Film, Television & Theatre Photography

The theatre and performing arts has always been a passion of mine, ever since my student daysWicked at the Kings Theatre 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 of the cast members in between scenes. Above is Jonathan Watson in his popular character of Frank ‘Macca’ McAvennie with Judy Murray filming a tennis sketch for the hit TV show Only an Excuse.

When working on a television or film set or in the theatre where a camera shutter and put off the cast or disturb the audience I use an Aqua Tech sound blimp for my Canon D1X with lens tubes for the Canon f2.8 70-200mm and the f2.8 16-35mm lenses.




Jack Docherty as The Chief in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad made by The Comedy Unit in Glasgow.

CSI Biohazard Cleaning team for Erica Starling Production Company


Grime Scene Queens on the BBC I Player.

Richard Osman’s House of Games for Remarkable Television

The State of It  by The Comedy Unit Glasgow for BBC Scotland

Debate Night for BBC Scotland

Off The Ball Celebrating 25 years for BBC Scotland.

Only An Excuse for BBC Scotland made by The Comedy Unit, Glasgow.

Making Babies for BBC Scotland

Holyrood Election Leaders in a televised debate at BBC HQ at Pacific Quay.

The Real Housewives Fae Glesga The Pavilion Theatre , Glasgow. Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 FEE PAYABLE FOR REPRO USE NB -This image is not to be distributed without the prior consent of the copyright holder. in using this image you agree to abide by terms and conditions as stated in this caption. All monies payable to Martin Shields (PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THIS CAPTION) This image is intended for Editorial use (e.g. news). Any commercial or promotional use requires additional clearance. Copyright 2015 All rights protected. first use only.

The Real Housewives Fae Glesga at The Pavilion 
 Theatre in Glasgow.

New Dawn

Dawn Steele at Cameron House, Loch Lomond photographed for the Evening Times to mark her arrival in BBC Scotland’s River City.

Gary Tank Commander at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow

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