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10 November 2018 It's not long until the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association Annual Craft Fair!  View the Craft Fair guide online, or download it here to find out who's at this years Craft Fair. My final sales event after that will be Sandwick Xmas Farmers & Craft Market 12-3 PM at the Sandwick Carnegie Hall.

On Saturday 8 December I shall be at the Moorfield Hotel in Brae to photograph children visiting Santa in his Winter Wonderland.

21 July 2018 I've added an update to the PhotoWild! workshops with full details of the Shetland Nature Festival photo workshop at Sumburgh Head on 28 July. This workshop will be perfect if you want to learn about camera controls then take photos of landscape, birds and around the lighthouse complex with me to help you along the way.

Full details of the Sumburgh PhotoWild! workshop are here: PhotoWild!
To download the full Shetland Nature Festival Programme visit this page Shetland Nature Festival
To book this workshop, go here: Little Box Office/sat

10 July 2018 Just a quick update on photo workshops! I'm pleased to announce that I've added another workshop to the programme as part of the Shetland Nature Festival on 28 July and another new workshop date on 12/13 October. I still have some limited availability, including on my special Wool Week Photos for social media courses in September (though both Wool Week photo safaris are fully booked. All the dates for my full programme of photography training workshops for 2018 are here: photo workshop pages. PhotoWild! Workshops details are here: PhotoWild! Workshops

8 May 2018 My full programme of photography training workshops for 2018 is here: photo workshop pages for more information. Full details of my PhotoWild! Workshops are here: PhotoWild! Workshops

16 April 2018 *NEW* I have just launched a gallery of images taken at various drama productions here: - this is still a work in progress with a number of productions yet to be uploaded. However, one of the early uploads is full coverage of Islesburgh Drama Group's recent exhibition at Da Gadderie, "From Page to Stage" - check it out!

18 March 2018 My full programme of photography training workshops for 2018 is now published; see my photo workshop pages for more information.

14 February 2018 I now have photos from Up Helly Aa on 12 January online for viewing and am now planning for another busy year of events and projects. Please get in touch if you're tying the knot this year or next and would like to discuss your wedding photography with me. Also, if you have an event that you'd like me to photograph, either for yourself or, perhaps, for onward transmission to local or other media, I should be happy to discuss that too. Of course, don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to purchase any picture, whether currently on my website or not, framed on canvas or in other presentations.

18 January 2018 I now have photos from the Scalloway Fire Festival on 12 January online for viewing and am looking forward to Up Helly-Aa in Lerwick in less than 2 weeks!. Of course this means the lighter nights are not far away and with that planning for another busy year of events and projects. Please get in touch if you're tying the knot this year or next and would like to discuss your wedding photography with me. Also, if you have an event that you'd like me to photograph, either for yourself or, perhaps, for onward transmission to local or other media, I should be happy to discuss that too.

9 December 2017
It's the Christmas countdown with the last 2 sales events coming up over the next 2 weeks at Mareel in Lerwick. I still have a limited supply of my luxury A3 2018 Calendars and a range of Christmas cards. After I sold out of my new range of ceramic mugs with images of animals I now have a further small number but please be quick if you want one. At these events I shall also have a special selection of mounted prints and a couple of large canvases to choose from. Final dates for 2017 are:

- 10 December - Mareel 11AM - 6PM
- 17 December - Mareel 11AM - 6PM

31 October 2017 I have updated the Events and People page with galleries from 3 of the weddings I photographed this year. If you're tying the knot in 2018 and would like to discuss your wedding photography with me please get in touch.

15 June 2017
Nearly all of my photo workshops for 2017 are now fully booked, though there remain a few spaces on my half-day workshops during Wool Week where you can learn how to get the best out of your photography for social media - see here for details and to book:

8 March 2017 New! Book online to attend my Improve your Photography workshop on 31 March/ 1 April here:

20 November 2016 Well that's the Annual Clickimin Craft Fair now over for another year and we're now rushing headlong towards Christmas! Still a few sales events left at various locations and I have sold out of some seasonal Austin Taylor Photography products already but will have my 2017 Calendars and some 2016 Christmas Cards at these markets until they sell out too. They are also still available to buy online on my Merchandise Page.

