New retail outlet and greetings cards

In 2013, I had greetings cards and prints available for sale in a lovely wee shop called The Milk Parlour in Findhorn. Sadly, the Milk Parlour closed and since then, I haven’t had a retail outlet for my work.

An opportunity came up recently to have cards and prints available for sale in a newly expanded shop at Logie Steading near Forres. The shop is called Hellygog and you can check out their website here

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Scotland Through Light calendar makes a return

In August this year I was approached by a printing/stationery company to see if I would be interested in any of their products. They produce a wide range of items including cards and calendars. It has been about seven years since I last produced a calendar and I was naturally quite interested in the possibility of bringing back the Scotland Through Light calendar. So after very little persuasion from the printing company, I am pleased to announce the Scotland Through Light calendar 2016.

The calendars arrived today and I’m pretty pleased with the results. The calendar is A4 in size and opens out to A3 with the image on one full page and the calendar boxes on the page below. Continue Reading

Scottish Field….not that Chris Thomson

Following on from my post last weekend, the November issue of Scottish Field magazine is now out and I have a 9 page photo feature in it. The pictures look really quite good (I’m biased of course!).  I was concerned that there would have been colour shifts or a darkening of the images, but this has not happened.

My copy of the November issue of Scottish FieldI’m really pleased with the article, despite the one funny, but highly inaccurate, piece of information in the text.   Continue Reading

Scottish Field Magazine – Photo Feature

This is my first post in a while, in fact looking at the control panel for my blog it would appear that it is a year since I last posted an entry on here. Its been a busy year for me so far with a lot of time taken up with moving in to a new house and there’s not really been much time for photography. Over the last few weeks I’ve managed to get out a bit more for photos which has been good.

As some of you will know from an earlier post on the blog I had been trying out the Olympus Pen E-PM1 which is a Micro Four Thirds system camera (MFT). After using the camera for the best part of a year I decided to take the plunge and sell my old Canon EOS digital system to buy a higher spec MFT body and in early April this year I purchased an Olympus OMD-EM10 body along with an Olympus 45mm lens. I’m still getting used to the camera but I’ve been pretty happy it so far and I feel that it far outperforms my old Canon and has the added benefit of being smaller and much much lighter. The latest images in the Moray and Skye albums are taken with the new camera. Continue Reading

Olympus Europe Facebook Page Image of the Month

I have previously blogged about my venture in to the world of the Micro Four Thirds camera system with the purchase of an Olympus Pen E-PM1. After purchasing the camera I started following the Olympus Pen & Compact Cameras Europe Facebook page where they have been running a picture of the month competition. The winner of the competition has their winning picture used as the cover photo for the Facebook page.

I had a photo from my holiday in Gairloch that I was particularly happy with and thought it would fit in with the theme that Olympus had set for August – “Enjoy the silence”. The image that I entered is “House by the sea” and can be seen below.

House by the sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo was taken at Melvaig near Gairloch, Wester Ross a short while after sunset and turned out to be the last photo of the evening and indeed holiday!

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