We wanted to update you about how the current virus developments in Scotland have impacted us and our business here at Solas and what we plan to do about it.

 Due to government guidelines our host venue the Falkirk wheel has suspended all group activities and meetings until further notice.  This means that unfortunately we have postponed our planned workshops.

 Our aim is to reschedule these dates as soon as the situation gets back to normal or near normal.  We will obviously honour your vouchers for any of the postponed dates and would love to see you there.

 With the rapid changes to the situation every day it isn’t possible to confirm these new dates right now, but we will be back in touch as soon as we have.

 In an effort to show our thanks for supporting us and to keep you inspired we are looking into the possibility of running some live Solas workshops that you would be able to log into and watch or participate in.  If this is something you would be interested in then please let us know, it would be completely free and would not in any way to affect your voucher validity.

 We understand that this is as disappointing to you as it is to us but your health and the greater good of our wonderful country means that we need to be responsible with our actions and decisions.

 If you are happy for your booking to be carried forward to one or the new dates, then please confirm by e-mail.  If this does not suit, then please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss it with you.

 Please bear with us through this challenging and changeable time and we will do our best to keep you as up to date as we are.

 Stay safe, be careful but don’t stop being creative.

 Jamie and Peter

Solas Photography Workshops.


SOLAS – Scottish Gaelic meaning knowledge and light.

In essence, great images – the ones that take your breath away – are the result of two things: the skill of the photographer and the light captured by the lens. The best photos are made of Solas.

Learn how to craft incredible moments on a photographic adventure with two of Scotland’ s finest photojournalists, exploring the art of distilling time and light into a single perfect image and developing your skills within the iconic landscapes of Scotland.

Learn from the professionals with SOLAS Photography – get the inside track on how to create compelling and impactful images from award-winning photojournalists and former national newspaper picture editors, Peter Sandground and Jamie Simpson.

Whether you’re looking for one-to-one tuition or a residential course, Peter and Jamie offer authentic, practical, hands-on learning experiences combined with the best of hospitality – and great craic – in some of Scotland’s most spectacular locations.

Learn How To …

. . . Use the manual settings on your cameras to release creativity

Learn How To …

. . . Understand natural light and how to use available light mixed with artificial sources

Learn How To …

. . . Harness the art of editing and selection of your images

Learn How To …

. . . Use Photoshop or other software to get the best out of already great images