5 - 10 OCTOBER 2018

A photography adventure through wild Scotland

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A new adventure overseas! We'll be heading to Scotland from the 5th of October until the 10th of October, 2018.

With its hidden waterfalls, tall cliffs and enormous rock formations, sculpted by time, Scotland provides the perfect setting for an adventurous photo journey. During a 6 day adventure we will be traveling through the areas of Glencoe and Isle of Skye. We will take the ninja approach to get the wild deer of Glen Etive in front of our lens, we will be hiking through the mountains while overlooking the ocean and we will be on the road before dawn to chase the best light. 

From glencoe to isle of skye

We will meet in Glasgow where we will ready ourselves for the journey. In order to be submerged by nature in the best way possible, our means of transportation for the week will be a Land Rover Defender, so we can go precisely where we want to go! From Glasgow we will move up North to Glencoe and from there we make our way to the prime location of the week: Isle of Skye. 

Although the title suggests this is a photography workshop, it will be more than that. During the week we will be looking for stunning photo locations and you will be taught how to capture that one moment, but also how to process the imagery afterwards: everything regarding setting up the shot, telling a story and post-processing will be covered. The most important goal however, is to have a great adventure together. To make the most of the hours before dawn and after dusk, to help each other out and to deal with the varying weather conditions Scotland offers us; it will all be part of our journey. Also, there will be a maximum of four participants to have enough time for individual interaction.

 

Overview

  • A week full of adventures
  • Photography & post-processing training
  • Hiking & exploring gorgeous locations
  • Searching for the best moments and light

Detailed information about the trip and requirements are to be found below ↡↡

 The beautiful cliffs surrounding the lighthouse at the westernmost point of Skye. 

The beautiful cliffs surrounding the lighthouse at the westernmost point of Skye. 

 We will be silently chasing the beautiful wildlife of Scotland.

We will be silently chasing the beautiful wildlife of Scotland.

 No guarantees regarding the Scottish weather. Clouds, rain, sun - it all has its beauty. 

No guarantees regarding the Scottish weather. Clouds, rain, sun - it all has its beauty. 

 When the sun is slowly setting and the light gets this magical soft touch: that is the time we have to be out there!

When the sun is slowly setting and the light gets this magical soft touch: that is the time we have to be out there!

 

details

  • Dates: 5th - 10th of September
  • Costs: 1350 euros
  • Availability: 4 spots

What will be covered?

  • Five days of photography training (composition, light, story telling, post-processing, social media)
  • Accommodation and transportation by 4x4
  • Three nights accommodation, two nights camping (tent is not included!)
  • All meals

What will not be covered?

  • Flight to Glasgow (make sure to be in Glasgow at latest around noon on the 5th of October)
  • Snacks for on the road
  • Travel insurance

OPTIONAL

  • For an additional fee of 150 euros you are welcome to join one day in advance of the workshop for a full day of extended instructions regarding camera handling, in order to prep you for the rest of the week!

LOCATIONS

  • Glen Etive
  • Glenbrittle
  • Sligachan
  • Neist Point 
  • Storr
  • Quiraing
  • ...

 

Frequently asked questions and reviews are to be found below ↡↡

waterfall on skye
 Some places need a that one person to accentuate the massive scale. Anyone up for a challenge?

Some places need a that one person to accentuate the massive scale. Anyone up for a challenge?

 We'll learn about light, sharpness and colors. 

We'll learn about light, sharpness and colors. 

 The rugged mountains of the Quiraing. Sunrise hiking next to the ocean? Check!

The rugged mountains of the Quiraing. Sunrise hiking next to the ocean? Check!

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 The unpredictable Scottish weather provides for the most interesting moments.

The unpredictable Scottish weather provides for the most interesting moments.

 

Frequently asked questions

What level of photography is required?

The workshop will be suitable for anyone interested in photography and adventure! Whether you're a beginner or at an advanced level, Scotland will provide us with the perfect background to improve your skills. We won't only focus on creating a technically perfect photo (with the necessary post-processing), but we will work on the story telling aspect as well.

How ready should I physically be?

As the title suggests, it will be an adventurous week. We will spend time hiking and climbing to places to reach the best photo spots. You don't need to be running marathons, but being quite fit works definitely to your advantage! 

What  do I need to bring?

Since we will be traveling during late summer, temperature during night can decrease to around 7 degrees Celcius and sometimes even below it! Warm and waterproof clothing is definitely required (considering the Scottish unpredictability)! Also, make sure to bring a well-isolated sleeping bag, since we will be spending the nights inside our campervans, which won't be heated the whole time! An extensive list of things to bring will be provided by e-mail to the participants.

As for photography gear: Bring a DSLR camera or system camera with a sturdy tripod, at least a wide-angle lens, a 35mm/50mm prime lens and a telephoto zoom lens. You might also consider bringing a ND-filter for those smooth waterfall shots.

How strict is the itinerary?

The weather in Scotland is quite unreliable: the forecast might be good and before you know the rain is pouring from the skies. We will try to cover as many interesting locations and we will change the schedule according to the weather. Being versatile is key.

 

Reviews are to be found below ↡↡

the male deer

What do others say?

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"We've been promised a photography adventure. And that is exactly what we got. The organisation was top notch, neat locations for the night, a fun group of like minded folks and not to forget loads of opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn some welcome photography tricks. No question was too small and more importantly, humor was involved. The magic potion was when we witnessed nature's own theatre: the northern lights. All in all it was a remarkable trip. One that I would definitely recommend." // Hannah de Blaeij

 

 

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"Chris developed a course which was entertaining, challenging, exhausting (in a good way) and most of all safe. He made sure the pace was a challenge, but never too much and as a professional photographer myself i can easily say i learned so much. From adopting other styles, challenging my way of thinking and allowing me to teach others my specialties made this a trip i will remember a lifetime. 

If you want out of comfort, learning, laughing and just an all good adventure, Chris will throw in some photography skill boosting on these trips and all that. Don’t hesitate, as i might steal your spot on one of the future trips.." // Martin Hols

 

More reviews are to be found here.

 
sheep next to neist point
 

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