About Photowalk Scotland
In the words of Tommy Docherty, Photo Walk Scotland aficionado.
My journeys with cameras began in 1979. From a Soviet-made Zenit-B from the KMZ factory via an auto-focus Minolta in the late 80’s, I only seriously upped my game with the Nikon D50 back in 2008. The latter brought on my true passion for life through a lens.
The D50 was replaced eventually with the D200, then a D300 (I even had a D650 Full-Frame for a while). A couple of years ago I decided to make a big change and swapped my Nikon kit for the Fuji mirrorless system. I currently shoot with the XT1 and XT2 and love every moment spent with these delightful cameras.
In 2013, I decided to launch Photo Walk Scotland, combining three of my greatest passions; Scotland, history and photography. As far as Scotland goes, there is just so much diversity within such a small nation. Ancient historical sights side by side with the most modern architecture in our cosmopolitan cities. Countless sites of special scientific interest. The landscape of Scotland can be breath-taking. Magnificent jagged peaks rising from the sea; blinding white sandy beaches stretching into the distance; azure seascapes; dark forbidding lochs; bleak desolate moorlands… It is no wonder that this little patch of land of ours is regularly hailed as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
I have always been fascinated by Scotland’s history, how it has shaped the land and those who live here, and how it has impacted the wider world. In every historical era, modern and ancient, there was something of great importance going on in Scotland. We have travelled the world, helped shape much of it and have played our part both at home and abroad. Our great thinkers, inventors and artists have been at the forefront of their fields. It’s impossible not be excited about sharing even a small fraction of this with visitors and locals alike.
I have to admit that I love everything about photography. The world becomes a very different place when you have a camera in hand. There are no longer any journeys from A to B. Every trip, no matter how short, becomes a recce for potential photographic locations. Great images are absolutely everywhere….you just have to take time and look for them. Above everything else, my aim is to help others get the most from their Scottish photography journey.
Photo Walk Scotland offer a wide range of Tours, Workshops and Courses for those who wish to capture a flavour of Scotland’s breathtaking landscapes and learn a little of its turbulent history. Run by local photographer Tommy Docherty, our tours are all about sharing our passion for our beautiful country and helping our clients get the most from each of our wonderful regions.