Niels shows off and wins top Commercial Photography Award...again

10 Apr 2020

Master Photographers Association Scottish Commercial Photographer of the year 2020

Good news is ok to show off about at the moment isn’t it?

This week I was delighted to learn that I’d been awarded the Master Photographers Association Scottish Region Commercial and Industrial Photographer for 2020 (an award that I’ve won before in 2018, 2017 and 2016 so bringing the award back home again makes it extra special)

The winning image (shown below) was shot for our awesome client Benugo who we’ve had the privilege of working with for a number of years.

Can I let you into a secret? I love being in the kitchen. Shooting behind the scenes of an event is a place a feel really comfortable. And yet you need to respect the rules of the kitchen; mine is not to direct. I realise that the job of the chef is to look after the guests and make sure they get fed on time!

This super cool thing about this image is that I saw it as it was unfolding: I loved the symmetry of the ovens, the chefs and the tables. As I spotted the second chef walking back and forwards with the plates of food I realised I only had a couple of attempts to get the settings right. Timing literally is everything.

This shoot was part of a blog I posted earlier Shooting in the Dark so if you want to see more images from this shoot take a peek (and funnily enough that was the lead image on the original blog post – I promise I’ve not just put it on now!)

Of course any award is lovely to receive, but I’m really chuffed to win it for this image as there’s a cool story behind it and it’s always great to have shots you like recognised by industry experts.

I’d love to photograph your next product or event  – just drop us a line.


Niels x


P.S. Massive thanks to the MPA Scottish Region Committee who worked so hard to pull all of the awards together as well as hosting them remotely so everyone could still view and take part.