BIO

I AM DOUG SHAPLEY A freelance photographer based in ayrshire, Scotland. 

I HAVE BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MANY YEARS. I FIRST PICKED UP A 35MM FILM CAMERA IN MY EARLY TEENS AND USED IT IS A WAY to document THE WORLD AROUND ME.  COMBINED WITH A LOVE OF the outdoors the first subject I turned my FOCUS to WAS WILDLIFE AND LANDSCAPES. I have since worked in wildlife conservation for the UKs leading wildlife charities WHERE I HAVE USED MY IMAGERY TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO SAFEGUARD NATURE. My photography has since developed further to focus on a variety of subjects but I use photography to tell the narrative of the stories I encounter.

I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT USING IMAGERY AND VISUAL CONTENT TO communicate a message whether that be about a place, a product or a person.

I also own and manage Northern Aye Photography my business dedicated to WEDDING AND EVENT photography.

I am a member of business collective scotland

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​Awards and Commendations

  • 2017 - Highly Commended in the Botanical Britain category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards. Published in Portfolio 8 (Available Here)

  • 2017 - Winner of RSPB Dear Green Futures Glasgow Urban Wildlife Photography competition. Image displayed in the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow. 

  • 2017 - Images shortlisted in Outdoor Photographer of the Year.

  • 2018 - Image used in Scottish Herald Charity Calendar 2018

  • My Images have been used to illustrate blogs and publications for the Woodland Trust and RSPB