About Photographer David Wheater

About Scottish Photographer, David Wheater.

David Wheater

David Wheater

David Wheater

Thanks for visiting my website. I’m a photographer, instructor and tour guide living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Photography is my greatest passion in life and I’m never happier than with a camera in my hands. As well as undertaking commissions, I also offer visitors private tours of Edinburgh and Scotland.

It’s probably fair to say that I’m obsessed with photography. Someone once described their love of photography as an ‘itch they couldn’t stop scratching’ and that most certainly applies to me! My vintage camera collection is now in the hundreds (don’t tell my wife!) and I also collect antique photos of Edinburgh which equally run into the hundreds. Photography is my greatest joy in life. It sustains me through the tough times and enhances my life through the good. It can be a therapy, a meditation and always utterly absorbing and joyful.

If you’re looking for a new hobby I can wholeheartedly recommend giving photography a try. Perhaps you’ve tried and just haven’t got the results you wanted. It’s my mission to get as many people as possible to fall in love with the art of photography and to get out of it as much as I do. My photography classes are therefore very different. I only teach private classes, one-to-one, so that I can tailor the whole class to a person’s individual needs. Most large classes can teach the technicalities of photography, but very rarely do they teach the art of photography, which is much harder to do. It’s the art of photography that people really fall in love with - not the camera, lenses and other paraphenalia that camera companies try to sell you and this is what I focus on in all my private classes.

As a working photographer, I’m fascinated by most genres, from street to architecture and landscapes, and accept commissions of all kinds. I try to keep my photography true to the scene in front of me at the time and I don't use photoshop or filters, except the occasional vignette and a little bit of selective colour now and again in Lightroom. I don't create composite photos or add anything to my photos that wasn't there at the time. Sometimes I do go a bit 'arty' when it feels right, but that will always be obvious to the viewer. I have an extensive collection of photographs from all around Scotland and the city of London, some of which can be seen in my portfolio. If you see a photograph you’d like to use, or would like to commission me please call me on 07400 705 357 or send me an email.

I'm a mad keen fisherman and love exploring hidden lochs in remote mountains and glens all around the Scottish Highlands. I'm a huge dog lover too and have a lovely wee Bedlington Terrier called Gracie.

Many of the photographs you see on my website are for sale. If you’d like to purchase one please get in touch. In 2017 and 2018, I was lucky enough to be a commended finalist in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition.


Commended - The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017
Commended - The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018

Photography Sales

Except street & portraits, all photographs are available to purchase.
Sales: +44 (0)7400 705 357 - drwheater@gmail.com