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I'm 49, working as a town planner in Greenock (please don't hold that against me!!) and living in Helensburgh.

First time I probably picked up a camera in earnest was in my teens when my old man leant me his Zeiss Werra (strange beast of a rangefinder 35mm that you turned a ring around the throat of the lens to advance the film) to take to scout camp in France. After that it was getting a loan of his Pentax Spotmatic to take to the airshows that we used to have here in Scotland at Prestwick and Strathallan. I went on to get my own Pentax ME to take to the airshows using colour slide.

My interest in photography grew from the airshow stuff - which I still love incidentally - into a broader interest and I soon added an MX body which spent most of its life loaded with B&W film.

I was an active member of Greenock Camera Club from the late 70s, majoring in B&W until the early 90s when the kids came along. And, like a lot of people I guess, with time and cost demands I just drifted away. Came back with a bang in 2007 when I bought my D7Os in the spring, joined Ephotozine and Helensburgh Photographic Club and am enjoying it all hugely.

I'm married to Kim who has also taken up EPz membership (see Kim64) since inheriting the D70s after I took the leap up to a D200 (boy there's a lot to learn with that one!). Now the pair of us go out taking photos together - and she is realising what I meant now by how much photography is like fishing with the one that got away.Digital was initially a very steep learning curve but with the help of Scott Kelby's book, a brainstorming session with my old chum Angus from Greeenock Camera Club, and a lot of trial and error, I'm getting there but there's always more to learn.

My favourite lens is the Sigma 10-20.. nearly always mated to a graduated grey filter which I rate as the one single most important accessory for improving pictures. If you havent got a grey grad, get one now... it's that important. EPz is a wonderful showcase and place of learning with some great photography that you can only aspire to. Still working on that Editors Choice!


Have added a link to Kim's page here -



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cassiecat Plus
8 39 46 England
18 Apr 2010 8:32PM
a very impressive PF, beautiful comps and processing but with a different twist.lesley
11 Feb 2010 1:09PM
Hey Guy,
I'm currently a keen photographer living out in Arden in the Old School House (the one with the steeple on top and the wooden decking around the garden..) I am currently at Stevenson College in Edinburgh studying Photography but I'm not sure if that is the right path for me to follow to acheive my goals. Soon I may be working with Al in Pixart to gain more experiance in the field. Therefore, I'm very interested in finding out more about the Helensburgh Photography Club, and more importantly, yourself and your personal work, because I admire it greatly. Would it be ok if I contacted you by phone? I would really appreciate it. My e-mail is s_wilkie83@hotmail.co.uk. If you could get back to me, it would be fantastic.


p.s I hope you don't think I'm too forward by asking a contact number! It's my neck made of brass!
Great work , enjoyed viewing your images. Nice meeting you the other day.
gcdj Plus
7 6 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2009 7:52AM
Your great shots just keep coming - well done. I visit your site daily. How do you manage to get such good forground and stunning skies on such a regular basis or is it too rude for me to ask do you have a stock of skies and foreground items you have shot in the past? I hope you don't mind my question - I trust it won't affend you, my question merely is to understand if I'm missing these shots cus I get up to late etc. with being a newbie I am not aware of what is out there yet.

Thank you Gina
SueEley Plus
10 279 96 Wales
22 Mar 2009 7:20PM
Great observation! Some nice quirky ones, and some classics!
gcdj Plus
7 6 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 12:28PM
I am a new member and new photographer who stumbled on this site and your gallery at the weekend. I have added you to my favourites as your images are truly inspirational - thank you.

Do you have any advice for a newbie - here is my site so you can see where I am after 6 months in http://www.ginadoverjaques.co.uk

I'm wanting to get away from kit lenses and go to prime as much as possible. Just bought the Sigma 105mm EX macro and can't wait to get some shooting done this week to test it out.

Thank's - Gina.
Well it was worth the look. Brilliant photo's, love the style of you landscapes.
una Plus
13 10 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 10:19PM
Outstanding PF.
8 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 10:10PM
just found your pf. there is some pretty amazing stuff here, you have some bizarre things washed up on your beaches!! make strong lead ins though.
JimL Plus
9 149 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 7:26PM
really good p/f ,keep up the good work.it's a pleasure to visit.
1 Mar 2008 9:27PM
wonderful pf,something to aspire to
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
21 Feb 2008 2:30PM
Magical portfolio! All been said already......
Just love your shots.......

Thanks for sharing them....

26 Jan 2008 10:32PM
Just been looking through your PF Guy and it really is excellent some great quality work here keep up the good work.

20 Jan 2008 10:31PM
A really excellent PF!

Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2007 9:45PM
You have an exceptional porfolio of work here. The level of composition is first rate.
9 Sep 2007 10:31PM
A superb portfolio of high quality work, a pleasure to look over your photos , I shall be back when I have more time to enjoy your landscapes.

peely Plus
10 13 England
6 Sep 2007 11:04PM
Thats it m8, you got me inspired.
Camera bag is packed first light and iam off out.

8 Aug 2007 11:59PM
Work of genius!
17 May 2007 9:28PM
Superb portfolio. We really do get the best of the light up here in Scotland - particularly on the West coast. Love your 'stick' shots. Why take one photo of a subject when your memory card will hold far more?! And each one has merit in its own right too. Your portfolio has inspired me to get out and take more local shots!
clur Plus
9 12 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2007 8:27AM
Hi Phillip,i tried to put a modification (M)on my picture but it would'nt let me, could you give me some tips on my steam like you said.?
Top notch landscape imagery! Your PF proves votes dont make a good photo!
Goggz Plus
9 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Apr 2007 11:48PM
I wish there was a way to click on your whole pf. There are very few shots here that aren't my cup of tea!

Nice work, Goggz
glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 10:51AM
Stunning pf, jam packed with beautiful landscapes.

BertC Plus
10 29 Malta
29 Dec 2006 8:11PM
A PF to be proud of Guy !! Keep it up and all the very best for 2007 ...
bfgstew Plus
10 668 105 England
29 Dec 2006 11:22AM
Hi Guy
Great portfolio, very hard to choose a particular favourite as the are all so good.
Good to see as well your start point so we can see the improvements you have made over time.
Thanks once again for being honest and constructive with your comments.
Look forward to seeing more of your work.
kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
24 Dec 2006 11:27AM
Too good to live........contract taken out!

Wonderful shots

Carl40 Plus
10 18 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2006 9:56PM
Outstanding work
22 Dec 2006 9:52PM
Cheers for the comment on my pic Phil; you have a great PF and constructive crit is always welcome from purveyors of such high standard! Keep up the good work, Andre.
10 Dec 2006 10:23PM
You passed comment and crit on a picture of mine and thank you for taking the time to do so. I don't think enough people do give crit on this site and I really do appreciate that you did! It only makes us better if we're told how we're going wrong!

Btw, excellent Pf. Good range of pics and a pleasure to look through.

AlanTW Plus
14 351
26 Nov 2006 12:33AM
Just discovered your PF - inspiring

wasper Plus
10 533 1 Ireland
5 Nov 2006 8:35PM
I have more or less the same camera & lenses but your gallery is wonderful & full of veriaties. Well done.
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2006 7:15PM
stunning PF!! you have a great eye and wonderful skill

kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
14 Aug 2006 8:57AM
Fantastic portfolio...........nothing more to say

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2006 7:09PM
nice portfolio, i like the landscapes especially.

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    Guy Phillips
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