LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS, CAPTURE AND CREATE NOVEMBER 2023

Destination summary

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.

Locations

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.

Loch Lomond

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 Trossachs

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.

The Sessions

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.

Extra information

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

Experience level 

  • 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

Accommodation

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.

Capture and Create - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
3rd - 6th November 2023 4 days
Places available: 3 / 4 places* - 2 places left available
Trip fee: £1295.00
* couple or twin share

Booking deposit: £200.00
Starts / ends: Glasgow

Includes

  • 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

Not Included

  • Connections to pick up points
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches or evening meals*
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance

Lightstalker Highlights

  • Plenty image editing time and discussion
  • Workshop folio review
  • Great photo locations
  • Loch Rusky,
  • Loch Ard,
  • Millarochy bay
  • Rowerdennan
  • Conic Hill
  • Finnich Glen*
  • Local knowledge
  • Creative photography guidance
  • Image critiques
  • Photography Q&A sessions
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Two A3 prints