Michael Cartwright Photography

Classic Edinburgh and The Firth of Forth

Edinburgh & The Firth of Forth - Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October 2019 - £295 including return rail travel and hotel accommodation

2 days of wonderful city scapes, street photography, architecture and low light photography in one of the worlds most enchanting and photogenic cities.

We'll be taking in all of the classic view points as well as looking for unique and inspiring photographic opportunities off the beaten track. Steeped in history and with fabulous architecture and culture around every corner, Edinburgh is a wonderful location to shoot.

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06th - 07th Oct, 2019

£295.00 / £50.00 Deposit

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We'll spend time shooting viewpoints from locations such as Calton Hill, Princess Street Gardens and The Royal Mile, while the old town and hidden gems such as the picturesque Dean Village will give us plenty of subject matter to work with.

The Forth Rail Bridge is only a short train ride from the city and the opportunity to shoot this iconic location is not to be missed! We'll head over to North Queensferry, crossing the famous bridge before spending time creating low light images. 


Central Edinburgh hotel accommodation at the Motel One Prices St, with return rail travel from Darlington included in the price of £295 - Travel costs to Forth Rail Bridge not included.

Our carefully selected accommodation is the Motel One, situated on Princes Street in the very heart of the city, only minutes away from Waverley Station. We used this hotel on our last trip to Edinburgh and it is the perfect base for our adventures. 


Throughout your time in the Scottish capital i'll be on hand to offer tips and guidance. 

My sessions are friendly and relaxed while shooting in a group provides safety, support and enjoyable company!

If you have any questions on technique or ability level please contact me via email. 


A good level of walking fitness is required to fully enjoy our outings, although this particular trip is not too exertive there will be lots of walking involved. 

Suitable for all levels, from beginner to experienced. 


Shooting the city at night is sure to be a highlight during our time in Edinburgh, for optimal results a sturdy tripod is required.


Camera and Wide Angle Lens or mid range zoom lens (Range – 10mm to 70mm) - 35mm will give you the classic street photography focal length.

Zoom lens for shooting detail and long range street photography (Range – 70mm to 200mm)


Filters – ND Grads will be useful for sunrise/sunset images

My advice is to travel light if possible, try to find a balance between the weight of your gear and having the right kit at your disposal. 


Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin

I thoroughly enjoyed my first photography holiday to Budapest.  It was a beautiful city with plenty of opportunities to take fabulous photos.  Having Michael and Scott on hand to help you create that perfect photo and to give you advice was so valuable. It was a great group of people and a fantastic experience. Thank you!

Kathryn Barnes

I had a great time in London with plenty of opportunities to photograph architecture and try my hand at street photography. The London skyline after dark is something special.  Michael is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and readily on hand to give assistance and feedback throughout the trip.  

Debbie Stogden