as the purple carpet it forms. Frame Size: 20 x 16 in Giclee Print float mounted in a black, wooden frame ÂŁ 150
Into the Unknown A ground level view into the undergrowth provides a slightly different perspective of one of Scotlandâ€™s most familiar plants. Frame Size: 20 x 16 in Giclee Print float mounted in a black, wooden frame ÂŁ 150
Bluebell I was drawn by the simplicity of the droplet on this beautiful, ageing bluebell in late afternoon light. Frame Size: 23 x 29 cm Photographic Print mounted in a white wooden frame Price: ÂŁ 40
Turret Reflections Triptych A triptych of autumnal tree reflections in my local river Turret at a spot I often frequent. The river slows at this point and provides a beautiful smooth surface and space to marvel at this upside down world. Size: Set of three 8 x 8â€? Aluminium Prints Price: ÂŁ150 for the set
Exhibitions and Events
August 1st to August 29th 'Intimate Landscapes' Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh September 1st to September 28th 'Monochrome' Birnam Arts Centre September 17th to November 17th 'Scotland's Beauty' Skypark, Glasgow September 21st Workshop in association with Zeiss and Formatt Hitech conducted by Seรกn Kerr and Davie Hudson Birnam Arts Centre/Hermitage November 2nd to March 30th 2020 Talla Na Mara, Isle of Harris
Vinny Keenan Vinny Keenan is a landscape/seascape photographer based in Argyll & Bute Scotland, His images are best known in lots of the photography circles of social media and tourism, mainly in promoting attractions and scenic locations around Scotland. He is a passionate photographer who strives to evoke the viewer into a real sense of the being there, while capturing the moment.
The road to becoming a photographer has been a lifetime journey for him, his interest in photography peaked to a new level after using a basic DSLR for the first time. He continues to strive forward creating and learning but most importantly enjoying the art along the way. Vinny is also very proud to be a brand ambassador for Vanguard Photo UK .
www.vinnykeenanphotography.com/ www.instagram.com/vinnykeenanphotography/ www.facebook.com/vinnykeenanphotography/
This years harvest, A single stalk of Barley standing out among a sea of stalks flowing in the gentle breeze. I love to watch the motion of the crop dancing wave after wave as the wind sweeps across the field, with individual strands catching my eye.This one stood out for me. This image was captured with a 105mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 12 x 8" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ105
Silver Birch, The lone tree in a forest of old Scots pine catching the evening sun. I often find myself wandering off the beaten path in woodlands just admiring nature, while looking out for wildlife or something that catches my eye, This image was at the end of a family day out near Aviemore. As we walked back towards the car, I looked through the woods and noticed how the light was falling on this tree and had to capture the shot. This image was captured on a 24-70mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 16 x 12" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ125
The ladybird & the barley field, Taken in a field near my home in Argyll, These small farmers friends eat all the unwanted bugs that visit this crop. I sat and watched this little ladybird patrol this area of crop for scale insects and mites. It walked up and down each of the stalks eating on the way, Their red coloured bodies are to warn off predators and that they should find something else to eat. I loved the contrast between all the colours at the edge of this crop. The pinks and greens. This Image was captured on a 30mm Marco Lens on a Sony Body. This image will be printed on 16 x 12" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ125
Morning Dew, The small water droplets catching the morning light just as the sun came up. This was taken in Glen Orchy while I was on route north to loch Tarff near Inverness. The sun was still rising and it had that fresh cold morning smell that makes your nose and eyes water. These little water diamonds caught my eye as I was taking some shots of the mist rolling across the hills. Lying down on the wet grass to the same level was the only way I could capture this image. This image was captured on a 70-300mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 16 x 12" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ125
Mugdock misty morning, Walking through the thick fog at the end of Autumn in Mugdock park. Photographing a woodland scene is something I find very difficult, there is real sense of chaos and trying to find something both pleasing and balanced for me is hard work, After a hour or so I walked towards this old wall I noticed the scene unfolding, the thick fog was starting to burn off and the sunlight was starting to break through giving the old gnarly tree some nice light. This image was captured on a 24-70mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 16 x 12" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ125
Succoth woods, The trees of Succoth woods. I had planned to visit these woods for sometime, there are lots of straight trees that give a nice uniformed look that is pleasing to look at, but unfortunately there were some really strong winds the night before I had planned to visit, Luckily for me there were only a few tree who were casualties to the strong winds, I managed to capture this image. This image was captured on a 35mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 12 x 8" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ105
A single drop, A drop of water after the rain gathered at the end of the leaf, This was taken in my garden after a downpour, the sun came out and the plants caught the light shining through from the side, then this single drop of rain water fell onto this leaf below. This image was captured on a 70-210mm vintage Lens on a Sony body. This image will be printed on 12 x 8" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ105
