Profile: Music, fashion and wedding photographer Kat Gollock
The Edinburgh-based photographer on her approach to taking photographs
Kat Gollock is an Edinburgh-based photographer who graduated from Stevenson College and now covers music, fashion and weddings
First photograph you took?
I can remember the first photo I took that someone commented on. It was of my dad standing in front of some usual holiday vista in France. Both Mum and Dad commented on how good a photo it was, but it was the first time they really meant it.
How did you get into photography?
I applied to Stevenson College, Edinburgh, and was accepted to do film and TV. The course included a black and white printing module and I was hooked after that.
What camera do you use?
A Nikon D700.
Any techniques that you use?
Intuition and trust! And I do like a vignette on my images.
Any advice for taking wedding photos?
Learn to shout politely and be firm when herding the guests for a group shot.
Shooting Reg D Hunter. He was lovely and I very quickly fell in love with him and his voice.
Why is it important to take photographs?
To remember and record I think. Photos invoke such vivid memories, not just of when you took it but the time, the place, the day, what was going on in your life at the time.