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Austin Taylor is a freelance photographer based in Shetland, UK and focuses on creating photographic images that capture the essence of Shetland, including its wildlife, landscape and events as well as of places further afield. Images are available as prints (including mounted or framed) and for licensed use. He is available for commercial and commissioned work in Shetland and elsewhere and runs occasional workshops so that he can share his passion for photography. (...more...)
Orca in Lerwick Harbour, Shetland
Orca (Killer Whale) entering Lerwick Harbour on 24 July 2017
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3 August 2017 All of my scheduled photo workshops for 2017 have now either taken place or are fully booked, however, after the success of my recent wildlife photography hike to Noss in July, I am planning a landscape photography hike in October. If that sounds like it might be of interest get in touch!

Also, at the time of writing a few spaces still remain on my half-day workshops during Wool Week where you can learn how to get the best out of your photography for social media - see here for details and to book:

31 July 2017
I have updated the Events and People page with galleries from 2 of the weddings I'm photographing this year. If you're tying the knot in 2018 and would like to discuss your wedding photography with me please get in touch.

24 July 201
7 A fantastic day of Orca encounters today with two pods enthralling visitors and locals alike. I was lucky enough to see the pod that travelled south from Nesting to Sumburgh just as they entered Lerwick Harbour at lunchtime. Many people spent many hours travelling south with them and some amazing photos and videos have appeared on the Shetland Orca Sightings Facebook page. I have a few more images of my encounter over on the Austin Taylor Photography Facebook Page. Another pod travelled north up the west side of Mainland from Scatness to at least Burra on the same day. Throughout July there have been numerous sightings from all around Shetland, confirming it as probably the best place to see Killer Whales in the UK.

Photo Training
My full programme of photography training workshops for 2017 is as follows. Please Contact Me to reserve your place for the later 3, the first one can be booked online now. Full details of the training and what to expect, as well as what to bring, is here

31 March - 1 April - Full
12-13 May - Full
2-3 June - Full
16 July - Full day Wildlife photo workshop on Noss - Full
October 2017 Full day Landscape Photography Workshop/ Hike - provisional; limited spaces, final date and full details to follow.

In association with Wool Week:
29 September - Shetland Photography Safari - Full
30 September - The Perfect Picture - getting your best images for social media - Places available

I am also available for one-to-one and bespoke tuition and guided photography tours - please contact me with your ideas!

Away from the months of the Simmer Dim I also occasionally run night-time aurora photography workshops, when the aurora forecast and the local weather are both favourable. See here for details: Aurora photo workshops

Do you need Event Photography? Are you planning a wedding, a company or family anniversary celebration or do you want to record your cultural, artistic or theatrical event with quality photographs of your big day? I offer a thoughtful, comprehensive and competitive service so please get in touch for a no obligation chat.


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