Workshop: Isle of Arran, Scotland, 02 – 07 April 2013
This is a bespoke workshop with a combination of features. Glorious sunrises by the rugged coastline with the most amazing rock formations. Epic sunsets by the standing stones of Machrie Moor and Imachar point. Exploring the Glens with their captivating waterfalls and countless rock pools with immensely vivid emerald colours.
All this will be complemented by post processing during the day, allowing you to capture the island’s beauty and, also, process it in a way that your images will represent Arran perfectly.
The Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands and is often referred to as “Scotland in Miniature” and this is certainly reflected in the landscape. It is an island that visitors fall in love with, and most people return many times.
The north of the island is dominated by rugged granite peaks, formed by a vast volcano active around 60 million years ago. The gentler south has rolling moors and farmland. The island is encircled by a low lying rocky coastline.
Arran has been continuously inhabited since the early Neolithic period. Arran has a particular concentration of standing stones dating from prehistoric times, including six stone circles on Machrie Moor.
All beginners entering landscape photography who need help; more experienced photographers looking to improve their skills; advanced level photographers looking for some inspiration or new and exciting places to visit. It really does not matter what level of skill you have reached because this island has something to offer everyone and I shall be there to help every step of the way.
What should you bring?
Warm and weatherproof clothing and sturdy boots or warm neoprene wellies is a must as the weather on Arran can be very unpredictable in April. As well as your camera equipment, you will need a tripod and ND Graduated filters (we can provide filters if you don’t own any). Please bring a few prints or digital files of your previous work for constructive feedback and discussion within the group.
What is included in the price?
Six days (five nights) accommodation on a non-sharing basis with no single supplement • Breakfast • Packed lunch • 2 course dinner with a glass of wine • Return ferry crossing from Ardrossan to Arran • One to one and group tuition • All transport during the course • Tutorials on image processing during the day • Screen presentation of Dimitri’s own work and of your own images made during the course • Extensive technical notes to take with you and, also, after-course advice via phone/email.
What is excluded?
Cancellation insurance, all other drinks and transfers to and from venue. However, to save you money and time, we can provide pick-up and drop-off at Glasgow airport / railway stations at no extra cost.
The course starts on Tuesday 02 April at 2.45 pm at Ardrossan ferry terminal and ends on Sun 07 April at 12 am at Ardrossan ferry terminal.
If you are a beginner, please feel comfortable booking this workshop. As we have enough days to our disposal, there will be plenty of time for one to one tuition. Besides, the relaxed tuition method we use, will have you making superb images in no time.
All our workshops are designed with tuition and inspiration in mind and our repeat bookings are testament to this. Please allow five minutes to look at the feedback page, our participants usually say more about us than we do.
Some of the walks in this course involve uneven terrain and some uphill and they will last from 30min – 60min, so, a reasonable level of fitness is required. However, our long walks will take place in the Glens and we will be stopping for photography every 10 minutes.
Our aim is for you to leave the course with a much better knowledge and understanding on the subject of photography, and also, with a great experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. And most importantly, with a few very good images that you will be proud of.
Tutor’s pictures from the Isle of Arran.