Austin Taylor Photography - Click for Home Page


Connect with us on Facebook!  Follow us on Twitter!  Watch our videos on YouTube!  Read our WordPress Blog!  Tumblr



Recent News


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
here.

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.

30 October 2014 My photography workshops are now finished for 2014 but I am compiling an even bigger and better programme for 2015 and will upload the details onto the website over the coming weeks. In the meantime, do feel free to contact me if you would like to be added to my list to be notified of next year's dates or arrange individual tuition.

25 October 2014 Not long now until the Annual Clickimin Craft Fair and, in the run up, a few smaller Christmas craft markets, listed opposite. Keep checking back here or on my Facebook Page for updates.

1 September 2014 I shall again be running occasional aurora photography workshops between now and April, subject to opportunities arising. Check here for a few more details and stay up to date on my Aurora Shetland Facebook Page or contact me to sign up.

12 September 2014
The last Photography Workshop on 24-25 October is now under review. However, a few opportunities still remain for bespoke workshops through the Autumn. Please contact me if you wish to book or discuss a project.

12 September 2014 Getting ready now for Autumn, the Annual Craft Fair and, with any luck, some good shows of aurora borealis over the coming months, summer 2014 is almost over!

6 April 2014
SMUHA and Delting Up Helly-Aa photos now being processed and will be online soon

5 April 2014
The April Photography Workshop concluded today and was a great success with some superb photos taken. With mist in the morning and some late sun in the afternoon conditions were just great for a range of different photography. If you want to join me on a workshop later in the year find out more informnation here 2014 Photography Workshops

28 February 2014
Bressay Up Helly-Aa - pictures here

21 February 2014
Northmavine Up Helly-Aa - pictures here

14 February 2014
Uyeasound Up Helly-Aa - pictures here

7 February 2014
Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly-Aa - pictures here

28 January 2014
Up Helly-Aa (morning procession) Gallery uploaded here

19 January 2014
  2014 Photography Workshop dates announced!

12 January 2014 The Fire Festivals are here! Check out my first gallery for 2014 - Scalloway Fire Festival

12 January 2014
I'm finalising the programme for my Photography Workshops now and will have the details online here shortly.

12 January 2014
Despite this being solar maximum the aurora hasn't been very cooperative this winter so far but I still live in hope that I shall again be able to run at least one aurora photography workshops between now and April, subject to opportunities arising. Check here for a few more details and stay up to date on my Aurora Shetland Facebook Page or contact me to sign up.

29 October 2013
My Christmas cards are now available for sale in packs of 5 for 5 at the venues listed opposite under the Diary. There are two different sets to choose from, with a total of 10 different designs. I shall upload the necessary page and scripts to enable online purchase as soon as I can.

29 October 2013
My photography workshops are now finished for 2013 but I am compiling an even bigger and better programme for 2014 and will upload the details onto the website over the coming weeks. In the meantime, do fdeel free to contact me if you would like to be added to my list to be notified of next year's dates or arrange individual tuition.

21 September 2013
The winning images in the Scottish Nature Photography Festival photo competition are here.

14 September 2013
Two of my images were shortlisted in the Scottish Nature Photography Festival photo competition. They are shown above: Mushrooms at Lerwick and Comet PanSTARRS with the Andromeda Galaxy, a satellite and stars over Trondra. I'll update with the winners shortly.

12 September 2013
The final photography workshop scheduled for this year is now FULL but please contact me for for individual workshop availability or individual tuition.

29 August 2013
I shall again be running occasional
aurora photography workshops between now and April, subject to opportunities arising. Check here for a few more details and stay up to date on my Aurora Shetland Facebook Page or contact me to sign up.

29 August 2013 I have just 1 remaining place on the last photography workshop scheduled for this year but please contact me for for individual workshop availability or individual tuition.

11 August 2013 NEW! Northern Lights Mugs now available to buy online or in person at craft fairs and shows - see right for dates of forthcoming sales events I'll be attending.

22 July 2013 It's happened! The biggest event of the year - the much-anticipated Glusstonberry Festival on 20-21 July! Were you there? We were and we had a great time, thanks to everybody that made it all possible and a special big thanks to everybody who helped with my stall, especially the marvellous quad drivers! Visit the Glusstonberry Festival Gallery or see the full size Glusstonberry audience photo here - Warning 5MB file!

7 July 2013 Just 2 weeks until the much-anticipated Glusstonberry Festival on 20-21 July! I shall be there with my Austin Taylor Photography trade stand with a full range of mounted photographs for sale and will be happy to discuss your photography requirements, including workshops and commissions with you

7 July 2013 Please note my updated calendar of events for the next few months, including the revised days for the August photography workshop, now Saturday evening and Sunday.

