Behind the lens - schoolboy is in focus

Euan and his Grandad.
Euan and his Grandad.

TALENTED Kirkcaldy teenager Euan Kennedy has an obvious eye for a great photograph. It seems to be an inherited family trait.

For Euan (14), who recently scooped the top prize for photography in a Kirkcaldy Rotary Club creative competition, has picked up a lot of tips from his grandad, Richard Martin (82), who is also a keen snapper.

Euan's London Eye

Euan's London Eye

Euan caught the photography bug when he was just seven years-old on a family holiday to Inverness when he saw his grandad taking photographs.

His interest grew over the years, and he signed up for photography lessons as part of his school course.

For Christmas the family bought Euan a quality camera which he takes everywhere.

Euan explained: “I was in Mr Campbell’s photography class and he told us about the Rotary competition and asked if anyone would like to enter. I would and I had to choose three photographs on the theme of ‘peace.’

Queen's View

Queen's View

Two weeks ago, Dr Jamnes More, rector, broke the news he had won.

‘’I was really pleased,’’ said Euan. “My photographs were on show when I went to the Dean Park Hotel to collect my prize at the Rotary meeting.”

He then went on to be runner-up in the District wide Rotary competition.

Euan is keen to continue his hobby and may even consider it turning it into a career, but at the moment is concentrating on his studies to ensure he gets good grades.

Kinghorn beach

Kinghorn beach

“I love taking photographs - anything that I think will make a good picture. I really enjoy taking sports photos,” added Euan, ‘‘and I am trying to teach my grandad how to use a digital camera!”

Richard added: “He is really keen on photography and has a good eye for it. I try to help him where I can .We are all very proud of him.”