22 Years as In-Plant Commercial Photographer @ John Haig & Co Ltd Distillers Markinch Fife in charge of all photography relating to the production, marketing and selling of Scotch Whisky. This included Advertising, Public Relations and Technical Projects. 22 Years as Proprietor/Photographer in own GP business specialising in Wedding, Portrait and Commercial work. City & Guilds Photographic Technicians Certificate. City & Guilds Advanced Photographic Technicians Certificate. Associateship of MPA Associateship of BIPP 2015 MPA Presidential Award for services to mentoring for Licentiateship
I have been a professional photographer all my working life. I would describe myself as being a technical person as my main interests apart from photography are flying and motor sport. I have a Private Pilot’s Licence and a Gliding Instructor’s Rating. Although I am now retired, it gives me great satisfaction to put something back into this wonderful profession by helping others to become qualified with their Licentiateship. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Mentor and it gives me a great feeling that the experience I have built up over the years can be used in this way.
I have always been interested in the history of photography and the changes that have taken place over the years. In my early professional career, I had to master the art of black & white developing and printing then adapt to colour once it became useable professionally. When digital appeared on the scene, it was a whole new exciting experience for me and one which I have embraced and enjoy. Apart from commissioned projects, I have always been passionate about people, landscape and street photography. I took my first photograph when I was eight and still love photography today.
We value our membership and the services we provide. Whilst we can not and do not take responsibility for the training services offered by the members in our directory, we do strive to provide professional photographers with a quality source of reference for all their training needs. All of our photographers listed, offering Photographic Skills based training are qualified with The Association at Associate or Fellowship level. If you would like to add a testimonial, join the programme or report a problem, or even find out how you can join The MPA and a team of people who are dedicated to serving our community, then why not contact us? Help us as we continue to raise the standards of professional photography and make our Association a great place to be.