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S C O T T I S H   S H O R E S

O C T O B E R   2 6   &   2 7

N O V E M B E R   1 6   &   1 7

J A N U A R Y   D A T E S   T B C


Join Paul for a 1-day workshop this winter photographing wild geese and seascapes - the best of Scotland's winter wildlife.

Edinburgh, UK

1 Day

5 places 

£70 Half Day / £120 Full Day

Paul's workshop opened my eyes to a whole new world and way of seeing. Very inspiring!"


(Macro Photography / Winter Wetlands)

W O R K S H O P   O V E R V I E W

HALF DAY WORKSHOP: We will spend the morning at North Berwick photographing water-birds and seascapes against the iconic backdrop of Bass Rock. Under my guidance you will learn how to capture the mood and motion in a range of subjects and stormy scenes.

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: After our morning at North Berwick, we will then head to Aberlady Bay, a protected reserve of cliffs, sand-dunes and tidal mudflats. There is much unique fauna and flora here, from Short-Eared Owls and Roe Deer to winter thrushes. On the sand-dunes you will learn to photograph minimalist sand-scapes, whilst further along at Gullane Point, you will capture dramatic seacapes with strong composition and lighting. At sunset, we will watch for the spectacular return of the 20,000 Pink-Footed Geese which overwinter here - a spectacular sight when the skies are golden as they often are at this time of year. We can have a meal and a warming drink in a nearby pub and review our photos.  


Please note that the exact itinerary is dependant on weather. 

Photographable Species: Pink-Footed Goose, Common Eider, Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Redshank, Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Whooper Swan, Dark-Bellied Brent Goose, Short-Eared Owl


  • Learn about wildlife photography and different kinds of birdlife

  • Fun, relaxed learning with a variety of subjects

  • Quickly master the basics of your camera as well as compositional tricks - no need for long lenses!

  • Unlimited expert guidance with 1-on-1 photo tuition 

  • Learn to predict animal behaviour to get great shots

  • Approachable animals allow you to push your creativity

  • Photo feedback after the session



To secure you space on my Scottish Shores workshop,

please click the button above or use the form at the bottom of this page.

I will then get in touch with you to complete your booking.


P R A C T I C A L    I N F O R M A T I O N


We will meet at Edinburgh Waverley Station or a pre-agreed meeting point. Upon booking, a map meeting point position will be sent. 


Light to moderate gentle walking on sandy terrain. Please contact me beforehand to discuss suitability and if you have any mobility issues. 

Food & Facilities     

There are cafe and toilet facilities at our photo locations. 

Group Size & Tuition      

With a maximum of 5 participants, our small group size ensures everyone has a better personal experience. I will be on hand to answer your questions and help you with observing animals whatever your skillset.  

Photo Gear  

This workshop will suit you whatever your gear and skillset - the plan will adapt for you whether you have an iPhone or the latest lens on the market. For your best enjoyment, I recommend that you bring a bridge or DSLR camera with a zoom lens in the 75-300mm range; longer lenses are good for flight shots. Please get in touch if you have any questions.


It is important that participants wear appropriate clothing for the season and activities. A recommended kit list will be sent upon sign-up. 

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