Photograph of Nick Hanson Photograph of Nick Hanson at the egde of Loch Mallachie, Scotland

I am a photographer from Dumfries, South West Scotland, currently living on the Isle of Skye, where I lead photography workshops and tours for Marcus McAdam Photography.

Growing up in Dumfries, although I had a love of the outdoors, I must be honest, never fully appreciated the wonderful landscape I had on my doorstep. That unfortunately, only really happened after moving to Cambridgeshire aged 16. A few years later I purchased my first Canon SLR camera, which I would take with me when I returned home to visit my grandparents. I would take photographs on days out to local scenic spots such as the Gray Mare's Tail waterfall near Moffat, and that's when the photography bug really took hold of me.

This moved on to me travelling up to places like Callander in The Trossachs to photograph the beautiful scenery and lochs, and further afield to Glen Coe with its amazing mountains and Rannoch Moor.

My interest in wildlife photography began when I purchased a telephoto lens and booked myself on one-to-one workshops with professional Neil McIntyre in Aviemore, where we would photograph subjects such as red squirrels and red deer.

In 2005 I submitted an article to Outdoor Photography magazine which was based on my experiences on the workshops with Neil, and to my surprise a few months later it was published.

Currently living and working on the Isle of Skye, I am part of the team at Marcus McAdam Photography, which means that I get to photograph the amazing and varied landscapes the island has to offer. Skye is also home to the majestic golden and white-tailed eagles, along with mammals such as the ottter; as well as a small amount of red and roe deer.

In 2015, two of my images were shortlisted in the Take a view, landscape photographer of the year competition. One of these images (Sea of Pink) was highly commended in the Classic View category, meaning it was on display at London Waterloo station, and is in the book which is published by the competition organisers.

I was also awarded the runner up title in the 2015 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Thank you for visiting my website, please don't hesitate to contact me with any comments or queries.