Nick Prior: Photography from the Borders

A camera is 
a tool you can use 
to learn how to see 
 -without a camera

Dorothea Lange

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Nick Prior


I’ve been taking photographs for more years than I care to remember. I have a particular inclination to monochrome and architecture. However, I am beginning to appreciate the colours and the wide-open landscapes of our newly adopted environment in the Scottish Borders.

I do not document anything.

I give an interpretation. 

Andre Kertesz

Influences and motivations

Monochrome image of the Town Walls at Berwick upon Tweed

Don’t ask me about my camera settings

When you start out it sometimes feels like other photographers are deliberately hiding the details of their craft from you. It takes a little time to realise that the most important feature of the camera is the viewfinder.

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This website and opinions

I’ve put this website together as a place to develop, record and share some of my thoughts about photography. You’ll find very little technical content on these pages – others do that sort of thing much better.

You’ll also not find too much about the camera hardware I use. It just really doesn’t matter! The images on the site were created by a variety of cameras including Canon DSLRs, Canon and Fuji compacts, and an inexpensive secondhand Samsung mobile phone, and that’s probably more than you need to know!

I’m not entirely sure it needs saying but the opinions expressed in these articles are mine (who else?); any errors or egregious content are mine alone.


I am very happy to take on photographic commissions. If you have a project you think I might be suitable for, please just get in touch.

Website Design

I also design websites and advise on strategies for making the most of the internet. Find out more at the Nick Prior Designs website.


Nick Prior Photography is featured on the Fotobuddies website. This site is dedicated to showing off the work of a number of Scottish photographers, mostly based in the Borders and Edinburgh.

Crossing Borders

Nick Prior Photography can also be found on the Crossing Borders website, along with a wide range of other artists and craft makers, all based either side of the England – Scotland borderline.



You can also get in touch with me by phone (07767 238188) or by email at

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