MFIAP Distinction Award
18th March 2015
I was absolutely delighted with the news that I had been awarded the MFIAP Distinction (Master of the International Federation of Photographic Art) by the FIAP Board of Directors.
I understand that from all the 2015 submissions worldwide, only 5 applications were approved and from that 5 two were awarded to Scottish Photographers i.e. Peter Paterson and myself.
So I think a little celebration is in order!
News of the Al-Thani Awards
01st April 2014
It’s been an extremely exciting few weeks for me having received notice from the organisers of the Al-Thani Awards that I was a major prize winner in their exhibition, accompanied by an invitation to attend the presentation at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha in Qatar on the 23rd January 2014.
I duly accepted their generous offer to attend, although this involved some complex travel arrangements as I was previously booked for photo trip to Yellowstone.
At the conclusion of the presentation it was announced that I was the overall winner with a prize of $30,000 plus a limited edition Leica M6 camera and lens.
To say I was in a state of shock and elation, is a major understatement!
Most of the proceedings thereafter are a bit of a blur, not helped by that fact that I had to leave about 11pm to catch a plane back to Glasgow in order to put me back on schedule for a very early flight the next morning to Yellowstone.
Now that I am back on home territory I would like to place on record my thanks to the organiser and sponsor’s of the Al-Thani Exhibition, and also to the Qatar Photographic Society for their generosity and hospitality.
It was much appreciated and provided me with one of the most memorable nights of my life.
Official Opening of Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition
12th December 2011
Tuesday the 6th Dec.
I was delighted to attend the official opening of the LPOTY 2011 Exhibition taking place at The National Theatre in London.
What a night, the hall was just buzzing with excitement stoking up a great atmosphere for the evening.
The large crowd enjoyed the tremendous display of landscape images which had been superbly reproduced courtesy of the organisers "Take a View” and Epson.
The presentations were made by guest speakers, David Higgins, Chief Executive of Network Rail & Michele Channer, MD of Calumet Photographic
Jim Carter, known to millions as Mr Carson from Downton Abbey presented The Young LPOTY before going on to present myself with the LPOTY 2011 award.
It was most definitely a night I’ll always remember.
(A 4 min' video of the evening can be viewed by going to the LINKS page)
Landscape Photographer of the Year Award - Breaking News
23rd October 2011
Fantastic news, I’ve just heard that I've won the title “ Landscape Photographer of the Year 2011” in the Take a View competition.
The other very good news is that the prize is £10,000 but don’t tell my wife!
An added bonus is that another one of my images "Hoar Frost", a monochrome, was awarded a "Commended".
Breakfast TV also featured the story this morning along with several other National Newspapers.
The Sunday Times edition of 23/10/2011 carries an item about the competition and I understand that Amateur Photographer will also have a feature in its publication due out on the 1st Nov.
The “Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 5” book is due to go on sale on from 31st Oct, and this will be followed by an exhibition of 100 prints at the National Theatre in London.
The exhibition will run from the 5th of Dec until the 28th Jan.
I look forward to the presentation which will take place at the private viewing of the exhibition on 6th Dec.
New Website
18th October 2011
Welcome to my new website, I hope you enjoy the images.
Your'e welcome to pass on any thoughts in my Guestbook Page.