Harris & Lewis, Scotland, Photography Workshop, March-April 2021


27th March – 2nd April 2021 ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT

I have an extensive bucket list of locations worldwide that I would love to visit with my camera and right at the top of the list for locations in the UK is the Isle of Harris and Lewis and having spent quite a bit of time there, I completely understand why. The peace and quiet and remoteness of the island is captivating and after spending a week there, you will feel as though life has slowed down by a couple of paces. Standing there beside the ocean, listening to the waves slowly cover the golden sandy beach you’re standing on while admiring the view all around you with your camera on a tripod is genuinely one of the most pleasurable experiences I can enjoy as a landscape photographer. This is why people want to come and experience Harris and Lewis for themselves.

For this six night workshop, we will be based at the beautiful Harris Hotel in Tarbert which is located only twenty minutes away from the glorious sandy beaches of Harris. Further north we have the majestic huge sea stacks of Lewis not to mention the 5,000 year old standing stone circle of Callanish. I spent New Year’s Eve here among the stones in 2017 and it was a magical experience indeed to see in another year in such a mysterious and atmospheric place.


The terrain is quite different on both parts of the island. The Isle of Lewis is located to the north of Harris and occupies the majority of the island and I find the more dramatic views are on Lewis. The sea stacks of Mangersta and Tolsta (Garry Beach) are quite simply magnificent and reminiscent of those found on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The iconic and mystical Callanish standing stones also greet you on Lewis and on a stormy day can be very atmospheric. Harris on the other hand I find to be more about peace and tranquillity with the beautiful world famous Luskentyre Beach stretching out on the west coast with its stunning sand dunes and aqua coloured water. The salt marshes of Northton in the south of Harris provide the landscape photographer with ample opportunities to capture them at their best while the 368 metre Ceapabhal fell in the distance provides a wonderful backdrop.

Collectively Lewis and Harris will provide you with memories that can be beautifully captured on camera and if you have ever promised yourself that you would go and visit them one day, perhaps now is the time to make good on your promise. I can personally guarantee you that you will love it as much as I do.

Sunrise, Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Sunrise, Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides