Margaret Soraya

Margaret Soraya

Landscape Photography Workshop Leader

I am a landscape photography retreat leader and have been a professional photographer for 17 years. Sharing, teaching, and helping you in your photographic journey is my great passion.

A few years ago, I created Quiet Landscapes from a belief in the power of quiet and a love of remote, wild landscapes in the UK. In an increasingly noisy world, I want to share these quiet, beautiful places. And to teach and encourage others on the Scottish Islands that I know and love so well.

I am based in Drumnadrochit, on the edge of Loch Ness in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland with my two sons. This allows me easy access to much of the most beautiful Highland landscapes such as Glen Affric, the North West coast, the Moray Coast and the dramatic coastline of Caithness. As well as being able to travel easily to some of most favourite Scottish Islands including The Outer Hebrides, The Inner Hebrides and Orkeny. 

My great passion is for the sea and water.  surf, SUP, wild swim, and spend most of my time in or photographing water. It is at the very core of everything I love in life and forms the basis of all my own artwork.

Photographing waves is a life long obsession of mine. I began many years ago by painting seascapes age 18 and then moved on to photographing them! Wave photography is something that I would never tire of. 

I have just gained my Outdoor swimming Lifeguard Qualification, and I am also a qualified first aider.

I continually travel solo in my van around the Scottish islands, most frequently the Isle of Harris and the Isle of Lewis, which I have come to know like a second home. I seek out solitude as a way of connecting to my own creativity I have a strong belief in nature as a healer and that spending time in quiet places is essential for our creativity and well-.

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