Glen Campbell is a multi-award winning photographer based in Scotland. In 2007 he was acknowledged as an AIPP Master of Photography after winning a series of Gold and Silver Distinction awards over a 5 year period from the professional industry body - The Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.
So how did this all start ?
A bit of free spirit, Glen has always loved to travel. From hitch hiking around Europe in his younger years to eventually traveling around the world in 1994 / 1995. During that period of exploring he dabbled in photography, regularly recording his adventures with his second hand Olympus Em1n SLR, loaded with mail-back Kodachrome transparency film.
With his sights set on more adventures, in 1997 Glen emigrated to Australia from Scotland where he embraced a new life with many new possibilities.
In 1998 photography and travel came head to head again when he was inspired by a photography presentation in Perth, Western Australia by photographer Nick Melidonis. From then on Glen set his sights on a new career path.
Glen then moved to Melbourne from Perth in 1999 enrolled in a two year full-time photography course in Visual Arts, taking out the Folio of the Year upon graduation. He started a new family, joined the AIPP and received a swathe of photography awards and accolades, including the AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2004 and again 2005.
He then took detours into wedding, news editorial and commercial photography with commissions to shoot Major Infrastructure projects. He grafted away, paying the bills and all the while sharpening his skillset, building layers of knowledge and a deeper understanding of his craft.
All the while he followed his passion for the life outdoors and he continued to photograph landscapes, taking regular solo trips into the Australian bush and National Parks to sharpen his eye for composition and gain understanding of light.
For many years years an old Suzuki jeep or his Yamaha XT600 trail bike would take him on adventures around South Eastern Australia. from the temperate Otways Rainforest to the Victorian High Country or hidden spots along the Murray River system in Victoria and New South Wales.
After a chance meeting with fellow photographer Tom Putt and co leading workshops around Australia, the urge to return to the Highlands with his young family took hold. Twelve years after emigrating, Glen returned home to the Scottish Highlands and now after over a decade running photography adventures in Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Namibia, Italy, Croatia, Australia and other inspiring places, he's finally put together an online gallery featuring some of his finest and favourite work.
"I hope you enjoy viewing some of the images and maybe even connect with some of the locations and moments captured. Maybe enough to purchase a print to enjoy in your own home or office, for me it is the ultimate compliment"