This years Capture and Create location will feature Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park at the peak of the regions Autumn colour. Designated as Scotland’s first National Park, it will provide the inspiration, locations and photographic content for our editing and printing sessions.
This is romantic Scotland where legends like Rob Roy Macgregor wandered its loch-side shores, forested hills and open moors. There’s an abundance of history and myth to go with the landscapes that Sir Walter Scott and Ossian used as their romantic backdrops for many a famous stories and poem.
Finnich Glen and the Devils Pulpit
Just south of Loch Lomond hidden in a small woodland, a natural labyrinth has been carved by a small river and provides some extremely photogenic results.
Taking the prize for the biggest body of water in the UK, Loch Lomond is just beautiful. Knowing how to capture it isn’t easy but a few locations offer some creative options combined with interesting elements to create some iconic imagery. Surrounded by autumn colour we’ll climb to one of the lower hills to capture the Loch and its islands in all their splendour.
The area known as the Trossachs forms part of the National Park and its natural beauty has inspired poets and writers for centuries. We’ll focus on a chain of lochs that run through the wooded Glens that lie to the east of Ben Lomond that towers over Loch Lomond. Small hamlets, old boat sheds and rocky outcrops and misty vistas over the hills.
After practical sessions on location you’ll then have the opportunity to download and edit a selection of your images, watch some tutorials and then share some of your work on a large screen via high resolution projector for critique and review.
I’ll also demonstrate some of the editing techniques I use with RAW workflow, non-destructive dodging and burning, subtle use of vignettes, the Orton effect, layer masks, luminosity masks and other helpful tips.
While you’ll pick up some basic and advanced editing techniques in Photoshop, this workshop focuses on improving your skills through review, critique and by example.
Some previous knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom is desirable, but I can also run through a tutorial of RAW workflow if you need some help with the basics.
Finally you’ll have the opportunity with Glen to create two A3 prints on high quality Fine Art Rag paper. You can take these home rolled into a hard tube to keep them safe in transit.
At the end of the workshop you’ll have some new ideas, techniques and a better understanding of the image editing and creative process.
Capture and create places are limited to 4 so book your spot now.
Based in Fife, Scotland I’ve been guiding workshops and photo tours in Scotland for over 14 years and 5 years in Australia before that.
In that time I’ve guided hundreds of satisfied clients from around the world. In the few days they’ve been with me they have improved their photography, mastered the basics and created some stunning images. You can read testimonials from previous Lightstalker clients here
Meet up – Glasgow, Milngavie (pronounced Milgai) Station Railway station 12:30 3rd November 2023
Drop off – Glasgow Milngavie Station Railway station 13:30 6th November 2023
- Beginners learning the ropes and finding their way around their camera
- Photographers with experience and a good understanding wishing to increase their skillset and capture great images
- Advanced and seasoned photographers seeking out the optimum from their equipment and each location
Self contained house in the pretty village of Drymen ideally placed between to the Trossachs / National Park and Loch Lomond – Single occupancy rooms.
Meals – breakfast provisions are provided and the the nearby Clachan Inn ( oldest pub in Scotland ) and Winnock Hotel. Both offer restaurants meals and drinks after our sessions .
Deposit £200.00 – please contact Glen to confirm availability.
3rd - 6th November 2023 4 days
Places available: 4 places - 1 place left available ( or couple sharing )
Trip fee: £1295.00
Booking deposit: £200.00
Starts / ends: Glasgow
- 4 day image editing and capture workshop
- 3 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast
- Pick and drop off in Glasgow
- Day and dusk location sessions
- Transport to all locations
- Practical field tuition and guidance
- 2 A3 prints of your work
- Connections to pick up points
- Airport transfers
- Lunches or evening meals*
- Alcoholic beverages
- Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance
- Plenty image editing time and discussion
- Workshop folio review
- Great photo locations
- Loch Rusky,
- Loch Ard,
- Millarochy bay
- Conic Hill
- Finnich Glen*
- Local knowledge
- Creative photography guidance
- Image critiques
- Photography Q&A sessions
- Refreshments and snacks
- Two A3 prints