Margaret Soraya's photography membership & courses for all levels that inspire, teach & uplift. 

Creative Haven leader Margaret Soraya

Whether you want to learn to use your DSLR, be more creative with your iPhone or feel more inspired, you're in the right place! You have a choice of online courses on specific topics or the monthly membership for community, support and sharing. 

Which is right for you?

Monthly membership

Be part of a warm, creative community, with monthly projects and live zoom sessions with Margaret. You'll have access to the Creative Haven library of lessons, cheat sheets and video guides. Learn and be inspired every month with your new, welcoming circle.

Standalone courses

Want to learn specific skills from an expert with patience and kindness? You'll want to sign up for Margaret's online lessons which include Camera Basics, Intimate Landscapes. Everything from DSLR tech to raising your photography profile is on offer.

Your tutor & creative leader

Margaret Soraya has been a professional photographer for more than 16 years, winning international accolades for fine art landscapes that reflect her painting and love of quiet.

She's passionate about the power of nature and creativity in healing and has been published in National Geographic Traveller, Outdoor Photography and Photo Professional as well as speaking at photography clubs throughout the UK.

She lives near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands with her two sons, regularly being in or on water as a wild swimmer, keen SUP and surfer. She travels in her van around Scotland's islands and is the founder of Quiet Landscapes  workshops.

Photography is a tool to discover and express who you are, what interests you in life and what you find beautiful and intriguing in the world.

I believe that everyone has unique and beautiful work inside of them, as each of us has a unique set of life experiences, personality and vision.

Creative Haven Membership

Inspiration - Learning - Community 

Creative Haven membership is an inclusive, supportive and active online community of photographers of all levels. Whether you're a professional with bags of lenses or want to capture your life  with your iPhone in a more creative way, you'll feel at home.

Each month has a new theme and leader Margaret shares fresh tutorials, workbooks and anything else you need to work on it in your own way. The themes are designed to inspire and be a springboard for your own interpretation.  

The Creative Haven membership was created after participants in Margaret's online courses were excited at how inspired they felt and wanted to keep that excitement going. 

Your membership includes

  • Monthly 'live' zoom meet up with Margaret
  • Monthly theme & project
  • Live sessions recorded & added to the online membership area so you can watch later
  • Foundational camera lessons to get you off on the right foot
  • Sunday Shares - an opportunity to share your photos from the week with the rest of the group.
  • Positive & supportive vibes
  • Q&A sessions to ask your questions
  • Occasional guests for more inspiration

So supportive and inspiring. I'm learning loads and trying out new approaches to photography. Margaret is warm, approachable and knowledgeable. 

Di Collins

Creative Haven member

I love Margaret's enthusiasm for life and her art. Her empathy, kindness and generosity is extraordinary. I feel like Margaret is a friend, even though we have only met online. I look forward to the day we can all travel again, so that I do one of the workshops in Scotland.

Claire Filson

Creative Haven member

Online photography courses

Choose from a series of live Zoom video calls with Margaret and other course members or online courses, where you can learn at your own pace with videos, workbooks and cheat sheets taking you every step of the way. 

Still not sure on a course or membership?

Email Margaret with your thoughts, so she can give you her feedback.