One of the things I find fascinating about being a professional photographer in Scotland is the balance between paying conventional photography commissions and the need to keep on the path of artistic expression. For some photographers this is not an issue and they operate purely on a commercial basis, knowing what type of photos they need to produce to make a profit and they stick to that formula. Other photographers, however, thrive on unpredictable and artistic content in their daily commissions. From my point of view, whilst I am happy to do provide formal images for my clients, in addition to candid photography, I mention to them that my strength in reportage style photography and this is when they will get the best out of me. In fact for wedding photography commissions in Scotland, I emphasise beforehand to the client that this is my style and if you want 100% formal posed photos I am not your man. I also have a dual identity, whereby I specialise in conferences and events and at the same time I am well known for my landscape and infrared photography. However, sometimes the two meet and I had a corporate infrared photography commission last year. I also provide some infrared photos in my wedding photography package – weather permitting, of course. So you can mix the two and be both. The infrared photo below was taken at a supercar photoshoot. This also keeps you from going stale and helps you keep creative. So you can be happy and make a living out of photography.