Panoramic photography

By John MacLean, 17/03/15:

 

Ihave acquired some new equipment recently for more specialised panoramic work where very wide-view photographs are required (or even 360 degree panoramics, for use as VR quicktime files).

Contact me for more details if you need this kind of work carried out.

 

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Lanntair 30th and Grinneas

By John MacLean, 23/02/15:

 

Amazingly, An Lanntair in Stornoway is 30 years old this year. I still remember a couple of the photos I showed in the first Grinneas open exhibition in 1985, in its original location in Stornoway Town Hall.

Grinneas still soldiers on annually, and this year’s exhibition opening (and 30th anniversary celebration) takes place on the evening of 28th February.
 

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Twenty percent

By John MacLean, 18/02/15

 

The World Press Photo Awards disqualifies a fifth of the entries, for digital manipulation or careless post-processing.
 

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Outer Hebrides shortlisted for awards

By John MacLean, 17/01/15

 

Following on from Lewis & Harris winning the Best European Island Destination title, awarded by the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor last year, the Outer Hebrides have now been shortlisted twice in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Eoropie beach in Ness is up for the Beach of the Year award, while the Outer Hebrides as a whole will compete to win the Holiday Destination of the Year award. Voting is open until 31st January, 2015!

 

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Have commission, will travel

By John MacLean, 08/12/14:

 

Ferry            Plane

 

Just a reminder (as I’ve been asked about this a few times recently) that John MacLean Photography provides professional photographic services throughout the Western Isles/Outer Hebrides, including the Isle of Barra, Vatersay, Eriskay, North & South Uist, Benbecula, Berneray, Harris and of course Lewis, where I’m based. I am happy to travel up and down the length of the Hebrides at any time of year (it can be a real adventure in winter!) and also enjoy visiting the remoter islands, like the Shiant Isles and St Kilda.

I am well accustomed to taking on commissions at short notice, working to tight deadlines and enjoy meeting and engaging with people in the island communities in which I live and work.

If you need photographic work done quickly and to a professional standard, in the first instance please call me on 01851 820441 / 07468 297727 or use the Contact form to drop me a line and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can (normally within 24 hours).
 

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New phone number

By John MacLean, 30/11/14

 

Phone

 

Please note that John MacLean Photography’s mobile phone number has now changed to 07468 297727.
 

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War medals

By John MacLean, 27/11/14:

 

Framing services

 

An interesting and timely project today, reframing sets of medals from both World Wars.

The Second World War set includes the Arctic Star campaign medal, which only began to be presented to veterans in 2013.
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Berneray trip

By John MacLean, 20/11/14

 

Berneray, Harris

 

Just back from a short November work trip to North Uist and Berneray in unusually mild weather.

After a mostly bright sunny day on Tuesday, it was pure uninterrupted sunshine from dawn to dusk on the Wednesday, making it a pleasure to be working outside on Berneray, but difficult to leave for home the next morning…another day or two staying in Lochmaddy would have been nice, but other work beckons.

Above is a photo of a fiery red cloud just before sunrise at Ruisgarry, Berneray.
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Faclan Book Festival 2014

By John MacLean, 03/11/14:

 

At the end of October I photographed the four-day Faclan Book Festival at An Lanntair, Stornoway. This event has run annually since 2006, and since 2011 in its current Halloween slot.

The theme this year was “The Past is a Foreign Country” and included the launch of Ian Stephen’s first novel A Book of Death and Fish, an account of Dolina MacLennan’s early years, friendships and influences in her book An Island Girl’s Journey, and Robert MacFarlane in conversation with Finlay MacLeod about his multi-award winning book The Old Ways.

The festival opened with Peter Urpeth playing a live piano accompaniment to Theodore Dreyer’s classic 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” and closed with a Club Night collaboration between piper/singer/songwriter Iain Morrison and New Delhi based audio-visual club act B.L.O.T.
 

 

Heb Magazine

By John MacLean, 18/05/14

 

Events - Heb Magazine

 

One of the photographs I took during a cruise on ‘Elinca’ to St Kilda last summer has been used on the cover of the 2014-15 Heb and Skye Magazine, with a short feature on the trip inside.
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