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HAVE YOU EXPLORED EPIC LANDSCAPES OF SCOTLAND?

 

Hello. My name is Philip Solovjov, I am a landscape photographer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. For the past 5 years I have travelled across Scotland and have fallen in love with its breathtaking scenery.  I have come up with the idea of LOST IN NORTH landscape photography workshop-tours to take you to some of the most epic locations across Scotland.

While getting lost in great outdoors and experiencing mind-blowing landscapes Scotland has to offer, you will expand your knowledge and improve practical skills on landscape photography and learn how to create outstanding photographs of your own unforgettable travel experiences. Our small groups of maximum 4 people allow plenty of one-to-one tuition time and are great for both beginners and more advanced photography enthusiasts. 

I invite you to be a part of this wonderful adventure of discovering the beauty of Scottish landscapes and learning the secrets of Landscape Photography. Let's go! 

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WORKSHOPS

Currently we are offering landscape photography workshops only in Scotland. You can choose between one day workshop in Glencoe/Argyll (2 or 3 day workshops available on request) or 4-day workshop on the Isle of Skye. Workshops are specially crafted to suit you in the best way - each experience is unique and we are always looking forward to exploring Scotland in a new way with you. Plese scroll down for more information. 

Besides discovering epic Scottish locations, Lost in North workshops focus on mastering the following topics in photography:

  • Using the camera

  • Composition

  • Focusing

  • Exposure control

  • Using filters in landscape photography

  • Long exposure techniques

  • Post-production in Photoshop/Lightroom

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GLENCOE / ARGYLL WORKSHOP

This one day workshop will concentrate on the Glencoe or Argyll region of Scotland, which are among the most impressive locations in Scotland for landscape photography. Great thing about Glencoe and Argyll is that they are easily accessible, being just a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow, but at the same time remote enough to get a perfect LOST IN NORTH feeling. We will explore some of the most amazing locations Glencoe and Argyll have to offer and try to get off the beaten track to see locations not visited by the crowds of tourists. 

You can also choose between two or three day workshops, which will cover both Glencoe and Argyll. 

What is included

  • Transportation.

  • Group and one-to-one tuition.

  • Study materials of covered topics (.pdf file and brochure).

  • If you choose 2 or 3 day tour - accommodation at local hotel/guesthouse (breakfast included).

 

Dates and Prices

  • Dates are flexible - please get in touch specifying your available dates and we will get back to you as soon as possible. To ensure availability, please enquire at least one month in advance. Shorter notice bookings are possible, but subject to availability - plese contact me as soon as possible. 
  • Prices start from £150 and depend on the duration of the workshop and size of the group. Private one-to-one tours are also possible.
  • 1, 2 or 3 day workshops available.

 

Please note that group size is limited to 4 persons

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THE PLAN

  • Departure from Edinburgh (your hotel or any other convenient location). Glasgow pick up is possible if required. 
  • We will have few photo stops and lunch break before arriving to Glencoe/Argyll.
  • Photographing at location. 
  • Dinner.
  • Journey back to Edinburgh/Glasgow.

 

If you go for 2 or 3 day tour:

First day

  • Departure from Edinburgh (your hotel or any other convenient location). Glasgow pick up is possible if required.  
  • We will have few photo stops and coffee break before arriving to Glencoe/Argyll.
  • Lunch. 
  • Learning practical aspects of landscape photography - using the camera, composition, focusing, exposure control, using filters, long exposure techniques, post-production in Photoshop/Lightroom.
  • Out on location. 
  • Dinner.
  • On location until sunset.

 

Second day* 

  • Photographing on location making the most out of the morning light.

  • Breakfast.
  • Learning practical aspects of landscape photography - using the camera, composition, focusing, exposure control, using filters, long exposure techniques, post-production in Photoshop/Lightroom.
  • Lunch.
  • On location.
  • Dinner.
  • On location until sunset.

 

Last day

  • Photographing on location making the most out of the morning light.

  • Breakfast.
  • Optional time for discussing the photographed material and learning post-processing tips in Photoshop/Lightroom.
  • Journey back to Edinburgh/Glasgow with photo stops and a lunch break along the way. 

