Isle of Skye Photography Workshop

£300.00£850.00

6th – 10th February 2021 – 4 Places Left

Isle of Skye photography workshop,  this workshop specialises in capturing Skye by both day and under the night sky; delivering traditional landscape photography tuition, coupled with landscape astrophotography and nightscape tuition.  Please scroll down the page for further information.

Isle of Skye Photography Workshop

Isle of Skye Photography Workshop.   A unique photographic tour focusing on landscape photography and night sky landscape astrophotography tuition.  This Skye workshop guides photographers towards capturing the fascinating landscapes of the Hebridean island by both night and day. 

Price

Full Price £850.00

Deposit £300.00

Exertion Level

A reasonable fitness level is required for Skye as some locations are an hours’ hike from the vehicle, and include ridge walks.  Potentially boggy ground.

Participants

4/5 Photographers  

1 Tutor – Ollie Taylor 

Location

Isle of Skye 

Scotland

Dates

6th – 10th February 2021

 

Accommodation 

5/6 Bedroom Holiday Home

Landscape Photography Tuition

This workshop includes traditional landscape photography shoots and tuition.

Nightscape Photography Tuition

This workshop comprises innovative night sky photography planning, shoots and tuition.  Northern Lights planning, hunting, and shooting may also be included in this workshop, depending on activity.

Expertise 

The Isle of Skye workshop is aimed at photographers at amateur level and upwards; participants will need a good understanding of their cameras and is therefore, unfortunately, unsuitable for complete beginners.

 

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.

Additional information

Course Payments

Deposit, Full Payment

Includes /Excludes

Package Includes

  • Full professional photographic tuition throughout the course
  • Available with or without accommodation (must be confirmed by Oct 2017)
  • Transport throughout the workshop duration
  • Landscape, Nightscape and Astrophotography field work tuition tailored to participants skill level in each field
  • Post editing and production tuition on Lightroom and Photoshop
  • How to plot a successful shoot, location geography, Sun, Moon and Milky Way position and useful apps guidance
  • Equipment and accessories from office to field advice
  • Post editing sessions during any bad weather encountered

Package Excludes

  • Transport to accommodation and workshop start location (transport can be arranged the day prior to the workshop from Fort William train station or Inverness airport)**
  • Evening meals, snacks and drinks
  • Travel and camera equipment insurance

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