Gary

Mcgillivray-birnie

Stavanger

🇳🇴 Norway

2019

22

Selected photos in 2019

2018

11

Selected photos in 2018

TOP3 photographer in 2019

TOP10 photographer in 2018

With us

6 years

Studio Name

Gary McGillivray-Birnie

Gary McGillivray-Birnie is a published award-winning, international creative portrait photographer in Stavanger, Norway. Specialising in beauty, fashion and commercial photography.

As an Engineer, overcoming the technical challenges has been reasonably straightforward.
Since 2015, when I started this severe photographic obsession, the journey over the past years has changed my perspective and allowed my creativity to break through my own personal barriers and strengthened my highly infused vision.

In my portraits, it's important to me to capture genuine emotion and create powerful visual images. Mastering the skill of getting the subject comfortable quickly is a massive part of captivating the soul, feelings, thoughts through their eyes. Combined with dramatic lighting, it defines my work above other photographers.

Inspired by black and white photography (the colour of emotion), I can see the light differently through the lens.

Winning photos

Gary McGillivray-Birnie @mcgillivraybirniephotography for @patrickcupid New York
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: Daria @dariromanovna Model Agency: @ladyflakish
Producer: Rames Xelhuantzi @ramesphoto
by @luzmacarrera
by Silvia Ramos
Location: Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
www.garymcphotography.com

76th Collection

Gary McGillivray-Birnie @mcgillivraybirniephotography for @pinedacovalin
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie @mcgillivraybirniephotography
Model: Daria @dariromanovna Model Agency: @ladyflakish
Producer: Rames Xelhuantzi @ramesphoto
by @luzmacarrera
by Silvia Ramos
Location: Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
www.garymcphotography.com

76th Collection

How will I know, have you the time?
Model: Chanel @chanelreljanovic
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Oslo, Norway
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www.garymcphotography.com

75th Collection

Pearl of Beauty by Dior.
Model: Chanel @chanelreljanovic
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Producer: Sophie @sophieksnevad
Oslo, Norway
www.garymcphotography.com

74th Collection

This is a fantastic person to work with. Taken from our second session together. I love it.
Model: Sophie @sophieksnevad
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Natural window light
Oslo, Norway
www.garymcphotography.com

74th Collection

Yes, you can
Model: Karoline @karoline_lien from Starlet Model Agency
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Natural window light, in the studio
Oslo, Norway
www.garymcphotography.com

73rd Collection

Watching over me
Model: Dasha @sagirova.model
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Natural window light in a hotel room at the RadissonBlu Plaza Hotel Oslo, Norway
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73rd Collection

Vincent Peters inspired.
Model: Sophie @sophieksnevad
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Location: Oslo, Norway
@hasselblad @profoto⁠
www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com⁠

72nd Collection

This is why underground carparks are great for natural front lit shots.
Model: Amylee
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie @mcgillivraybirniephotography
www.mcgilllivraybirniephotography.com

71st Collection

Fashion & Jewellery editorial
Model: Shay
Natural light
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com

70th Collection

Natural window light. I try to capture genuine emotion that creates powerful sensual images. This one is no exception.
Model: Amylee
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com

70th Collection

I just realised some of my favourite images are only available in Black & White. Now rectified!
Model Elene Shiukashvili is amazing, beautiful as ever, in this all-natural light shot
Dubai UAE.

www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com
https://www.instagram.com/mcgillivraybirniephotography/

69th Collection

I've integrated Infinite Color Panel in my post-editing workflow for the past few years. I'm only using about 10% of the tool capabilities. I find it very overpowering. So I've adopted my own hybrid approach.
Model: Bojana @boyanabanjac @linkmodels_international
Lighting: Clamshell setup
Shot in Dubai UAE
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www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com
https://www.instagram.com/mcgillivraybirniephotography/

69th Collection

Change can always be a challenge. Individually we allow things to affect us in different ways. The realisation of when enough is enough matters, small yet simple steps get us back on track. One day at a time. Make it Happen!
I hope you enjoy this one! Feedback is most welcome.

Model: @peyoteshots
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Bounce light with 2 profoto strobes

68th Collection

Hello folks. My first post for a while. Apologies in advance.
July saw repatriation move back to Stavanger, Norway from Kazakhstan where I was based for the past 6 years.
Since then I've moved house and focused on my personal life, mental wellbeing away from constant arguments. A journey towards a much happier place.
Back on track with my first edit from a shoot a few years back. So many great images are rejected when distracted.
I hope you like this one!

Model: @ariellegiles @giant_mgmt
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Natural window light

68th Collection

A beauty makeup shoots for a makeup artist as part of a collaboration.
Lighting: create a strong contrast setup.
Makeup Artist: Aya Bissenova @aya_bissenova_mua
Model: Diana
Hasselblad H6d-50c with Lens: 80mm

63rd Collection

A simple shot was taken in Dubai a while back. I'm just getting around to final editing. Natural pose and tight crop in camera.
Model: Bea Alborch

62nd Collection

In the shot the lovely Arielle. Taken during a studio session in Melbourne, Australia. I really like how this image turned out.
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www.mcgillivraybirniephotography.com

61st Collection

Sophie. I love shooting on a dark background. Although this was shot in the doorway of the studio, the falloff of light was amazing. The image also shows the motion of the hand combined with a slow shutter.

60th Collection

Shay. Fashion night shoot on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, using only available window light.

60th Collection