About Us

This is my passion.

I want to create photographs that tell stories and show character; that capture light in fleeting moments and that encourages the viewer to explore further.

In 2013, an idea arose from a combination of my greatest passions; Scotland, it’s History and Photography. Within this small nation, there is so much diversity. A vast array of ancient historical landmarks in almost every corner brushing shoulders with Scotland’s ultra-modern architecture in our most cosmopolitan cities.  My desire to share these passions and my country with visitors and locals alike led to the birth of Photo Walk Scotland.

Urban or rural, Scotland’s skylines are truly breath-taking. Magnificent jagged peaks rising from the seas; blinding white sandy beaches, dark forbidding lochs seamlessly contrasting to the lively, storytelling backdrops of our famous cities. In experiencing Scotland, there is little wonder in the regard that it really is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

It is about those special moments I have with people and the environment I find myself in.

Scotland is a small country with a big history.  We can boast human habitation for over 14,000 years and although our ancestors are long gone, there are still traces of our ancient residents and visitors such as the Celts, Picts and Vikings.  We have hundreds of castles and fortified houses, ancient brochs, medieval abbeys and churches.  You simply cannot escape the history that shaped this wonderful nation. 

With my love for Scotland and its history, everything naturally comes alive with a camera in my hand. There are no longer static journeys from Glasgow to Glencoe, Edinburgh to Skye; every trip, no matter how short, becomes a trove of potential photographic discoveries. Countless images patiently wait for us around every corner to be found.  Above all else, what really has become my passion, is the desire to help others get the most from their camera and their Scottish photography experience.

This is where the journey begins…

For the less experienced photographer it can be a little daunting to join a tour or workshop.   Many who do join us are taking their first steps out of their comfort zone and we feel that it is a great privilege to be able to offer help and guidance at this early stage of their photographic journey.  With a combination of shared knowledge and experience, and a little added creativity, the images captured with us will spark a new and exciting passion.

Talented and proficient photographers from all over the world regularly join our photography experiences. Our knowledge and passion for Scotland means we can take you to the very best locations, some well-known and others lesser-known that will both thrill and impress the discerning photographer.

At Photo Walk Scotland, we aim to make each and every experience as comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable as possible. No matter if you are an experienced photographer looking for a guide or a beginner starting out in the photography world, or even somewhere in between,  we take great pride in never compromising our values; and ensuring that everyone will take something positive away from their experiences.

Photo Walk Scotland is an open community where everyone is welcome.

milena
milena
2021-11-08
Great guide ! We had a wonderful walk with Tom. We were a group of 11, and he took us for a half a day walk through the city. He was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour we got some good tips where to spend the rest of the day. Amazing city, I will be definitely back. And I will try to find Tom for another good Scottish pint.
Simone P
Simone P
2021-11-04
Nice tour trough Edinburgh The guide could tell us a lot about Scottish history. We we're free to ask, suggest and to stop or continue the tour. Tom is a nice man and easy to follow.
Carola
Carola
2021-11-03
Edinburgh with Tom Our friendly guide Tom took us on an interesting walk through Edinburgh! He knows a lot about Scottish history. He also had a good eye on our wishes and needs so that it became a nice personal experience!
Anne H
Anne H
2021-11-03
Lovely day in Edinburgh We had a lovely tour with Tom through Edinburgh! He told us a lot about the city and I enjoyed his Scottish humour. If you would like to get a glimp of the city, because it is to big to see in one day I would definitely recommend this tour.
bernard s
bernard s
2021-10-19
Glasgow Photography at Night I was in Glasgow with Tom last Friday & couldn't have got a better night; I'm delighted with the pictures I got but even more pleased with what I learned from him. This will be great help when the nights are dry & clear & I can get out on my own for more night time photography. As others have said Tom is great company with knowledge on so many subjects. He certainly knows his photography & was very patient helping me learn new techniques. Thoroughly recommended.
brian
brian
2021-10-06
All round excellent day Excellent day all round. Tom who was in charge of the trip was informative, nothing was too much trouble. As well as helping with all things photographic he had knowledge of the history of the glencoe area. This was an added bonus. Highly recommend photowalkscotland
cpstraveller
cpstraveller
2021-09-07
Great photo walking tour of Edinburgh Tom was a friendly and knowledgeable guide and showed us some hidden gems to photograph in our 4 hour tour of central Edinburgh, as well as filling in a lot on the history of the area. He not only shared technical tips on taking better photos and how to adjust camera settings, but also how to tell a story with them which was great. I will now be seeking out old graveyards for more atmospheric and artistics shots! Strongly recommended.
Anastasija S
Anastasija S
2020-09-13
Glencoe as I'd never seen it before! Amazing tour through Glencoe & Glen Etive. I've been several times before and often struggled to take photographs that convey the majesty of this landscape. Tom showed us several spots just off the beaten track that I would never have found without his guidance. With the popular views like the white cottage he suggested and encouraged us to find different perspectives. I felt so much more relaxed and able to enjoy the walks without the pressure of figuring out the best shot, knowing it was all taken care of and the angle I'll get will be the best possible view of this landscape. I did professional photography at one point in my career and know my way around a camera, but I feel like I still learned new things. It was also great to try out new bits of kit, such as filters. The walks we did to different 'photo spots' are suitable for all levels, I never felt pushed past what I'm comfortable with. I got the sense that Tom had several trails in mind and would be able to offer more challenging trails to the keener hikers. Could not recommend Photo Walks Scotland enough to anyone with an interest in photography and Scottish landscapes. And it did wonders for my Instagram account 🙂
IanCowan
IanCowan
2020-08-31
Glencoe and Glen Etive Had a fantastic day with Tom in Glencoe and Glen Etive on Saturday. Met at the Green Welly at Tyndrum - loads of free parking - and after a quick coffee and breakfast roll, we were on our way. So many great locations during the day, from the iconic Black Rock Cottage overlooking Buachaille Etive Mor into Glen Etive with waterfalls and water features, then further down the valley for more spectacular views and more water features! Rounding the day off walking to the Study with fantastic views to the Three Sisters and down the valley. Tom had loads of great locations sorted for the day with alternative options where we were unable to stop. Great advice given to improve my photographs and try new things - my previously unused filters got an outing allowing me to try long exposure photography at the waterfalls, A really enjoyable day out. Good Locations. Good Company. Great Photographs.
Yvette Webster
Yvette Webster
2020-08-24
Best walking tour in Glasgow I had a fabulous day with Tom in Glasgow. I live in Scotland and have visited Glasgow many times and thought I knew the city well. Tom introduced me to many new places I didn't know existed- and his knowledge of Glasgow's history is incredible! If you're visiting Glasgow I highly recommend you book a tour with Tom- I wouldn't travel Glasgow any other way. He also gave me some awesome tips for my photography and I saw a huge difference in the quality of my images right away. A+++++