I’m a photographer in so much as I have a camera and people are lucky enough to let me take photos of them and I often get something in return for my work. For my money, that’s the definition of success as a photographer.

That said, 2015 brought me a bit more than I had before: it let me shoot a music festival and tour for the first time ever. I literally got to use a hobby that’s become a ferociously burning passion to travel the country. That’s ludicrous. And so awesome I don’t even have the words.

So here’s a selection of some of my favorite photographs I’ve taken this year a little bit about them, for photo geeks and non-geeks alike.

I’d also like to take this time to thank everyone who’s supported me in anyway, or given me any opportunity, to take photographs in 2015. You’ve been instrumental in what I’m calling “my success.” If you’d like to help me do the same in the coming year I’ll probably buy you a drink or something.

If you’re so inclined you can follow me on social:

Facebook: /GingerSnapsScotland

Instagram: @gingersnapsscotland

Twitter: @CalumMcMillan2 

So I got to go and photograph one of my favourite bands of all time on Tuesday night. How sick is that? It’s well sick mate. Legit.

It’s a shame that the lights didn’t really kick into full bung until after the three song rule (does anyone know why that’s a thing?) and that I idiotically forgot to set the aperture of my 50mm back to 1.8 from 2.8 (I don’t even know why it was at 2.8 in the first place. ’cause I’m a pro yo.) but other than those two minor niggles it was an amazing thing to be able to photograph a band who, while not being all that big in the grand scheme of things, are a really big deal to me.