Hello and welcome. My name is Dr Keith Flemming and I am a photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. My main interest is in landscape photography: now that’s not to say I don’t do other types of photography as well, but landscape is my first love; and there’s so much magnificent scenery here in Scotland to make it all the worthwhile.
Photography is very much for me a recreational activity, for which I take a great delight in pursuing to the best of my ability. I hope you will take the time to check out the Galleries section where you’ll find some examples of my work, and also to enjoy the Posts section highlighting a selection of my travels with a camera — not just around Scotland but elsewhere too.
I’ve been interested in photography from an early age. It was after joining the Photographic Society at school that I acquired my first SLR which, when combined with the film processing we were doing at the time, opened up a fascinating new world of wonder and creativity for me. Having said that, even though I enjoyed the darkroom side of photography, I don’t miss it following the switch to digital: going digital has, if anything, greatly increased the range of creative opportunities.
In 2015 I completed the TG089 Digital Photography course presented by the Open University in partnership with the Royal Photographic Society, which led to my joining the RPS and attaining the LRPS distinction level at the first attempt within the first year of membership. I’m also a member of the Edinburgh Photographic Society.
My main motivation is simply to take photographs that are of interest to me, and to create pleasing images through a combination of good composition, lighting, exposure and focus. The camera is a powerful tool, which when used intelligently can greatly enhance our understanding and appreciation of the world around us.
The Featured Image
The image at the top of this post is of the Forth Road Bridge silhouetted against the sunset, with the new Queensferry Crossing still under construction in the background. It was taken at slack water on a very still evening on the 25th March 2017, when the River Forth became an almost mirror-like flat calm.