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.


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The Scots by The Comedy Unit , Glasgow


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Frankie Boyle’s New World Order Season 6 BBC Studios, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.


Grime Scene Queens on the BBC I Player.


Martin Shields Photography

 Richard Osman’s House of Games at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow


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


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The Comedy Unit The Scotts by The Comedy Unit, Glasgow


Grayson Perry outside The Theatre Royal Glasgow before his show A Show For Normal People.

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.


Only An Excuse with Johnathan Watson made by The Comedy Unit for BBC Scotland

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Scot Squad by The Comedy Unit Glasgow – Bobby and Officer Karen 


The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow. Christmas 2022 Pantomime the Magical Adventures of Aladdin.

Making Babies for BBC Scotland

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

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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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