Photography Workshops

Explore | Learn | Create

Learn One-to-One in Scotland’s most beautiful classroom.

I provide photography tuition on a private basis for individuals and small groups. A photography workshop gives you the chance to develop a clear vision of what you want to create, and how to do so. Tuition is always tailored to the needs of the individual, and takes place in stunning locations that always have plenty of inspiration to offer.

Gorgeous Locations

In the Highlands of Scotland we are spoiled for choice when it comes to dramatic scenery. Together we’ll explore inspiring locations that make the heart sing.

Personal Attention

Before your workshop we will have a detailed discussion about your photography experience to date and your key learning outcomes.

It Only Begins Here

I’m a big believer in long term learning and maintaining contact with my students. I’m happy to offer continued feedback and advice as you continue to gain experience after our workshop.

What a joy to spend time in the forest with David, learning some new technical and creative skills. We talked about how to leverage layers and contrast to build interesting compositions in an environment that can so often seem noisy and dazzling with detail. Despite having to really work the “soft” light I learned new things and enjoyed the quiet of the outdoors with a knowledgeable photographer and guide.

Simon – Half Day Workshop, Loch an Eilean


Half Day Workshop£1504 Hours
Full Day Workshop£2508 Hours
Wildcamp Photography Adventure£275Overnight


Workshops will take place in the Aviemore area of the Cairngorms National Park. This area offers us a huge degree of variety and potential for our time together. We are spoiled for choice with numerous lochs, woods and hills in the immediate area. For wild camping photography trips we have the option of camping on hilltops for spectacular morning sunrises.

Group Sizes

I only offer private workshops, so our time together will be either one-to-one, or with your own group of friends/family. Small groups work best so I prefer to work with 2/3, max 4 people. Please contact me to discuss if you have a larger group in mind.

Learning Content

Prior to your workshop we will have a discussion about your desired learning outcomes for the day, for example any specific technical questions you would like answered, or techniques you would like to learn. During the day itself we will usually explore one location extensively on foot, or visit two or three different areas.

On a typical workshop our discussion and learning points usually include:

  • Technical Fundamentals
  • Composition
  • Understanding Light, Colour and Contrast
  • Visual Storytelling

I will consistently seek your feedback and input throughout the day to ensure that you are getting the learning you want.

After Your Workshop

I am a big believer in long term learning, and love to continue helping students develop after the workshop itself has ended. We can begin with an online meeting (Zoom, Facetime etc) to review and critique the images you have captured during our workshop. From there I am happy to offer online tuition in post-processing and editing your images in Lightroom and Photoshop to really help get the best result from the raw data. First session post-workshop is free.

Let’s make something beautiful together.

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 …