Scottish Highlands Landscape Photography Workshops

A mountain and native woodland Scottish Highland landscape reflected in a loch under blue sky

If you’re searching for landscape photography workshops in the Scottish Highlands, then look no further! I’d love it if you’d join me in Scotland’s great outdoors to develop your landscape photography skills. You’ll learn from tutorials, one-to-one tuition in the field, and critique sessions. All of this will be delivered in a positive way, with the intention of inspiring you! Unlike many other professional photographers, I don’t have a huge ego, and I won’t dent your confidence!

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“I’m so pleased that I booked a photography workshop with Karen at the start of our North Coast 500 tour.

I’ve been dabbling with my camera off of ‘auto’ for a while but had not fully got to grips with the manual settings.

Karen quickly assessed my current level of ability and knowledge and built on this starting point.

I was rapidly able to make connections between terminology I had heard and its practical application.

There were many ‘lightbulb moments’ during the day as I developed my understanding.

Working one-to-one meant that progress was swift and I came away from the day with many new skills.”


A Scottish Highland sunset with the sun low in a pink sky above a bay with birds in the water

Workshops for beginners and intermediate landscape photographers

My Scottish Highlands landscape photography workshops are suited to beginners and intermediate photographers. Most of my clients either own a DSLR or mirrorless camera system. However, I’ve run successful days out with only compact cameras and mobile phones! I firmly believe that the photographer is more important than the camera. This means I can help you to improve your skills regardless of the technology you’re using.

From auto to manual mode in a day!

Some of my clients already have a working knowledge of camera settings. For others, the whole business of ISO, apertures and shutter speeds is new. I’ll establish your current level of expertise and will build on this over the course of the workshop. I can get you from auto to manual mode in a single day. This is regardless of the level of knowledge you bring with you.

Perfecting your landscape photography in camera

Of course, there’s a lot more to capturing great landscape images than knowing which settings to dial into your camera. I’ll pass on a lot of useful advice on composition. We’ll also practice different techniques at a range of locations. Whilst post-production is important, the emphasis will be on perfecting your images in camera. This will leave you with minimal work to do when you next load up your computer!

Group Workshop Option

I typically run my workshops for groups of up to three people who are booking together (usually individuals and couples). However, on a full day workshop, I can also accommodate groups of up to 10, including school groups, camera clubs and rotary clubs. Naturally, I’ll not be able to provide the same level of one-on-one tuition with a group of this size, nor will I be able to fit the group in my car or feed everyone! You could either organise a minibus or we can drive around in convoy, and your members would need to bring a packed lunch.

Five photographers on a landscape photography workshop on a rocky beach with cameras and tripods

We had a fantastic day out on the Black Isle. The weather was mixed but Karen was prepared for this and led us up the Fairy Glen for some waterfall photography while it was wet. When the sun came out, we went to Udale Bay and Craigton to photograph the landscapes there.

At each location, Karen talked to the group as a whole before engaging with the students individually. They all learned a lot and felt inspired to progress with their photography journey.

I’m delighted to have found Karen and will be booking her again for next year’s photography students.”


Scottish Highlands photography workshop female tutor wearing a green jacket sitting on a tree stump in an autumn woodland

I’ve loved exploring Scotland with a camera in my hand since early childhood. I’d be delighted if you could join me on a private tour of the Black Isle or a bespoke Scottish Highlands landscape photography workshop. I look forward to sharing my experience and enthusiasm with you, and helping you take your photography to the next level. Please browse my workshops information below.

Black Isle Photography Workshop
(near the start of the North Coast 500)

Ruined Scottish Highlands castle in field with straw bales and long shadows in foreground, with a lake and hills beyond

The Black Isle peninsula is a relatively undiscovered gem a stone’s throw from the Highland capital of Inverness across the Kessock Bridge, and a minor detour from the North Coast 500. If you’re touring the NC500, then this workshop is an excellent opportunity to get to grips with your camera at the start of your trip, so that can capture better photographs along the route.

Whether you live in the area or are here on holiday, I’ll take you to some beautiful locations on the scenic Black Isle during this one day workshop, most of them away from the tourist hot-spots. I’ve lived here since 2013 and have spent a lot of time exploring this corner of the Highlands, discovering the coastline, sites of historical interest and peaceful woodlands and waterfalls.

Prices start at £200 for a half day of one-to-one tuition. Please click the link below to access my eBook which contains full details of my Black Isle workshops, including answers to frequently asked questions, testimonials, a sample itinerary, and my half and full day packages, including pricing.

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Black Isle Workshop eBook: Everything You Need to Know!


Bespoke Highland Photography Workshops

A grey boulder on top of granite rock on a grass slope with a mountain landscape in the background

Perhaps you’d like to book me for a day of photography tuition in a location of your choice. I’ve previously run workshops in various locations around the Highlands, including Loch Ness; the Fearn Peninsula in Easter Ross; the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye; Wester Ross, including Torridon; and Assynt and Coigach, to the north of Ullapool.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I know Scotland (and specifically the Highlands) like the back of my hand! I’ve spent my whole life touring around here (and I used to work for VisitScotland, the Scottish tourist board, back in my student days!). I’d be delighted to put this knowledge to use and plan a bespoke Scottish Highland photography workshop for you.

Please be mindful that the price will reflect the time spent planning your bespoke workshop; a day of one-to-one tuition with a professional photographer; access to my landscape photography eBook; and the cost of my travel time and mileage from my home patch near Inverness.

To enquire about a bespoke workshop, please click the link below to be re-directed to my contact form. Let me know a rough idea of your preferred location(s), date(s) and level of fitness, and I’ll provide a ballpark quote. If the price is acceptable to you, we’ll firm up the plan from there.


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