8 September 2016 The last of the summer Mareel Pop-Up Markets is in September and the first few Christmas shopping opportunities are now listed opposite too. Come along - I'll be delighted to meet you and discuss your photographic needs. It's been a busy summer with weddings, various commissions and some workshops. I shall be running my final planned photography workshops in conjuction with Wool Week. The Perfect Picture is a half-day workshop aimed at helping you get better pictures of your creations for uploading to your social media. See opposite for details and booking.

22 March 2016 More good news! I just found out that my Aurora Wadbister photo has been judged the best of all the entries to the Highland Challenge annual inter-club photographic competition between nine camera clubs across the north of Scotland. More details and my initial reaction in the Shetland Times report here. Technical details - Stitched panorama of 11 images, each shot at 13s F/2.8 ISO 1250. Nikon D750, Nikkor 14mm F/2.8

26 December 2015 I feel a bit like a celebrity today because I found a North American Mourning Dove in my garden! This is the first record for Shetland and only the 5th record for Britain - it's what's known to birders as a "Mega"! I took the photo above on 27th December.

12 October 2015 I can now accept payment by card at most locations (so long as an internet connection is available) so do take advantage of that.

28 September 2015 A Total Lunar Eclipse occurred early this morning (BST) but, unfortunately, most of the show was obscured in Shetland due to cloud. I did manage to get a few photos, just before and just after the start of totality about 0300 but that was it. See my blog here

16 August 2015 Aurora season is here! I usually see my first Northern Lghts in August, often around the time when astronomical darkness returns and, sure enough, last night I wasn't disappointed. It wasn't a very strong display but the colours were very nice and I managed to create this panorama just before dawn at Wadbister. See a larger version of this photo and read more about what else I saw including the wildlife I encountered last night over on my blog.

15 August 2015 New Improve Your Photography Workshop date added for September. Check it out and book early!

28 July 2015 Exciting news from the Icelandic Orca Project! They have used my photo to confirm the presence of the Killer Whale known as"012" in the Shetland catalogue and "T-38" in the Icelandic catalogue off St Kilda on 1 July at the end of our two week visit there. This is the oldest whale the Project team know to move between Iceland and Scotland but she was last seen in Iceland in 2013, first identified in 1987! Thanks to them for the news but especially to Kilda Cruises who helped to make the encounter so unforgettable.

23 July 2015 I'm happy to say that I have resolved the problem that caused most of my galleries to be blocked and there remains just the odd isolated glitch here and there that I'm working on. Thank you for your patience!

6 July 2015 I have now returned from my trip to St Kilda   and service is now back to normal - apologies for any delay and inconvenience as I catch up with outstanding tasks. I hope to be able to share more of my images very soon.

21 April 2015 Kicking off this year's shopping events on Sunday 26 April at Cunningsburgh Hall with a surprise giveaway with every purchase of 15 or over! While stocks last only.

15 April 2015
Shopping events for the spring and summer are now available to view opposite. I shall be attending a range of events from west, to north and south - come and visit to browse my stall and talk photography!

20 March 2015
Solar Eclipse! I viewed it from Gulberwick. The eclipse here resulted in about 97% of the surface of the Sun being obscured by the Moon, which was a fantastic sight. Unfortunately the weather was somewhat challenging and cloud hid some parts of the show. However, and luckily, the mid eclipse was mostly visible, allowing the above photo just a minute or two past actual maximum eclipse. I have posted a timelapse of the event on my Vimeo channel

20 March 2015
Solar Eclipse! I shall attempt to view and photograph this wonderful spectacle somewhere in Shetland - here's hoping for clear skies. The image above gives a rough indication of what it will look like here in Shetland with the Sun about 98% obscured by the Moon at about 9.43 AM. If you want to see it totally obscured you'll need to be a couple of humdred miles north of Shetland - the only land that will witness a total eclipse will be in Faeroe andf Svalbard.

9 February 2015 My Improve your Photography workshop dates for 2015 are listed opposite. If you would like to attend or would like further details do please contact me. Also I am available for bespoke sessions if you wish to attand oin another date or wish to work on a particular aspect of your photography.

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