Isle of Skye and the West Highlands Photo Adventure 2019
19th August to 24th August 2019 6 days £1645.00 (deposit £200.00) – sold out
This classic Scottish Highlands photography adventure offers a wonderful variety of wild locations amidst the Scottish heather in full bloom, a photography adventure not to be missed.
From the shores of Loch Ness and Torridon’s Loch Maree to the brooding Black Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye these are some of the most dramatic and beautiful locations in Scotland.
After a couple of days exploring some local gems around the capital Inverness and the Torridon mountains in the north west, you’ll make your way to the Atlantic coast and the Isle of Skye. Together with your experienced guide Glen and fellow participants you’ll explore and photograph the best locations on the misty isle. These will include the epic drama of the Quiraing and Old Man of Storr on the Totternish peninsula, the stunning vistas from Elgol to the Cullin Hills and the wild beauty of Talisker Bay.
“The Lightstalker’s Skye and West Highlands Photo Adventure was the first multi-day photography workshop that I have participated in. Being the first, I was a bit nervous and unsure of what to expect but once we got started that feeling quickly dissipated. Glen had a wonderful itinerary prepared for us and was prepared with alternatives when the weather looked a bit tricky. He was always on hand to offer guidance or answer any questions we had. Glen made sure everyone in the group felt comfortable and confident in what we were doing despite varying levels of photography skills, physical abilities, or even simply confidence on more “rugged” terrain. I am so glad I choose my first photography workshop to be with Glen; I couldn’t have asked for a better week. I look forward to the next trip I take with Glen, because I don’t plan on this being my last!” Meg Hoechsmann USA – Skye and West Highlands participant – August 2018
19th – 20th August Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly by Inverness
Your first location will see us through some technical aspects of landscape photography on the Black Isle at the Fairy Glen’s twin waterfalls. We’ll also explore the former Herring fishing village of Cromarty before we settle into a dusk session on the shores of mystical and world famous Loch Ness just south of Inverness.
The following day will be a little more challenging as we head to the north west Highlands and Glen Torridon. Home to Loch Maree (Scotland’s 4th biggest ) ancient Scots pines and some of Scotlands finest mountain scenery.
We’ll spend the day here photographing the mountains and lochs before finding a suitable loch side dusk location after a fine dinner in a nearby pub.
20th – 24th August The Old Inn, Carbost Isle of Skye
From Beauly and Torridon it’s over to Skye via the Skye bridge after capturing Eilean Donan castle on the shore of Loch Duich.
Once over the Skye Bridge which has fine views over to Lochalsh we’ll spend our time photographing Skye’s highlights. These include the red and black Cuillins hills, Neist Point, the remote fishing village of Elgol, the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and the beautiful black beach of Talisker bay at dusk.
The Old man of Storr is best appreciated and photographed from several vantage points up the hillside. An optional one hour walk will take us up to the breathtaking monolith, from here you’ll be guided on a route through the sanctuary to some of the main viewpoints.
A little further north lies the Quiraing, an old Norse word for a “safe haven” from Viking raiders. The landforms here are unforgettable and very photogenic. You’ll have the chance to explore, photograph and enjoy the views from the nearby trails.
Talikser Bay, Neist Point and Sligachan are all other great locations to test and challenge your photography skills. Your experienced guide Glen will always be on hand to assist and point out some of the better photographic options.
On our final day we’ll depart from Skye on the old turntable ferry to the small village of Glenelg before continuing to the iron age brochs and Bernera barracks. We’ll then make our way back to Inverness via Kintail, Ratagan and Glen Sheil arriving back around 17:30pm.
Why book with Lightstalkers Scotland ?
- 15 years photo educating photographers from around the globe and 10 years guiding photographers here in my native Scotland.
- local Scottish guide with local knowledge.
- client focused and small groups.
- friendly helpful support and advice,
- the best and varied set of locations.
Whats included ?
5 nights single occupancy ensuite rooms – 2 nights at the Lovat Arms Hotel Inverness & 3 nights at the Old Inn, Carbost on the Isle of Skye. All with full Scottish breakfast
Pick up and drop of in Inverness and transport to locations and ferry from Skye
Photography tuition and guidance from award winning master photographer Glen Campbell
Refreshments and snacks.
On hand at all times is practical help and advice from multi-award winning AIPP master photographer Glen C Campbell who’s been providing expert photo tuition for the last 15 years.
Flights, Inverness accommodation prior to or after the tour, lunches or evening meals, these will be at nearby pubs and restaurants close to our final dusk locations.
Suitable for – beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.
Fitness level ** moderate – walking over rocks and slippy boggy ground and some short walks including a 1 hour uphill walk to the Old Man of Storr – optional .
Group Size – minimum 3 participants – max 7
Pick up commences on Monday at 12:00PM in Inverness, we’ll then drop off luggage at the Beauly Hotel just outside Inverness before heading out to our locations.
Inverness is serviced by Easy jet and Flybe and has an airport with connections from most main UK airports including London and Birmingham and Amsterdam, Holland. Train and bus times from Edinburgh and Glasgow are around 3.5 hours.
Please contact Glen if you have any questions regarding your booking or this trip.