My name is Neil Pitchford and I am a self employed Gas Engineer who just so happens to be a modern Druid with an increasing and re-emerging passion for photography. I am fortunate to live in one of the most photogenic countries in the world, Scotland.
I first lit the passion for photography in the late 1970's at secondary school in Nottinghamshire, England where I used to take my own photos with a Zenith SLR and then developed and printed my own pictures. I returned to photography in the early 2000s with the purchase of an entry level Nikon D3200, after flirting with bridge cameras for a number of years. My current camera is the Nikon D850 full frame.
In 2016 I first entered The Guild of Photographers prestigious Image of the Month competition, mainly to get independent verification as to the standard of my photography as it is judged by multiple international standard judges and is generally regarded as one of the toughest regular photographic competitions around.
It continues to inspire me to improve and the awards presented are the ones you see. I am at the stage now (mid 2021) where I have won both runner up Landscape image of the year in 2019 and overall Landscape image of the year 2020 with the Guild, a huge honour for me.
Because I now have over 150 multi genre awards from Bronze through to Gold, the previous generic awards section was getting too large and unwieldly so I have made the choice to just showcase my very highest awards on this website.
If any of my images are of interest or of use to you, please do contact me through the contact page of this website.