Scotland Photography Workshop

Kilchurn Castle Reflection at Sunrise

Glencoe & Isle of Skye Scotland Photography Workshop

Join Matthew Storer for a Scotland Photography Workshop, as we venture to the Scottish Highlands and the photogenic Isle of Skye. As a result, we will be photographing the Scottish Highlands, Lochs, mountains, waterfalls, and more!

Over the eight days, we will be concentrating on composition, where to focus, exposure bracketing, panoramas, slow exposures, and more.

To utilise the conditions available to us, we promise to be on location before the optimal conditions to capture the best possible images. As a result, expect to be photograph sunrise, sunset and with clear skies at night – Star Photography!

During the tour, we will offer post-production methods and workflow in lightroom and image critique sessions. It is resulting in learning the photography process from another perspective.

Workshop Info:

Dates: 14th – 21th March 2020 
           13th – 20th March 2021

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Airport: Glasgow Airport
Location: 
Glencoe & Isle of Skye

Group Size: 3 – 5 People

Price: 2099€ per person

Pro Guide: Matthew Storer

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Please note: Moderate inclines at some locations, other photography locations can be advised depending on situations at the time.

Scottish Highlands Photography Workshop

The Scotland Photography Workshop is not a fixed program. It is resulting in possible changes throughout the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, the itinerary below is an overview of what to expect during our 8-day workshop.

Day 1 – Glasgow Airport

Arrive at Glasgow Airport at any time throughout the day. Unpack and unwind settling into your accommodation at the Holiday Inn – Glasgow Airport.

If you arrive early at the hotel you’re more than welcome to explore the vibrant city of Glasgow only a 15min bus journey from the Airport.

Glenfinnan Viaduct Harry Potter Train in Scotland

Day 2 – Glasgow to Glencoe

Firstly, we will drive 2-hours towards the picturesque Glencoe region, where we will spend the next two full days.

Secondly, after arriving at our accommodation, we will head out to one of Scotlands best waterfalls. In addition, a 30min moderate walk to Steall Waterfall is required, a location where we can work on improving our composition skills.

Finally, our sunset location will see us visit one of Glencoe’s most iconic viewpoints – the Three Sisters. Meanwhile, we will learn in-camera settings on how to capture natural light through exposing, reading a histogram and bracketing/filters.

Three Sisters Viewpoint in Glencoe at Sunset

Day 3 – Glencoe

Our first sunrise shoot takes us to the Glencoe Pools, focusing on reflection photography. Meanwhile, looking at how different focal lengths can diversify our composition from the same location.

Afterwards, we will stop at Loch Etive focusing on waterfalls, leading lines and hopefully some wildlife photography from the friendly locals.

Etive Moor waterfall, today’s sunset location a well-photographed location in Glencoe but for good reason! Working with once again with previous lessons about lighting, but now implementing them with lowering our shutter speeds to achieving mood in our photography.

Etive Mor Waterfall in Scottish Winter

Day 4 – Glencoe to Kyle of Lochalsh

Kilchurn Castle, one of my all-time favourite locations in Scotland. A location to learn the art of capturing a panorama with the perfect reflection image at sunrise.

After that, a Harry Potter fan or not, the Glenfinnan Viaduct is an iconic scene of the Scottish Highlands. Meanwhile, we’ll direct our attention to learning shutter speeds in landscape photography to cope with moving subjects.

Finally, we are finished in the Scottish Highlands and were off to our next location – The Isle of Skye.

Kilchurn Castle Reflection at Sunrise

Day 5 – Isle Of Skye

Scotland is full of beautiful Castles, and day five sunrise will not disappoint. Sunrise at probably Scotlands most iconic Highland castles – Eilean Donan Castle.

Today we have another opportunity at capturing the Scottish wildlife, but this time the famous Highland cows. Focusing on wildlife photography with a wide-angle lens and telephoto lens to change the perspective.

Finally, sunset will take us to the furthest westerly tip on the Isle of Skye – Neist Point. , A vista image of one of the most famous lighthouses in the whole of Scotland.

