Shetland Photography

It's just as well they invented digital cameras. It could bankrupt you, using film to photograph all this stunning scenery and wondrous wildlife.

The light in Shetland is very special and there's lots of it. We know a man who once had a '36-roll day' at one of our nature reserves. Bring a spare memory card!

Photographers say that the best light is with a low sun - making the lingering sunsets during Shetland's 'simmer dim' perfect for getting those impressive holiday snaps.

Below are galleries of stunning Shetland scenes by various photographers:

Shetland's dramatic landscape and unspoilt environment make it a photographer's paradise.
Andrew J Shearer

Andrew J Shearer

An impressive showcase of images by local photographer Andrew J Shearer, from around Shetland and his travels abroad. Andrew's images have been featured in global publications and include our world famous 'Up Helly Aa' festival.

Austin Taylor

Austin Taylor

Local photographer Austin Taylor is focused on creating photographic images that capture the essence of Shetland's landscape, wildlife and people. Austin is available for commercial and commissioned work and runs photographic workshops to share his passion for photography with others.

Ben Mullay

Ben Mullay

Native Shetlander Ben Mullay is a full-time professionally qualified photographer having gained his Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (LSWPP). Ben specialises in wedding, corporate and commercial photography.

Capics Photography

Capics Photography

A gallery of pictures of our beautiful and ever-changing Shetland with its wildlife, skies, cliffs, meadows - a photographers paradise.

Dave Donaldson

Dave Donaldson

A professional photographer and filmmaker is based in Shetland. His portfolio includes editorial, commercial and landscape photography as well as film. As press photographer for the Shetland Times his work has been published locally, nationally and internationally.

David Gifford

David Gifford

David is a Shetlander who specialises in photographing Shetland: capturing iconic images of the dramatic land and seascapes, the diverse wildlife, spectacular 'mirrie dancers' (aurora borealis), and local events such as the famous Up Helly Aa festivals.

Hugh Harrop

Hugh Harrop

Hugh is an award-winning and widely published Shetland-based wildlife and landscape photographer and a professional pho-tour guide for Shetland Wildlife. He has spent the last 25 years capturing the breathtaking natural beauty of Shetland.

Patrick Dieudonne

Patrick Dieudonne

A very large gallery of outstanding Shetland landscape and wildlife photos by this visiting French professional photographer.

Richard Shucksmith

Richard Shucksmith

Richard's photography centres around the coast specialising in coastal wildlife including underwater marine life.  He especially loves working with otters, seabirds and seascapes - for which Shetland has so much to offer. 

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