Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog

Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog. I'm Rachel, a photographer living on the Isle of Lewis, and working throughout the Outer Hebrides. I started this blog, at the beginning of 2017, to document my life as a photographer in this remote Scottish archipelago; with its powder white beaches and Atlantic waves, dark moorland and rugged mountains, … Continue reading Welcome to The 58º North Photography blog

Iceland ~ Plan B!

When I wrote last week about my plans for my trip to Iceland, and how those plans would probably change a wee bit once I got there, I really didn’t expect them to have to change so drastically before I’ve even set off! Last week, the south east of Iceland was hit by torrential rain, … Continue reading Iceland ~ Plan B!

Planning a road trip around Iceland

In just over a week I’m going to be heading off to Iceland for a solo, seven day, camper van trip around Iceland's ring road. Just me, my camera and an epic Spotify playlist; taking photographs and searching for the aurora borealis. Seven days isn’t long for this trip, and I did think about just … Continue reading Planning a road trip around Iceland

A day on the Isle of Harris

After driving and ferrying back from a photoshoot in Balivanich yesterday, I decided to camp at Luskentyre for the night and spend the next day taking photographs in Harris. It was a great night for camping, and Luskentyre is one of my favourite spots - wild camping with amazing views, plenty of space and hardly … Continue reading A day on the Isle of Harris

Donald’s 80th family photoshoot ~ Isle of Benbecula

I had a job for a family photoshoot in Balivanich, on the Isle of Benbecula today. So I headed down on the early ferry from Leverburgh and spent a couple of hours with the family, who were celebrating Donald's 80th birthday. We had a lot of fun, and the kids were mostly up for being … Continue reading Donald’s 80th family photoshoot ~ Isle of Benbecula

Francesca and Luigi ~ Callanish Stones

This evening saw me at the Callanish Stones, doing a photoshoot with Francesca and Luigi, from Italy.  They have Scottish heritage, and were in the country for their clan gathering in the highlands. They wanted some "epic photographs" at the Callanish Stones, but realised we might not get perfect conditions. We were keeping an eye … Continue reading Francesca and Luigi ~ Callanish Stones