Discover Scotland Tours

DISCOVER SCOTLAND PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP

6th of May to the 12th of May 2019

TOUR DESCRIPTION
How would you like to join us, on a photo tour, to see the and photograph the mystical isle of Skye.
We will take you to the Isle of Skye, the largest of the inner Hebridean islands thats located on the west coast of Scotland, via Glen Coe, Buachaille Etive Mòr, Fort William Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan, Glenfinnan viaduct known for the Hogwarts Express to Mallaig, then across on the ferry to Skye.
During our 6 day tour of Skye we will circle the island almost every day in search of photographic opportunities, that may change daily due to the unforeseen weather patterns that Scotland can bring.
The sun rises and sun sets here on Skye are like no other and can be a photographers dream.
We will come home via Kyle of Lochalsh and back to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
The island of Skye has stunningly beautiful scenery, offering many photographic opportunities, which include Land, Sea and Mountain scapes with endless waterfalls and fairies in the hidden glens.
Or there’s uncountable chances to practice your macro Photography on the colourful rocks and flowers that surround the isle of skye. Here you can find some of the oldest rocks in the world, where flora and fauna grow and roam in the mountain ranges of the cuillin mountains, or in the low lying Glens and lava flows that ran towards the sea, 250 million years ago.
Sometimes if we are lucky you could see whales dolphins or eagles that frequent this area
Please make sure that you bring a tripod , and long lens for wild life shots. Photograph the Sunset at the most epic lighthouse that you could ever imagine, or visit Sligachan for a spectacular mountain river scape.( Wide angle lens).  We will visit the colourful small town of Portree that has everything to offer. Or you could even walk in the new footsteps of the dinosaurs that have been recently Discovered (Macro).On each daily tour, there will be many opportunities to stop for longer periods than usual, to photograph the many sights that Skye has to offer on our photographic shoot of Skye.
Tuition will be given for every kind of technique that will be required for our photoshoot.

ABOUT US
I’m Marianne and I was born in a small fishing village called Tromvik.
It’s on the north west coast of Norway, on the island of Kvaløya, where I run nightly winter observation and Photographic Northern lights tours while in the summer and winter we run daily Photographic Fjord and wildlife tours of my home land.
I fell in love with Scotland 10 years ago when I met my long term partner on a photoshoot there on the isle of Skye.
He is a Professional photographer and has travelled the length and breadth of Scotland time after time.
We both specialise in natural and low light photography and all things rural, including the flora and fauna that grows and roams in both Scotland and Norway.
Both our guides and I, have a lifetimes experience in all aspects of photography.
Together we have a Genuine lifetimes Passion for photography, and all things rural that’s like no other that I have ever seen in my life.
And that passion is what makes us unique .
Group Size
We have a small group of 12 students.
Usually 6 each mini van .
We have 6 places left for the above tour.
In this Workshop we’ll cover the following topics and techniques
• How to shoot in HDR ,High Dynamic Range
• Advanced Composition
• Various types of Photography technics .
• Depth of Field.
• How to frame Landscape Images.
• How to shoot waterfalls .
What’s Included?

Transport to and from every location that we choose.

Bed and Breakfast, packed launch, and very late evening meal.

Full tuition on every aspect of our photoshoot , if required

What’s Not Included
• Extra food and Drinks out -with basic menu.
• Flights
• Photographic equipment unless hired from us.
• Insurance – It is MANDATORY to insure yourself against physical injury. I also advise that you insure your photographic equipment. Tour leaders will not be responsible in the event of any personal injuries or damage to photographic gear as a result of an accident during the workshop.

USING YOUR OWN CAMERA EQUIPMENT/ What to pack
What to pack?.... We would recommend you to bring the following:
Digital SLR Camera, Various wide angle and zoom lenses, filters, Polariser, spare batteries, memory cards, charger,  Tripod  / hard-drive and laptop to download images.
Remember an adaptor for a uk 3 pin plug .
Woollen thermal underwear is recommended, bring good hiking boots and warm sweater, water proof jacket, gloves and hat, just in case its cold, in this ever changing world that we live in.
HELP & ADVICE
In this Workshop we’ll cover the following topics and techniques:
How to shoot in HDR ,High Dynamic Range
Advanced Composition
Various types of Photography technics .
Depth of Field.
How to frame Landscape Images.
How to shoot waterfalls .
All the above with take place out- doors in the field as they say..

 

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS
Food:
We will provide you with a full Scottish breakfast if required and a basic lunch box to see us through the day.
If you prefer you can supply your own.
We will make dinner together in the evening on return to the hostel.
During the tour, there will be shops that we can stop at to buy snacks if necessary.
Or there will be opportunity to stop at restaurant / cafe where you can purchase a meal, at your own expense.
Getting here
You can fly either to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, at your own expense.
We will pick you up at the chosen point on first day of  tour.
Accommodation
On the first night we may have to stay in the Fort William area , Depending on the photographic opportunities that may unfold on the road to skye.
We will stay overnight at a room sharing, self catering hostel on the isle of Skye, for the remainder of the tour .
We will have someone who will cook breakfast and evening meals if required or you can eat and cook your own food.
You may have to share a room with someone else, but if you wanted to be alone in any of the above rooms you would need to buy the complete room and pay for each bed in the room .
Please email asap for availability if this is whats required.
We have Two twin rooms, Three four bedded rooms and Two six bedded rooms, all bookings are on a first come first serve basis .
You can choose to stay at a nearby hotel, or b&b, for which you will need to cover the cost of each individual by yourself.
We will be spending most of our time outdoors, so it’s really just a place to secure your our belongings, shower, sleep, recharge our batteries and enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast.
CLOTHING REQUIRED
Woolen thermal underwear is recommended, bring good hiking boots and warm sweater, water proof jacket, gloves and hat, just in case its cold, in this ever changing world that we live in.
Weather: The Scottish weather as they say, "If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute ” do expect variable conditions, sunshine, rain, cloud or wind.
After all, it is what makes Scotland as it is.
Please wear good footwear as this is the first part of your body to get cold and can be very difficult to warm up again. Please don’t wear trainers or dress shoes if you can help it. For your own comfort and safety, good, tough boots are best.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• We have 7 places left for the above tour.
• Dates for the above tour are 06.05 2019-12.05-19
• Photographic workshop and tour.
• Glasgow or Edinburgh to Skye .
• 5 Day 6 Nights workshop and accommodation .
• The Price for the above tour is £1120 each. (12000nok)
• Insurance – It is MANDATORY to insure yourself against physical injury. I also advise that you insure your photographic equipment. Tour leaders will not be responsible in the event of any personal injuries or damage to photographic gear as a result of an accident during the workshop.
We carry full public liability insurance.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Please let us know if you have any special needs or requirements and we will help in every way we can.

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