Hi, I’m Graham Dargie.
I’ve been professional photographer since 2005 and I’ve been teaching photography classes since 2009. In that time I’ve photographed just about everything from beaches to ballerinas in places from Bridge of Don to Brooklyn. This experience stands me in good stead as a teacher and I know how to work with all kinds of people. You can view my commercial photography website here.
People of all ages and walks of life come on my courses but the one thing they have in common is a desire to go deeper with their photography. Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO is the basis of good exposure. Light and composition will bring shape to your photograph. Post Production (or the Digital Darkroom) allows us to further mould and finish our images.
But there’s much more to good photography than technical considerations. What mood are you trying to capture or evoke? What story are you trying to tell? Giving yourself the time to delve deeper into your photography will help your development no end and I highly recommend a photography tour to help you accelerate you’re progress. Taking a few days to spend in great locations with a small group of like-minded people and an instructor to guide, challenge and entourage you is an investment that will pay off for your photography, your life experience and your wellbeing.
If any of that catches your attention then please take a look at my current range of photography classes, workshops and tours. Small group sizes are guaranteed and if groups aren’t for you then consider a 1-to-1 day or a private guided tour. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
1978 – Born in Aberdeen
1995 – First picked up a camera
2003 – Got married (a stroke of brilliance on my part)
2003 – Took a 2 year photography HND at Aberdeen College
2004 – Shot my first wedding (at Edinburgh Castle)
2005 – Completed HND
2005 – Started photography business
2005 – Present – Worked with clients including Aker, VW, Adam and Eve, The Times, The National
(UAE), The University of Aberdeen, OPITO, CHC, Balfour Beatty, CAN, Big Partnership,
Stewart Milne Group, Chrysaor, Wilke Offshore and many more between 2005 and 2018
2009 – Wrote and taught my first photography class
2011 – Went on Safari for the first time
2012 – Went to the Isle of Skye for the first time
2016 – Became a Father
2016 – Lead my first photography tour to Skye
2017 – Named as a ‘Kenya Champion’ by the Kenya Tourist Board
2017 – Wrote my first book, 3 Steps to Better Photographs
2018 – Featured in Outdoor Photography Magazine
2018 – Lead my first photography Safari in Kenya
2018 – Founded The Converge Lecture Series
2018 – Wrote my second book, Safari Photography: a Quick-Start Guide