Creative retreats

Photography retreats & private tuition

Quietly helping you discover your own voice through creativity.

Welcome to Quiet Landscapes, where you’ll find details of creative landscape photography retreats, art and writing retreats and one-to-one tuition.

Quiet Landscapes was created from a belief in retreat and quiet places. Taking time out from your life to dedicate to your own creativity, along with experiencing the beautiful UK coast, allows you to relax and for your creativity to flow.


Podcast, online community & festival

I run the popular podcast Creative Soundscapes that covers creativity and wellbeing with guests who are photographers, thought leaders, writers, painters and those in the wellbeing space. All the details to listen are below.

Creative Haven is my online community – a friendly and welcoming space for creatives and photographers who support and encourage each other. We host guests on Zoom, monthly creative prompts and regular in-person meet-ups. Join us to meet like-minded people and find gentle encouragement for your own practice. All the details are below

Creative Light  is about stepping out of the every day to relight your creative spark, find joy and freedom in creativity, and get in touch with your inner voice, all with the support of a warm and nurturing team.  Forest bathing walks, led photography sessions by woodland photographers, speakers to inspire and uplift,  journalling & writing groups. Creativity, nature and well being become one at Broughton Sanctuary in 2024.

In 2025 the festival will move to my home of Harris with a local arts focus featuring many of the community’s incredible artists and photographers. Led trips out to the beaches and bays of Harris as well as quite probably some evening dancing!

Quiet Landscapes podcast about wellbeing with Margaret Soraya.

Select from more than 75 podcasts of creative inspiration.

Creative Haven online community for photographers of all abilities and experience.

Inspiration, learning & an online community.

Creative Light festival by Margaret Soraya.

3 Days of Workshops, Masterclasses & Talks in the Scottish Highlands.

Be gently encouraged through mindful, relaxing & inspired teaching


Our retreats allow you to escape the everyday, slow down and be absorbed in the landscape and your response to it. They’re designed with creative projects and time to play so you can leave inspired and peaceful.

creativity and introverts photographing on a remote Scottish island

One to One tuition

I offer one-to-one photography tuition and creative mentoring on the Isle of Harris in Scotland, where I live. You can book a half or whole day of my time, subject to availability.

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