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As a photographer and artist living on the Isle of Harris and leading creative retreats, I love writing about my photography, art, writing and retreats and creative light festival that I run. As well as thoughts on the beautiful and remote locations I work in and how to find inspiration for your own creative life.
Taking time out to relax at The Hebridean Spa, Isle of Lewis

Taking time out to relax at The Hebridean Spa, Isle of Lewis

Visiting the Hebridean Spa, where the essence of tranquility meets the beauty of the Scottish wilderness. Sit back, relax, and indulge in some much-deserved time for yourself. I visited in February 2024 when the wild weather just added to the cosy...

Writing Retreat on the South Wales Coast with Sean Tucker

Writing Retreat on the South Wales Coast with Sean Tucker

Writing Retreat on the South Wales Coast This writing retreat, nestled on the South Wales coast, offers a week of inspiration and creativity for like-minded individuals to gather, connect, and explore the depths of their artistic expression....

1-2-1 Photography sessions available on The Isle of Harris

1-2-1 Photography sessions available on The Isle of Harris

1-2-1 Photographic and Creative sessions on the Isle of Harris Are you a photography enthusiast seeking a unique and personalized learning experience? Many visitors to the Isle of Harris in the summer months stay for a week and it is possible to...

 St Ives Creative Retreat June 1st-7th 2024

 St Ives Creative Retreat June 1st-7th 2024

 St Ives Creative Retreat - June 1st-7th 2024 Rediscover your creativity, and connect with like-minded individuals on the St Ives Creative Retreat, led by Margaret Soraya and Lesley Lintott in June 2024. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in...

Women’s Art Retreat on the Isle of Harris with Ellis O’Connor

Women’s Art Retreat on the Isle of Harris with Ellis O’Connor

Women's Art Retreat on the  Isle of Harris   Escape to the breathtaking Isle of Harris for a rejuvenating women-only retreat, where tranquility, creativity, and nature intertwine to create a unique experience. Hosted by artists Ellis O'Connor...

Creative Light retreat at Broughton Sanctuary, sept 2024

Creative Light retreat at Broughton Sanctuary, sept 2024

"Creativity is essential to our mental and physical well-being; it transforms lives . We need to express ourselves and also to realise that it isn’t a luxury that is left last on the ‘to do’ list of life. We must listen to the creativity inside...

Creative light photography festival

Creative light photography festival

The First Creative Light Photography Festival in Scotland "I can't remember seeing more beautiful autumnal collect in Scotland. A lineup of excellent speakers and a deacon KJ Marion Salinas, Charlotte Bellamy, Justin Ritchie,  an amazing group of...

The importance of not taking photographs

The importance of not taking photographs

The Importance of not pressuring yourself to take photographs A photography trip up into the woods behind my house in Drumnadrochit recently saw some incredible conditions. I made a video about how I was feeling and why I hadn't photographed in a...

Creative Photography Festival in the Highlands of Scotland

Creative Photography Festival in the Highlands of Scotland

Creative Photography Festival in the Highlands of Scotland   I recently went out to make a video about the upcoming Creative Photography Festival which I organised in Drumnadrochit. You can see the website here: https://creative-light.co.uk/...

Benro Tripod Shoes for long exposure Seascape Photography

Benro Tripod Shoes for long exposure Seascape Photography

Benro Tripod Shoes for long exposure Seascape Photography I photograph mostly long exposures seascapes and generally I photograph right on the shoreline or in the water. Which means that my cameras and tripods are prone to sinking in the sand as...

Loch Ness photography book

Loch Ness photography book

Loch Ness Photography book released I have just released my Loch Ness photography book and it is available on my online shop now! The book is of photographs from around Loch Ness from around 5 years of heading out to capture the most atmospheric...

A Creative Retreat in Italy with Sean Tucker

A Creative Retreat in Italy with Sean Tucker

Creative retreat in Italy with Sean Tucker Taking time out for yourselves and going somewhere outside your normal daily environment to allow yourself to rest and to be creative is so important. Along with many others, my best ideas and creative...

Underwater photography on the Isle of Harris

Underwater photography on the Isle of Harris

Underwater Photography On the Isle of Harris From the very first time I began to practice underwater photography on the Isle of Harris, I had a vision of wanting to capture an image in snowy conditions. Of the snow on the mountains. Still yearning...

Isle of Harris photography in March 2022

Isle of Harris photography in March 2022

Isle of Harris photography in March 2022 Two weeks photographing on the Isle of harris I've enjoyed another fabulous two weeks photographing on the Isle of Harris, and I wanted to share with you all how wonderful it was to enjoy some unseasonably...

Harris photography workshop in February

Harris photography workshop in February

Harris photography workshop in February I have just returned from my Harris Photography workshop in February 2022. I spent 3 weeks on the Isle of Harris prior to the workshop to get to know more intimately the land,new walks and observe even more...

Creative Photography festival

Creative Photography festival

New creative photography festival in the Highlands of Scotland organised by Margaret Soraya. 3 days of workshops masterclasses and talks. Speakers include Marianthi Lainas, Mark Littlejohn, KJ Nasrul, Paul Sanders, Charlotte Bellamy, Lesley Lintott, Kim Grant, Bill Ward, James Kelly, Anna Deacon, Margaret Soraya, Justine Ritchie and Cassandra Baron

Paul sanders mindful photography on my podcast

Paul Sanders speaking on my podcast about mindful photography Paul Sanders is a photographer who has a very special way of seeing the world. I recently interviewed him on my Quiet Landscapes podcast about his life and work. His beautifully calm B...

Isle of Harris Photography workshop

Isle of Harris Photography workshop

Photography workshop on the Isle of Harris, November 2021 Another really successful photography workshop on the Isle of Harris has ended and I'd like to share with you some of  the wonderful experiences I've been lucky enough to capture in five...

Seascape Photography on Tiree

Seascape Photography on Tiree

I recently spent a week photographing seascapes on the Isle of Tiree which is in the Inner Hebrides. Tiree is a very small, remote island that feels very much back to nature.