80+ Years of photography in the bloodline. 

Alastair is the 4th generation of photographer in his family and has inherited knowledge and gained practical experience from his great grandfather through his grandfather and uncle.  

Alastair’s grandfather always told him he wouldn’t be allowed to take over the family photography business in Kelso, Scotland as he wanted him to pursue his own career and make his own name for himself. He took his grandfather's advice to heart so he grew his passion in photography and went on to study this at university.

When graduating from Staffordshire University with First Class Honors in BA(Hons) Photography in 2017, Alastair moved back up to his hometown of Carlisle, Cumbria to set up his own photography business.

Each of the four generations has seen and adapted to a new form and evolution of photography. His Great Grandfather with glass slides and large format cameras and then onto his Grandfather leading the way with 35mm film. His uncle began making use of digital imagery, and indeed set up the first digital printing lab in Scotland. So where are we now in the bloodline of this passion for photography?


Alastair is taking on a new era of photography with the use of drones.  

By using drones commercially, and having the correct knowledge and permissions to do so. Alastair has expanded into being a videographer as well as a photographer. This allows him to be more versatile in the projects he can undertake.  Throughout Alastair’s work he strives to use the mentality of ‘never Settle’ and continuously works to evolve and adapt to the ever changing industry that is photography.

Alastair holds the PfCO (Permission of Commercial Operation) that is required by the CAA to do any commercial Drone work. He is also covered by the correct drone insurance and public liability. If you have any questions please feel free to get in contact by clicking on the link below.

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Ian Ritchie

Why We're Great >

“After being put in touch with Alastair by a client I was very impressed with his professional approach to the job, the top quality cutting edge technology and equipment used to produce excellent footage of the property being advertised by our land agency business.


His after sales service and attention to detail were also excellent.”

Matthew Bell

Why We're Great >

“We use Alastair Herd Photography for our drone footage and photography because of his: professionalism, the quality of footage, and the speed at which he can turn the videos around. Also you can guarantee that the day Alastair has booked you in for a farm you'll get great weather.”

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Megan Proctor

Why We're Great >

“Alastair is always very enthusiastic, when he's on the farm he has great ideas about where to do the footage from.

He's always fast with getting the footage back to us, the footage is at a high standard and the clients are always very pleased with the end result.”

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"I can fully rely on Alastair to produce a high quality and professional result whatever the medium; he will handle the whole project with limited involvement from myself until the finished product is ready for show/tell. 

He has expertise and first-rate knowledge in his field, has a great eye for detail, is passionate in his work so produces high quality results time after time.  Couple this with the fact that he is adaptable and flexible in his approach to getting the job done, I have no hesitation in recommending Alastair (and his team) for any photography and drone/video work whether big or small.  

Plus he is a genuinely nice guy to deal with!"

- Nina Oxley Group Marketing Manager at H&H Group