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Martin McLellan is a professional freelance photographer based in Glasgow. Passionate about photography from a young age, he obtained an HND in Photography in 2007 and quickly gained a reputation as a powerful freelancer with an eye for detail.

60-Second Interview

What inspired you to photography?
I don't have an inspiration as such, I always loved looking at old photographs from my family collections and decided to buy my first 35mm camera when I was 14 which came with me everywhere.
Who was your biggest hero when you were young?
My mother, she is the most supportive person and always had faith in me to start a business that I love doing.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
The first £10 I ever made in photography was when I took some images for an Italian restaurant in Glasgow as a College project, I never expected anything but the owner gave me £10 for doing the images.
How do you define success?
I would define success as when you get regular work all year round, get new clients and keep existing clients and, more importantly, when you are happy.
What has been the biggest challenge so far with your business?
The biggest challenge so far is finding the customers and getting the pricing right.
What is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
I always remind myself of why I started out in the first place: to work for myself and do a job that I love
What is it that gets you out of bed in the mornings?
My two children, quite literally, they tend to wake up very early!
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
Being a reputable and well established photography business in Glasgow.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Put 100% in every job you get and be more confident.