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David is a writer, photographer and photo-guide living and working in the Scottish Highlands.

I work on stories about: the outdoors, landscape, environment, conservation, people and place.

Currently - Running, booking and planning photography 1-2-1 and small group workshops. Writing a backpacking guidebook with two other authors for Cicerone publishing, and promoting my first book with the same publisher. Editing for Outdoor Enthusiast, and writing and photographing for Walk Highlands and The Great Outdoors Magazine. Iā€™m also doing digital communications work for an environmental charity.

I've previously been a sound engineer and community musician, started a small refugee charity and fundraised for an environmental one. I picked up the rudiments of photography from my step-father and learnt how to sleep outside as a scout. I now live in the Cairngorm National Park with my young family and split my time between the personal, editorial & commissioned work you find referenced here.

To commission or for speaking and talks, please contact me.

For photography guiding and teaching, please look at the workshops page.

  • Editor, Outdoor Enthusiast

  • Columnist, Walk Highlands - upland environment, hill culture, photography.

  • Feature writer, The Great Outdoors, Sidetracked, Summit, Trek and Mountain, On Landscape and others - see tearsheets and features

  • Copywriting - editing - digital communications - various.


  • Winner (with Tim Parkin), OWPG Award for Excellence - Digital Production 2019.

  • Highly Commended, OWPG Award for Excellence - Technical feature 2019.

  • Commended, Landscape, Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year 2019.

  • Shortlist, National Adventure Awards - best team 2015.

  • Highly commended, Landscape, Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year 2015.

  • Winner, OWPG Award for Excellence - technical feature 2015.

  • Shortlist, SHAFF single shot award 2015.

  • Winner, IUCN photography competition - Changing World 2014.

  • Shortlist, Scottish Nature Photography Awards - Environment 2013.

  • Winner, Edinburgh Mountain Festival Photography Award 2012.

  • Member of OWPG

Please note the copyright for images & text displayed on this and other websites are held by David Lintern & all rights are reserved.  Use of words or photographs in web, electronic or print publication requires prior permission.

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