Glen C Campbell M.photog
Thanks for visiting and welcome to the Lightstalkers Scotland website. We are all lots of things , but most importantly I’m a dad of three wonderful kids and I’ve a curious mind and a restless spirit. I enjoy good company, good humour , a glass of wine and the excitement that only travel can bring. My photography has always been part of that. Making memories and recording my travels is was what got me into this game over 20 years ago. I couldn’t do anything else.
It’s not the camera that gets me excited but the sheer joy of witnessing a scene, moment or place and being able to capture, share and communicate that feeling, that experience. I don’t take myself too seriously but I do hope to get the opportunity to share a serious photography adventure with you if you’re reading this now. GC
Glen Campbell is a multi awarding winning landscape photographer from and based in Scotland. He’s been guiding photography workshops in Scotland and overseas since 2009. Prior to that he was based in Australia for 12 years.
He studied Visual Art – Applied Photography in Melbourne Australia, winning Folio of the Year in 2003 and first started guiding and teaching photography in 2004. In 2004 and 2005 he won the AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year and has since won numerous national and state gold and silver awards at professional level for his natural and urban landscape work .
In 2007 Glen achieved the honour of AIPP ( Australian Institute of Professional Photography) Master of Photography for his series of awards in professional competition from APPA at the national event.
Since returning to Scotland I’ve welcomed hundreds of photographers from around the globe, guiding them to some of the most breathtaking, iconic and remote landscapes in these British Isles and overseas.
The sister website Lightstalker Adventures offers photo tours in further afield such as Italy, Iceland, Namibia and Norway and some of the available trips are also listed on this website. The list is always growing, so if you’d like to see where else currently go can visit the that website to see what’s coming up.
But home is Scotland, particularly the Highlands and Islands where I’m from. Having a passion for the land, the light, the weather and ancient geography of this special part of the world is something that never leaves you.
Lightstalkers Scotland tours run most of the year, from scheduled workshops and tours to flexible custom sessions catering for small groups or individuals on a one to one basis.
Custom sessions can vary from a single day to multiple days depending on availability. Locations examples can include single or multiple days in Highlands and Islands, a half day or full day photographing the capital Edinburgh, St Andrews, or the East Neuk of Fife coast. Other stunning locations include Perthshire, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands. Contact me to discuss your preferences or if you have any questions.
On our adventures I welcome both beginners and advanced clients. Beginners looking for some valuable lessons and tips at the beginning of their photography journey and the more serious enthusiasts that seek out the magical light and landscape that only Scotland can produce. Plus everybody in between, you are all welcome.
Mastering camera craft is something that I believe in with a passion. Understanding the basics and grasping the principles of both image capture and light is fundamental to becoming photographer in the true sense.
As an AIPP a multi award winning Master Photographer I’ve won a many photography awards, which I guess also means that I should know how to take a decent image. However … more importantly for you, is that I am able to educate, guide, put together and organise an inspiring travel and photography experience for you my potential and valued client.
This I have done, many times, and if you visit the testimonials page within, you’ll be able to see some of the kind words my Lightstalker’s clients and new found friends have left behind. I’ve also worked in the fields of corporate, commercial, news and wedding and portrait photography. All contributing invaluable experiences to my photographic journey.
Technical experience, exploring our creative side, guiding and managing locations is all part of what I can offer to give you a better understanding, an in-depth knowledge of creative landscape and travel photography. Inspired by the likes of Ansel Adams, Peter Dombrovskis and Galen Rowel my message is simple but effective.
Carefully researching locations and piecing them together and bringing you to the best locations at the right time does not happen by luck ( although a little helps ) but by meticulous planning and knowledge of the subject. Being in the right place at the right time.
Keeping it simple and explaining in a language that you can understand with a “need to know practical approach” has been proven over the years to get the results, build confidence and gain an understanding of the art of photography that works.
As Tim Cope (National Geographic Adventure Honoree 2007 – Australian Adventurer of the year 2006) puts it
“By reducing the art of photography to its essence, and explaining in simple English how my digital camera could best be taken advantage of, I found myself looking through the lens with a new found inspiration and the confidence to nail the images I dream of capturing.Glen powerfully demonstrated that even the most advanced equipment is just a tool that will only work with sound knowledge of the basic principles of photography.“
Honours and Awards
It’s great to win awards for recognition and over the years I won several, as well as being invited to judge on pro panels with the AIPP. Now based in the UK I focus my attention on researching locations, travel and combining great places to introduce my clients to inspiring photography adventures and workshops in Scotland and beyond.
As mentioned in 2005 I became an Associate of the AIPP and in 2007 was awarded the title of AIPP – Master of Photography after winning a series of awards
2009 – Gold and Silver awards SWPP/BPPA – United Kingdom
2008 – Silver award AIPP Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards.
2007 – Honour – Master of Photography – AIPP.
2007 – Silver, silver district and gold awards Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards.
2007 – Multiple silver and silver distinctions Epson Victorian Professional Photography Awards.
2006 – Multiple silver/silver distinction awards Epson Victorian Professional Photography Awards.
2006 – Gold and multiple silver awards – Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards.
2005 – AIPP Victorian Epson Landscape Photographer of the Year.
2005 – Multiple silver/silver distinction awards Epson Victorian Professional Photography Awards.
2005 – Gold and silver awards – Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards.
2004 – AIPP Victorian Epson Landscape Photographer of the Year.
2004 – Multiple silver and one gold award – Epson Victorian Professional Photography Awards.
2004 – Honour – Associate member – Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
2004 – Gold and multiple silver awards – Canon Australian Professional Photographer Awards.
2003 – Landscape / Architecture / Industrial category winner – Victorian Student of the
2003 – 2 silver awards, Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photographer Awards.
2003 – Member – Australian Institute of Professional Photography
2003 – NMIT – folio of the year.
2003 – Diploma – Visual Arts / Applied Photography.
2003 – Fuji scholarship recipient.
Our registered address is 61 Law View, Leven, Fife , Scotland. We can be reached by phone on 07826370271
IMAGE OF THE MONTH - AWAY
Alpine Lake, Passo Falzarego Italian Dolomites © Glen Campbell 2018
IMAGE OF THE MONTH - HOME
Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye - Scotland © Glen Campbell 2018