Shetland Photo Tours

The Shetland Photo Tours aim to offer you an intimate experience with the breathtaking and spectacular wild wonders of Shetland. One to one, or very small groups, I will be your guide, ecologist, and tutor. My aim is to create and give you a unique experience of Shetland that you will cherish forever more. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just beginning, I can tailor the day to suit what you want to get out of the day. I am also very open to ideas and if you wanted to photograph something specific, at a particular time of day or target a particular species this could be arranged. I also run dedicated tuition days which are aimed at people new to photography or want to improve their photography skills, whether this is landscape photography, photographing wildlife or underwater photography. Any of the workshops offered can be combined over several days to create a bespoke photographic experience tailored to cover the areas of photography you want.


Underwater Gannet Photography

Capturing underwater gannets With a 6ft wingspan, pristine white plumage, black wingtips, yellow saturation to the head and an impressive dagger-shaped bill, the Northern Gannets is not only Europe’s largest but also one of it’s  most attractive breeding seabirds. Nesting in colonies
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Shetland Seabird Photo Tour

Shetland has a high diversity of seabirds, with twenty one species breeding around the coast. In the height of the summer breeding season the colonies are a hive of activity, with a throng of birds coming and going as they rear their chicks.
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Autumn on Shetland ‐ Nature, Light & Land

This exciting autumn workshop showcases the enchanting northern isles in the magical and ever changing autumn light. The workshop targets a unique combination of the islands wild untamed seascapes and to focus on the wildlife of the season.
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Wild Coast of Shetland Photo Tour

The Shetland Islands archipelago is the UK’s most northerly island group, made up of over 100 islands, of which only 15 are inhabited. Stretching 96 miles (155km), Shetland has a large coastline at 1,697 miles (2,702 km), over twice the length of the Welsh coastline. Positioned
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Shetland Otter & Puffin Photo-assignment

Richard Shucksmith in collaboration with Shetland Nature, Brydon Thomason run joint exciting, informative and fun workshops. The date is 16th to 23rd of July for this species specific assignment to photograph two of Europe’s most iconic, adorable and charismatic species – the Otter an
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