Photography Moments from Edinburgh
Scott Near is not just one of our wonderful, local photographers, but one who has been able to combine an excellent reputation for capturing those one-off wedding and family moments, with exhibiting images in some great cities in Europe and the USA, including Edinburgh itself of course!
Ten years on from making his photography transition from pure hobby to full time career – with some tough part time hours on top of a full time job in between – Scott is thoroughly enjoying the range of work he’s involved with now.
Probably best known for fantastic wedding, family and commercial work, Scott has also been teaching photography at all levels and guest lecturing to universities, colleges and camera clubs since first teaching the fashion students at Glasgow Caledonian University, five years ago.
In the last twelve months, Scott has put forward some of his images for exhibitions and competitions “just for fun”. He says he loves seeing other people’s images and it’s great to see so many photos all in one place.
Some of his images formed part of the Gurushots “Composing with Colour” photographic exhibition in Paris, where Scott was one of the photographers selected from over 9,200 around the world.
One of his wedding photos was selected as part of the Gurushots “Black & White” photographic exhibition in Madrid back in the summer, this time selected from over 17,000 photographers worldwide!
There was further success with more of Scott’s images on show in New York and right here in Edinburgh at Gurushots ‘Unposed’ Exhibition at the Whitespace Art Gallery. On top of all that, Scott was chosen as an Ambassador to the British Photography Awards in July. These awards recognise excellent photographers across the UK and encourage photography as a fantastic storytelling tool … and support a number of charities at the same time.
2017 has been a very busy year!
If all that isn’t enough, Scott takes time out to travel several times a year and always takes his camera, saying “I love to photograph what I see in a different way to how a tourist would typically capture images.”
So having fallen in love with photography as a young boy, it is clearly his passion still today and goes perfectly with his “nothing is too much trouble” personality!