ONE TO ONE PHOTO WORKSHOPS IN SCOTLAND
Personal one day or multiple day photography workshops and tuition to suit your individual requirements.
Whether you wish to improve your skills, just take a tour or simply capture the raw natural beauty of Scotland, you’ll always receive a warm welcome.
A little background
I’ve over 22 years experience in the field of photography and became an AIPP Master of Photography in 2007. I won the Epson AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2004 and 2005 while based in Australia for 12 years. I studied Visual Arts – Applied Photography in Melbourne winning Folio of the Year and a Fuji scholarship as well as many other awards over the years. I’ve worked as a photo educator and in a variety of photographic fields, sharing my knowledge and experiences in photography since 2004.
You’ll have the option to travel in safety and comfort by SUV (complete with a panoramic sunroof) or tag along in your own vehicle. There will be plenty stops along the way and we’ll be following best hygiene and social distancing practices measures where appropriate.
One to one single day options
Master your Camera (MYC)
Half day sessions (4.5hrs) are a great introduction for getting started or those trying to refresh their skills. We cover the basics of digital camera controls, shooting in manual mode, composition and focus having all your questions answered while capturing some great images.
Creative Landscape and Travel photography
These sessions are more focused on the “creative side”. Creative composition, identifying and simplifying your subjects, learning to see, light quality, long exposure techniques, minimising and a little editing workflow*.
Some topics covered include:
- basic equipment use and advice, what you need and what you don’t (MYC)
- optimising camera functions, (MYC)
- shooting in manual and mastering exposure (MYC)
- using histograms (MYC)
- understanding depth of field
- Creative composition techniques
- long exposures
- neutral density and graduated filters and their use
- *basic raw image workflow in Photoshop or Lightroom
Your also encouraged to bring selection of your previous images in digital format for review and assessment, a valueable learning experience in itself.
Master Your Camera session
Half Day fee: £165.00 per person (approx 4.5hrs duration).
The Kingdom of Fife – St Andrews and Fife’s East Neuk coastline (pick up from St Andrews or Kirkcaldy station)
Edinburgh – Capital city sessions – meet in Edinburgh
A deposit of £95.00 per booking is required with the balance payable on the day or by bank transfer.
Creative Landscape and Travel Photography
Single day £295.00* / two days £590.00 (approx 8hrs duration*)
Day Session Locations
I’ve created several itineraries that offer some visual variety. From classic Scottish mountain scenery, natural landscapes, evocative woodlands, seascapes, historic villages, monuments, sculpture to modern city life in the ancient setting of Edinburgh’s old town.
The Kingdom’s Coast – Fife
St Andrews & the fishing villages and seascapes of the East Neuk of Fife. – Pick up in St Andrews or Kirkcaldy train station, a short train ride from Edinburgh’s centre.
Heart of Scotland – Perthshire
A wonderful autumn location we’ll wander into a land of woodlands, waterfalls rivers and burns in the Hermitage and Birks of Aberfeldy. Meander through the Mountains and Glens of beautiful of Perthshire to create simple, evocative scenes – Pick up in Perth
Myths and Monuments – Fife, Stirlingshire and West Lothian
Delve into Scotland’s history in the port village of Culross (Outlander and Kidnapped), Stirling Castle, the Mythical Kelpies, Linlithgow Palace and the Forth Bridges – Pick up in Dunfermline or North Queensferry stations
Prepare for some wandering as we take to the streets, lanes and viewpoints of “Auld Reekie” and explore a range of natural and historic locations in Scotland’s wonderful capital city – Meet in Edinburgh
A land of jaw dropping romantic and often raw landscapes, mountains, lochs and glens. From the Cairngorm massif, west to majestic peaks and lochs of Torridon, northwards to remote and wild Inverpolly and Assynt and beyond. Once visited, The Scottish Highlands will never leave you. Other Highland locations available depending on availability – contact me directly*
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park**
Golden Forests, misty Lochs and Glens this is a location best photographed in late Autumn and Winter. Popularised and romantasised by Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth and roamed by Rob Roy this is a beautiful and accessible part of Scotland that’s close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. – Pick up Stirling / Dunfirmline / Perth stations
*Highland locations have a £30 supplement per day and normally a 2 day minimum. Accommodation is not included. Usual pick up is in Inverness ( but can vary) each day where you’ll be picked up and dropped off
** Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are best visited and photographed in late Autumn.
Day sessions around 8-9 hours in total.
CUSTOM ONE TO ONE AND GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS – Multiple day options
I understand some people like to do their own thing and that’s great. So either on your own, with a group of friends or associates I can tailor a guided photography trip in the Highlands with tuition to suit your preferences. When, where and how long is entirely up to you.
With 10 years of experience guiding photographers here in Scotland you’ll be in good hands.
Custom itinerary Rates
325.00 p/p per day – single participant
£175.00 p/p per day – additional Participant ( max 3 )
These custom tours offer a more tailored set of options and usually involve a dusk or dawn session depending on the time of year.
I’ll put together a varied itinerary with some fantastic Highland locations to develop your skills and create some memorable imagery. You’ll have all your questions answered and be given tips and ideas to increase your skill set. Drop me a line and I’d be happy to discuss your options.
Inverness based locations include Loch Ness, the Black Isle, Torridon, Inverpolly, The Cairngorm National Park and the Moray Coast. You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel or accommodation each day.
Location based options* This option may include an overnight stay at a hotel or guest house convenient to our location which means we have more time for photography – Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, the Isle of Skye, Inverpolly and Assynt – north west Sutherland.
*These may also be available at certain times of the year but will have additional fees for accommodation and additional expenses.
One, two or three days may be available so you can add additional locations and tailor your tour. Contact me directly for group rates for longer periods.
Please bring a selection of previous images on USB stick or laptop for review and assessment if you can.
As well as Scotland, I can also offer custom group trips to Iceland, Norway’s Lofoten Islands, Slovenia and the Julian Alps, Venice and Tuscany. These are subject to availability and require a minimum of 4 participants. Please contact me directly for more info and details of fees.
All one to one sessions are ran on demand and subject to availability. They include tuition, guiding, transport to locations, and tea and coffee. They do do not include accommodation, transport to pick point or meals.
Gift vouchers available.
Master Your Camera
£165.00 p/p - half day session
Creative Landscapes: £295.00 p/p - full day session
Custom guiding in Scotland
Session fee: £325.00 per day (individual )
£175.00 per additional person ( max 3 ).
- Basic and advanced practical tuition
- Location itinerary
- Pick up and drop off
- Transport around locations
- Tuition notes and guiding to the best photo locations
- Transport to pick up point
- Inter island ferries if required
- Meals or accommodation*
- Travel Insurance
- Increase your camera skills
- Master your camera
- Manual settings
- Composition techniques
- Long exposures
- Mastering ND Grad Filters
- Retrospective critiques
- Equipment advice
- Hand picked locations
- Scottish guide with 16 years tuition experience
Lorrelie Bow – feature writer/contributor – Better Photography magazine