John Need Photographer

Internationally published professional photographer in Edinburgh with a fully equipped portrait, product and fashion studio.

Professional portfolio to date:

Commercial photography
Conference Photography
Portrait photography
Actors' headshots
Dance portfolios
Stills for TV/Film
Music PR and live music

All images © John Need 2014

Posted in Blog on March 14, 2014


17 Irish Hens with fizz & feathers spent a good hour having individual and group photos in the studio. It was wild! It was crazy! It was great. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 9, 2014

Roy Castle Foundation at The Scottish Parliament.

Alex Neil (right) meets with members of The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to hear highlights on the importance of more Lung Cancer Nurses needed in healthcare. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on January 2, 2014

Business Head Shots

First post for 2014 is Maika who needed pro head shots for her European application forms. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 21, 2013

Shop Interior Photography

I really must stop banging on about the lens I use for interiors but it really is pretty good. Showrooms, interiors, hotel rooms: any space that needs to be shown in it’s natural form, without distorting or misleading the public, this is the lens to use in my opinion. Shot at IKM Granite specialists in Edinburgh ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Gallery, Portraits on October 25, 2013

Traverse 50 Portrait

A collaboration between The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and to team up 50 writers with 50 photographers and exhibit the work at the theatre to celebrate 50 years (phew!). I was lucky to be selected and was paired-up with John MacCann. Being a digital photographer I wanted the shot to show it was tak ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 16, 2013


The newly built Edinburgh International Conference Centre which is mostly underground. An impulse shot with the fish-eye. Amazing design. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 3, 2013

The silence…

Well… it’s been mad! Bought a new flat in the heart of Edinburgh, hence no new work posted, as what we thought was going to be a two week period of ‘doing the place up’ has turned into a month! We finally move in on Monday. I officially return back to work on Tuesday 6th August with a national ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on June 23, 2013

He the man!

It was great to shoot a musical hero of mine and the fact he was doing it where my studio’s based (Summerhall) just added to the ‘cool factor’. Nile Rodgers tried to let people ‘in to his head’ to show how he writes his hits along with his prolific story telling skills. A great night. If y ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on June 9, 2013

The BBC’s Chef’s Protege winner

The BBC’s Chef’s Protege winner, Jamie MacKinnon. Photographed at Perth College for Highlands & Islands University Perth College.©John Need All rights reserved. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 15, 2013

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo needed 210 products re-shot for their retail arm. T-Shirts and other garments to be shot next week with models/make-up etc. so an on-going project.The figure is approximately 3 inches x 3 inches. Continue Reading

Gallery: Recent Entries

RBS Third Sector Leadership Event 2014
Jo Jo Kimono
Album Cover photography
Bea Alexander Pilates
State Street Bank
Iona Marshall Album cover