Gary McGillivray-Birnie Photography
All about me….
I’m a Portrait, Beauty, Fashion, Editorial and Commercial Photographer with a home based in Stavanger and Oslo, Norway.
Photography for me started from a very early age, when took my father’s camera on school field trip without his permission, some 30+ years ago….. sorry Dad…
My name is Gary McGillivray-Birnie, I’m originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, but residing in Norway with my love of my life, Ingvill and between us we have 5 children, “yours, mine and ours” ☺
I’m a professional who is always learning.
In 1996 I left college with a qualification in Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Since then, I’ve spent my career working in the Oil & Gas sector, working around the global as a Systems Engineer.
My family and I moved to Kazakhstan late 2015 where I took up an expatriate assignment. It was here, I decided to pursue my photography passion.
Having completed two, independent Professional Photography Diplomas with the New York Institute of Photography (USA) and Blackford Centre (UK); with distinction, whilst maintaining work and family commitments. This has only been possible though support from my wife and of course personal dedication.
Building upon my recent learnings; knowledge, skills and experience, I’ve become obsessed with demonstrating my passion for photography. Committed, a perfectionist some say, to achieve a very high standard without sacrificing quality.
You will see firsthand, please check out my portfolio! www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com
The downturn in the Oil & Gas sector saw many colleagues lose their jobs; not knowing what lurks around the corner has made me rethink my career.
I know I have what it takes as a professional photographer. Therefore for my family and the future, I owe them a “mountain” for support me during this journey. They’ve helped me grow my name and reputation, even in Kazakhstan.
Thank you for your support!
Feel free to contact me.