bio - John Ellis

John is based in Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire. Strathpeffer is a scenic village, steeped in history and is an ideal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands with its breathtaking scenery. His passion is landscape photography and he is constantly on the lookout to capture new and different shots. Browse John’s galleries to view his work. By clicking on an individual thumbnail in the gallery you can view the options to purchase prints securely from this site.

I have had an interest in photography for many years. When I was about 7 or 8 I was given an old Kodak compact to take on holiday to the Isle of Harris in the Scottish Outer Hebridean Islands. My Grandparents lived on the Luskentyre peninsula where I spent many happy summers helping on the croft, playing on the beach and learning about nature. As my interest in photography grew I can remember the excitement of getting the photos back from the developers to see the results. Unfortunately the results weren't always the best. I can remember the disappointment when my grandfather was only half in one of the pictures I had taken. Thankfully, things have improved since then! I was born in the Scottish Border town of Lanark and was raised and went to school in Biggar. At the age of 19 I met my wife Debbie who at the time was moving to Spain with her parents and I had the opportunity to go along, and I wasn't going to turn it down. We lived in San Roque and La Linea on the Costa del Sol whilst commuting every day to work in Gibraltar. It was while living here I became more interested in photography and joined the Gibraltar Camera society which was a great learning experience. We moved back to Scotland in 1997 and headed North to Strathpeffer, in the Highlands where we have stayed ever since. Living where I do is a great central location for travelling to some of Scotland’s stunning scenery. After moving back to Scotland I had less time for photography while I concentrated on starting up a cleaning business and buying a home. It was only 7 years ago I decided to pick up the camera again and bought a Minolta 700si to help me along. That year I had bought my wife a digital compact for a birthday present, tried it out for myself and was instantly converted and purchased my first DSLR.

In the bag : Sony A99 Sony / Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM Lee ND grads, Big stopper, Polarizer Hopefully you enjoy looking through the galleries and something holds your interest. Why not add my site to your favourites so you can return in the future to see my new work as it is added? New images are added and the site is updated on a regular basis so please call again or I might see you out and about at one of the fairs and events I’ll be attending this year.

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