Greetings from Lochcarron

You may have noticed things have been a wee bit quiet on here and on my social media feeds recently. Well, that’s because I’ve been planning and packing for a 2 month trip to Lochcarron in the North-West Highlands. I arrived on Saturday, and after a couple of days I’m absolutely loving it. Beautiful village and very friendly people, great location, accommodation is perfect and the landscape here is just incredible. As they say, happy days! My plan over the next few months is pretty flexible but the focus is on my own photography, writing and teaching. Once I settle in a bit I’ll have lots of new articles and images to share with you. There's also a couple of places available on my Torridon workshop at the end of May if you would like to join me (trust me, it is amazing up here!). You can find details here.

As a heads-up at the start of June I’ll be popping down - if a 1000 mile round trip can be considered ’popping down’! - to Nottinghamshire where I’m very honoured to be talking at the Patchings Art Festival in association with Outdoor Photography Magazine. There’s a great line-up of speakers and it’s certain to be a fun and interesting weekend. You can find details of the festival here.

I’ll also be exhibiting my images during the festival, and completed the printing and framing for delivery just before I came north. I’ve got an upcoming series of blog posts about my experience of preparing for an exhibition which I hope will be of interest to those looking to show their own work.

I'll probably keep the social media activity dialled down a bit so that I can concentrate on the task at hand. For now let me leave you with a few images from my scouting trips during my first few days here.

Mar sin leibh an dràsda (cheerio for now)!