Over the past 20 years as a scratch amateur competing in county, national & international events, Open qualifying etc. I have been able to become familiar with many of the finest golf courses Great Britain and Ireland has to offer - including classics like Carnoustie, Muirfield, Royal Troon, Royal Portrush, St. Andrews and Turnberry. Others gems I have been fortunate to get to know include Castlerock, Glasgow Gailes, Gullane, Kilmarnock Barassie, Little Aston, Macrihanish, Moray, North Berwick, Portstewart, Prestwick and Western Gailes.
As a player I've spent countless hours on the golf course early in the morning and late at night and have always loved how the special light at these times transformed things. In the past 5 years or so I have combined my passion for golf with my love of landscape photography, to create memorable images of golf courses in the fabulous light of the ‘golden hours’ around dawn and dusk.
Exceptional golf course photography is rarely achieved by chance, but rather as a result of careful planning and preparation. 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 light - enabling me to capture the unique essence of each course.
Using my professional cameras, lenses, filters etc. I am able to produce images that are far superior to those of the average hobbyist photographer with a point and shoot camera. I provide high resolution images for printing on posters, brochures, magazines etc. as well as low resolution images suitable for websites and social media feeds - which of course can be used repeatedly over time.
In today's digital world, investing in professional golf course photography is one of the best things a golf club / organisation can do to attract visitors and new members - the investment will be rewarded quickly with improved profile leading to increased revenue for years to come.