Author Archives for Peter Cairns

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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Cosmetic surgery for the soul.

December 30, 2014 12:34 pm Published by 1 Comment

A huge debt to our lead guitarist’s father, who’d misguidedly invested in a bunch of egotistical hairys, who could barely play but were nevertheless accomplished posers, meant that my dream of becoming a rock legend at 18 was thwarted before...
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No pain, no gain.

December 12, 2014 3:11 pm Published by 1 Comment

Without realising, I’ve been dashing around Scotland for the last 20 years with my head wedged firmly between my buttocks (too much detail?). I’ve not intended to be blind to the landscape in front of me but rather than look,...
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture.

November 18, 2014 6:19 pm Published by 6 Comments

I can’t remember the last time that I was so excited about my photography. It’s a bit weird; I’m like a kid in a sweetshop. It’s not that I’m jetting off to the Pantanal or the Canadian Rockies. It’s not...
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Competitions with a cause.

September 16, 2014 3:11 pm Published by 4 Comments

Is it me or is there a constant stream of new photography competitions cropping up? Hardly a week goes by these days when I don’t receive yet another invitation to part with some hard-earned and spend a laborious day (or...
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Pay me with inspiration.

August 22, 2014 9:28 am Published by 8 Comments

Nature photography can be a tough business and thesedays it’s damned difficult to get even a toehold on the ladder. It’s not always possible but when it is, we like to try and help young photographers/naturalists progress their career and/or...
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It’s cool to cry.

August 11, 2014 11:25 am Published by 13 Comments

I was never a great fan of Big Cat Diary. The naming of leopards and lions, the dramatization of their daily struggle for survival and the liberal sprinkling of cute kitten shots designed to pull at our heart strings and...
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Puffin Bootcamp

July 11, 2014 10:33 am Published by 4 Comments

There can be few wildlife photographers in the northern hemisphere without at least one decent puffin picture. The bar is probably higher with puffins than with any other bird. It is then even more important to find just the right...
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