Have you ever dreamt of exploring Scotlands mystical highlands and islands? But what if you can match this dream with your passion for horse photography? This 10 day expedition brings you to the best spots in Scotland, to dark lochs, smooth mountains, bright beaches and shaggy ponies.

This tour features sessions with native horse breeds, with a special focus on rare and endangered horse breeds and free roaming horses. The choice of the sessions, locations and breeds ensure a big diversity and experience.

Expedition date: September 2021 – 10 full days – Start Friday morning and end Sunday evening

— exact date will be communicated!

Start / end: Edinburgh, Great Britain

Schedule: We will start in Edinburgh and cross Scotland towards the east coast, where we will do some island hopping on the Hebrides. When back on the mainland, we will travel through the highlands and the Cairngorms back towards Edinburgh.

Equipment: We will have mainly staged photo sessions with portraits, herds and free roaming horses sessions. You can’t do nothing wrong with your standard 70-200 mm Iens, but I strongly encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and take the opportunity to try out new lenses. To include landscapes, a 35 mm is a good choice, and to be more flexible a 24-105 mm or similar zoom is a great alternative. For wildlife shots and free horses I recommend 100-400 mm lenses or even more tele zoom. Think about a rain cover for your tack.

Outfit: We will travel through Scotland and spend much time outdoors and by the coast. Expect wind and rain, but (hopefully) also some warmer days. Don’t forgot water proof hiking boots for walks in the moor.

Fitness: Tours including hiking require a basic level of fitness or at least you should be determined to reach the destination (at your pace 😉 ). I’m also a slow hiker compared to the mountain folk, but I have a strong will to grow beyond my limits. (the photos will be worth it and after a few days you will forget the pain). On flat plains, beach sessions or big pastures you still need to walk a lot to reach the destination.

Weather: We will take pictures in any weather, except in thunder storms or unbearable weather. Weather in the mountains close by the sea can be extreme and slightly unpredictable, but safety is more important than being struck by lightning for a horse photo. Worst case, the sessions on exposed areas must be cancelled or switched.

Social: The Expedition is very intense and we will spend much time together. For this reason I reserve the right to pick the best candidate for a tour, to ensure we will get along well. My two dogs travel with us and it is important that you are not afraid nor allergic of dogs.

Language: I will speak English, German or French depending on the group requirements.

Hygiene: On the tour we will follow the hygiene rules and recommendations of the German government regarding COVID-19.

Invest: Prices and sign up starting December 2020

Equine Photo Expeditions are intense, adventurous and absolutely unique. This is the photo tour of a lifetime you won’t regret.

Sign up to this Expedition

Write me an e-mail to cecile@thepixelnomad.com or use this form. I will react in short time and send you all details.

Impressions of Scotland’s highlands & islands

Beautiful landscapes, native horse breeds, free roaming herds and local points of interest wait for you.