July 20, 2017 - Scott Cameron Baxter Photography

A month...

So it has been a month since my last blog post. I've been busy with work, commercial work to be exact. I'm going to make an effort to post as often as I can here, the feedback has been great so you may see some variation between the individual posts until I create the perfect blog. I'm beginning to appreciate video, more, more so than previously, I own a Canon 1DX Mark II, it would be a shame to not use it... But thats for another time, maybe Blog post 10, 20, 30, or something like that.

Survivex, the Aberdeen based training company for onshore and offshore personnel asked me to spend one day in and around the sections of their training centre - Specifically the offshore survival hall and fire ground.

The below is a small batch from the day.

Now, there's quite a lot of work that these guys need to do to be able to get offshore in the first place; medicals, theory, lots of practical assessments - Including the dreaded HUET escape. 

I did my own BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) which is a requirement to work offshore when traveling by helicopter. So I know first hand, what is required and expected of someone joining the offshore industry.

The instructors have a combination of offshore, military, emergency services backgrounds etc. to provide training in what is a state of the art centre, complete with weather effects and a wave machine. If anyone is reading this and due to do their initial training, Its simple really. Do as you're told, and you will be fine.

And that about sums that up for this blog. Season started last Thursday for me in the first EUROPA League Qualifying round with Aberdeen FC.

Another season of great quality images coming your way!

I've also been asked to contribute a few words and images on what it is like photographing the Dons, i'll share a link in the coming days to the finished article.

This is in collaboration with A Red Point of View - Details available via the below link.


Oh, before I forget, This is Aberdeen, its been like 26 degrees here that past 3 days. Need some rain. Now. Too warm.