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May on Buchanan Street

Remember my November on Buchanan Street photo? It was damp and rainy. Well, this is my May on Buchanan Street photo. It is also damp and rainy. Scottish summer!

 
 

Buchanan Street

It’s been a while since I took to the street with my 135mm, and with a shoot falling through last minute but the overwhelming itch to use my camera, street photography seemed the next best option. I forgot how much I enjoy snapping random faces in the crowd.

 
 

Saturday with Brittany

Brittany and I met for sushi on Saturday, although it didn’t really go to plan as Shilla have stopped serving their amazing sushi platters. Still, we enjoyed some Korean food and quickly followed it up with a scone at The Hidden Lane Tearoom.

I really enjoy taking people to The Hidden Lane Tearoom who haven’t been before. It’s always a nice surprise for them walking down the misleading alley and being met by such a cute cafe. In Glasgow, alleys are generally used for men to urinate in.

 
 

Ginger

Today I spent a bit of time with Gary. He carried my new guitar home (thanks, Gary) and hung in my apartment while I edited wedding photos. He’s playing a gig at the hotel next door to my house, so I popped over and took some photographs of The Real Easy All Stars, which I’ll share later in the week. It’s been a good Sunday, but it’s been mostly work and no play. I want to play.

 
 

Refresh Glasgow

It’s been a while since I took my camera with me when I haven’t needed to. This disappoints me as taking my camera everywhere was how I found my feet with photography, and I often got good, candid portraits as a result (I even took my camera to the dentist). Last night was Glasgow’s Refresh. I’m making more of an effort to socialise with people who work on the web as I enjoy picking their brains and often find I learn something new (last night, for example, I learned the opposite of agile – waterfall!), and it also happens to be a good laugh.

Having spoken to some of the folk at Refresh, it seems there’s some interest in learning photography. I’m thinking of putting together a photo walk in Glasgow, so if this is something you’d like, leave a comment so I can gauge interest.

 
 

Abigail Barr

I can’t believe that, of all locations in Glasgow, I opted to shoot Abigail in Govan. Govan isn’t exactly the prettiest part of Glasgow, nor does it have the best reputation. In fact, within 10 minutes of starting to shoot in a disused patch of land, we were approached by two, inquisitive neds with Buckfast. It was 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon! Still, its grungy and – in some places – barren look is great for photos. Plenty of contrast to be had, which is just what I like.

 
 

Preppy Ayden at Glasgow University

We only had 30 minutes on the parking meter, so this was a hurried, casual but fun shoot on the grounds of Glasgow University. Glasgow Uni is a Hogwarts style building, which I think is a large part of its appeal for many students. I had seen other photographers use the Undercroft and decided – very last minute – I would scout it out and use it for myself. It just so happened Ayden was dressed a bit preppy at the time, so everything worked out quite nicely (I love it when a shoot comes together). However, after 20 minutes the heavens opened and we decided to settle for a burger instead. I’ll definitely be returning to this spot. I totally felt like Rory Gilmore.

 
 

Brittany

Brittany might be a new face on my blog, but I have in fact known Britt for 13 years or so. In fact, during much of high school we were very much inseparable. As with many of my friendships, it’s not unusual for me to drift in and out of touch, but after school Brittany and I went our separate ways and didn’t keep in contact. Fortunately she was at the same New Year party as I, and we ended up exchanging numbers and agreeing to eat our way through Glasgow. We started at St Louis on Dumbarton Road. Stuffed jalapeños.

 
 

Ayden and the Gingerbread Man

Ayden and I kick-started the Christmas spirit with a fun afternoon in Glasgow. It began with a deluxe hot chocolate at St Enoch square’s Christmas market. Seeing as we are both in agreement that sweet and savoury have separate compartments in your belly, we then headed for lunch at Lebowskis on Argyle Street (yeah, we sort of did things the wrong way round), before finishing our day at Ashton Lane during golden hour – only my favourite hour of the day.

I met Ayden a couple of months ago at the Next night in Blythswood Hotel, but it turns out we both love food and know some of the same folk. Make sure to check out Ayden’s UK lifestyle blog and give her brownie points for naming her cat Dexter.

 
 

Ryan McCartney

A few days ago I received some new kit to play around with. For a while I have been speaking about improving my off-camera flash knowledge, and for a while I have procrastinated. Shooting with natural light has become second nature to me, so it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and (comfortably) introduce flash to my arsenal. Whilst I am far from happy with how this turned out, I’d love to look back on it one year from now and see how much I’ve improved. Let’s do this.

 
 
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