I'm Andy McDonald, a landscape and nature photographer from Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland. Photography has been a hobby of mine for a long time. It all started when I was studying geology at university and taking photographs whilst in the field. At that time I had no clue about composition, shutter speed and I thought the M button was for people with special Jedi powers!
My interest in photography grew over the years and I eventually outgrew my old Canon Powershot A95 - which by the way was a great camera at the time. Eventually I progressed into the realm of DSLRs with the Canon EOS 400D. Slowly, my focus moved towards Scottish landscapes and understanding some of the basics of composition. I also got the bug for night sky and aurora photography after hearing about one particular storm in 2014. I did manage to capture it, but the final shots were terrible, even though I was proud of them at the time.
More recently, I have started a YouTube channel vlogging my small adventures around the local area. Through these I am hoping to inspire and share knowledge of both photography and the local area. You can visit my channel by clicking the Vlog link in the main toolbar.
A selection of my images are available to order online through my galleries. If you have seen any images on my social media feeds that are not in the gallery or if there is a product you would like to see, please contact and I will see what I can do.