Wild Light – Three Glen’s Retreat – Glencoe, Glen Nevis and Glen Etive – A walk on the wild side – 17th – 20th February 2023, 4 days £1295.00 (deposit £150.00) places available
The Three Glen’s explores 3 of Scotland’s most evocative and dramatic valleys, Glen Nevis, Glen Etive and infamous Glencoe. In a small group setting you’ll capture the wild beauty and tranquility at this special time of year.
Highlights include Steall Falls, Glen Nevis Gorge, Ben Nevis and the MV Dayspring, the River Coupall, Buachaille Etive Mòr, Glen Etive, the River Etive and breath taking mountain scenery.
Glencoe constantly conjures up visions of swirling mist and mountain peaks caught in the clouds. As breathtaking as the popular scenes are, we’ll wander on foot to some of its more hidden parts to capture some unique scenes of the three sisters that loom above the Glen.
Glen Etive’s iconic scenes of tumbling rivers and hillside burns cascade down and plunge into deep, dark peaty pools and narrow gorges. Guarded by Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive has an abundance of subjects to experiment with allowing you to create a variety of interesting compositions.
The walk into Glen Nevis through a narrow gorge of boulder fields, suddenly transforms into an open meadow with the meandering Water of Nevis river complete with cascading Steall falls at the foot of Britains highest peak, Ben Nevis.
It’s a place that quintessentially wraps up all that is “Highland” and captures the imagination of photographer’s the world over.
On this photo retreat you’ll really get a chance to immerse yourself in some truly spectacular Scottish landscapes. Leaving the van behind we’ll set off on foot as much as we can to really immerse ourselves into the landscape.
Wild Light Workshops – A walk on the wild side.
This Wild Light Photography Workshop is more of a retreat and the forth in a series of Lightstalkers trips that take you into the wild heart of the Highlands and Islands in winter and spring.
You’ll be one of only 4 participants, breaking away from many of the well trodden tourist locations to seek out wild, remote and unique Highland landscapes, far away from the selfie sticks and tour buses.
Not your usual photography workshop
By taking a walk on the wild side you’ll be staying in remote retreats such as Highland cottages and small guest houses that we have exclusive use* of for all our workshop needs.
This means you’ll have better access to photograph the wildest and most isolated Highland locations. Plus as mentioned there are only 4 places available for each trip, making them a more intimate photography experience.
Less is more
Less participants crowding out locations guarantees you’ll gain a better insight into overcoming the challenges of photographing wild places like the Highlands. With expert help and guidance from your guide and award winning photographer Glen Campbell M.Photog leading the way.
In the Wild Highlands there will be more time to enjoy the space, peace and sanctuary that one of Europe’s last wilderness areas can still offer.
With 16 years in the field of photography tuition you’ll be immersed into the process of camera control, shot selection, composition, light quality, use of filters, long exposures and final execution of image capture. An introduction to aerial photography can be part of the program too if you wish to learn or are interested. We will review all our days images with the use of a high resolution projector.
Self-catering rural Highland cottages, retreats or small guest houses close by to our locations will ensure we make the most of our time and create a sociable and fun environment.
As with most of my trips everyone gets their own room.
For meals we may self-cater for evening meals if practical or visit a local pub restaurant. You can guarantee all will be well fed and watered with a dram or two. Having this flexibility means we can work to our own schedule and make the most of the conditions.
Fitness level Moderate. Some low level hill walking ( up to 1 mile) uneven terrain and some hilly, boggy ground.
Please contact Glen if you have any questions regarding your booking or this trip.
Pick up and drop off will be in Perth at the main railway station at 10:00am on the 17th February and drop off at 17:30 also in Perth. From there we’ll visit some of the locations before checking into our accommodation.
Minimal contact with anyone other than our group, self contained exclusive accommodation, self catering meals where possible.
Suitable for – beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.