ISLE OF SKYE SCOTLAND FEBRUARY 2018

Classic Isle of Skye  Workshop

Destination summary

Welcome to the Cloud Island as the Vikings used to call the Isle of Skye. If it’s stunning Scottish landscapes your looking for then this is where to start. Skye has been listed as one of Europe’s top ten Islands to visit and there are plenty good reasons to back that up.

Sea cliffs, breathtaking vistas, jagged Gabbro mountains that vanish into the swirling mists, shimmering lochs, streams and pockets of quiet and calm that seem a million miles from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Now connected to the mainland by a bridge it still has the charm, drama and a wild and romantic history that has been well documented. It’s also packed full of amazing landscapes , from the tip of Trotternish to the tumbling Fairy Pools of Glen Brittle.

You’ll be getting a great introduction to this wild Atlantic island in winter as you photograph some of its most celebrated places, editing your images in the comfort of your hotel  then reviewing our portfolio’s from our 4 days on Skye.

This will be my 7th year in succession photographing and guiding photographers to this wonderful Highland  landscape, so book your place, catch the wind and take on the sheer beauty of the Misty Isle of Skye this Winter.

Extra information

Start time pick up Inverness – 10am 16th February

End time – drop off Inverness 5pm – 19th February

Accommodation – single occupancy room – Portree Hotel

Essential equipment  tripod, your camera with lenses.
Non essential but recommended  Polariser, neutral density graduated and straight Neutral Density filters would be useful but not essential.  A Laptop with Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software. Good quality waterproof camera bag.

Skill level – Suitable for intermediate to more advanced photographers

What to expect

This photo workshop includes daily practical tutorials and more support on location to help you obtain the best image capture results and improve your skills.  The conditions can be changeable at anytime of year especially in winter but you’ll learn to beat the elements and hone your skills to get the results that have impact.

We’ll explore the use of filters, creating awareness of weather, light quality and direction, learning to use this to our advantage. Picking out the subject elements to leave in and leave out of our compositions. An image review, critique session and creative Adobe Photoshop image editing session will also form part of the program.

As with Photo Adventures participants will be invited to share their final 6 image folio online with their fellow participants and Glen via a secure online link after the trip.

Weather Reliably fickle weather can be a feature of Scotland and her dramatic and romantic landscapes. Conditions can be misty and wet at times but it’s not unusual to get  cold snaps with frost snow or ice . This can and often does add to the dramatic nature of light and land. It’s important that you have adequate and good quality outdoor clothing ( jackets and over trousers) including waterproof hiking boots that are waterproof. 

Fitness and mobility Not all locations will be by the roadside, some locations are easy to reach, some require a little effort, walking sometimes on muddy and boggy surfaces. This can involve  short hill walks, walks across rocky, uneven terrain and slippy surfaces. Walking times can be up to one hour – one way up hill ( Old man of Storr), however  participation is optional at every location.

All ages above 18 years are welcome but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required, regardless of age in order to fully participate and appreciate a Lightstalker’s photo adventure  or workshop.  If you have any doubts of your suitability for a specific trip please contact Glen directly.

Classic Isle of Skye Workshop
16th - 19th February 2018
Places available: available
Trip fee: £995.00
Booking deposit: £150.00
Starts / ends: Inverness.

Includes

  • 3 nights single occupancy ensuite accommodation
  • Full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • Pick up from Inverness and drop off
  • Transport around locations
  • 4 days of professional, technical tuition in the field and image critiques
  • Dusk & dawn sessions
  • Hand picked classic Skye locations
  • Seascapes and Long exposure instruction
  • Refreshments on location
  • Lightstalker Adventures limited edition beanie

Not Included

  • Transport to / from Inverness
  • Lunch or evening meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Elgol seascape dusk session
  • Old Man of Storr dawn session
  • "Working" the Quiraing landscape
  • Image editing and fine tuning
  • Loch Torrin and Bladen
  • The Fairy Pools
  • Creative compositions
  • ND Filters explained
  • Small groups ( max 6 participants)
  • Scottish guide with 12 years of experience providing tuition.
It was a fantastic experience to shoot at Skye. the landscapes were amazing and Glen's efforts in order to make sure everything went well were super too. The chances of reporting the a workshop with Glen are high. Pedro Castro - Portugal 2016