Scotland Photography Workshops

Scotland Photography Workshops

Landscape Photography; Master the Craft.

I offer photography workshops throughout the year, which take place in some of the finest photography locations in the Highlands. Open for anyone to book, they are ideal if you want to learn the skills of landscape photography in Scotland’s most incredible classrooms.

Upcoming Photography Workshops:

See below for our schedule of small-group photography workshops. Each workshop features some of the finest landscapes to be found anywhere in Scotland, guided and instructed by experienced photography tutor David Russell.

For other events including guided adventures, adventure skills courses and more, see our full programme of events here.

Latest Past Events

Caledonian Forest Photography Workshop

A day of guided photography with moderate hiking. Learn the craft of landscape photography from an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. Capture the beauty of ancient trees in one of Scotland's largest and most beautiful ancient pinewoods. Explore hidden depths of the forest that few photographers have ever seen.


Astro and Night Photography Workshop

Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms

An evening of guided photography tuition shooting the dark night sky.

Learn the art of night-time photography from an experienced and knowledgeable tutor.

Stargaze in one of Scotland's best dark-sky areas, amid ancient Caledonian Forest.

Overcome the challenges of shooting in the dark to create amazing night-time land and skyscapes.


Why Learn with Highland Wildscapes?

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.

Carn Etchachan Sunrise
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.

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.

Private and Custom Workshops

For private groups and one-to-one learning, book me for a private workshop for your preferred dates:

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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