“Isle of Harris Creative Photography Retreat, Sept 11th-18th, 2024”

A bespoke creative photography retreat on the Isle of Harris from September 11th to 18th, 2024. This retreat is designed for creatives and photographers seeking inspiration and tranquility on the Outer Hebrides.

Led by Margaret Soraya and Lesley Lintott, the retreat focuses on individual creativity, offering photography trips and teaching various techniques, including smartphone photography, ICM, and long exposures. Participants can also engage in sketching or writing during the trips and even take part in the option of wild swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

Accommodation is provided in comfortable self-catering facilities by the water’s edge, ensuring picturesque views and ample walking opportunities. With en-suite facilities in every room, shared home-cooked dinners, and self-serve breakfasts and lunches, participants will find both comfort and connection.

The retreat, limited to six participants, includes pick-up from Stornoway or Tarbert, food and drink, outdoor-led trips, inspirational sessions, and a boat trip to a remote island (weather dependent). Travel to Harris and camera insurance are not included.

This retreat might be for you if:

  • You seek a recharge surrounded by the ocean and immersed in creativity.
  • You wish to explore more creative options in photography, especially long exposure techniques.
  • You are looking for inspiration and a break in a beautiful place with like-minded individuals.

Margaret Soraya, with a deep love for creativity and the coast, specializes in encouraging and inspiring others to find their voice and live in line with their core values. Lesley Lintott, a St Ives creative retreat leader, brings her expertise as an artist and educator, focusing on impressionistic and abstract work using smartphones or mixed-media sketching.

The retreat promises a relaxed atmosphere, allowing participants to fully experience the beauty of the wild island. The schedule includes optional outdoor trips to beautiful beaches, rocky shorelines, and encounters with seals, birdlife, and flowers. Participants can choose to photograph, sketch, read, walk, or simply be, with the option for calm, clear-water wild dipping.

Margaret and Lesley emphasize the nurturing of creative potential, gently encouraging participants to find their unique voice. With no rushing around, plenty of downtime, and the freedom to retreat and find quiet spaces, this Isle of Harris Creative Photography Retreat is a perfect opportunity for rejuvenation and creative exploration. You can find more details here