Perthshire photographer celebrates 40 years of capturing stunning images behind the lens

ByDavid M. Conte

Oct 25, 2021

A photographer from Perth and Kinross celebrates 40 years of capturing stunning landscapes and life-changing moments behind the camera.

Angus Findlay, who marked the milestone last week, studied graphic design and photography at Dundee’s College of Commerce, and in September 1981 his photography career began.

He then worked for a Perth-based photography company before going into freelance work.

Angus has covered many local civic events and military parades over the past four decades.

He took pictures at Scottish Conservative Party conferences in the 1980s, where Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivered her speeches.

Angus has also become popular for capturing exceptional scenery in Cairngorms National Park as well as taking photos for many royal and charity events.

Commenting on his achievement, Angus said, “Having worked in the photographic industry for over 40 years now, I have seen many changes and developments that I have loved to be a part of.

“When I started working, almost all newspaper photographs were printed in black and white, with the prints shipped to the station for delivery to newspapers across Scotland.

“I have had many remarkable commissions in my career; I was especially thrilled to receive one from Cairngorms National Park and for over 12 months I have roamed the park registering the local people and families who live and work there, as well as some of the many small ones. businesses that support the thriving tourism industry within the Cairngorms National Park.

“I have been the official photographer for several royal events and work for many charities in Scotland.

“Throughout the summer I especially enjoy working for agricultural magazines and seeing a wide variety of Scottish farms and landscapes. People and animals have been a big part of my job which makes it interesting.

“As with other similar industries, photography, which involves people, has been hit hard by the pandemic.

“But I can’t wait to resume coverage of other events and I’m glad I took the photos at a recent civic ceremony.

“I’m sure the next few years will be just as exciting as the past 40 years.”

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