Outer Hebrides Photography Workshop

Isle of Harris

20th-26th Nov 2022

Experience the Outer Hebrides during the dramatic winter months with some of the best opportunities to develop your photography



Isle of Harris Photography Workshop

The Outer Hebrides is tranquil, peaceful and welcoming. One of the most remote places you will ever go and ideal for a coastal photography workshop. The Isle of Harris is regarded as the jewel of the Hebrides: it is mountainous with absolutely stunning beaches which are regularly listed as among the best in the world. The coastline is second to none. 

It can look like the Caribbean in the summer months and in the winter feels like an island on the edge of the world.

In November we will be guaranteed a beach all to ourselves. The weather can be wild, changeable and bracing – perfect for great landscape photography.

Daylight will be at its most atmospheric at this time of year with some great weather patterns. On Harris, you can often see many seasons in one day – experience fast-moving weather and clouds, rainbows and sunshine all in one day.

Harris is about an hour and a half’s drive from the Isle of Lewis so there is ample time to visit the Callanish Stones and dramatic Mangersta Stacks.

Duration: 6 nights / 5 days Tuition

Group Size: Up to 6

Accommodation: self-catering houses, single occupancy

Included: Accommodation, all tutoring. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Complimentary Transport

Excluded: Alcoholic Drinks, travel to the island & camera insurance.

Fitness level: Easy – most locations within walking distance of parking. Options to walk longer routes

What to bring - Bring warm, waterproof clothing, cameras and tripods. Tripod, filters, remote shutters, memory cards, and a laptop if you can.

Travel Planning - Plane or ferry to the Hebrides. Collection from Stornoway airport in the afternoon of the arrival day. Drop off at lunchtime of Departure date. Alternatively, you can drive and catch the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry or Skye ( Uig ) to Tarbert ( Harris ) ferry. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need journey planning advice.

Deposit: £250 with a balance is due at the end of Sept 2022

Cost: £1800

Tutors: Margaret Soraya


An opportunity to take part in a bespoke coastal photography workshop in one of the most historic and wild corners of the Outer Hebrides. The Isle of Harris. A landscape photography workshop for those who love truly remote, beautiful places as well as a little luxury. This workshop focuses on the individual and how I can help you develop by getting to the core of your path. Listening to you as participants is the main focus.

Expect to be cut off from the real world for a few days, immersed in the wild open spaces of some of the finest and emptiest beaches you will ever see. As well as capturing landscapes and seascapes, this is an opportunity for you to recharge your personal batteries and reinvigorate your photographic practice through connecting with nature. 

During the days, we will be out in the landscape but will match our pace to those taking part so that everyone can feel relaxed and suitably rested.

Join me for a few days on this Hebridean island


This is a workshop for those who love the outdoors, truly wild and remote beautiful places as well as a little bit of luxury when they return. 


Locations will include some of the following:

The roaring waves and sheer expanse of Scarista Beach,

The secret beach at Hushinish, looking out to the Isle of Scarp

The white sands and turquoise waters of Luskentyre beach

The abandoned chapel at Northton or Ceapabhal

A trip to Lewis and the Callanish stones or Mangersta Stacks

lusknetyre waves ii


Self catering, single based rooms with home cooking. Accommodation to be confirmed.


I specialise in photographing some of Scotland’s most remote and wild places. Spending considerable time on the Outer Hebrides and exploring other equally remote areas. I adore the beauty in remote landscapes and being based in the Highlands of Scotland, it is relatively easy for me to get wild and beautiful places.

I have been photographing landscapes for 23 years since relocating to the Highlands of Scotland. My work has been printed widely and I have exhibited at The Bosham Gallery, Talla Na Mara on the Isle of Harris and at the Taunus Gallery, Frankfurt.

I have been commissioned to travel to photograph in countries such as Italy, America, Iceland, the Azores, Swaziland and Croatia. However, my main interest always comes back to the beautiful wild landscapes of the North of Scotland and the Scottish Isles.

I run a podcast all about creatives living their best lives and have an online photography community - all coming from the desire to help, teach and support others.

margaret soraya landscape photographer