Catching the light, A small woodland flower catching some sun. A day wandering my local nature reserve looking for inspiration and found it with this single flower catching the light through the thick foliage. This Image was captured on a 70-300mm Lens on a Nikon body. This image will be printed on 12 x 8" fine art paper with a white mount with a classic dark frame . ÂŁ105
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Brian Doyle Brian is an amateur photographer who spreads himself across many genres but is most at home in the Scottish Landscape. Brian has always been interested in good imagery, be it an iconic image, portrait or a definitive moment in time. The desire to make his own images didn’t embed itself until the mid 2000’s with the availability of Digital SLR camera’s and a young family to practice on. A change in circumstances meant the golf clubs had to be retired and Brian found a little more time to dedicate to photography, though physically it can still be a challenge. Joining his local Camera Club, Brian had to expand his knowledge quickly to compete with the best photographers at the Club and whilst competition isn’t necessarily what drives Brian, it did act as an aid to accelerate his knowledge base. Brian is currently the President for Mearns Camera Club in Stonehaven. Brian uses a mix of equipment, for his Landscape and intimate work he primarily uses a high resolution mirrorless camera, and for other work such as wildlife or sport he uses his traditional Digital SLR. In his chosen images for this exhibition Brian has opted to provide a monochrome study of a Cala Lily which whilst may look like studio work, but they were actually taken in the garden of an estate house. For his other two images Brian has chosen two woodland images, woodland imagery is currently “on trend” among the photographic community.
Wilting Fern As autumn is well set the ferns are beyond their best but the russet shades of these ferns intrigued me as I wandered round this little forrest. Trying to find a composition within the chaos though is never easy. Framed in a 400 x 500 walnut veneer frame and printed on Permajet Photo Art Silk textured paper. Cost ÂŁ120, all profits donated to Alzheimers Scotland and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Light In The Shadows A scene within a scene, I was drawn to the light hitting the bark of the silver birch but little else beyond I wanted used some standard tools to compose the image. The rule of thirds allowed me to place the main tree on a vertical third, I kept enough of the wilting ferns in the base to retain interest and a hint of the remaining autumn leaves at the top of the image to help the eye wander through. Framed in a 400 x 500 walnut veneer frame and printed on Permajet Photo Art Silk textured paper. Cost ÂŁ120, all profits donated to Alzheimers Scotland and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Lily No.1 A summer evening visit to a local estate home garden afforded me the opportunity to spend most of my time photographing Cala Lilyâ€™s which were at their prime. Exposing for the brightest white of the flower allowed me to keep the background of the image sufficiently dark to enable me to darken it to completely black in post processing. Framed in a 400 x 500 dark birch veneer frame and printed on Permajet Distinction soft gloss paper. Cost ÂŁ120, all profits donated to Alzheimers Scotland and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Lily No.2 Taken in the same series as Lily No.1, this time deciding to use a very shallow depth of focus to soften more of the flower to accentuate the gentle curves of the leaf. Framed in a 400 x 500 dark birch veneer frame and printed on Permajet Distinction soft gloss paper. Cost ÂŁ120, all profits donated to Alzheimers Scotland and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Fiona Mcrae Living on the North East Coast of Aberdeenshire, but with her heart firmly planted on the Outer Hebrides, Fiona spends a lot of time commuting between these two places. Landscape photography is her passion, but looking INTO the landscape really drives Fiona to live up to one of her favourite sayings, by Robert Bresson, who said “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” Seeing the tiniest details, how light interacts with the fabric of nature, leaves, stones, lichen, whatever there is around at the time is always worth a closer look, bringing the unusual into the usual. With intimate landscapes the cliched saying of ‘less is more’ comes into its own. For this exhibition Fiona has selected a few pictures from her local surroundings, both on the seashore, and at a nearby woodland. Images were taken during walks and all have been made because of the reaction Fiona had on seeing the light - none were planned photoshoots. Follow Fiona on Instagram and Facebook
Bee on Lavender What could say summer more than this? Not just visually - if this image allows your mind to 'hear' the buzzing of the bee, and to 'smell' the pungent aroma of the Lavender then it's job done. Captured summer. Printed A3 ÂŁ100
Daisies in the wall These daisies were growing straight out of the walls. Walking through these old lanes I could see old buildings, beautiful graceful Georgian and Victoria homes, with gorgeous gardens, but it was the simple beauty of these little flowers which I chose to capture. Printed A3 ÂŁ100
Laburnum pods Like the beech leaves I've chosen this one because of the way the seed pods are highlighted in late low sunlight. I saw the seed pods from a distance away - not until I was closer did I recognise that it was Laburnum seeds. Printed 30cm x 30cm and mounted in an A3 mount ÂŁ100
