Harris Photography Workshop

Hebrides Coastal Photography Workshop

Isle of Harris

October 31st – November 6th 2021



Fully Booked

Duration: 6 nights / 5 days Tuition

Group Size: Up to 6

Accommodation: 4 Star self-catering houses, single occupancy in a double en suite bedroom.

Included: Accommodation, all tutoring. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. All transport during the retreat.

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 - Please do not hesitate to ask if you need journey planning advice. We will arrange to collect you from the agreed meeting location.

Deposit: £250 with a balance is due at the end of Augst 2021.

Cost: £1550

Tutors: Margaret Soraya & Jeremy Lintott


  • Detailed communication beforehand so that we understand how we can help you on the tour. We will allow for personalised attention.
  • Alongside our standard photographic training, Margaret is also experienced in time-lapse photography and can demo time-lapse to those interested. Paul is a master of the long exposure so will be teaching long exposure techniques.
  • Individual attention and a focus on helping you develop.

Hebrides Coastal 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. 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 non. 

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.


Take a few days out from the noise and pressures of everyday life. Being quiet and immersed in nature is the best way to find your own path.

There is a very personal approach to this Photography Workshop held at Lews Castle, Stornoway. Our aim is to help everyone in their own individual journey. There will be a flexible approach to our critique sessions. Some are comfortable in group discussions, others in 1-2-1’s, and we will accommodate all wherever possible. For those who need to work solo, those who are at their best when they have downtime in between group sessions, there is no need to worry. With two tutors, we can facilitate a flexible approach.

Each day will be flexible according to weather conditions. However, generally, we would be up early for breakfast and out to shoot in the morning at one location. Then a lunch break and an afternoon shoot. Each day will differ slightly, but we will have a mix of shooting, inspirational talks, and time to sit with you individually on any given day.

This is a photography workshop for those who love the outdoors, truly wild and remote beautiful places, and a bit of luxury when they return. The focus is on your personal connection with the landscape and inspiring you to find your own style.


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

lovely standing stones Orkney Isles image


Accommodation for this Hebrides coastal photography workshop is within two self-catering houses within walking distance onto Scarista beach. Each participant will have their own double room en suite.

Each cottage has three en suite bedrooms with showers. The kitchen is superbly appointed and the huge sitting room with its cathedral ceiling and glass wall for our editing and teaching sessions.


On this very special Coastal Hebrides retreat, I have teamed up with Jeremy Lintott. We both work in an intuitive manner and believe that photography is about how you respond to the landscape. We are equally passionate about encouraging others to grow in understanding and depth in their own work.

We have both overcome significant challenges through landscape photography. We have learnt to live healthy, happy and fulfilled lifestyle through our landscape work. We have come together to create a unique space for a few days on the Costal Hebrides for you to enjoy.


Margaret Soraya leading a workshop in wild weather

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 in Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Camera Craft, Build it Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine and regularly in travel features within Scottish broadsheets and I have exhibited at The Bosham Gallery.

In the past 8 years, 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.


Jeremy lintott profile picture
Jeremy has a fascination with all aspects of the natural world, whether it is studying the intricate anatomy and lifecycles of insects and fungi, or experiencing its raw power in coastal landscapes.
He believes our modern lives are leading to a greater disconnect with nature and likes to use photography as a means of discovering and fully appreciating our natural world.
After a career as a veterinary surgeon Jeremy is now enjoying being able to devote more time to capturing the beauty and complexity of nature in his images.