Ollie has been visiting and photographing the spectacular Isle of Skye for a number of years, and on the last three visits has managed to photograph the Northern Lights, with his last shot at Mealt Falls featuring in the tabloids (see “News”) in October 2016. In addition he has taken nightscape images featuring the Aurora over Old Man Storr and Loch Leathan.
Possible opportunity to photograph the Aurora on this photographic workshop.
The dates for this workshop have been carefully planned to coincide with dark sky dates, therefore, with this in mind, and with years of skillfully plotting nightscapes shoots and photographing the Aurora across the UK, even as far south as Dorset, Ollie has captured the Northern Lights on numerous occasions on Skye, and the expertise to guide the group to the right location to capture the magic, should conditions be favourable.
This workshop focuses on both traditional landscape methods and night sky and landscape astrophotography techniques.
Moreover, even if the night skies fail, and Northern Lights don’t make an appearance during the workshop, Skye is home to an abundance of unique and stunning landscapes and the tour will focus heavily on traditional landscape photography.
While you would need months on Skye to even start to do it justice photographically, you can rely on Ollie as a tutor to do the planning, watch the weather, and as a result, help you get the best out of your photographic journey within the Hebridean island landscape.
The Fairy Pools is around a 1.5 mile walk along a track following a riverbed in Glenbrittle; furthermore, Neist Point and Trotternish Ridge, and Quiraing also require some hiking, as a result, alongside slippery, often boggy ground, fitness level is rated as a ‘medium’ for this workshop.
The group is capped at four/five participants (depending on available accommodation), which is especially relevant as it ensures valuable tuition time for each group member.
This workshop requires participants to be at amateur level or above, using a priority mode or manual and a good understanding of manual, aperture, ISO and basic knowledge of filters or layer blending; for beginners. No previous night photography experience is required, and structured tuition will be delivered to the group where possible, accompanied by fieldwork, and post-production handouts.
The Skye Photography Workshop is self-catering, and you are advised to take out your own travel and equipment insurance.
Collection may be avaialble from Inverness at the cost of fuel, or Kyle and Lochalsh.
Please contact Ollie here for further information.