 

*If you choose a 2 day workshop then please skip the Second day.

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ISLE OF SKYE WORKSHOP

Isle of Skye is probably the most loved Scottish location for photographers from all over the world. And there is a good reason for that. Skye is like a miniature Scotland, it has an incredible diversity of landscapes - majestic hills, remote beaches, magical waterfalls, cliffs, caves, abandoned settlements, you can even stumble upon some dinosaur footprints on a beach here. Relatively small territory is packed with breathtaking locations for landscape photography lovers. 

Workshop duration is 4 days (3 nights) and it covers some of the most epic locations across Skye

What is included

  • Accommodation at local hotel/guest house (breakfast included).

  • Transportation within Skye.
  • Transfers from/to Edinburgh and Glasgow upon prior agreement.

  • Group and one-to-one tuition.

  • Study materials of covered topics (.pdf file and brochure).

 

Dates and Prices

  • Dates are flexible - please get in touch specifying your available dates and we will get back to you as soon as possible. To ensure availability, please enquire at least one month in advance. Shorter notice bookings are possible, but subject to availability - plese contact me as soon as possible.  

  • Prices start from £650 and depend on the duration of the workshop and size of the group. Private one-to-one tours are also possible.

 

Please note that group size is limited to 4 persons

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THE PLAN

First day

  • Travelling to Skye.  If you decide to travel to Skye with me, we will depart from Edinburgh, (Glasgow pick up available if required) and have two (or three) photography stops along the way. If you are travelling on your own - best way to reach Skye is by car, but it is also possible to take a train to Kyle of Lochalsh or Mallaig, there are also buses from Inverness and Glasgow. You can plan your journey here.
  • We will have a welcome dinner together in Portree, get to know each other, talk about photography and just have a great time. I will explain in more detail our plans for the next few days.

 

Second and third days

  • Photographing at our first location making the most out of the morning light.

  • Breakfast.

  • Learning practical aspects of landscape photography - during two days we will discuss the following topics: using the camera, composition, focusing, exposure control, using filters in landscape photography, long exposure techniques, post-production in Photoshop/Lightroom.

  • Lunch.

  • Photographing at our second location.

  • Dinner.

  • Optional time - we can either photograph on location until sunset or concentrate on discussing photographed material and learning editing techniques in Photoshop/Lightroom.

 

Last day

  • Photographing our last morning location.

  • Breakfast before departure.*

 

*I will be travelling back to Glasgow/Edinburgh after breakfast and, unless you want to spend more time on Skye, you are very welcomed to join me.

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BOOK / CONTACT INFO

For bookings and further enquiries please contact me at art@philipsolovjov.com

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

ESSENTIAL:

  • Camera (ability to shoot in MANUAL mode is highly desireable).
  • Tripod.
  • Warm clothes and waterproof jacket/trousers, comfortable waterproof boots.
  • Waterproof backpack/bag for equipment.

 

Please keep in mind that weather in Scotland usually changes very fast and can be rather unpredictable, so be ready for rain even if the forecast looks good. Very often it is windy and it can feel very cold spending most of the day outdoors. Bearing that in mind please wear warm and comfortable clothing and have your waterproofs ready.  It is also very important to protect your gear, so please check that your backpack or camera bag has waterproof cover. Remember that there is no bad weather - only bad preparation.

 

OPTIONAL:

  • Graduated Neutral density filters and Neutral density filters.
  • Shutter release cable (useful for long exposures).
  • Spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Laptop.
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TESTIMONIALS

"LOST IN NORTH workshop in Scotrland with Philip was one of the best experiences I could ask for - his knowledge of technical aspects of landscape photography, sense of composition and friendly personality are a perfect guidance one could wish for.

Despite being an editorial photographer, during the workshop I trained my eye to get better at spotting perfect background to place a subject in. Whether you are a landscape photographer or not - this is a perfect opportunity to get a lot of inspiration from the process itself, lots of fresh air in your lungs, and most importantly - approach a landscape photography in your own way.

Let Philip take you to places you would never find by yourself and be ready to take the magnificent beauty of nature home with you!"

Kristine Krauze-Slucka, Editorial photographer, Latvia

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