Red sandstone stack Red stones stacked in front of the red sandstone cliffs in a red setting sunset scene. Long gone now after a huge storm, but frozen in time within this image. Thanks to the unknown artist who visited the village and left these for us all to enjoy. Hope you see this! Printed A3 ÂŁ100
Beech leaves Newly unfurled after a shower of rain. The beautiful soft lime green highlighted by strong sunlight and water droplets. I've done a very soft edit to highlight the beauty of the green - this colour only last a few days before darkening significantly. Printed 30cm x 30cm and mounted in an A3 ÂŁ100
John Thow John Thow is an amateur photographer whose passion lies in capturing the rugged and beautiful landscapes around his native Scotland. John was born in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, but could never be called a 'city' boy. By the age of 16 he was navigating Scotland's 3000 feet mountains, otherwise known as The Munros, inspired by the peace and tranquillity surrounding him. John joined HM Forces in 1983, serving in the Parachute Regiment and latterly as a member of the Red Devils Free Fall Display Team until 1998. During his time as a Paratrooper John was trained in the technical aspects of photography and lenses, ranging from 50mm to 2000mm, for use in special operations with his unit. John started to take landscape photography seriously as a hobby in 2012 and since then has been ' chasing the light' all around Scotland, happiest camping out in remote locations or on a mountain summit to catch a stunning sunrise or sunset. John has recently started to add moody monochromes to his catalogue, enjoying the simplicity yet complexity that can be achieved from black and whites. â€œEveryone can enjoy the beauty around them. Just stop for a moment, look outwards and breathe it inâ€?
Birch Light Birch forest in Glen Lyon using ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) technique ÂŁ180
Craig Scott Craig is an Edinburgh based photographer who loves the outdoors. Most of his work involves being in and around water, where he is drawn to the coast for seascape work and inland in search of waterfalls. Craig’s full-time job as a firefighter can be quite demanding, so in his downtime, he enjoys getting away from the city centre with his camera capturing images that suit his mood. That mood results in mostly being long exposure work and looking for the fine details in how the water flows leading your eye into the full scene of the waterfall or seascape. He normally spends quite a bit of time at the locations he goes to, to take in the atmosphere and gain a feel for the area and surroundings before he even takes his camera out. Prior to any photography adventure Craig always does his research, looking at OS Maps, checking the weather and tide times to give him the best chance of capturing the type of images he has in mind. You will see from his work it's not always about a grand vista view and most of his work is more intimate and from less photographed spots also. Craig is relatively new on the photography scene, but has been moving fast and already has achieved a few awards. He said ‘Since being invited to become a member of The Society Of Scottish Landscape Photographers, I have become a better photographer through working with and being within a very talented group of photographers’. Craig also specialises in candid, natural family photography without the awkward posing and Pet photography, capturing magical images of your beloved pets, young, well behaved or a bit more lively.
For more of Craig’s work please go to his website www.craigscottphotographer.com or you can follow him on Facebook or Instagram @craigscottphotographer
‘Coccinellidae in the undergrowth’ I followed this Ladybug for around 45 minutes waiting till I felt I had achieved the image I had in mind. The Ladybird in focus and the early morning light diffused through the out of focus undergrowth. To achieve this look I used my macro lens and extension tubes to help increase the DOF and separate the ladybug from the background. This is printed on textured fine art cotton and set within a black 20”x16” elegant Float Frame mounted on white card. - £225 inc postage
Ray Smith Ray Smith, known by many as ‘Renegade Scot’ for his regular Vlogs on Wild Camping, is a lover of all things outdoors and spends all of his free time out on Scotland’s hills and mountain tops. Immersed in the majestic beauty of the scenery surrounding him, Ray started to capture his experiences and memories on camera only a few years ago, and became hooked! He is now a recognised photographer with images published in the Scots Magazine and most recentlyachievingaHighlyCommendedinthe2019ScottishLandscapePhotographerofthe Year. Ray acknowledges he is learning every time he shoots his camera, but loving every minute of the journey. Whether using Smart phones, action cams or the most advanced camera technology, photography can be enjoyed by everyone. Ray is an advocate for everyone getting out and about, exploring their surroundings and making new and lasting memories. His motto ‘Explore, Capture, Create’ Join Ray on his journeys by following his You Tube channel ‘Renegade Scot’ or view his images at www.raysmithphotography.co.uk or follow on facebook at www.facebook.com/ renegade-scot
The Secret Garden - Not often that I go exploring old castles but decided to spend a misty morning wandering around ‘Balvaird Castle’ in Fife. Just as you pass through the courtyard I noticed this opening in one of the structural walls. This lovely old tree on the other side of the opening caught my eye with the broken section of stonework framing it almost perfectly. Framed 23x18 inches - £150
