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:

The Best Time for Landscape Photography in Scotland
As July comes to a close, I'm keenly aware that I haven't been very creative lately. That's ok. I've always found that high summer is the least inspiring time of …
My Perfect Night Out – Cairngorm Solstice
A certain euphoria came over me as I dashed back and forth. This was living. My heart was bursting with the joy of the mountain. My lungs breathed the clarity …
Coire Mhic Fhearchair – A Perfect Torridon Night
For many years I've wanted to spend a night camped at the spectacular Coire Mhic Fhearchair in Torridon. This magnificent coire is one of the finest in Scotland, owing to …
Moments of Loch Maree
I have always thought the waters of Loch Maree are one of those few places in Scotland that can only be described by one word: elemental. As if they came …
A Walk Among Elementals
"this journey (…) is not to be undertaken lightly. One walks among elementals, and elementals are not governable. There are awakened also in oneself by the contact elementals that are …
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 …