Eilean Donan Castle at Sunrise

Day 6 – Isle Of Skye

Firstly, an early start for today’s sunrise with a 45min to 1-hour walk to the Old Man of Storr. Here we will focus on how to achieve scale in our landscape photography, implementing our previous skills of working with natural light in our images, but now we’ll take it to the next level.

During the day we will visit 2 locations the fairy pools and Talkiser beach. At both places, we will centre our attention to foreground interest and focus stacking a vital aspect of landscape photography. Two very important aspects that’ll enhance your photography abilities.

Finally, our sunset location of Elgol will allow us to gather all our new skills of focus stacking, lighting, exposure and filters to execute it all together.

Fairy Pools Isle of Skye Photography Workshops

Day 7 – Isle Of Skye

Our last sunrise shoot on the Isle of Skye will take us to one of the most iconic viewpoints in Scotland – The Quiraing.

In the meantime, lighting will drastically change the landscape for this sunrise shoot. Therefore, multiple compositions are available from this location using different focal lengths as the morning light changes. So once again, working again with filters or exposure bracketing to capture the perfect image.

After our morning shoot, we’ll enjoy a well-earnt breakfast and coffee before heading back to Glasgow. Later, on the drive back to Glasgow we may have more photo opportunities depending on the weather.

The Quiraing Lonely Tree at Sunrise

Day 8 – Glasgow Airport

Today we will depart Scotland at our scheduled flight time. Breakfast is supplied at the Holiday Inn at Glasgow Airport.

Alternative travel plans such as Glasgow & Edinburgh after the trip can be arranged; please let me know before departure.

Old Man of Storr at Sunrise during Winter

Scotland Workshop Highlights:

The workshop will concentrate on:

  • Camera settings & Focusing
  • Composition & Framing
  • Lighting – Natural & Artificial
  • Long Exposure
  • Filters or Exposure Bracketing

During our 8-day Scotland photography Workshop, we will visit two of the most picturesque areas of Scotland, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.

Throughout this workshop, we will be photographing during golden hour, where we’ll focus heavily on lighting, focus stacking, scale and multiple more techniques. Our daytime locations will be focusing on creating mood in our images. Using polarising or neutral density filters at locations such as waterfalls and beaches can create a dramatic mood in our images.

Why Scotland?

Scotland’s filled with incredible landscapes leading to incredible images around every corner. Begin a mountainous country this means beautiful rivers located in both our destinations of Glencoe and the Isle of Skye. Photographing at these locations throughout Scotland during our week-long workshop, we will cover multiple photography styles inside landscape photography. This tour is a perfect blend of improving your photography skills, witness a breathtaking country with tonnes of culture and history and creating everlasting memories.

This photography tour will cater for every type of photographer from beginners to experts. Each unique location we visit will offer something to suit your photography capabilities. At each location, we will improve and progress on a specific skill or skill set that you individually choose to learn.

WHAT YOU NEED

Equipment:

  • DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • Low Light Lens
  • Standard Zoom Lens
  • Telephoto Lens*
  • Tripod
  • ND & Polarize Filters
  • Shutter Remote*
  • Hiking Boots
  • Warm Clothes

*Optional Equipment


What’s Included:

  • Return Airport Transfers
  • 7 Nights PRIVATE accommodation
  • All transport to locations
  • Breakfast
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Entrance Fees + Local Taxes

Not Included:

  • Lunch + Dinner
  • Alcohol & Beverages
  • Flights (help can be provided)
  • Camera Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.

Additional Information:

  • 400€ deposit to reserve a spot.
  • 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
  • 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.

