Scottish Highlands in Winter
7th to 16th February 2025 - Available
During this workshop we will photograph some of the most spectacular mountain landscape scenery in the British Isles. We will be hoping for full winter conditions with snow and Ice, but even if that doesn't occur the lighting can be extremely good in the Highlands at this time of the year. When working on the coast we should have empty beaches for that true wilderness experience! The majority of this workshop will be spent exploring the dramatic landscape of the Isle of Skye. Weather permitting we will start photographing each day before sunrise and finish after sunset. Image critique sessions will be held daily and image processing techniques will be demonstrated during any periods of poor weather.
We will have eight and a half days of photography in total during this ten-day trip.
Itinerary (which can be made slightly flexible according to weather conditions):
Day one: Travel to and overnight in Glasgow.
Day two: Dawn shoot then drive north through the Western Highlands to reach our base in the south of the Isle of Skye by early evening, photographing along the way.
Day three to eight: Explore the Isle of Skye from our large luxury self-catering house. There will also be the option to explore some of the mainland, including Eilean Donan Castle, the Applecross Peninsula and the mountains of Torridon.
Day nine: Dawn shoot on Skye then drive back through the Western Highlands with photography en-route. Overnight near Glencoe.
Day ten: Dawn shoot around Glencoe then depart for home via Glasgow.
Participants will travel in my large winter-equipped 4X4 vehicle during the workshop.
There will be several locations visited where longer uphill walks are necessary, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is required for this workshop.
Moderate to hard - a few tougher walks up to 4km on steep rough terrain
Tuition & guidance, Transport during the workshop, Accommodation in single rooms
Meals & drinks, Travel to Scotland, Insurance