Wild Scottish Highlands Photo Adventure
Photograph the unique drama and spirit of the Wild Scottish Highlands. This trip features the iconic mountains and lochs of Torridon dotted with stands of charismatic Scots pine below the lofty peaks of Slioch and Liathach. Further south the wild beauty of Glencoe and Glenfinnan are bursting with photo opportunities.
Both these locations are rich in history and drama. Further west along the “Road to the Isles” we’ll capture seascape views over to Eigg and Rum before catching the ferry to the wonderful Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s best photography destinations.
Elgol on Skye’s west coast offers one of the finest photographic locations in Scotland. The Elgol views to the Cullin mountains and crashing waves of loch Scavaig are a highlight at any time of year. We’ll also take in a wonderful session at Sligachan on the northern side of the hills to capture the Glen and it’s wild river as it tumbles and cascades down the hillside. This is a photo tour that explores the best of the Wild Scottish Highlands full of wow factor locations. Not to be missed.
Start time 12:30 meet up Lovat Arms Hotel Beauly / or pick up Inverness at around 11:45.
End time 17:00 drop off Inverness
Getting there Inverness is serviced by bus and rail from Edinburgh or Glasgow (3-4 hrs) or by air from major UK airports plus Dublin and Amsterdam airports
Accommodation 4 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast – 1 nights Lovat Arms Hotel in Beauly ~ 2 nights at the Creag Mhor Lodge, Onich near Glencoe and 1 night on the Isle of Skye at the Old Inn, Carbost.
Essential equipment camera, lenses and good quality tripod.
Non essential but recommended Polariser, neutral density graduated and straight neutral density filters would be useful. I use Lee ND filters both hard and soft. A Laptop with Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software. Good quality waterproof camera bag.
Skill level beginners to advanced.
What to expect
Participants will be invited to share 6 of their final images with Glen and their fellow participants for comment after the trip via a secure online link.
Reliably fickle weather can be a feature of Scotland and her dramatic and romantic landscapes. Conditions can be glorious at times but it’s not unusual to turn cool and rainy at any time of year. 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.
Locations and fitness.
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, 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.
19th - 23rd May 2018 - 5 days
Trip fee: £1295.00
Booking deposit: £200.00
Starts / ends: Inverness
- 4 nights single occupancy accommodation
- Full Scottish Breakfasts
- Pick up from Inverness and drop off
- Ferry tickets to Skye
- Tea coffee and snacks
- Practical guidance on location
- Day and dusk sessions
- Lightstalker Adventures limited edition Beanie
- Transport to / from Inverness
- Lunch or evening meals
- Alcoholic beverages
- Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance
- Remote Highland locations
- Wild mountains, lochs and Glens
- Infamous historic and famous Glencoe and Glenfinnan
- West coast seascapes
- The red and black Cuillins of Skye
- Plenty creative shooting time on location
- Small groups ( max 6 ) for maximum freedom to photograph
- Highland guide with local knowledge
The format was perfect and I had a great time.
I have been on at least 20 photo tours and Glen is one of the best. He was very knowledgeable about the locations and about photography.
Just the right combination of technical expertise and artistic eye.
He was really dedicated to making sure everyone got help and was getting good images." Elaine Heron- California, USA.