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Andrew Hayes, PPSA, ARPS, EFIAP/g, DPAGB·

Andrew is an experienced aviation , nature and wildlife photographer who dabbles in a little creative work. Spending much of his time working from his home in Fettercairn, Scotland with regular trips to exotic places, Europe, India and Kenya. Officially retired, from ownership of a construction business, he is fortunate to have time to develop his passion for photography.

Images are achieving success in a number of photographic competitions and International Exhibitions. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, achieved Excellence/ silver standard with the Federation Internationale del'Art Photographique, PPSA distinction with the Photographic Society of America and a holder of a Distinction award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. He judges for the Scottish Photographic Federation and give talks on Aviation and Wildlife throughout Scotland. He also judges remotely at international level.

A current aim is to produce a portfolio of images that promote the magnificence of Scottish nature in a natural way showing people what the Scottish environment can offer. He is working on a book of images that are special to him and setting up a long overdue website. Now developing a number of Audio Visual presentations of wildlife and aviation for talks and exhibitions. AV's give him more opportunity to convey the feelings and emotions, that were felt when taking the images, far better than a single image can. He is very conscious of the fragility of the wildlife locations and subjects he visits and endeavours not to disturb or leave a footprint.