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Charity PR Photography shoot in Edinburgh

Recent job for a charity book launch –

Well actually it was for the bookcases so that the author can promote them to bookshops for display. I had an idea to also get a young ‘reader’ in and this young lad came along with his mother (Author’s wife) to pose._DSC1421

I lit a room that had bright murals on one wall and used 4 flashes so that I could control the light and overpower the little natural light in the room. So, one behind the bookcase, one above left of Mum and one to the right to pick up the bookcase and one with tissue over it on the floor to gently light up the book being read.


Michael Palin launches Britain from the Air 2013, Edinburgh

The star of Monty Python and wiriter and traveler, Michael Palin, was in Edinburgh last night and today to launch the 2013 Britain from the Air outdoor exhibition.

The exhibition was supported by City of Edinburgh Council and brought to Edinburgh by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers and has been researched and built by  street gallery pioneers, Wecommunic8. Michael Palin, former president of the Royal Geographical Society, says: “I can think of no better time to celebrate Britain’s built and natural landscapes. And the size and scale of ‘Britain from the Air’ will, I’m sure, appeal to the widest possible audience in the most exciting and powerful way.”

Delighted too to have one of my own pictures chosen to be in the exhibition. Not only that but it was the picture chosen by the organisors to present to Michael.


Edinburgh snow landscape original picture

Britain from the Air
BBC Scotland
Edinburgh Evening News
and amongst many others, Informed Edinburgh



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CUBO Awards 2012 Playfair Library Edinburgh

Booked to cover the inaugral awards for CUBO –  College and University Business Officers – Awards 2012 in partnership with University Business magazine.

The rain went in time for a champagne reception in the Old College Courtyard which was recently upgraded. Gavin Hastings was guest speaker and presenst the awards.

Pipe Band in Old College Courtyard











Guests in Old College Courtyard











Gavin Hastings spots the photographer





























































































G4S present to R&A Chief Execuitve to mark 30 Years with R&A

Pleased with a job I did for them at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, G4S asked me to cover a presentation to R&A Chief Execuitve to mark 30 years of working with the R&A.

A glorious day on 6 Feb and one that started in the Chief Executives office – with views across the 1st tee, the 18th green, the Swilken Bridge and the bay at St Andrews where filming took place for Chariots of Fire.  A view golfers would dribble over. The room that is used by Peter Dawson is the centre of the administrative activities of both The R&A and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.  It is the office of the Chief Executive of The R&A and the Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and it’s also where the major meetings of The R&A and the Club take place.  It is a room steeped in history.

View from Chief Executives Officer of the R&A











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Cineworld IMAX comes to Edinburgh with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Booked for the gala opening of the UK’s latest IMAX cinema at Edinburgh’s Cineworld, launching with the first showing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on the new screen.

Write up by Reel Scotland and my pics!

Opening IMEX screen Edinburgh
Larry O’Reilly, IMAX’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Matt Eyre, Vice President of Operations for Cineworld,














Tom Cruise is watching you
























Launch of two Lothian Buses liveried with Clipper Races

Two Lothian Buses liveried with Clipper Races branding were unveiled today by Cllr Jenny Dawe Leader Edinburgh Council  and Ian Craig, Managing Director of Lothian Buses to promote City of Edinburgh’s marketing of the Clipper Race .

Lothian Buses branded two of their prestigious Service 22 double decker buses. Brandishing a full ‘wrap around’ advertisement in the Edinburgh Inspiring Capital yacht livery of vivid pink and purple, these 78 seater buses will run daily until the final day of the race in June 2012.

PR Photographer Edinburgh – Taste of Spain 2011

A real weekend fiesta of Spanish dance, music, food and a giant paella helped brighten an at times wet Spanish Tourist Board promo event on The Mound Edinburgh.

Spain’s principle holiday areas were there to promote a sun destination which wasn’t lost on a somewhat damp Saturday (Sunday turned out good). I was booked for 2nd year by Lotus UK the London PR agency appointed by the Spanish Touroist Board.

Brilliant Flamenco

Grid girls at The Pit Stop


Alalba Flamenco

It rained!

Alalba Flamenco

Giant Paella