Workshop: Highland Winter Adventure, Scotland, 02 – 07 December 2012
Price: £ 895 / Deposit £100
Having explored all these areas extensively in the past few years, we are now offering this adventure to all our participants. We are including many Glens, Lochs and mountains from which Glen Coe, Glen Orchy and Glen Etive are the most known ones. Our adventure starts at Glen Orchy, passes through Rannoch moor, diverts into Glen Etive and continues all the way to Glen Coe; before it ends at Loch Leven and the little village of Kinlochleven. We go as far as Castle Stalker at the shore of Loch Linnhe, excellent location for a sunset.
These are not just landscapes but the scars of time and thousands of ice age years.
Glencoe and the nearby Rannoch Moor, contain some of the UK`s best wild mountain and moorland scenery. If you are lucky to see it with some cover of snow and ice, bathed in the gorgeous low sun light, these areas become simply magical.
There is so much to photograph in these areas that the experience is truly breathtaking. The scenery constantly changes, as the mood and atmosphere of the ever changing light can play games with the landscape, altering its look so fast that, one can only be amazed. This is what I call, the transient light phenomenon.
When Buachaille Etive Mor is covered with snow and the early morning sunlight touches its peak, then the experience can become striking and spectacular.
Add to this another early morning with a sunrise over Loch na h-Achlaise, with its still water and black mount as a backdrop, and you are in for a once in a life time experience. We must not forget the 3 sisters and the pass of Glencoe, with its panoramic views or Loch Achtriochtan with its most exquisite location for landscape photography.
We top it all up with the view of the Pap from Glencoe Lochan. This is an area that used to support nothing but ice, snow and glaciers not that long ago. They all have left their mark and this is quite obvious even to this day.
During our workshop, we’ll try to get as much of this beauty as we can. In December, the days are fairly short and the weather usually cold but the sun low on the horizon, giving us the opportunity of extensive shooting all day long.
You can’t just visit Glencoe and the surrounding areas, you have to see it through our eyes, join us for an unforgettable experience.
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. This workshop is for everyone.
What should you bring?
The weather is usually cold this time of year, we recommend weatherproof winter clothes. Sturdy boots is a must, also warm neoprene wellies (if you can) as there might be some splashing in the streams. All your photography gear (see faq) and a few prints or digital files of your previous work for constructive feedback.
What is included in the price?
Six days (five nights) accommodation on a non sharing basis and with no single supplement • Breakfast • Packed lunch • 3 course meal with wine • We have arranged for flexible breakfast times with the hotel which means, there will be no rush during our sunrise outings • One to one and group tuition and all transport during the course • Lightroom tutorial on image processing, for those with not much knowledge on the subject. This will give you an idea on how to best present the beautiful images taken during the course • Screen presentations 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, extra 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 station at no extra cost.
The course starts on Sun 02 December at 5 pm and ends on Fri 07 December at 10 am.
We’ll be based at the MacDonald hotel. Free WI-FI available.
All beginners should feel comfortable booking this workshop. As we will have enough days on our disposal, there will be plenty of time for one to one tuition. Besides, the relaxed tuition method Dimitri is using, 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 take a look at the feedback page, our clients usually say more about us than we do.
This course is slightly strenuous but most of the walks are on flat grounds, only a reasonable level of fitness will be required. Our aim is for you to leave the course with a much better knowledge and understanding of the subject 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.
Are you ready to join our Highland Winter Adventure? Go ahead then and book your space now. Click the “Add To Cart” button above and make a reservation. You can pay by using your debit or credit card and you DO NOT need to have a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by cheque instead, please contact us and we will send you the details.
Tutor’s pictures from the Scottish Highlands.