Create your dream tour holiday right here with Highland Personal Development Photography Tours.

Highland Personal Development
Scotland – Bonnie Scotland!! It is one of the best tour holiday locations in the world. A top location for photography, sightseeing, culture, history, the list goes on…

We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson; don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Scottish Natural Heritage have to say:

Scotland’s unsurpassed landscapes have long been celebrated in paintings, verse, prose and song. Our fine scenery is inspiring to live in and to visit, and the imagery of an unspoilt landscape is important in the marketing of our tourism, film industry and world-renowned products such as whisky.

In September 2017, Rough Guides named Scotland as their number 1 tour destination – worldwide!  In April 2017, Rough Guides named the North Coast 500 (NC500) as “The No. 1 Road Trip in the UK”.

The NC500 starts and finishes in Inverness, where we are based and we love it! It is a 500 mile drive around the North Highlands of  Scotland, voted “Best Road Trip in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler in April 2017. It is Scotland’s answer to Route 66. For more on the NC500 – see our North Coast 500 picture gallery.

Take a tour with a difference with Highland Personal Development Photography Tours.

  1. Are you passionate about the Highlands of Scotland, or just curious and open to what it has to offer?
  2. Perhaps you have a specific interest such as: castles, gardens, wildlife, history, ancestry and genealogy, or a particular Clan?
  3. Enthusiastic about digital photography? Would you like to learn from scratch, improve or simply enjoy touring with an experienced Highland photography guide?
  4. Lastly, are you keen on, or curious about the world of ‘self-help’ and personal development? If so, then we just happen to be top class personal development, relationships and emotional intelligence mentors. Forget stuffy classrooms – if you’d like to – you can learn about yourself and develop new life skills while on tour with us in the stunning Highlands of Scotland.

Time permitting, you can indulge in as much or as little of any or all of these four offerings to create a truly unique and fulfilling adventure. We can tailor a tour to meet your specific desires, or you can relax, give us a quick indication of the type of tour experience you’d love and leave the rest to us.

Highland Personal Development Photography Tours

At your service are:

  • Two passionate tour guides, a husband and wife team, who love Scotland, especially The Highlands, and enjoy nothing more than sharing our knowledge and passion with others. Andrew also enjoys golf, IT and photography; Diane – cooking, reading, music and art.
  • A wealth of history, culture, heritage, whisky distilleries, castles, wildlife, unspoilt beaches, remote islands, coastline, mountains and lochs to enjoy and photograph.

You can review a list of available tour subjects on our Private Scottish Highland Tours page and/or view Andy’s photo galleries for ideas and inspiration; the galleries are listed below and also on our Galleries page.

You can read more about us, in the About Us page, but the tours are about YOU, your interests and passions.

Highland Personal Development Photography Tours

Our tours are initially available on a bespoke basis. In 2017 we launched our Outlander themed tours with 1, 2, 4 and 6-day options. These can be viewed on our other website

During 2018, we will be adding a range of off-the-peg private Highland and Scottish Tours on a variety of topics and themes. These tours can be combined as modules to create tours that uniquely meet your passions and interests. Soon, you will be able to book these online. For now, Contact us at Highland Personal Development Photography Tours get the ball rolling. You can also click on the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen to live chat with us if we’re online, or leave us a message.

This website focusses on the stunningly beautiful Highlands of Scotland, its culture and heritage, plus photography techniques and learning opportunities. To learn more about what we can offer in terms of personal development, emotional intelligence and relationship mentoring and coaching, please visit our Connect To Your Potential website.

Highland Personal Development Photography Tours

Using the column to the right, you can see recent blog posts featuring the latest pictures and notes from our Highland Personal Development Photography Tours and excursions.

Use the links below to explore visually and photographically what the Highlands and your personalised tour experience has to offer. All photos are taken by and are copyright Andrew Nicholson; the left-hand column are all taken recently in the Highlands of Scotland; the right-hand column includes some pictures from further afield exploring different photographic techniques – any of which you can try on your experience with us.

You can also view Andy’s photography in high resolution on his Flickr pages.

Andy shoots with affordable mid-range amateur photography kit – nothing too expensive; he likes to get good value for money from his cameras, lenses and equipment and can help you to do like-wise. Until the end of 2015, Andy’s main camera was a Canon eos 550d; after 4 years great use with this, he added a Canon EOS 7D mkii. In addition, Andy has a handy mirrorless Fuxi X100 and also takes some great pictures with his Nokia (now Microsoft) Lumia smartphone.

In 2017, Andy has added a Panasonic FZ330 Bridge camera which is (i) shower-proof, compact, shoots 4K video and has a high-speed video capability (good for viewing his golf swing in slow motion!). In addition, he has added an infrared filter for the Fuji X100 – an inexpensive way to be able to take infrared photos (usually it costs £300/$400 to convert a camera). Watch this space for more on infrared photography.

Use this link to learn more about Andy’s Photography, the equipment he uses, which you can try out and what you can learn from him about photography and taking beautiful pictures.