25 June 2013 I am delighted to announce that I will have a trade stand at the much-anticipated Glusstonberry Festival in July! I have updated the calendar of events for the next few months and please note the new date for the July photography workshop. As usual, summer is shaping up to be really busy with events, commissions and projects! Keep up to date with what I'm up to and latest photos over on my Facebook Page.

10 June 2013 I am happy to announce that I will have a trade stand at each of the Shetland Showcase events in Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick, every Monday night from tonight until 12 August inclusive.

24 April 2013
NEW! I have refreshed the viewpoints gallery with some of my most popular panoramas, including some new ones. Take a look!

1 April 2013
Photography Workshops Have you just bought a new camera? Perhaps you're keen to learn more about the camera you've had for some time but were always too busy to find out what it can do? Let me show you how to get more out of your photography and have some fun at the same time! Book one of my Photography Workshops! Update - my first workshop of this year was a great success and summer dates still have availability though the May workshop is FULL!

1 March 2013
Aurora Shetland Facebook and Twitter pages now properly up and running! Launched last year in anticipation of solar maximum, these pages are for sharing news and photos about aurora, mainly in Shetland and further afield, feel free to join in with your own sightings, news and photos! I use both pages for updates on Aurora Photography Workshops when conditions begin to look favourable.
time! Book one of my Photography Workshops!

25 February 2013
Photography Workshops - dates for 2013 announced! Have you just bought a new camera? Perhaps you're keen to learn more about the camera you've had for some time but were always too busy to find out what it can do? Let me show you how to get more out of your photography and have some fun at the same time! Book one of my Photography Workshops!

9 February 2013
I have now uploaded all the galleries of images of the Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB 30th Anniversary Aviemore Sled Dog Rally 2013 including some general images from around the site at Glenmore Forest Park outside Aviemore. You can find the galleries here.

3 February 2013
A few 2013 Calendars remain and are now offered at half-price online or at sales events. See here or the "Diary", opposite.

2 February 2013
Photos of The World Famous Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB 30th Anniversary Aviemore Sled Dog Rally 2013 on 26 January 2013 will be available soon. Saturday was a fantastic day of racing on snow, only the 3rd time in 30 years!

16 December 2012 Christmas cards and Calendars now back in stock in limited numbers. See here or at the pop-up shop at Toll Clock Centre in Lerwick, see "Diary", opposite.

4 December 2012 My remaining Christmas cards continue to sell well and they are now (to coin a phrase) "limited stock". Hurry if you want some, either online here or at the pop-up shop at Toll Clock Centre in Lerwick, see "Diary", opposite.

4 December 2012
2013 Calendar now very limited stock. Buy online, for UK and Worldwide delivery here
or at the pop-up shop at Toll Clock Centre in Lerwick, see "Diary", opposite.

29 November 2012 Are you interested in joining an Aurora Photography Workshop? Would you like to find out more and be added to my list of participants to come out with me and get some inside knowledge and techy tips on how to take better photos of the Northern Lights? Then contact me and I'll tell you all you need to know to sign up!

24 November 2012
Well done to Living Lerwick and everyone involved in the Christmas Parade and lights switch on! What a fantastic event, with thousands of folk having a great time, especially the bairns.

20 November 2012
Portfolio of my images of Merryn Somerset-Webb (Editor in Chief, Moneyweek) with her family in Shetland in December's Scottish Field, out now!

12 November 2012
Set 2 of my Christmas cards (the bottom row above) now sold out! If you would like to buy set 1 then I have some stocks remaining and you can buy them online here or at the markets listed opposite, under "Diary"

29 October 2012
Annual Shetland Craft Fair at Clickimin is happening soon and the list of exhibitors has now been announced! See the Facebook Page and poster for details

15 October 2012
2013 Calendar now available to buy for UK and Worldwide delivery here

4 October 2012
Video of the Mirrie Dancers illuminations at Mareel now on Vimeo

1 October 2012
Christmas Cards for 2012 Now Available! Cards available in packs of 5 for just 5 or delivered from 6 - that's 15% less than last year! Cards are available for UK and Worldwide delivery here

28 September 2012 Some of my images will form part of the "Postcards from the Line" show at The Line Gallery, Linlithgow, which opens today. Images on display here, more about the exhibition and gallery here:
http://thelineonlinediary.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.thelineonline.co.uk/


14 September 2012 My image of a sea cave at Papa Stour adorns the front cover of Shetland Life

4 September 2012 First big storm of the autumn - images here

29 July 2012 Spectacular Noctilucent Clouds over Lerwick, image here

13 July 2012 Fire spinning at Sands of Sound, images available here

27 June 2012 My first proper sighting of noctilucent clouds this year - photos here

25 June 2012
Thank you to everybody who came to visit me at the Big Crafty Summer Fair at the Museum over the weekend! It was great to see so many friends and visitors and thank you to everyone who bought my phoytographs or placed orders; these aill all be completed in the next few days.

