Martin Bennie Photography
I am an International portrait & Landscape photographer, with work published by National Geographic and various Asian publications. I have exhibited my photography in both South Korea and Los Angeles. I have an image commended in the Scottish landscape photographer of the year in 2019 and i continue most days to try and move my photography forward by exploring further and further into the Cairngorms, where i currently live.
I have photographed various landscapes and people throughout Asia, South America and Europe and now plan to establish a high caliber studio within the Aberdeen area. My passion was always for location and lifestyle photography (i.e. outdoors!) but i have developed a love affair with studio portrait photography too. More often than not, our clients can take advantage of both the local area for some location portraits and then switch into the studio for something completely different - all in the same session. Currently I am based in Royal Deeside in Scotland and spend most of my days now, photographing the landscapes around Aboyne, Ballater, Braemar and the Cairngorms mountains, as i build up my Local Portfolio of images.
I offer a studio and corporate photography service across Scotland and the North East. Subject matter includes architecture, construction, Industrial, food, interiors, cars, products and more. I also now offer a high-level aerial photography & video service. Images can be supplied to suit your interior decor needs , either in landscape canvas prints or high-end framed fine art prints for walls of different spaces.
I also offer personal Landscape tuition or can accommodate groups to teach people the little they need to know about their cameras and the way to search out images by watching the weather, finding the locations and feeling the shot your about to take.
A key facet of my work is about trying to simplify and slow down this fast-paced, chaotic mess we live in. I prefer to be up and about at dawn more than any other time of the day or night. I do enjoy the calm and peacefulness of the waking hours. There are usually few people around and the air is free of constant annoying chatter and background noise. Morning light is often soft and diffused. This can reduce a cluttered background to graduated layers of two-dimensional tone.