Profile: Music, fashion and wedding photographer Kat Gollock

The Edinburgh-based photographer on her approach to taking photographs

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Profile: music, fashion and wedding photographer Kat Gollock

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.

Who inspires you?
Rock photographer Anton Corbijn. Also Pennie Smithher image of Paul Simonon from The Clash on the sleeve of London Calling made me want to be a music photographer.

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.

Favourite photography websites?
I like strobist.blogspot.com for flash and lighting advice. DPreview.com is a good camera comparison website.

Favourite commission?
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.

Profile: music, fashion and wedding photographer Kat Gollock

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