SCOTLAND »» MAY 19 - 24, 2019 »» SOLD OUT

6-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY LEARNING ADVENTURE IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.


Taught by 3 Sony Alpha FEMALE Photographers! 


“The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable people - and you've got the Scottish Highlands. There's a natural playground which begs to be explored, while the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world.” - Visit Scotland


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SCOTLAND: THE PLAYGROUND OF MOOD

ISLE OF SKYE

“Skye is a truly magical place. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, it's home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes. Whether you are visiting for a few days whilst on a tour of Scotland or staying for a longer spell, the island has countless ways to enchant you, with its mountain ranges, miles of dramatic coastline and captivating history. Bring your sense of adventure!” - Visit Scotland

Welcome to the Isle of Skye, where the wind calls, the rain beckons, and the purest, most exhilarating magic happens everywhere between - always fleeting, always famously beautiful. The highlands are home to some of the most incredible rugged landscapes in the world, with just as dramatic weather to match: A photographer’s dream. Join Elizabeth Gadd, Charlotte Gane and Catherine Simard as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, guiding you through moors and mountains, castles and rivers, lochs and glens, must-see classics and hidden gems. With a solid mixture of epic outdoor adventures and cozy hotel editing sessions, this 6 day workshop retreat is designed help you develop your skills as a photographer and to seek out the fun and beauty in every opportunity Scotland offers, along with your new family of likeminded participants and instructors. Prepare yourself, it’s going to be a blast… and probably quite literally. 


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YOUR PHOTO TEAM

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@CHARLYSAVELY

Coming straight out of the Pacific North West, Charly is British-American Photographer that has been blazing her way through the world of photography & social media for years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Photography at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She now focuses on travel & wildlife photography, while shooting for top clients. She loves hiking, tattoos, toast, feather collecting & is a proud dog mum.

@MYDETOXTRAVEL

Catherine Simard is a Canadian-born self-taught travel / landscape photographer with a passion for the outdoors & the wilderness. After quitting her job as a fashion stylist & model, she left Quebec & spent 4 years exploring the world while sharing her photos with her signature style on her Instagram page. She is now traveling the world full-time, on a mission to share her passion & vision by leading photography workshops & creating content for her clients.

@ELIZABETHGADD

Elizabeth Gadd is a full-time photographer / artist / writer based in Vancouver, Canada. Picking up a camera over 13 years ago, she began creating ethereal photographs involving landscapes with portraiture, eventually leading to the iconic self portraits she’s known for today. You can most likely find Lizzy traveling & backpacking, creating, eating too much chocolate, adventuring with her dog, & looking for beauty in the world, always.


NEED-TO-KNOW

  • Dates: May 19 - 24th
  • Price: $3499 USD
  • Spots: 9 students

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Workshop instruction for 6 days / 5 nights
  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts at accommodation
  • All transportation from Workshop kick-off point in Inverness until Workshop end-point back in Inverness 
  • It is the participant’s responsibility to get to Inverness
  • Image & exposure analysis in-the-field, as-we-shoot
  • Editing & post-production workflow advice from beginning to end
  • Social media advice, assistance & strategizing
  • Photography tuition: 
    • Landscape / Night Photography (weather dependent )
    • Dramatic / situational portraiture
    • Wildlife Photography (cows, sheep, & horses)

WHATS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Your flights to & from Scotland
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Provision of photography equipment
  • Miscellaneous gear that you might need for the workshop
  • Make sure you are well-equipped for the Scotland climate, it can be very temperamental.

LOCATIONS

  • Portree
  • Isle of Skye
  • Old Man of Storr
  • Glen Sligachan
  • Neist Point
  • Quiraing
  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Eilean Castle 
  • Loch Ness

ITINERARY

*** Itinerary may change due to the weather & / or other unforeseen events. Times are estimates. Some places may take longer or shorter to drive to / hike to / photograph.  Be prepared to pull over at the sight of hairy highland coos.

