Alastair Swan is an award winning photographer with a creative eye for capturing uniquely striking images.  He has been short listed for Landscape Photographer of the Year and has a wealth of photographic experience accrued over more than 30 years.

His successes include:

Overall Winner and Guardian Travel Photographer of the Year Dec 2016

Winner Audley Travel Photo Contest July 2016

Winner: Guardian travel Photo Contest June 2016

Shortlisted: Guardian travel Photo Contest May 2016

Winner: Herald "Winter" Photographic Comp 2016

Runner up: Guardian travel Photo Contest April 2016

Runner up: Guardian travel Photo Contest Feb 2016

Finalist: Feelgoodtravel Competition Feb 2016

Awarded Professional Landscape Photography Commission for creation of permanent gallery of images in new Woodland View Hospital, Irvine 2016.

Winner: 2015 Sunday Times, Big Shot Travel Photography Competition.

Winner: The Provost's Shield for the eighth time for best overall print in 2015 Annual Exhibition of Ayr Photographic Society.

2 Honourable Mentions: Kutoa 'Joys of Travel' Contest 2012

Winner: National British Countryside Competition 2011

Winner: International Press Association Photographic Competition 2011.

Winner: British Airways Travel Photography Competition 2011.

Winner: The Telegraph 'Big Picture' photography competition 2011.

Winner: Specsavers 'Amazing Partnerships' Photographic Competition 2011.

Winner: Pictures 2 Win 'Unusual Angles' Photographic Competition 2011.

Winner: Pictures 2 Win 'Great Outdoors' Photographic Competition 2011.

Finalist: Lonely Planet international photographic competition 2010.

Winner: Crail Festival Photographic Competition 2010, & 2009.

Previous Winner of BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition (Landscape Section)

Alastair has an interest in the creation of audio visual sequences 'Uglyduckling Productions'.  His shows are widescreen format, created on BluRay discs and are suited to projection on the large screen.  In 2014 he presented 25 shows to various Camera Clubs and Community Organisations throughout Scotland.


All images copyright © Ugly Duckling Images 2011