Dave Cullen Dave was born and raised in Edinburgh where he still lives today. Over the years he has tried various types of photography from studio, wedding, still life and presswork but its not something he has a passion or a real interest in. His passion and heart lies within the landscape side of photography. From the rolling snowy Scottish mountains to the autumnal brown in the local river he has had some sort of camera in his hand from that day to this some thirty plus years later. He has always had an interest in landscape and he is inspired from the likes of Ansel Adams and Colin Prior. The Half Moon Dome by Ansel Adams remains to this day as one of his all time favourite images and he would love to visit Yosemite National Park to recreate this image for himself. Dave travels all over the UK and in particular The West Coast of Scotland. Dave spent six years at college doing various photography classes and in 2016 achieved an HND in Professional Photography. In mid 2016 he had his first exhibition where 10 of his images were displayed and copies were up for sale. The exhibition ran for a month and he sold over half of the images. During this exhibition he was approached by another couple of local businesses asking him to either put on exhibitions or to purchase larger sized images. In the past two years he has had seven exhibitions in and around Edinburgh. In late 2016 he was appointed an ambassador to A+M Imaging (A fine art and photographic printing company based in Edinburgh) where he gets all his images printed. Dave considers himself to be very fortunate living in Edinburgh as he has lots of amazings scenery around him from The Castle (and access to The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) and several fast flowing rivers and streams, but after a while shooting the same surroundings can be tiresome. Skye and Glencoe are amongst his favourite places on Earth. The area is a photographerâ€™s paradise and he never gets tired of being up in the West Coast of Scotland. Dave does 1:1 tuition in and around Edinburgh and also does photo tours around the city. For more of his images please go to his website: www.davecullenphotography.co.uk or follow him on Facebook
Autumnal Leaves, Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III body with an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM length at 51mm. A long exposure of 30 seconds at f/13 ISO 100 gave me the smoothness in the water. The image was turned to Black and White and the colour in the leaf was brought back in. The overall finished frame size is 465mm x 395mm and the depth including fixings will be 20mm, Printed A3 in a distressed black frame with a white mount ÂŁ110
Andy MacDougall It took decades for Andy MacDougall to find his chosen creative expression. With a love of learning above all else, forays into painting, drawing, marker pen rendering, wood sculpture and film photography were both diverse and enjoyable but didn’t provide the instantaneous feedback that allowed him constant selfchallenge and progression. Eventually he found other outlets in the visual arts which brought greater satisfaction, dabbling latterly in wheel thrown stoneware pottery, but consumed by his main passion, an urge to be outdoors and immersed in digital photography. Andy settled on the genre of Landscape (including Seascapes and Urbanscapes) in the early 2000’s. His appreciation of the artistry and adaptability required in landscape photography has grown steadily and, while retaining a literal style that eschews heavy post production processing, his current direction of travel is towards simple colour palettes and graphical scenes found at both a grand scale and in intimate tableaux. He’s particularly drawn to images where he is able to show the tenacity of life in situations that appear, at first glance, inhospitable, where beauty can be found in unexpected places and where man’s impact on the landscape is demonstrated to be transient. He enjoys the entire process, before and after the press of the shutter, of immersive photography – gathering knowledge of Scotland’s geography as he travels and explores every area within the country, driving, camping, hiking, researching the history of locations and writing creatively (although often irreverently) online about each photograph that holds his attention. Printing and framing an image is the culmination of a long series of steps and with so much investment in each photograph, Andy treats this final part of the process with reverence, only issuing a maximum of 50 physical, signed and numbered prints of any of his images. Andy has been regularly shortlisted and awarded in national photographic competitions, something that he does not take overly seriously but is still proud of as he continues to jostle creatively and good naturedly with the landscape photography community, helping him drive his personal standards progressively higher. Andy posts his latest images regularly on Facebook and Instagram as “PhotoForMyWall”. Having attracted three quarters of a million visits, Andy’s website www.PhotoForMyWall.com, remains a popular route to staying in touch with his work.
Tenacity Flourishing without soil, on a ledge in Ballachulish Slate Quarry – closed 1955. We live on a fertile planet. In every nook and cranny, there is life. Even where man has dug into rock and quarried the stone from the ground, destroying everything in our path, it only takes a few years if left undisturbed, for nature to start to re-establish itself. This gives hope that no matter how destructive we are, nature’s span is so great that it will recover - it just needs half a chance Limited edition print on textured heavyweight Permajet Museum 310 paper and framed at 50cm x 60cm in a bespoke mount - £170 “The nature of life is to grow” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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The Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers presents "Intimate Landscapes" .... A closer view on the details of nature