Guest Speaker for Sept 10th : John McSporran

The Club speaker next week, Sept 10th,  is the excelent landscape photographer John McSporran.

From his website :

“John McSporran is a photographer living in Erskine and The Trossachs areas of Scotland. His work has been extensively used and published on-line, in various magazines and by various companies for promotional material or calendars. He supports local business in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, providing his images to groups such as Destination Callander, Loch Katrine and the National Park. He is a member of the Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers – who promote the work of Scottish Landscape Photographers. His photographs have been used for the front cover Christmas (December) editions of the Scots Magazine – the World’s oldest magazine – read by Scots and ex-patriot Scots the world over. Two of his images appear in the 2018 Scots Calendar.

His photography is primarily landscapes. He has a love of the mountains and scenery of Scotland and combines photography with mountain climbing and wild camping. He reached the finals of Mountain Photo of the Year in 2017.

“I normally climb (or descend) mountains in the dark, before dawn or after sunset, to catch those special moments as the sun rises and sets – the ‘golden hours’ of landscape photography. I do it in all weathers and at all times of the year. I have been up top in knee deep snow when the temperatures are ‘a wee bit chilly’ (minus 20) requiring the use of crampons and ice axe: or been caught in a storm on top of An Teallach in 60mph winds when the tent has collapsed about me. At other times I can be found beside the lochs of Scotland to capture the morning mists or dawn reflections. I love these experiences – the joys of landscape photography.”

& Some more  of John’s work can be viewed on his flickr website here


One thought on “Guest Speaker for Sept 10th : John McSporran

  1. William McGrath September 11, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    it was a privilege to be present last night at such an informative talk by John McSporran on landscape photograph and his frankness and honesty made it even more special as did his very special images. Johns dedication and determination to his photographic art left me in awe. a true and very skilled artist with a very human touch to his own unique character. Thank you John for sharing yourself with us.

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