Scottish Dog Photographer - MPA Finalist!

So I’ve been off on a little holiday in the Andes of Chile. What a fantastic experience and I met one or two pretty cool dogs along the way too actually.

I had some great news when I got back waiting in my inbox. I’m a finalist in the Master Photographers Associations 2019 Scottish Region awards. I’ve just joined the association and the monthly critiques are already driving my work forward just as I had hoped they would. I’ve already reached the ‘certified’ status having submitted all my business plans and relevant insurances to prove my business is being run to a high standard and that you fabulous people can totally trust me. Soon I will be submitting to get the artistic tick in the box too to become a Licentiate of the association.

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I think as a photographer you stand on the strength of your portfolio. What are you capable of producing right now and consistently for your clients. You don’t need any official qualifications to prove this, so many great working photographers are self taught, but for me having the membership and qualification structure to work to is crucial to my business going forward. I want to keep improving and having the best in the business to help me do that can only be a huge benefit in my eyes!

One of 6 images I have in the finals - eeekkkkk!

One of 6 images I have in the finals - eeekkkkk!

So I’ve got my final images printed and on the way in a rush with the deadline approaching fast after my holiday and I’m hoping for some success on awards night. Wish me luck!!

Scottish Dog Photographer - Riever

Riever a quite beautiful Springer Spaniel came to visit me on a very cold morning at the end of last year. Although originally booked in for a studio shoot, I couldn’t resist asking if we could take a little trip outside too to take advantage of the frosty Scottish morning and soft winter light. Thankfully his owners were happy to oblige me!

After getting the studio shots nailed we popped out the back of the studio to the little burn behind the farm and got some fantastic portraits of a Springer in his natural environment. I hope you like the pictures and I’m happy to combine studio and outdoor shoots anytime!

Edinburgh Dog Photographer - Shades of Alan!

It seemed only fitting that my first proper blog featured the fabulous Alan. He came down the studio when a friend mentioned him to me as a perfect candidate for some of my early portfolio work with dogs, “I know a one eyed Pug called Alan” to which my obvious response was “Ahhhh, I need to meet that dog!”. His Granny brought him down and what a star he was!

I’m not going to go on about this wee man too much more, but do expect to see him featured in some upcoming projects! Enjoy the shades of Alan.