Kenny Martin | The Photographer Academy

Kenny Martin

Kenneth has been a professional photographer since 1985 when he opened his first studio in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Although a general photographer for the first 10 years, he soon realized that portraiture was his passion and in the mid 90’s dropped everything to concentrate exclusively in portraiture. His specialty is natural light home and location portraiture and editorial portraiture and the past couple of years has seen Kenneth once again enter the highly competitive world of wedding photography.

As well as running his own ‘High End’ Home and Location portrait business from his Gallery in Peebles, Kenny also runs, with his wife Nina, one of the biggest and busiest Portrait studios in Europe, Venture Edinburgh in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.

Kenneth was the one of the first portrait studios in Europe to convert to a 100% digital workflow with leading digital back manufacturer Phase One in 1987. In recent years he has visited many parts of the world lecturing to his fellow professional photographers on the subject of portraiture and digital workflow for high volume portrait studios.


Kenneth is a multi award winning portrait and wedding photographer and over his career has achieved many of the highest distinctions the industry can offer.

Including – UK Portrait Photographer of the Year

Scottish Portrait Photographer of the Year

UK Wedding Photographer of the Year

Scottish Wedding Photographer of the Year

UK Pet Photographer of the Year

Scottish Pet Photographer of the Year

Scottish Commercial Photographer of the Year

5 Kodak European Gold Awards

Chairman European Kodak Gold Award Judging Panel


Kenny launched Infinity Photo Training around 3 years ago. The idea originally was to service the amateur market but demand has now seen IPT develop workshops suitable for total beginners to advanced professionals. A series of full day workshops are available – from the beginner’s class – ‘Digital Photography Made Easy’ to  ‘Advanced Portrait Lighting’ aimed at Semi Pro and Pro Shooters. Become a Photoshop Elements Master completes the trio of workshops. Kenneth also offers 1 and 3 day intensive One 2 One classes from his gallery in Peebles which are geared to suit the specific needs of the delegate..

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