Scott's photographic experience spanned more than 30 years by the time he turned semi-professional in 2002. His passion for photography started at an early age following his introduction to this art-form by his father, who himself was a respected professional photographer. Scott's high standards and unique photographic style are underpinned by his passion for the subjects he records and his attention to technical detail.
His techniques and workflow have evolved over the years through 35mm and medium format photography to currently working exclusively in digital full-frame format. Scott is a firm believer in trying to create the perfect image with the camera, rather than depending on digital enhancement, as the images on this site will illustrate. The obvious exception to this rule is Scott's frequent use of black & white techniques.
Scott has always been inspired by the outdoors and has religiously pursued activities that have allowed him to explore and engage fully with his natural surroundings. His love and respect for the environment and natural history influenced his choice of further education which provides a robust platform for many aspects of his work.
Amongst his many commercial clients are:
- SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE
- CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
- GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL
- KIDNEY RESEARCH UK
- FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND
- SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL
- THE ALLROUND ENVIRONMENT PROJECT
- NHS (SCOTLAND)
- CAPABILITY SCOTLAND
- CASTLEMILK ENVIRONMENT TRUST
- ALCOHOL & DRUG ACTION TEAM (LANARKSHIRE)
Scott also undertakes personal commissions for fine-art images depicting landscape and outdoor subjects.
Apart from providing purely photographic services, Scott has designed, illustrated and published several publications, the most notable of which was a one-year project to author and illustrate a guidebook detailing a recently formed paths network in Clydesdale. Additionally, a number of Scott's commissions have been to provide clients with a range of images presented as multimedia presentations allowing him to draw on other complementary skills.
In recent years, Scott has also designed and facilitated bespoke environmental projects for children and adult groups where the use of photography has been an intrinsic part of the project design. Details of some of those projects can be found elsewhere on this site.
Scott is also a qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.