Image of Richard Hunt-Smith, proprietor of Photo Argyll.

I have owned number of cameras since childhood, but my interest in photography was rekindled when I worked as an assistant for an Argyll production company. It was a great opportunity to observe some very talented fashion photographers and work alongside some well known UK and international brands including Macy’s New York, Johnstons of Elgin and Sweaty Betty.

As a result, I started a daily photo journal in February 2008 using a borrowed Sony Cybershot compact camera. A first I planned to keep the journal going for ten days but eleven years later I haven’t missed a single day! There is a saying in photography that you should only show your best work but when you are making an image every day there are always going to be highs and lows. That said I hope there are more highs than lows!

One thing I have discovered in the last ten years is that you never stop learning and there is always room to improve. You can buy better equipment but ultimately it’s the person pressing the button that makes the difference. I consider myself to be competent in a number of genres but derive a great deal of pleasure from landscapes, seascapes and documentary photography.

I love sharing my locations with visiting photographers and once each year in October I host Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk here in Argyll. 2018 was my 8th year of hosting this great free event.

Over the years I have provided photography services at a number of fantastic events around Argyll and Glasgow. As well as leading the team of official photographers for the annual Best of the West Festival at Inveraray Castle, my work has been published in the following:

Image of the front cover of Ardkinglas, A Highland Estate a book by Christina Noble

If you are interested in working with me, perhaps having a wander with cameras or just having a chat, you can get in touch via my Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you.

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