About Me

Hello and many thanks for visiting my portrait and general photography website. If you are looking for my SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY, then please visit www.davidpmccarthyphotography.com where you will find many hockey photographs.

I grew up in England and used to play golf all the time watching, enviously, the various tournaments on the television which were played in Scotland on all those famous golf courses. In my late teens and early twenties, I used to holiday in Scotland every summer (always bringing my waterproofs!) and, as I travelled extensively around the country, I fell in love with the beauty of the Scottish landscape and its people (not forgetting, of course, the whisky!).

It is perhaps not surprising then, that when the opportunity arose, I chose to move to Scotland. That was more years ago than I care to remember now! I was able to enjoy the country at close hand, learn more about its history and I began to photograph its wonderful landscape. Later, when I started my own tour company - to share the beauty and history of Scotland with other people - I used my own landscape pictures for marketing purposes.

A few years ago, I discovered that I also loved taking photos of people and bringing out their character in my pictures. I was graciously complimented on my ability to do this by many people and subsequently took the decision to set myself up as a professional photographer, to continue what I was already doing and to develop my skillset further.

The majority of my portrait photography is done either outdoors on location or in my studio, near Perth.

I also undertake commercial photography of differing genres, from actor’s headshots and theatrical work through to coach company marketing assignments.

I am fortunate enough to have trained with Kate Hopewell-Smith (one of the country’s top wedding photographers) and Colin Prior (one of Scotland’s top landscape photographers), amongst others. I am a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, a Professional member of The Guild of Photographers and an Associateship member of the Royal Photographic Society.

If you have read this far, well done! Should you be interested in talking to me about portrait photography, sports photography or a commercial assignment, then please contact me and I shall reply as soon as possible.

Whilst based near Perth, I am able to undertake portrait and other assignments across Scotland, including but not limited to: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrews, Aberdeen, Inverness, the Lothians, the Borders, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Argyll and the Grampian Highlands.