Harris & Lewis

If you’re looking for photographic inspiration, look no further than the Isles of Harris and Lewis.

Harris and Lewis Photography Workshops & Tours

small group landscape & seascape workshops

Local guide

I live in Scotland, visit these isles often and know all the best places.

Great locations

We will cover all the best locations both well-known and unique.

The best scenery

You will photograph stunning landscapes and seascapes.

The Amazing Outer Hebrides

Join me on my Harris and Lewis photography workshops and take a journey around some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and islands.

Scotland’s western Isles and Outer Hebrides offer an amazing diversity of scenery and creative licence for the photographer. Ranging from the white sandy beaches, turquoise seas, rugged cliffs and sea stacks to the windswept plateaus and the spectacular scenery along the Golden Road.

Alan Yatagai – California…..
“This workshop was everything I imagined and anticipated”.
Sheelagh Kay – Holmfirth…
“Dean listens to his clients needs/requests and arranges the day around that as well as the weather”.

Workshop Details

Small Groups

Maximum of 3 - 5 participants.

Duration

Duration 6 - 7 nights.

Meeting Place

Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Isle of Harris

Accommodation Included

6 nights en-suite single occupancy double room en-suite accommodation in the Harris Hotel, Tarbert.

Transport Included

Free transport around the islands in a 5-seater Ford Ranger Wildtrak with ample room for all photographic equipment.

Tuition

Workshop tutor Dean Allan is an award winning landscape photographer based in the northern Highlands of Scotland.

You will learn…

  • How to choose the right settings for each shot.

  • How to shoot in manual

  • How to meter and expose correctly

  • How to use your histogram

  • How to focus properly

  • How to compose your shot

  • How to use fast and slow shutter speeds to be creative

  • How to use filters

A landscape and seascape photographer's paradise

Luskentyre Beach

We will be based in Tarbert with easy access to the wonderful beaches of Harris which includes the jewel in the crown, Luskentyre. Harris has remarkable coastal treasures from the vast golden sands of Luskentyre and Seilebost that will leave you feeling dwarfed to the immaculate miniature beaches of South Harris, such as the one at Bagh Steinigidh.

There are so many beaches and all of them have their own characters, each offering something different. This is a seascape photographer’s paradise.

Stunning Seascapes

There is a raw but natural beauty to this part of the world that gets through to you in a very different way. You’ll be opening your eyes to the most extraordinary remote corner of the British Isles.

Based in our lovely hotel also gives us easy access to the Golden Road which snakes it’s way around fjord-like inlets and where we’ll find many abandoned crofts amongst the lunar landscape, some locations of which were used in the film Space Odyssey 2001.

Amazing Locations

The workshop is designed to provide a balance of visiting a variety of locations which will include seeing the wonderful cliffs and sea stacks along the west coast of Lewis. We will see the impressive Callanish Stones, the amazing stone circles which will challenge your compositional skills as well as the abandoned crofts, moorland, lochans that are dotted around Lewis.

The Garry Sands with their enigmatic rock stacks rising from the sand and the Traigh Mhor one of the longest on Lewis.

Lighthouses

While on Lewis we will visit the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. “The Butt” is characterised by pounding seas and rugged cliffs that extend southeast to North Tolsta where they suddenly give way to two of the islands most beautiful beaches.

Coastal villages

We will also visit the Gearrannan Blackhouse village, located in a gorgeous bay looking over the ocean and coastal landscapes. From the blackhouses you can wander up the hill and capture an image over the thatched roofs and chimneys. These experiences all offer a peek at what island life used to look like.

Dramatic Weather

Expect to experience fast moving weather systems, which at times can be challenging and a real test of your technical abilities. The light will change throughout the day and you will learn to get the best out of it – this will help you not only be more productive, it can also foster creativity and make it easier to be more flexible when unexpected conditions happen in the future.

I run a very relaxed workshop, which I hope will leave you feeling fulfilled and rewarded. Most of all though, that you come away with new photography skills and great photos of Harris and Lewis.

Upcoming Harris and Lewis Photography Workshops

Harris & Lewis Photography Workshop – 1st-8th November 2025 (ALL INCLUSIVE)

FULL PRICE – £2350 (ALL INCLUSIVE)
(Deposit £400)

Two 3 Bedroom Luxurious Properties WITH ALL FOOD INCLUDED….ALL ISLAND TRANSPORT INCLUDED….(Alcohol excluded)

This is a fantastic workshop set in a world class landscape and staying in 2 modern luxury 3 bedroom houses overlooking the stunning coastline of the Isle of Harris. This workshop includes breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal. I also provide complimentary transport during your entire stay

Pay full price now or £400 deposit with balance payable 12 weeks before workshop start date.

1st – 8th November 2025

 

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BRAND NEW WORKSHOP – NEW FOR 2025

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Harris & Lewis Photography Workshop – 15th-22nd November 2025 (ALL INCLUSIVE)

FULL PRICE FOR THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP – £2350
(Deposit £400 non-refundable))

Two 3 Bedroom Luxurious Properties WITH ALL FOOD INCLUDED….ALL ISLAND TRANSPORT INCLUDED….(Alcohol excluded)

This is a fantastic workshop set in a world class landscape and staying in 2 modern luxury 3 bedroom houses overlooking the stunning coastline of the Isle of Harris. This workshop includes breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal. I also provide complimentary transport during your entire stay

Pay full price now or £400 deposit with balance payable 12 weeks before workshop start date.

15th – 22nd November 2025

 

JUST ANNOUNCED

BRAND NEW WORKSHOP – NEW FOR 2025

3 Places Available

 

Book Now »

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