Film, Television & Theatre Photography

The theatre and performing arts has always been a passion of mine, ever since my student days working at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow. I find watching the drama and intensity of an actor in full flow can make a really amazing photograph. TV and film sets are also  fascinating experiences. Watching what goes on, how the lights are set, the backgrounds etc. There also can be portraits to be had…

Photography for Business

Business photography is one of the most exciting areas of my working day. The heart of any business is its people. For Martin Shields Photography it’s about finding out what makes a person who they are, how they shape their business and how their business shapes them. Whether it’s a factory, a blue chip company or a one-person operation I focus all my attention on how I can…

Martin Shields

The Story So Far I have been working in the media business since 1988 after leaving The Glasgow College of Building & Printing where I studied photography for six years… yes, I did enjoy the college experience. After a short stint freelancing I started as a staff photographer with the Evening Times on April Fools’ Day on 1991. I think they were telling me something. These days I work for…

Blogs of Times Past

July 2020 A Sight For Sore EyesOur holidays like everyone else’s were cancelled this year. We have a week in Tiree every year so we were sad not to go. At the start of lockdown we were told not to cancel but to postpone accommodation to help out the hotel trade. We go every year so we were already booked for the next few…

April 2022

On a Bus with The Four Seasons Some days you gets photo calls where all your favourite things all happen at the one time. I am a fan of a bus tour, I like the theatre and I like a visit to the Baby Grand. I had the good fortune to be asked to cover the photo call for the production of the Oliver…

March 2022

Bright Sparks I met some total bright sparks this month. The youngsters at the new IntoUniversity facility based at The Maryhill Hub in in the Wyndford, Glasgow. The new centre, along with IntoUniversity Govan, Glasgow and intoUniversity Craigmillar, Edinburgh are part of ground breaking collaboration between the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh and education charity IntoUniversity to provide additional educational support to…

February 2022

You Never Know Who You Will See at the Bus Stop I was never a huge Osmonds fan. Probably Donny & Marie were more my age group. I was photographing Jay Osmond who was at The Kings Theatre in Glasgow to launch his show ‘The Osmonds : A New Musical’. Written by Jay it tells the story of him and his brothers who became…

January 2022

A Year In Pictures I spent some time going through my favourite pictures from 2021. I was worried that I might not have as many pictures to choose from, as we had spent so much of the year in covid restrictions and the lockdown of the first three months of 2021. When I put together my slide show I was really pleased with it….

December 2021

Glasgow Basket Brigade Appeal Starts the Christmas Season I met a great bunch of people at their new offices on Bath Street. The Nine Twenty Recruitment team, instead of  participating in their Secret Santa, were supporting the Glasgow Basket Brigade Christmas Appeal. The team all  created and donated Christmas Gift Baskets. The Glasgow Basket Brigade is now in its third year.  The appeal was…

November 2021

COP 26 November was such a busy month. I really didn’t think I would be having much to do with COP26. All the reports had been to stay away from the city and I thought let’s hope all my jobs are outside Glasgow. However all that quickly changed. I ended up working for an English, a Canadian and the United Arab Emirates clients for…