Focus on what's important, fun or beautiful

Talented tenant Jean Nish has some good advice for keen amateur photographers – look for the unexpected, look up and above all, enjoy!

Photo of riverside museum, Glasgow

Jean, 79, from Knightswood, has been fascinated by photography ever since her dad gave her first camera as a teenager.

Her stunning image of the Riverside Museum won the Star Photo competition in the last issue of the Key.

And she has some good advice for keen tenant photographers out there.

Suspension bridge over the Clyde Finnieston Crane by the Clyde

Jean said: “I don’t consider myself a photographer but there’s great enjoyment to be had from recording what you consider important, fun or beautiful.

“My dad bought me my first camera, a Box Brownie, when I was 13.

“It was back and white, of course, and I became a ‘happy snapper’.

“My advice to anyone taking photographs would be to look. Look for the unexpected, look up, especially in this great city of Glasgow and above all – enjoy.

“I still use a camera but for people using a phone I’d say – upload them, print them, don’t just leave them languishing unseen.”

tourists in sunny glasgow city centre photo of Italian centre in Glasgow city centre

Jean’s photos range from Iceland to Shetland to Barra, but here we’re showcasing some of her Glasgow images.

Remember, GHA tenants can win a £20 voucher by entering the Key’s Star Photo competition. Email

Tuesday, August 27, 2019