Loch Lomond and the Trossachs has the distinction as being Scotland’s first National Park. It lies across a geographic fault line in the western part of the Southern Highlands just an hours drive north of Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow. It’s famously packed full of mountain peaks, often misty lochs and forested parks that the illusive Highland wildlife call home.
This is romantic Scotland where Highland legends wandered its loch-side shores, forested hills and open moors. There’s an abundance of history and myth to go with the landscapes that Sir Walter Scott and Ossian used as romantic backdrops for their world famous stories and poems. From the Lady of the Lake to Rob Roy MacGregor, here in the beautiful southern Highlands both infamy and romance sit side by side.
As we head west towards the National Park we’ll pass by Stirling castle and The Wallace Monument for an introduction into Scotland’s history and our first photo opportunity. Followed by shoreside sessions at Loch Ard Basin to capture the boats sheds, jettys and birdlife and simpler compositions over Loch Arklet to Ben Vorlich. A pre dusk walk up Conic Hill provides one of the best views over the UK’s biggest Loch before a final sunset session with a lone tree at Milarrochy Bay.
After a dawn shoot over Loch Lomond we travel north through the Achray Forest and capture the hill top views over the Trossachs to Loch Katrine. To the east we’ll explore Brig O’ Turk and Ruskin falls, the Loch Arklet shore and a stunning set of waterfalls deep in the forest. Doune castle was featured in the TV series Outlander and Game of Thrones and we’ll pass through the pretty village and capture some images of this photogenic castle over the river Teith before returning
Once into the glens and mountains you’ll explore some of more evocative loch-side locations then take to the hills for short walks to view some of its best known vistas of the surrounding mountains, lochs and glens.
The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs workshop requires and overnight stay around the Loch Lomond area.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs workshop group size
Solo or with a couple of friends, associates or partners – max 3 participants
Duration – 2 days
When – Solo sessions are ran on demand and subject to availability.
Places available: minimum 1 photographer – maximum of 3
Trip fee: £595.00 2 days,
Additional participants: £75.00 p/p
Starts / ends – Dalmeny station ( near Edinburgh ) or Stirling railway station.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs workshop itinerary
Guide: Pro Photographer, Glen Campbell
Sessions: 2 x 8 hour photo sessions on location in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
At the end of the first day’s session we’ll visit local pub or restaurant for a bite to eat and drink and review your days work.
Pick up day 1 – Dalmeny Station (from Edinburgh) at 8:30am or Stirling station (from Glasgow) at 9:15 ( or meet at location)
Drop off day 2 – Stirling 16:30 or Dalmeny Station 17:15
Start / end times and route may vary depending on the time of year – * the first day session can be split into two when the days are longer in summer to offer better conditions at dusk.
Each solo session can be tailored to each participant –
- Beginners learning the ropes and finding their way around their camera
- Photographers with experience and a good understanding wishing to increase their skillset and capture great images
- Advanced and seasoned photographers seeking out the optimum from their equipment and each location
Partners are also welcome to join as additional participants, just bring your walking boots and perhaps a good book for longer sessions.
You may already be based in Loch Lomond area and have accommodation and if thats the case you’ll be picked up and dropped off there.
If not we’ll need accommodation for the night, this is additional to the trip fee and can be from as little as £25 p/p for shared bunk house accommodation or 2x single occupancy rooms for around £80 – £110 p/p for hotel accommodation with breakfast. Full details and costs based on your requirements are available on request.
We never stop learning. On this Isle of Skye workshop being on location is a refreshing and practical way to dramatically increase your skills whether you’re gaining confidence with your camera and equipment or mastering creative competitions or the subtle use of filer systems.
In outdoor photography reading the conditions and anticipating what might happen next are all important decsions. Matching the right location to the elements and light quality are key to creating successful images in camera. Not only that its great fun enjoying and taking in the wild surroundings and adapting to new skills learnt.
Whatever your needs Glen is more than prepared to assist you and guide you through your on personal photography journey.
If possible please bring some of your recent images for retrospective critique and review.
These sessions are ran on demand and subject to Glen being available for your preferred dates – please contact Glen here with your request or enquiry. A Deposit amount of £150 will then be required to secure your booking.