Margaret Soraya

Margaret Soraya

Landscape Photographer and Public Speaker

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Margaret is a landscape photographer and public speaker available for events from camera clubs to larger photography and outdoor stages at events. She is based in Scotland, but happy to travel.

Margaret’s speaking style is inspirational and uplifting and she presents us informative stories, illustrated by her landscape photography, time-lapse movies and films.

Landscape photographer and public speaker, ​Margaret Soraya is one of the most creative entrepreneurs in the industry. She has a real and genuine desire to inspire others and help them in their own creative journey. Her personal story of how she overcame loss and chronic illness to begin living a healthy, fulfilled life doing the work she loves is a natural narrative that can inspire those feeling lost or stuck. She now travels continuously through remote areas of Scotland, weaving a love of remote and wild landscapes into her business and life.

When Margaret speaks, she speaks from the heart and tells stories that connect to the audience and makes her relatable to everyone’s lives. Her role as a working mother has enabled her to understand the struggles around spending time on creativity. She will show you how creativity is oxygen for your soul. A necessity for fulfilled, happy lives and how that, in turn, feeds back into fulfilled relationships.

The best speakers are those who have struggled and survived. Those that have battled against the odds and fought for every penny they have earned. Their pain becomes their passion. Real people, real lives and real passions – a genuine desire to inspire comes from hard-earned success.

Margaret Soraya Landscape Photographer and Public Speaker

SPEAKING TOPICS

A life less ordinary: my journey to living a life travelling solo through the Scottish isles with my photography career

Quiet: introversion & solitude as a positive creative state 

Healing Art: the connection between nature, healing & photography

Mindfulness: How photography supports mental health & physical well being

 

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Margaret specialises in

Camera club talks 
Photography event speaking
Public speaking 
Motivational speaking 
Women groups 
Wellbeing presentations
 

ACCOLADES

MPA Travel & Landscape Photographer of the Year for 4 years running and MPA Overall Scottish Photographer of the year 2017.
 
PUBLISHED: National Geographic Traveller, Outdoor Photography magazine and Photo Professional magazine, Camera Craft Magazine, Scottish Field, amongst others.
 
ENGAGEMENTS
Ffordes inspirational talk event 2017
SWPP International conference,  London 2017 & 2018
Highland Adventure Fest, Inverness 2019
On Landscape Conference, Cumbria 2018
Camera clubs including Inverness, Forres, Dundee, Nairn, Cromarty, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Livingstone, Cromarty, Alyth & Dingwall
 
PODCASTS
F-stop & Collaborate, Out of The bubble, The Togcast, The Photographers Craic
 

Dingwall Camera Club

 

“ I am quite certain I am speaking for all the members who were at your presentation last night when I say how much we all enjoyed the evening with you. The manner in which you presented, your direction of travel and the path you have followed to arrive at where you are today, were both illuminating and inspirational. All this and more, supported by the superb seascape and night sky images you shared with us, not forgetting, of course, your unique approach to wedding photography”

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