About Dean Allan

Dean Allan, landscape photographer based in Scotland, UK.

I guess being the son of, who I still consider to be the most talented and gifted photographer I've ever seen, I was always going to be attracted to the wonderful world of photography. There were always cameras lying around the house and a darkroom to learn my craft.

Scotland Based Photographer

About Me

In my early 20s, I graduated from a 3 year degree course in photography and started working for a London advertising agency. In my role as a video cameraman, I was responsible for filming promotional videos for the travel industry.

However, it was my love for stills photography that saw me progress into the commercial photographic market.

Combined with my passion for travel, I have enjoyed great success in the travel photography sector working on many varied high profile travel assignments.

I took a break from photography during the years when my young family was growing up. But now, I have rediscovered my passion for photography.

Always keen to embrace the ever changing technological advances, I have once again rejoined the photographic world and hope to enjoy the fantastic experiences this journey will again provide.

Fulfilling the Dream

During the past 5 or 6 years, my wife and I have been very fortunate to have travelled to some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting locations. Without Sally’s love and support over the years, many of my achievements would never have been possible.

The wife of a landscape photographer can be a testing one, as we can be unwittingly selfish, the long trips, the time spent away from home and having to put up with me setting off in the middle of night in search of that elusive sunrise.

However, without her understanding and encouragement, my journey to fulfil my dreams would have never been possible. Not only that, without her, the journey in search of those dreams would have been worthless.

Moving to Scotland

In September 2019, Sally & I made the life changing decision to move to the remote Highlands of Scotland.

I had spent quite a lot of time in the Highlands before this photographing the landscape and knew how beautiful it was. Trying to persuade my wife to make the move though, I though would be the ultimate challenge.

However, this proved to be a lot easier than I hoped for. Whilst touring along the NC500 in our motorhome she was convinced too that we had to make the move.

Sally fell in love with the Highlands and the process of making this our home was under way. The scenery and the landscape is among the most beautiful we have ever seen and its an absolute pleasure and privilege to now count ourselves as locals to this wonderful area.

Living the High Life

We can walk our dogs along the beach every day and watch the seals and dolphins swimming in the bay or look up into the skies and see birds of prey gliding on the thermals. The mountains, the lochs, the beaches, the wildlife & yes, the weather too is an absolute pleasure to experience.

Living in the Highlands also provides me with so many opportunities to take my camera wherever I go and capture this beautiful land. The possibilities are just endless.

I am delighted also to be running photography workshops here and to be able to show others the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, and in particular, the places that others will not take you to.