MacLean Photographic was founded in 1996 and takes its name from owner Jeff Carter's full name - Jeffrey Stuart MacLean Carter.
With over 20 years’ experience in several fields, including commercial, sport, landscape, travel and photo-journalism, Jeff Carter is based in Dunbar, near Edinburgh in Scotland. However he travels the world with his work in the motorsport and automotive industry and is constantly on the lookout for that next great image to capture.
As well as providing photographic services to editorial and commercial clients, MacLean Photographic runs a number of Photographic Workshops and Tours for individual or small groups of photographers of all abilities in and around East Lothian.
A camera is the tool of my trade and the best tool is one that becomes an extension of my creativity, something that I can use without thinking about to capture an image. I have used all different types of cameras over the last 20+ years but, for me, the three X-Series cameras I use are like an extension of my eye and brain.
The first X-Series camera I bought was an X100 black limited edition for a business trip to Shanghai. The X100 was like a mini version of the Fujifilm GA645 medium format camera that I had used in the early 1990s and the fixed focal length camera put a spark back into my photography, it was a joy to use. The ability to travel light and still get ‘the shot’ really opened up my mind to the possibilities of the compact system camera. This led to a X-Pro1 a year later, then the X-T1 and an X-Pro2 in 2016, with a good selection of XF lenses to match.
The X-Pro2, X-T1 and X100 I currently use, along with the range of quality XF lenses, are tools that allow me the freedom to be creative but they have also put the joy back into the image making process.