Highland Wildscapes

Explore | Learn | Create
David Russell

Welcome to the Highlands!

Hi, I’m David Russell.

My life’s work is to explore and enjoy the intrinsic connection between people and nature.

Create and Educate.

I tell stories about the land using photography, writing, video, painting and music. I also work as a guide and instructor to introduce people to natural places, and teach them skills to go on exploring for themselves.

Outdoor Learning and Adventure

Join me outdoors for a guided adventure or to build and develop your own skills.

Landscape Photography Workshops

Learn the skills and techniques to capture the landscape in all its natural glory. Tailored learning to suit photographers of every level.

Guided Adventures and Courses

Explore the landscape in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Develop your own outdoor skills to take your adventures to the next level.

Creative Stuff and Services

The things I like to make and work on.

I love to explore Scotland’s wild places with my camera. I sell prints of my images and teach photography workshops to help you enjoy the landscape yourself.
I make videos that celebrate the Scottish landscape, and work with others to bring their visions to life. I love to work on projects where culture and landscape intersect.
I write stories about the experience of nature. I also founded a blog where people come together to do the same thing – The Caledonia Collective.
Making bits of shape and colour look a bit like things I see, but more like the way they feel.
I love capturing your special day as a wedding photographer. I specialise in outdoor weddings among stunning surroundings.
Make a piece of high-quality landscape art your own, and help to support Highland Wildscapes.

What my clients have said:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Can’t imagine it being better.”

Ledro – Photography Guiding

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Very pleased with my purchases for Christmas. They will bring some beautiful places into my friends’ interiors and help them get through the winter.”

Rosalind – Landscape Prints

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Fantastic to work with – love the final result! We just clicked right from the start.”

Hamish – Video Production


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From the Blog:

Sixty-Plus Landscapes from Autumn in the Highlands
Autumn is starting to come to a close here in the Cairngorms. Most of the trees have now been stripped of their leaves. The hills are dusted in snow every …
Rime Ice (A Mountain Poem)
Heading home I saw the hillsFrom the North the Cairngorms display their true size. From other angles pretending at being small. Vast, precipitous, and they beckon. Lairigs draw breath The …
Woods, Rain and Water – A Perfect Waterfall Photography Workshop
A Plan Suitable for the Weather This last Saturday was my final scheduled photography workshop of the autumn. The original plan for the day was to head to Creag Meagaidh …
Woods, Mountains and Rainbows – A Great Day Out for Photography
Last Saturday was the day of the long anticipated Torridon and Loch Maree workshop, which I had been especially looking forward to. Autumn is arguably the best time of year …
Navigational Awareness – Don’t Get Lost on the Hills
The recent case of a man lost in the Cairngorms for two nights is just the latest incident for the busy Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team. It won't be the last. …
The Most Beautiful Loch in Scotland? – A Hike across Cairngorm to Stunning Loch Avon
https://youtu.be/jONYTJFBjMQ Starting Out A few days after my photography mission to Braeriach it seemed that the warm settled weather had no intention of leaving the Highlands. The Cairngorms were bathing …