Skye Harris and Lewis 22nd – 27th October 2019 – 6 days – £1795.00 (deposit £200.00) – available
Explore and photograph some of the Isle of Skye’s most iconic landscapes before crossing the Minch by ferry to the magical Outer Hebridean Isles of Harris and Lewis. Deposit £200.00
Destination Summary – Hebridean workshop
Highlights include huge pristine beaches with pastel hues that compete with the aquamarine of the Atlantic Ocean, plus the mysterious 5000 year old Calanais standing stones. These are just a sample of what you’ll photograph on this Hebridean photo adventure. This workshop focuses on two of Scotland”s most breathtakingly beautiful areas. The wild empty beaches, coastlines, seascapes and standing stones of the Outer Hebridean Islands of Harris and Lewis and the dramatic Trotternish landforms of the Quiraing and the classic Fairy Pools below the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. This is a photo adventure not to be missed.
Isle of Skye – 1 night
Skye needs little introduction and our first location takes us to the magical inner Hebridean Isle with the big reputation for landscape photography. Big on drama the Trotternish landforms of the Quiraing and the classic Cullin waterfalls and cascades of Glen Brittle will be the key focus of our attention.
After a comfortable night in Portree and sessions in Sligachan and around the Quiraing we’ll take the Calmac ferry over the Minch from Uig to the wild empty and pastel hued beaches and seascapes of Harris. This is a place where time slows down, space opens up and you have a feeling of peace and being in the moment.
Isles of Lewis and Harris – 4 nights
On Tuesday we’ll take the early evening ferry (1.5hrs) from Uig to the Outer Hebridean Island of Harris where we will be based for 4 nights at the wonderful Harris Hotel.
From here we will explore and photograph some of the finest beaches and wide open spaces in the British Isles including Scarasta, Seilabost and Luskentyre. Other locations will include hidden coves on the Golden Road, Huisinis Bay, Mangersta’s stunning and dramatic sea stacks, the mountains of Harris and the Neolithic Calanais standing stones (built around 4000 years BC) on the Isle of Lewis.
5 nights’ accommodation (single occupancy room with full Scottish breakfast) 1 night at the Portree Hotel on the Isle of Skye and 4 nights at the Harris Hotel in Tarbert.
All ferry tickets,
Snacks and refreshments,
Expert photography tuition in the field.
Photoshop session, image critique, field notes.
Suitable for – all skills levels. Fitness level – low to medium.
This is flexible but here’s a general idea of what to expect during your workshop.
Monday pick up from your accommodation at 11am – depart Inverness for Skye
Afternoon sessions – Eilean Donan castle and the Fairy Pools, Skye – Dusk around Sligachan
Evening introduction dinner and briefing with Glen.
Typical workshop day
Sunrise shoot followed by breakfast
Morning image review
Afternoon shoot on location until dusk
Dinner around 19:30* – Harris hotel / Portree Hotel / serving excellent meals featuring local ingredients at reasonable prices (not included)
* Locations and times may vary depending on time of year, weather and general conditions.
After an early breakfast we’ll head north, travelling up through Lewis with a couple of location stops en route.
We’ll then catch the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry at 14:00 arriving at Ullapool at 17:15 where we well make our way back to Inverness for around 19:00.
Places are limited to 7 – book now.