Author Archives for Peter Cairns

To share or not to share?

May 6, 2015 3:50 pm Published by 6 Comments

I read with great interest Laurie Campbell’s recent piece in Outdoor Photography magazine. In it Laurie describes the familiar dilemma of revealing to other photographers often hard-won sites of what can be, sensitive subjects. And Laurie is right, to share...
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LUMO: Once upon a time…

April 28, 2015 11:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­This post was published in the first issue of LUMO magazine and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers. I can’t comment for other working photographers but the Good Old Days when my phone rang regularly with...
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Me Now.

April 12, 2015 6:30 pm Published by 8 Comments

During the run up to last years Scottish Independence referendum I grabbed a rare half hour with my 19-year old son to quiz him on which way he was voting. He was a resolute No. I naturally assumed he’d considered...
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The box of believability.

April 8, 2015 9:43 am Published by 16 Comments

Image processing: there’s a thin line between aspiration and desperation. The former sees a photographer pushing the boundaries of technology to expand, or improve, his/her style and the latter sees the same photographer crossing that boundary and free falling into...
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Lofoten 2015

March 18, 2015 11:11 am Published by 7 Comments

Any tour guide with even half a conscience will recognise the gut-wrenching feeling of lying in bed listening to the wind howling and the rain pounding outside. If it happens once or twice on a tour, the guests will likely...
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The forest with no trees.

February 25, 2015 8:52 am Published by 1 Comment

Four hours ago I was stood barely upright on Stac Pollaidh, one of Scotland’s most characterful mountains. Such was the ferocity of the wind at my back, I almost needed to crawl into the lee of the hill to gain...
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On the road again.

January 24, 2015 9:43 am Published by 3 Comments

I rarely seem to have time these days to read all the magazines that drop through my door; I’m sure it never used to be the case. One headline however, recently caught my eye: “Make the weather in Photoshop”. Apparently,...
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The plan that no one dares to make

January 8, 2015 10:28 am Published by 3 Comments

One of the traits that makes us human is the ability to plan – to look into the future and envisage the consequences of our actions. We’re obsessed with planning. Businesses plan cash flow and marketing strategy; charities plan fundraising...
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