Isle of Skye workshop 4-10 April 2022 (3 places available)

Isle of Skye Workshop - available (3 places left)

4-10 April 2022

£1950 pp (deposit £250)

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Situated on the northwest coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is an absolute gem for landscape photography. The island has some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in the world, and in addition to the unique geology, the dramatic, changeable light makes this area so compelling for making landscape images.

During this workshop we will explore much that Skye has to offer, taking time to photograph the play of light on the mountains and rapidly changing weather. The Storr and the Quiraing are relatively close to our base in Uig and offer incredible potential for landscape images. The Storr can be photographed from ground level with several compositions easily accessible on foot. Other areas that we can visit during our stay include Talisker bay, the Fairy Glen, Glen Sligachan, the Fairy Pools, Neist point with its dramatic lighthouse, and the fabulous beach at Elgol with views across to the Cuillin mountains.

Most of these locations are within an hour or so of our base. We will keep our itinerary completely flexible so that we can adapt to the prevailing weather whilst on our workshop. Expect and prepare for changeable, weather – it will probably rain at some point, although hopefully showers will blow through and be followed by sunshine. If the weather forecast is favourable we will be up for dawn light and would plan to shoot through until sunset. We will include some down-time for rest, as days are long even in April this far north.


6 nights accommodation at the Uig Hotel, Skye • Breakfasts at the hotel • All transportation on Skye • Tuition from Mark McColl


Travel to / from Skye • Meals / drinks not specified • Insurance (each participant must have adequate health / travel insurance)

Group size

3 (minimum) to 5 (maximum)

Fitness level required

Moderate - most of the locations are easily accessible on foot and within a short distance of the tour vehicle. Walking will often be on uneven ground, so trips, slips and falls are a potential hazard. We will not be attempting any significant hill or mountain climbing.

What to bring

Camera body and Lenses (eg. 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-300mm) / Tripod

Camera batteries / memory cards /

Lens cleaning equipment / Filters


Warm clothing (layering advised – base, fleece, outer layer, warm trousers and thermals, gloves, hat)

Waterproof walking boots

Why come on this workshop?

The aim of this workshop is not only to ensure that you are at fantastic locations at just the right time, but also to cater for your individual photographic needs. I will give you hands-on assistance in the field as well as passing on tips and techniques that I use to get the best images possible. Some of the techniques covered include composition, reading light and using it effectively to create depth within your images; lens choice; use of filters; exposure ; creating panoramic images

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