Classic Isle of Skye Masterclass workshop
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. The island sees hoards of visitors in the spring and summer months but in winter you’ll get to experience the islands quieter side during this photo workshop.
Skye’s 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.
Since the late 90’s Skye’s been connected to the mainland by the Skye bridge but it still keeps its remote island and edge of the world charm. Its dramatic peninsulas, mountains, wild and romantic history have all been well documented over the years.
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 11th year in succession photographing and guiding photographers to this wonderful Highland landscape in winter, so book your place, catch the wind and take on the sheer beauty of the Misty Isle of Skye this Winter.
Start time pick up Inverness – 10am 31st January
End time – drop off Inverness 5pm – 3rd February
Accommodation – single occupancy ensuite room – Portree Hotel with full Scottish Breakfast
Essential equipment sturdy tripod, your camera with lenses ( ultra wide to telephoto recommended).
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 beginners, intermediate and 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 and some can involve short hill walks across rocky, uneven terrain and slippy muddy 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.
31st Jan - 3rd February 2020
Places available: yes
Trip fee: £1095.00
Booking deposit: £150.00
Starts / ends: Inverness.
- 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
- Transport to / from Inverness
- Lunch or evening meals
- Alcoholic beverages
- Please ensure you have adequate travel Insurance
- Elgol seascape dusk session
- Old Man of Storr dawn session
- "Working" the Quiraing landscape
- Image editing and fine tuning
- Loch Torrin and Blaven
- The Fairy Pools
- Creative compositions
- ND Filters explained
- Small groups ( max 6 participants)
- Scottish guide with 12 years of experience providing tuition.