DAY 1

  • 11:00am Pick-up in Inverness, begin drive to Isle of Skye
  • 1:30pm Stop for lunch at restaurant + Briefing
  • 5:00pm Check into hotel/apartment in Portree (each hotel / apartment room will share 1-2 students of the same gender)
  • 6:00pm Food shopping for the week (breakfasts +some lunch + some dinners + snacks)
  • 8:00pm - 10pm Dinner at restaurant

DAY 2

  • 6:00am Breakfast at hotel
  • 6:30am Leave hotel
  • 7:00am Start Old Man of Storr hike (1 hour to viewpoint)
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm Back to hotel Portree for lunch (most of restaurants open at 1pm so that’s why eat at the hostel)
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Editing session #1
  • 4:30pm Leave hotel
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Glen Sligachan (bridge, waterfalls, river, trail)
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Explore/shoot around Neist Point until sunset (packed dinner)
  • 10:00pm - 11:00pm Drive back to hotel

DAY 3

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm Leave to The Quiraing (roughly 2 hour hike loop + many stops, features The Needle, The Table, The Prison)
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch in Portree
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Fairy Pools
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Dinner at restaurant in Kyle of Lochalsh town
  • 9:00pm - 10:00pm Eilean Castle 
  • 10:00pm - 11:30pm Drive back to Portree

DAY 4

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 10:00am drive up to trailhead
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Full hike up a beautiful mountain. To be determined, this location is extremely weather dependent & we have many other options but be prepared for 500-600 meters elevation gain, 5-6 hours walk (packed lunch + snacks)
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner at restaurant
  • 8:30pm to sunset at beautiful location nearby
  • 10:00pm - 11:15pm Drive back to Portree

DAY 5

  • 7:00am Breakfast
  • 7:30am Leave Hotel
  • 8:00am - 12pm Kilt Rock, The Quiraing (practice lifestyle shots)
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch at restaurant or hotel
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm Edit session
  • 6:30pm Start Old Man of Storr hike
  • 7:30pm to 11:30pm Shoot sunset + Blue hour (packed dinner)
  • 1:00am Back to hotel

DAY 6

  • 10:00am Late breakfast
  • 11:00am Leave hotel
  • 2:00pm Stop at Loch Ness 
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm Lunch
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm Culloden Viaduct
  • 6:30pm Drop everyone off in Inverness. Cry goodbye tears (either of heartbreak or joy)

SOME QUESTIONS, ANSWERED...


WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO WE REQUIRE?

  • We welcome all levels of photography expertise. What we want to see is that you love photography, want to learn more, push yourself, take it to the next level, & take in the atmosphere & experience of working with other creatives in an epic context.

WHAT WILL WE TEACH & WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP BEST FOR?

  • We will be teaching landscape / travel / lifestyle / astro / wildlife & portrait photography as appropriate throughout the trip. We love to teach post editing in Lightroom & Photoshop. In addition, freelance business practices & how to grow your social media. Since we teach such a wide range of subjects, this workshop is best suited for beginners & intermediate photographers who would like to learn more & navigate through all these styles of photography.

HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?

  • Since there we be some hiking, we advise a good level of fitness in order to participate in the workshop. Our estimated distances will be 5-10km at 500m elevation. Not for beginner hikers. Students must be comfortable with intermediate hiking. We would rate it a 7 out of 10 difficulty.

SHOULD I BRING A DRONE?

  • If you have one, absolutely! If you don't, that’s okay too!

HOW MUCH CAMERA GEAR CAN I BRING?

  • Bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (ex: 24mm), standard (ex: 50mm), & a telephoto (ex: 85mm or above). Having said that, a large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have!
  • DSLR recommended
  • Suggested: Remote Trigger, Neutral Density Filter (5/10 stop), Polarizer, Batteries & Memory Cards, Tripod

WHAT OTHER EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Good, sturdy, ankle-or-above hiking boots.
  • Waterproof shell (GORE-TEX or similar).
  • Base layer.
  • Mid-layer.
  • Warm Coat or outer layer.
  • Backpack to carry your gear & other things you might need during the day.
  • Reusable water bottle.

WHAT & WHERE WILL WE EAT?

  • Breakfast at our accommodations along the way & then along the way, as we go. If you find a restaurant you want to try, let us know!

I'M A VEGETARIAN OR HAVE ALLERGIES, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • Let us know! It won't be a problem at all, but it is something that we need to know in advance.

HOW WILL THE WEATHER BE?

  • The Scotland climate varies considerably season-to-season & on a year-to-year basis. Having said that, the temperatures will range from 5-12 Celsius. Wind, precipitation, & maybe sun is to be expected. Pack layers!

WHO ARE YOU?

Our Scotland Workshop is open to 9 photography enthusiasts. We will focus on capturing the immense landscapes as well as dramatic, situational portraiture that surrounds us in here in these remarkable locations.

We will be providing a very small group experience. With three instructors, our ratio of 1:3 is very low. This means that we will be able to focus our attention & expertise on technique & locations, thereby making sure that our participants get the right shots.


SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW »»

Spots fill up fast: Please tell us why you want to join our workshop & answer where you are at with your photography & what do you want to learn? Please also tell us your Instagram Account & your website, if you have one.