26th - 29th January 2018 4 days - £995.00 5 places available Book now
Glencoe is one of the most infamous, evocative and dramatic locations in Scotland. Explore and photograph the wild beauty of this legendary Highland Glen.
Highlights include Glencoe Lochans, the River Coupall, Buachaille Etive Mòr, Rannoch Moor and Lochan na h-Achlaise, Castle Stalker and Loch Achtriochtan.
Glencoe constantly conjures up visions of swirling mist and mountain peaks caught in the clouds. Iconic scenes of tumbling Highland rivers and burns cascading over rocks and plunging into deep peaty coloured pools are wonderful subjects to experiment with allowing you to create a variety of interesting compositions.
It's a place that quintessentially wraps up all that is "Highland" and captures the imagination of photographer's the world over. On this Highland workshop you’ll really get a chance to immerse yourself in some truly spectacular Scottish landscapes, from the Majestic Buachaille Etive Mòr guarding the entrances to both Glen Etive and Glencoe to the wild open Rannoch Moor and the distant Black Mount.
The best way to capture and experience Glencoe is to leave the car behind and wander its paths and trails. Some meander deep into the Glen where the River Coe navigates its wild course around giant glacial boulders, plunging down into narrow gorges disappearing into blackness. Others paths traverse the northern side along the old military road with stunning vistas of the Glen’s three sisters and River Coe and small Highland lochans.
Other locations include a trip down the shores of Loch Linnhe to Castle Stalker for a dusk session. Not as well know as its famous neighbour, beautiful Glen Etive and the River Etive feel remoter and quieter but still full of drama.
The rivers, waterfalls, mountains and history of this corner of Scotland will provide you with plenty of dramatic and romantic winter imagery to complement your portfolio. It’s one of the most evocative parts of Scotland and a workshop and location that has to be experienced.
This workshop format will also allow us to take some time in the evening to edit and review our images from the days sessions.
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Whats included 3 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch supplies and refreshments, transport to and from Glencoe, dusk and dawn sessions, Practical field tuition and guidance, image review and critique session and photoshop image editing.
Fitness level Not all locations will be by the roadside, some locations are easy to reach, some require a little effort, walking sometimes on muddy and boggy surfaces. This can involve short hill walks, walks across rocky, uneven terrain and slippy surfaces. Walking times can be up to one hour - one way, however participation is optional at every location.
All ages above 18 years are welcome but a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required, regardless of age in order to fully participate and appreciate a Lightstalker's photo adventure or workshop. If you have any doubts of your suitability for a specific trip please contact Glen directly.
Commences in Inverness Start time 10:30 pick up Inverness, end time 17:00 drop off Inverness
Getting there Inverness is serviced by bus and rail from Edinburgh or Glasgow (3-4 hrs) or by air from major UK airports plus Dublin and Amsterdam airports
Accommodation single occupancy ensuite room at the Tigh Na Cheo Hotel, Kinlochleven with full Scottish Breakfast. Evening meals will be at pubs / hotels convenient to our photo locations (own expense).
Essential equipment camera, lenses and good quality tripod.
Non essential but recommended Polariser, neutral density graduated and straight neutral density filters would be useful. I use Lee ND filters both hard and soft. A Laptop with Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software. Good quality waterproof camera bag.
Skill level beginners to advanced.Deposit below.