10 June 2012
The Olympic Flame arrived in Shetland today to a rapturous welcome from islanders. About 15 nominated individuals took part in the relay over a 5km route around Lerwick this afternoon that included the flame being rowed across Clickimin Loch on the sixareen the Vaila Mae. I have uploaded a gallery of as many of the torch bearers as I was able to keep up with as well as a few other highlights, including the problem of trying to transfer the flame back into the little lamp that it was transported to an from Shetland in.

14 May 2012
My photography workshop just completed this past weekend was a great success due mostly to the weather, the enthusiasm of the participants and the support of my dear friends Paula and Magnus. I will be arranging another workshop in the coming weeks so please contact me if you are interested in attending.

18 April 2012
New! Photography Training with Austin Taylor - photo weekend now available to book, see here for details: Photography Workshops

16 April 2012
Less than half price Sale of selected Panorama prints continues - Hurry! Only 1 of each available. Following a recent stock take I wish to clear some of my older panorama prints at very keen prices - all are in perfect condition and will be delivered to you securely packaged in a sturdy cardboard tube. All images are on 30" wide heavy gloss paper; some images have a white border and the gallery image will show if that is the case. If you have any questions before placing your order please contact me.

7 April 2012
The puffins have returned to Shetland! A couple of hundred were seen today.

20 March 2012
I am delighted to announce that my lunar eclipse photo from December 2011 has been selected as image of the month in the April edition of BBC Sky at Night magazine. The image is here: http://atpblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/07-dsc_0569.jpg

Blog post: http://atpblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/partial-lunar-eclipse/
BBC Sky at Night magazine: http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com

10 March 2012
There have been 3 Risso's dollphins in Catfirth for over a week now and I've been up to see them 3 times. Here is one of my favourite images and some video that shows one of them quite clearly underwater.

1 March 2012 We had some beautiful aurora again tonight in Shetland so here are a few photos. Also known as northern lights, a popular name for them in Shetland is Mirrie Dancers. I hope you like them; if you want to read my blog on the evening go here:
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, the Moon and Mirrie Dancers too!

12 February 2012
I am delighted to report that, once again, Austin Taylor Photography has passed Quality Assessment - this assessment is a pre-requisite of Full membership of the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association. For success I must demonstrate an original approach to the styling of the artefact, a thorough understanding and mastery of the materials used, consideration to the presentation of the product to enhance and protect it, and maintain consistency of quality throughout. Full details are on the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association website

12 February 2012
I have now uploaded all the galleries of images of the Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally including the general images from around the site at Glenmore Forest Park outside Aviemore. You can find the galleries here.

4 February 2012
I have now uploaded all the galleries of images of the racing teams in the Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally heats on Saturday at Glenmore Forest Park outside Aviemore. The rest will follow over the next few days. You can find the galleries here. I am now working on the final gallery, which is of general images around the site and the event, mostly taken on the Sunday, and will upload this soon. Updates on Twitter and Facebook

27 January 2012
Back from Aviemore, I am now reviewing all the many photos I took at the Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally heats on Saturday and around the event on Sunday. Just a few of teasers above!

15 January 2012
There has been a massive arrival of Iceland gulls in Shetland, at least 152 according to the count carried out by Shetland Bird Club. For the full story go to the Nature in Shetland blog.

13 January 2012 Scalloway Fire Festival - I have put a few images on my blog and there are a few more by me and Chris Brown on the Shetland News site.

8 January 2012
What a Happy New Year! A fantastic sighting of Killer whales on the first Sunday after the New Year festivities! And what a sighting!  A very big thank you to Karen Hall and Helen Moncrieff for the the early updates - very soon excitement gripped the south Mainland, with, perhaps, hundreds of folk enjoying the spectacle at sites from West Voe, Grutness, Boddam, Tros Wick, Levenwick, Hoswick, Sannick and elsewhere. These photos are from Levenwick, where I managed to get my best views.

   
   
 
Go to Older News...
 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Website Design and all text and images Copyright Austin Taylor Photography 2004-2015. All Rights Reserved | Copyright | Site Map |