Loch Ness & Glen Affric Photography Workshop
with Kim Grant & Margaret Soraya
22nd - 25th October 2021
A long weekend landscape photography workshop based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. During autumn this area comes alive with colour and exhibits a variety of native woodland, loch, glen and river side locations. This makes it the perfect backdrop to capture this season in all its glory. Join landscape photographers Margaret Soraya and Kim Grant for a relaxed weekend of mindful photography and learn to connect with nature and your creativity.
Duration: 3 nights / 2.5 days
Accommodation: Hotel - Polmaily House House in Drumnadrochit ( It is your responsibility to book your own accommodation )
Included: All tuition by two photographers, lunch on Saturday and Sunday
Excluded: Evening meals, accommodation & camera insurance.
Fitness level: Moderate (Most locations within easy walking distance from car parking)
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.
Tutor: Margaret Soraya & Kim Grant
Scottish Highlands Photography Workshop
Connect to the remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands and re-spark your creativity in this long weekend Scottish Highlands Photography workshop. Throughout the weekend we will head off to different locations, allowing you time to immerse in the beautiful landscape around you. You will be guided by Margaret and Kim, who aim to gently teach you connect with the landscape around you and capture it in a way that speaks to you. Margaret has lived in Drumnadrochit for many years and has an in-depth knowledge of the area, while Kim has spent her life exploring Scotland and has much knowledge of its sheer beauty and biodiversity. Having two guides allows plenty of opportunity for you to receive guidance and support throughout the weekend.
Scottish Highlands Photography Workshop
Our base for the Scottish Highlands Photography workshop will be Drumnadrochit. This spot is ideal for accessing many areas in the Highlands that come into their own at this time of year.
You will be responsible for booking your own accommodation and paying for your own dinner for the duration of the weekend. Once workshop bookings have been fulfilled, we will inform you which hotels are available for booking to allow us all to stay together if you choose. The accommodation will be based in Drumnadrochit to ensure quick and easy access to Glen Affric and Loch Ness.
On the Friday night, an introductory dinner will be arranged. This will be followed by inspirational talks by Margaret and Kim to help inspire you for the weekend ahead. You do not have to attend this but it will be a great chance for us all to meet and get to know each other. Lunch is included for Saturday and Sunday. These will be at local cafes or organised as packed lunches.
Some of the beautiful and quiet areas we may visit include Glen Affric, Loch Ness, Dundreggan, Loch Tarrif and Loch Oich. Each location will be picked to ensure we maximise the weather on the day and enhance your enjoyment. Exploring the quiet beauty of the glens, forests, lochs, and rivers of the area will open up many aspects of landscape photography.
Glen Affric is a dense pinewood forest, thick with mysterious air and photogenic opportunities, accompanied by the Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain. Described as the finest and most beautiful of all Scotland’s glens, a mystical mix of lochs, moorlands, and native pinewoods.
Loch Ness is fantastic for landscape photography. From the famous Urquhart Castle to its’ many lochside spots. From Invermoriston Bridge, the Pier at Dores, Fort Augustus with its views right down the Loch to the mighty Falls of Foyers.
The deep and beautiful mountains & lochs of Glen Affric
Incredible locations on the doorstep including Glen Affric, Loch Ness, Dundreggan, Loch Tarrif and Loch Oich
The Highlands at their best as Autumn turns forests to gold, orange and reds.
Inspirational talks by Margaret & Kim
KIM GRANT & MARGARET SORAYA
Margaret and Kim both have a passion for Scotland sharing the beautiful Scottish landscape with others. Both are outdoor photographers who have a real desire to share, inspire and teach others.
Together they provide a gentle, encouraging and friendly environment for you.
Margaret has been a professional photographer for 17 years with a particular interest in water and quiet places. Margaret lives in Drumnadrochit so has intimate knowledge of this area and how to access it a the very best time, along with weather patterns and finding those little-known locations.
Kim is never happier than when travelling around Scotland, capturing it in all of its beauty. She has particular interests in seascapes, intimate landscapes and abstract photography. Kim is well known on YouTube and is a positive ambassador for Scottish tourism.