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:

Meditative Photography
Very often landscape photography feels like a chase; trying to read the signals of weather, light and landscape to put yourself in the right place and time to see something …
My First Wild Camp of the Year
The recent spell of fine weather here in the Highlands was a great opportunity to enjoy a relatively easy night out in a tent. After several good hill days on …
Sunset on Cairngorm
I needed a moment to pause as I took in the ridge that I was about to climb. 'Oh boy. Here we go.' Sometimes I think it would be nice …
Walking at the Forest’s Edge
Despite having spent over a decade exploring the Caledonian Forests of the Rothiemurchus estate, there are some areas of these woods where I have very rarely set foot. The higher …
Thoughts on The Darkest Day
I've been trying to get my head in gear to write a new post for weeks now. This is the 5th draft I've started in ten minutes, but this is …
Today Was a Gift
A few days ago the first snows of winter arrived on the mountains. There was a hard edged clarity of light in the forest that I only know from winter …