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Glencoe Photography Workshops

Capture The Magic Of The Scottish Highlands

Small group photography workshops in Scotland

Glencoe, Rannoch Moor & Glen Etive in Scotland

There are not many areas which offer such awe inspiring landscapes such as those found in and around Glencoe. Located in the Western Highlands of Scotland, it is considered to contain some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery in the UK and is undoubtedly one of the worlds finest regions for landscape photography.

You will learn…

  • Appropriate camera settings
  • Working with light
  • Composition techniques
  • Depth of field & focusing
  • Exposure & the histogram
  • Use of filters
  • Long exposures with water

Ability level

  • Suitable for all except the complete beginner

Fitness/Mobility level

  • Light – Moderate


  • Sarah Howard 

Workshop Details

Group Size

Max 8


March 13th - 17th 2024


Four days


Workshop fee - £675
(Deposit 30%)

Meeting Place

Loch Leven Hotel, North Ballachulish

Main Photographic Locations

Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive, the lochs of Achtriochtan, Leven, Urr, and Lochan na h-Achlaise, Castle Kilchurn, Loch Tulla, The Falls of Orchy


4 full days of photographic tuition & demonstrations, 2 critique sessions, breakfast & lunch each day.


Accommodation, transport to and from Glencoe, personal insurance, equipment insurance, meals not specified, drinks from the bar


Recommended accommodation is Loch Leven Hotel. Contact Sarah if you would like accommodation arranged for you.

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Improve your photography in the glorious Scottish Highlands

Infamous Glencoe

Surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery, the glacial valley of Glencoe stretches from Rannoch Moor to Loch Leven. Within this relatively small area, the variety of mountains, lochs and beautiful landscapes is unsurpassed offering some fabulous mountain and moorland vistas.

Explore Rannoch Moor And Glorious Glen Etive

As well as photographing the highlights of Glencoe, including the impressive Three Sisters, we will also travel to Rannoch Moor, a beautiful and wild landscape with mountains and lochs on either side. We will be visiting the iconic mountain ridge of Buachaille Etive Mor, marking the entrance to Glen Etive, one of the most beautiful Glens in Scotland. Here we will explore the many falls along the River Etive as well as Lochan Urr, with delightful views of the surrounding mountains reflected in its waters.

Learn To Work With Light

The time of year for our workshops offers us the potential of some superb light for landscape photography with the sun low in the sky throughout the day, adding to the wonderful mood of the area. We also hope to be able to photograph some snow capped mountains during our visit.

We will show you how to prepare for the best light and capture the mood of this stunning highland location. As well as helping you to master exposure and composition, you will also be able to experiment with long exposures with the use of filters. For those of you who don’t have any, I will have some Kase filters on hand for you to borrow and I will be available to offer advice on how and when to use them.

Small Groups, Expert Tuition

The workshop has a relaxed format and is suitable for all abilities providing you have an understanding of the basics. There will be the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your images in our friendly group critique sessions, plus plenty of time to discuss photographic techniques over a delicious evening meal with your fellow photographers.

Our accommodation for this 4 day course will be the comfortable and ideally located Loch Leven Hotel. Beautifully situated on the bank of Loch Leven, it provides us with a perfect base.

This workshop will offer you numerous opportunities to capture the majestic beauty of the highlands of Scotland. Come and join us and experience the grandeur of Glencoe, the rugged remoteness of Rannoch Moor and the iconic mountain views of Buachaille Etive Mor. This is one experience not to miss.

Glencoe Photography Workshop - General Information

The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience are welcome, aside of the complete beginner for which a 121 session to bring you up to speed is suggested prior.

You will receive both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field.

A minimum of 4 participants are required for this workshop to proceed.


We will meet at 5:30pm on the first evening for introductions and a programme brief before dinner. Our photography commences the next morning after breakfast and runs through until 4pm on the final day.

We will visit a number of locations over the course of the workshop which will offer you numerous challenges and allow you to fully explore your creative potential. There will also be time to review and critique your images and the opportunity to discuss them as we look back on our days’ photography.

The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun!

We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations each day but a volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate, and fuel reimbursed at the rate of 22 pence a mile.

Our meeting point on the first evening and our base for pick ups/drop offs for our workshop will be the comfortable Loch Leven  Please contact the hotel directly on 01855 821236, or by email on reception@lochlevenhotel.co.uk quoting ‘Image Seen/Sarah Howard’ when making your booking, for the best available rate inclusive of a full Scottish breakfast.

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses
  • Tripod
  • Cable/remote release
  • Whilst not essential, you will benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters; a polariser and a neutral density filter.
  • It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera.
  • A laptop and card reader is useful to select and review your images for the purpose of our image critiques but not essential.


Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email sarah@imageseen.co.uk for more information.

Please ensure that you insure your photographic equipment. It is also recommended that you take out personal insurance in case you need to cancel. You may wish to consider Staycation Plan

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