West Yorkshire commercial photographer: After a good night’s sleep in the B&B and a hearty Scottish Breakfast, I spent the day around the Ythan estuary with the big lenses looking for wildlife before heading over to the first of three shopping malls in Aberdeen. I was up here to photograph the Christmas lighting schemes for MK Illuminations at Bonn Accord, St Nicholas and Trinity shopping malls. I decided to shoot at Trinity first and was on site at around 3.30pm ready for the blue hour. There’s just a window of around 20-30minutes where the sky is just perfect for night photography of Christmas lights, after this the sky goes black and the photography is less successful. Because of the limited window to shoot, I tend to arrive early and work out if there are any outdoor lights or glass atriums as these need to be done at the perfect time. Lights along internal corridors can be done at any time. Following Trinity, I photographed in the Bonn Accord and St Nicholas centres before heading off to Glasgow on the second leg of my Scottish tour.