SCOTLAND WORKSHOP

GROUP 1: OCTOBER 11 - 16 // GROUP 2: OCTOBER 19 - 24

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6-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY LEARNING ADVENTURE IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.

TAUGHT BY 2 SONY ALPHA FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS!

“The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food, & hospitable people - & 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 & romantic castles in the world.” - Visit Scotland

Are you seeing the photography potential? We are willing to bet that you can! Keep scrolling…

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 & captivating history. Bring your sense of adventure!” - Visit Scotland

Welcome to the Isle of Skye, where the wind calls, the rain beckons, & 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 Charly Savely & Catherine Simard as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime, guiding you through moors & mountains, castles & rivers, lochs & glens, must-see classics & hidden gems. With a solid mixture of epic outdoor adventures & cozy hotel editing sessions, this 6 day workshop retreat is designed help you develop your skills as a photographer & to seek out the fun & beauty in every opportunity Scotland offers, along with your new family of likeminded participants & instructors. Prepare yourself, it’s going to be a blast… & probably quite literally.


THE SHOTS YOU CAME OUT HERE TO GET


YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM

Both are members of Sony Alpha Collective!

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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.

@CATHSIMARD

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.

See her work here.


NEED-TO-KNOW

  • Dates: Group 1: October 11 - 16 // Group 2: October 19 - 24
  • Price: $3499 USD
  • Spots: 6 students per group

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)

WHAT'S 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 two instructors, our ratio of 1:2 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.


REVIEWS

"I had the pleasure of going on a workshop with Charlotte & two other workshop leaders to the Isle of Skye & all I can say is wow. Charlotte's knowledge of photography & the way she teaches is so visceral & real it would honestly be hard not to learn something from her. You can see her passion for photography as an art & as a business, & it really shows in her work & how she approached the workshop. She was always willing to step aside & help on an individual basis, as well as lead group sessions. Her knowledge of social media & the business side of photography was incredible as well & really helped me get started & make moves in my social media game. I highly recommend attending a workshop with Charlotte as I'm sure you can gain experience & knowledge & she can definitely help take your photography to the next level." - Shawn Hoffer

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.