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Unique Christmas Presents from Roddy Mackay Photography

Are we allowed to talk about it yet? It’s officially one month until Christmas eve, so rather than risk doing your last minute christmas shopping in the Tesco petrol station, now is the time to get shopping for something that little more unique.

As a small business I am delighted to be able to offer a range of options for a unique Christmas present including beautiful prints from around the world, a gift voucher towards a portrait session, or an option to have a loved one spending some one on one time learning how to make more of their camera.


Search my archive for something special:

With 10 years of travel around the world under my belt, you should be able to find some photographs in my archive for a unique present. In addition to images from Scotland, you’ll also find a selection of images from 29 other countries and iconic locations such as New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. The archive isn’t quite as organised as I would like it to be just now, but you can access a special selection of some of my favourite images in the link here, prices start from just £25.

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Gift Vouchers towards a Portrait Session

Christmas is a special time to get to share with family, and what better way to celebrate that, than with a voucher towards a family/kids portrait session? I’m not currently accepting any booking for portrait sessions until the new year, but a voucher allows the chance to make the most of better (warmer!) weather in a few months time. Costs for vouchers start from £50 and can go up to any amount you specify.

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Learn how to use that camera!

Still struggling to figure out how to use last years Christmas present? Desperate to take images as good as the ones you see elsewhere? One on one camera tuition can help you learn how to make more of your camera! I’m happy to offer one on one lessons talking through the basics of camera control, creating images, archiving material and portfolio development. If you want to find out more information – read on here.

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Get in touch!

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Photography Tuition – No more ‘auto’ settings!

Would you like to make more of your photography? Or take your camera off ‘auto’ and be a little more creative?

I’m pleased to now offer one on one photography tuition to those looking to make more of their camera, or who are ready to make the step up to the next level with their photography.

Tuition is offered based on a mixture of what you would like to learn, mixed in with a little direction on set challenges to help you think through the process of what you would like to achieve.

Basic lessons cover elements of image construction, correctly exposing the camera on manual control, and learning how to to override the auto settings to achieve your own creative vision.

Additionally I can offer lessons on learning how to look for light, controlling your subject to get your desired results, archival and post processing of images.

I’d also be happy to guide you through some of my favourite portfolio shots, how I shot it, and how you can aim for the same.

Lessons start from £95 for a 2hr base lesson, or £275 for a full day six hour lesson.

if you’d like to know more, or to enquire about availability, send me an e-mail here.

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Booked up until September

My diary is filling up for the rest of the year and with an already large pile of editing already on my desk I’m now fully booked up until September.

My most recent wedding booking is confirmed and I’m excited to be heading back to the USA to shoot the wedding of Jennifer and Andrew in Colorado in May!

Along with jobs in London, Scotland, Laos and Singapore it’s going to be a busy month!

I may have space to fit in a few child portrait session on weekdays but my dates are limited.

If you’d like to enquire about projects for after September please do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.

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New Year, New Home, New Blog

So it’s technically not quite the New Year and we’ve (Fiona, Ally and I) been here for two months, but the blog is new!

Now that we’ve moved to Inverness I thought it would a be a good idea to work on a new blog to share some of my portfolio work and some of what I’ll be working on over the next while. You’ll still be able to view my main portfolio site at, while this site will have a few mini portfolios and a little more text.

I’ve been working on updating my portfolios for the last month or so, so if you know of someone looking for a photographer in Inverness and the surrounding areas then please feel free to share the site with them, I’d love to hear from them.

Don’t let the site name fool you too much though, I’ll still also be travelling plenty, and have weddings booked into the diary for most parts of Scotland and a trip down to London in 2015. I’m also due to be travelling overseas with some of my travel documentary work, starting with a planned trip into SE Asia in late January.

In the meantime, enjoy the site and any time you have left with friends and family over the Christmas holidays, and when it comes, Happy New Year!