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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Low Light Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters
- Shutter Remote*
- Hiking Boots
- Warm Clothes
- Return Airport Transfers
- 7 Nights PRIVATE accommodation
- All transport to locations
- Tea & Coffee
- Farewell Dinner
- Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- 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.
- 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