Neil Buchan-Grant

Photographer

Projects

About me

I'm a freelance, creative photographer based in Winchester England. I started working in the travel sector, photographing books for Berlitz and Insight Guides before stock photography became more widely used. My travel work won me several national awards. My first love however, has always been portraiture. I've been commissioned by many interesting clients from product design companies, actors, Fashion PR companies to model agencies and festival organisers. I also enjoy helping others make the most of their photography and I run regular overseas Photo Workshops for the tour operator KUONI. Wherever we go, I love engaging with real people on the street so that always plays a big part in my workshops. I was a brand ambassador for the camera company Olympus for 5 years, I've had two solo exhibitions and I have been published in numerous books and magazines. IG: @buchangrant01

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Lighting
  • Clear Communication
  • Tutoring
  • Writing
  • Presenting

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • HemingwayDesign

    HemingwayDesign

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    • Design & Creative
  • Smart Design

    Smart Design

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    • Design
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    Insight Guides

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      Olympus

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      Work history

      Currently

      Photo Tour Leader/Tutor

      KUONI

      Aug 2015
      • Winchester, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I lead phototours for the luxury tour operator KUONI. These annual tours involve escorting 10-18 clients on a bespoke long-haul vacation with a strong emphasis on photography. The tuition is relaxed in its delivery, covers all aspects of travel photography with bias towards travel portraiture and working intuitively with strangers.

      Currently

      Managing Director

      Tiffany Badges Limited

      Sep 1993
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Alongside my photographic career I have run a limited company since 1993. This business requires very limited interaction

      2017

      Photographer

      Smart Design

      Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
      • New York, United States
      • Freelance
      • I was commissioned to produce staff portraits and environmental photography including some product photography in both the London and the New York offices of this leading product design firm.

      2016

      Brand Ambassador

      Olympus

      Jul 2011 - Aug 2016
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I was a brand ambassador and Visionary for the camera manufacturer Olympus. This involved attending product launches, running workshops, giving presentations at trade shows and producing images for marketing, product promotions and gallery exhibitions. After 5 very enjoyable years I decided to leave the role to further my career development in new directions.

      2013

      Photographer

      HemingwayDesign

      May 2011 - Nov 2013
      • United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I was commissioned to shoot 4 vintage festival events by the organiser Wayne Hemingway over a 4 year period. The job involved capturing the flavour of each event, documenting the dancers, musicians and the vintage enthusiasts who attended

      2012

      Photographer

      Insight Guides

      Feb 2004 - Feb 2012
      • Europe
      • Freelance
      • I was a regularly commissioned photographer for Insight Guides and Berlitz for this period, producing photography for guidebooks covering destinations including Genoa, The Ligurian Coast, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Slovenia

      Education

      1980

      Aug 1976 - May 1980
      • United Kingdom

      Awards

      2013

      Photographer of the Year

      British Travel Press Awards

      • Outright winner of the BTA photographer of the Year award

      2013

      • Outright Winner of the AOP Open competition (Best in Show)

      2004

      • Outright award winner