Isle of Skye Photography Workshop & Tour
Capture spectacular Landscapes
Small group photography workshops
Photograph The Majestic Scenery Of The Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is a truly magical place. The largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides, it is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes.
Although just 50 miles long and 25 miles wide, Skye is packed full of breathtaking scenery, from wild expansive moorland to jagged mountain peaks, deep lochs and dramatic coastline.
On this four-day landscape photography workshop and tour, we’ll be photographing the very best of the rugged and incredibly beautiful Isle of Skye.
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
- Suitable for all aside of the complete beginner. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss further
- Moderate/Good – A good level of fitness and mobility is required. All locations are under half a mile from the parking areas (aside of the Old Man of Storr which is an hour plus uphill walk). Uneven, potentially boggy ground and slippery rocks to negotiate.
- Sarah Howard
Improve your photography amid the dramatic landscapes of the Isle of Skye
The dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye will, quite simply, take your breath away. Home to an amazingly diverse collection of landscapes, all crammed into a relatively small area it is a photographers dream.
Unforgettable sites such as the soaring peaks of the Cuillin Hills, the dramatic geology of the Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing, with its otherworldly landscape, offer limitless opportunities for photography.
The Isle of Skye is strikingly beautiful. The wild, mountainous scenery together with the atmosphere created by the frequently changing, and often dramatic, weather make for an intoxicating combination.
Situated on the most westerly point of the island, Neist Point with its iconic lighthouse is unmissable and makes for a fabulous sunset spot.
Also on the west coast is beautiful Talisker Bay. Surrounded by steep cliffs the bay is home to an impressive sea stack and fabulous rocky beach. The black and white sand found here comes together to create some wonderful sand patterns.
Skye is packed full of incredible scenery in all directions. From our base in Portree we will be exploring the very best that Skye has to offer for landscape photography. We’ll be photographing from sunrise to sunset each day, taking in awe inspiring locations and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Tumbling Cascades and Fairy Pools
The old bridge at Sligachan with the Red Cuillin as an impressive backdrop offers numerous photographic opportunities, along with the tumbling cascades of the river below.
At the foot of the Black Cuillins lie the crystal clear blue Fairy Pools with their numerous waterfalls on the River Brittle. The stunning mountains behind make for some incredible photographs.
Scotland is full of castles but the view of Eilean Donan is perhaps one of the most recognised. Although not technically on Skye, it’s just a short drive from Portree and a must see.
Inspirational Locations And Expert Tution
Over the course of the workshop we’ll be taking you to the best spots, helping you to capture great images, and presenting you with numerous challenges to help you improve your photography. We’ll also be making sure you have lots of fun!
Join us for an unforgettable few days.
Isle of Skye 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, providing you have a basic understanding of the ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed relationship. We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field. We will look at developing your vision, composition and how to work with the available light.
A minimum of 5 bookings are required for the workshop to proceed. As such, IF BOOKING FLIGHTS PLEASE DO NOT DO SO until you are informed that this number has been reached.
We will meet at 5:30pm on the first evening in the guesthouse lounge for introductions and a programme brief before dinner at a local pub in Portree. Our photography commences the next morning with a sunrise shoot (weather dependent) and runs through until 4-4:30pm 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 with Sarah and other group participants 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!
Minibus transport is provided
Our base for this workshop and our meeting point on the first evening for introductions will be the Portree Guest House located in Portree. Should you wish to stay here 4 nights single occupancy ensuite accommodation with a full Scottish breakfast each day is priced at £120-140 per night and paid directly to the guest house.
Moderate – good – there will be uneven/boggy ground, and some slippery slopes/rocks to negotiate. Walk to the viewpoint for the Old Man Of Storr is one hour uphill before sunrise (optional).
- DSLR or mirrorless camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses
- 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 email@example.com for more information
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