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 wonderful locations across Skye. Besides discovering all those amazing locations we will focus on mastering the following topics in photography:
- Using the camera
- Exposure control
- Using filters in landscape photography
- Long exposure techniques
- Post-production in Photoshop/Lightroom
ISLE OF SKYE WORKSHOP
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 beginning from June 2017 - please book 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.
Please note that group size is limited to 4 persons
Travelling to Skye. If you decide to travel to Skye with me, we will depart from Edinburgh at 09:00 (Glasgow pick up at 10:30 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.
18:00-19:00 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
6:00-9:00 - photographing at our first location making the most out of the morning light.
9:00-10:00 - breakfast.
10:00-13:00 - 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.
13:00-14:00 - lunch.
- 14:00-18:00 - photographing at our second location.
- 18:00-19:00 - dinner.
19:00-22:00 - this time is optional - we can either photograph on location until sunset or concentrate on discussing photographed material and learning editing techniques in Photoshop/Lightroom.
6:00-9:00 - photographing our last morning location.
9:00-10:00 - 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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
- Camera (ability to shoot in MANUAL mode is highly desireable).
- 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.
- Graduated Neutral density filters and Neutral density filters.
- Shutter release cable (useful for long exposures).
- Spare batteries and memory cards.