Margaret Soraya 

Landscape photographer & public speaker


Talks & Public Speaking


Landscape photographer & public speaker
When looking for an inspiring public speaker, you are looking for someone to not only show their work and life, but you want to hear why and how they achieved it. Your audience needs and wants to feel inspired and to leave feeling energised for their own work. 
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 usinf stories, illustrated by her landscape photography, time-lapse movies and films.
Landscape photographer public speaker margaret soraya speaking in London

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.


  • 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
  • Refinding your creative self: we often emerge in the second part of lives to discover we no longer know who we are. A guide to a journey to self discovery through our creative life
Landscape photographer and public speaker margaret soraya

The best speakers are those who’ve struggled and survived, those that have battled against the odds and who have struggled 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.


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”
margaret soraya speaking in London to photographers convention
Margaret specialises in
Camera club talks 
Photography event speaking
Public speaking 
Motivational speaking 
Women groups 
Well being presentations


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.
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
Out of The bubble, The Togcast, The Photographers Criac