Scotland Photography Workshops

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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.

Autumn Photography Workshops:

25th Sep 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Cairngorms Forest Photography Workshop

Location: Rothiemurchus, Cairngorms National Park

  • Capture the autumn colours of ancient pines and golden birch trees in one of Scotland’s rarest and most beautiful pinewoods
  • Explore hidden depths of the forest that few photographers have ever seen

Distance Walked: Approx 10km (option to extend at end of day)
Ascent/Descent: +120m/-120m
Terrain: Mostly good trail with some sections off-trail (heathery and rough under foot)

2nd Oct 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Glen Nevis Photography Workshop

Location: Glen Nevis, Fort William

  • Capture the autumn colours and rugged landscape of one Scotland’s most stunning glens
  • Discover a side to the glen you’ve never seen before as we explore some secret locations

Distance Walked: Approx 10km (option to extend at end of day)
Ascent/Descent: +400m/-400m
Terrain: Mix of rough trails and off-path walking, rough underfoot and steep in places

9th Oct 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Glen Affric Photography Workshop

Location: Glen Affric, near Cannich

  • Capture the autumn colours and rugged landscape of one Scotland’s most famous and beautiful glens.
  • Enjoy iconic views, and explore off the beaten track to find unique compositions

Distance Walked: Approx 10km (option to extend at end of day)
Ascent/Descent: +300m/-300m
Terrain: Mix of good trails and off-path walking, rough underfoot and steep in places

23rd Oct 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Ariundle Photography Workshop

Location: Ariundle Nature Reserve, Strontian

  • Capture the autumn colours and fantastic shapes of one of Scotland’s most stunning oak woods
  • Explore of Scotland’s most ancient and rarest woodland habitats

Distance Walked: Approx 10km
Ascent/Descent: +400m/-400m
Terrain: Mix of good trails and off-path walking, rough underfoot and steep in places

30th Oct 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Torridon and Loch Maree Photography Workshop

Location: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

  • Capture the autumn colours of rare Caledonian Forest at Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, then head to Glen Torridon
  • Photograph some of Scotland’s most iconic views, and look for hidden gems

Distance Walked: Approx 12km
Ascent/Descent: +200m/-200m
Terrain: Mostly of good trails with some off-path walking, rough underfoot and steep in places

6th Nov 2021

£65 per person

Max Group Size: 6

Creag Meagaidh Nature Reserve Photography Workshop

Location: Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve

  • Capture the autumn colours of regenerating forest in one Scotland’s most stunning nature reserves
  • Hike to a secluded mountain loch to discover the awesome cliff faces of Creag Meagaidh

Distance Walked: Approx 14km
Ascent/Descent: +500m/-500m
Terrain: Mostly of good trails with some off-path walking, rough underfoot and steep in places

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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