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Low Light Photography Workshop

The longer nights through late autumn and into early spring provide perfect opportunities for low light photography. Capturing low light photography scenes can be one of the most challenging subjects in photography, yet it can also be one of the most rewarding, producing stunning results.

Join me for a low light photography evening workshop in and around Inverness and discover some of the secrets to taking great photographs as the light fades and darkness takes over. Learn the techiques for photography during the golden hour through to the blue hour and how to use the light and the timing to best effect.

We’ll run through the different types of low light, the essential equipment required and how to dial in your camera settings to best effect.

Low Light, Oilrig, Cromarty Firth

Lights, water and moody skies are essential elements and my workshops are based around the River Ness or at North Kessock where both locations allow for lots of scope for great results.

From landscapes to light painting, we will look at harnessing the light to improve composition and perspective at inspiring locations.

Low Light Photography Workshop Details

Duration and Price

Duration: 4 hours

Normally from 6pm to 10pm

Cost: £40 to £65

As the nights start to lengthen, I run this popular workshop in the Inverness area through late autumn and early spring. As an evening workshop, this is one of my most flexible courses and is a great introduction to low light photography.

Not only do the venues have excellent opportunities for capturing the the night time lights in and around Inverness, but they are also all based near to water, giving superb opportunities for capturing the reflections of light on water.

My Low Light Photography Workshops are usually based either close to the River Ness or at North Kessock by the old ferry slipway.

Not only do the venues have excellent opportunities for capturing the the night time lights in and around Inverness, but they are also all based near to water, giving superb opportunities for capturing the reflections of light on water.

The Ness Islands and bridges are beautifully lit at night, whilst the River Ness provides ample oportunities for capturing the reflected light from the lights of Inverness on the water. North Kessock allows us to look at bigger landscapes and with the backdrop of the Kessock Bridge, views over to Inverness and opportunities for capturing car trails, this is a completely unique location.

And if you would like to explore the opportunities to capture the bright lights of the oil rigs moored in the Cromarty Firth, I have a great location on the Black Isle which allows for some superb opportunities.

Experience Level

Low Light Photography Workshops are suitable for beginners and more advanced photographers alike.


My Low Light Photography Workshops are graded as "Green" or "Easy" with all locations very accessible from the roadside. We'll walk short distances to ensure that we achieve the best perspectives and composition for photography.

We will usually meet at, or close to, the location at 6pm and I will advise the meeting point at the time of booking. We start with an overview of the evening and I'm always keen to understand what clients would like to achieve during the Workshop - this ensures that we maximise the benefits of the evening. However, I also have lots of ideas for you and there is always scope for blending your ideas and my suggestions.

Photographing at night in the North of Scotland does mean that we need to dress warmly and have waterproofs to hand just in case of showers.

We will normally cover two or three viewpoints during the course of the evening, all within easy reach of the meeting point and I aim to conclude the workshop by 10pm at the latest.

Group Cost:

£40 per person

1 to 1 Cost:


The cost of a Low Light Photography Workshop is £40 per person for groups of up to six people, based at either Inverness or North Kessock.

However if you would like to plan a bespoke 1 to 1 workshop with me, I would be delighted to assist in compiling an evening to suit your individual requirements.

The cost of the 1 to 1 workshops is £65.

To make your booking or for more information, please call: 07780 787034 or email:

sunset, low light, Dornoch Firth

Low Light Photography Workshop Essentials


Please make sure that you bring sufficient warm and waterproof clothing for the evening to ensure you're warm and comfortable. You might also wish to bring a snack and a hot drink with you.

Headtorches are really useful, both for seeing what you are doing in the dark and also for light painting. If you've never tried light painting before, it's great fun!


When it comes to photography equiment, there are a few essentials but after that, you have lots of choice. We're never too far away from a car so there's always scope for leaving kit securely whilst we're out and about.

The absolute essentials (apart from your camera of course) are:

  • Tripod
  • Spare Batteries
  • Remote control
  • Spare memory card(s)
  • Lens cloth
  • Wide angle lenses are great for capturing the mood and the atmosphere of these particular locations but if you have a super zoom and there's a full moon, then there are other options too!


    Booking is very simple... if you would like a 1 to 1 course, then simply give me a call or drop me an email and we'll arrange a suitable date.

    If you have a group of like minded friends or would like an evening with a pal or a partner, please call me or email me with your preferred dates and we'll put some plans together.

    I advertise dates every so often and you'll find these on my Facebook Page. Keep an eye out for dates in early Autumn, through to late Spring.

    All I ask at the time of booking is for a Booking Form to be completed and for a £20 deposit, with the balance two weeks prior to the Workshop.

    Remember that I have Gift Vouchers available too if you'd like to give a unique present for someone special! For further details please Contact Me.

    And finally.... If the weather doesn't play ball with us on your chosen evening, I will always offer a choice of rescheduled dates. If, for any reason, these don't suit you, I simply refund you.


    When making Bookings please download and complete my Online Booking Form. When you have completed the form, simply email or post it to me, along with your deposit and we will arrange your Workshop.

    My Terms and Conditions and all the small print are provided for you on the Booking Form.


    Most of my photography Workshops are run in an Outdoor Environment with straightforward hiking on paths and maintained trails. As a qualified Mountain Leader and Sea Kayak Leader, some the Workshops I offer are based in mountainous terrain or on the sea and therefore may be more demanding, both in terms of physical effort and being comfortable in the environment.

    To make it easy to plan your Workshop, they are graded to help you to choose the right level for you.

    Green graded Workshops are the easiest and are low level walks, including coastal paths and glens. Some workshops may be based close to the roadside, whilst others may involve a walk of up to two miles. For sea kayaking, you may be new to this activity and we will stay close to shore and easy landings.

    Blue graded Workshops will offer longer walks in mountainous areas or sea kayaking in coastal areas. Expect to climb the summit of a hill or explore the coast by sea kayak. Be prepared for some moderate changes in weather and we will always prepare accordingly. You should have some previous experience walking in the mountains or in a sea kayak.

    Red graded Workshops may see us wild camping on the mountains in order to capture sunsets and sunrises. For sea kayaking, we may have a more challenging day with longer crossings and perhaps wild camping as part of our adventure. You should have experience of wild camping in the mountains and, for sea kayaking, be a competent sea kayaker.

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