I'm a professional golf photographer, based in Scotland, specialising in capturing fleeting magical moments on the golf course that can be enjoyed for years to come. From the golden light of dawn & dusk skimming across the fairways, to friends & family enjoying a once in a lifetime round on a great Scottish links, it's all about capturing the essence of the game.
As a young boy I remember watching the coverage of the US Masters from Augusta National with wide eyed amazement and thinking I wanted to be there someday. I went on to compete as a scratch amateur for many years in county, national and international events and managed to win county and British University titles. In more recent years I have played in the qualifying stages of The Open. Over the years, I've been fortunate to play many of the finest courses in the UK and have come to know and appreciate several of them very well. I've still to make it to Augusta National though!
I love the history & heritage of our game, the wonderful places it takes us and the people we meet as we walk the fairways. I work to create images that convey this love for the game and which make people want to go and play golf.
Golf Course Photography
My aim is to capture the unique essence of each course and create an emotional response in those who view my images. In today's digital age, professional images are more essential than ever for any golf club or resort wishing to maximise income from visitor green fees and memberships. Your website, social media, apps, advertisements, brochures, leaflets, posters and banners can be transformed with my images of your golf course and facilities.
I provide golf clubs and resorts with photographs that are far superior to those taken by members and staff on their smart phones, tablets or ‘point & shoot’ cameras. Exceptional golf course photography is rarely achieved by chance, but rather as a result of careful planning & preparation, combined with the use of professional equipment. I research and scout each location carefully, taking account of sunrise & sunset positions to identify the best viewpoints. I then wait for the ideal conditions and most importantly, the finest light.
The investment in professional images will be recouped quickly, with a much improved profile leading to increased revenue for years to come.
Golf Trip & Event Photography
From professionals competing in the Solheim Cup or the Dunhill Links Championship, to amateurs on a golf trip to Scotland or enjoying a corporate golf day, I also photograph golfers. The aim being to capture those special moments shared with friends, teammates or colleagues. To find out more about my Photo Caddie service and to book me for your upcoming golf trip or event, visit my Photo Caddie page.
What they say
"Andy's pictures were fantastic. He captures the natural beauty of the landscape and golf course brilliantly and he also took some great dusk and dawn photos too."
Andy Fairbairn - Captain, Cawder Golf Club.
I'm extremely happy with the images Andy supplied for my portfolio. His knowledge & love of golf, patience and skill with the camera make him a joy to work with and I highly recommend him to any clubs, resorts or individuals who wish to promote their golf business."
Colin Bell - Director, Bell Golf Development