*Minimum 3 People Required
*Price based on private accommodation

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Daniel Vainbach
Daniel Vainbach
2020-03-13T14:47:12+0000
I attended the private winter Slovenia tour. I didn't need a photography teacher but wanted a local guide that... understands the needs of landscape photography, hence the choice of a photography tour. I am very glad I choice Matthew. He was punctual and patient (we drove to the same locations several times during the short tour as per my request). The tour was organized perfectly. Will definitely think on taking future tours with him.read more
Gerben Ganzevles
Gerben Ganzevles
2020-01-09T22:55:58+0000
I joined Matthew Storer and Maurice van den Boogaard in December 2019 to Tromso, Norway. With the hopes of capturing... the nothern lights for myself.I had basic photography knowlegde about shutterspeed, aperture ISO settings and 4-5 years experience with ''average holliday shots'' with occesionaly a picture that I might really like. So, I borrowed a tripod, got myself a wide-angle F2.8 lens and for the first time put the camara in manual. Matthew has a very calm, easy to understand way of teaching, and gives you advice, one step at the time for the current situation. He does this without forcing you to do things a certain way and is also truely interested what you want to accomplish as a photographer. I must admit, that due to the short-daylight hours, freezing temperatures and ofcourse waiting for the best northern light conditions. (And dispite the extra Sami experience) There are a few dull afternoons/evenings, Matthew Storer made great use of this time, to teach the basics of post-production edditing. So no time wasted there and one very large bonus.Also his post-tour support for eddition pictures is simply amazing and I think its likely that I will try one of his other landscape photography courses in the future. Thank you!read more
Jade Irving
Jade Irving
2020-01-09T10:00:12+0000
Last December I went to Tromsø with Matt and Surviking for a low-light photography tour, hoping to catch the northern... lights. While patiently waiting for the lights, we visited many great locations to practice the skills required to capture them, and then spent some time learning more about post-production to get the most out of our images. I learnt so many post-production tricks that I know I will use to better my photography in the future. This was mainly due to Matt's endless patience in answering my questions and his commitment to making sure I learnt as much as I could in such a short period of time. His skills are evident when he answers any photography related question and as a result, I'd recommend the trip to anyone wanting to improve their night photography skills (you might even see the northern lights on the way)! It was truly wonderful, thank you.read more
Leandra Roorda
Leandra Roorda
2020-01-08T19:31:29+0000
I attended the Northern Lights tour to Tromso last December. 7 years ago I did a basic photography course, so I already... knew a few things about photography. But this was a special trip for shooting in low light. I have learned a lot. How do I use the ISO, the aperture, shutter speed and how do I determine the best composition. But also a lot about post-processing (the magic word of the tour😄). Matthew was a great teacher and gave me a lot of information to take home and learn. Thank you very much!read more
Anthony Hughes
Anthony Hughes
2019-12-24T22:25:40+0000
Having attended one of Matthew’s photography tours in Slovenia, I can’t recommend them highly enough. Throughout... the tour, Matthew was very professional and patient, a great teacher with a lot of knowledge and a passion for teaching. With the knowledge and experience gained through the tour, the change within my own photography has been massive, which will be beneficial going forward. As for the locations visited on the tour, each location was stunning and not only provide many different images but also shows just how incredible Slovenia really is. Even the accommodation that Matthew provided during the tour was superb and couldn’t have asked for anywhere better. Overall an amazing experience and worth all the 5 stars and more.I certainly aim to join Matthew on another tour in the future!read more
Daniel Eichleitner
Daniel Eichleitner
2019-12-09T23:31:39+0000
Private landscape tutorial was really amazing. Learned a lot of new things out in the field. Starting by how to prepare... for an adventure, how to select your destinations for good images, actual composition and technical advice while taking images - all these aspects gathered me some nice images to take away from the workshop.read more
Michelle Scarman
Michelle Scarman
2019-12-05T12:45:42+0000
I attended a private tour with my daughter, having an amazing experience. Matthew was really patient and gave a lot of... information to take home and learn. Would highly recommend a tour with Matthew he was a great teacher and will attend another workshop in the future.read more
Anney Scarman
Anney Scarman
2019-11-28T13:51:21+0000
As a beginner to photography I had the pleasure of attending a 6 day workshop and Matthew was absolutely brilliant. He... was very patient and able to answer all questions in very easy to understand terms. The food was amazing and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend joining one of his workshops.read more
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