Photography Workshop – Wild Light Torridon, Scottish Highlands
19th February 2022 – 4 days £1145.00 (deposit £150.00)
Stunning Torridon lies to the north west of the Highland capital Inverness.
During this photography workshop you’ll experience a world of ancient mountains, lochs, erratic glacier rocks, Scots Pine and vistas that will leave you breathless.
Wild Light Workshops – A walk on the wild side.
This Wild Light Photography Workshop is more of a retreat and the third 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.
On this trip we begin in Inverness for pick up, before travelling up to the Torridon mountains and surrounding coastal area to explore and photograph its wild and dramatic locations.
The mountains of Liathach, Ben Alligin, Ben Eighe will all feature as well as the erratic boulder strewn lochside of Loch Maree.
We’ll also make a trip round the Applecross peninsula to capture the vistas that lie across the sound of Raasay to Skye and the distant Cuillin mountains.
Another key feature will be a low level walks around the Sheildaig peninsula to capture the scenes across Loch Torridon or a walk up one of the remote Glen’s between two of its most famous peaks, Liathach and Ben Alligin. On this workshop retreat you’ll be seeking out wild light in the peace, quiet and clean air of one of Scotland’s most revered but less visited locations.
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 learning 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 self-cater for evening meals or on occasion venture to local pubs that dot the region and offer local produce when available . 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.
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.
What’s included –
4 full days of photography at fantastic and varied Highland locations with 3 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast
Why book with Lightstalkers ? – 10 years experience guiding in Scotland
Suitable for – beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.
Fitness level **
moderate – walking over rocks and slippy boggy ground and some short walks over low hills. If the group is more adventurous we may also be able to summit some lower lying hills.
Group Size – minimum 2 participants – max 4
“The whole experience with stunning locations, good accommodation and good company is one I fully intend repeating in the very near future.” Janet Turnbull – Scotland
“Glen is an outstanding photographer but also a true Scottish Gentleman – flexible in his approach to teaching photography and sensitive to the needs of the group both for great locations places to eat and our desire to learn about Scottish culture – would recommend” October Highlander tour participant, Cornwall – UK 2011.
Starts 10:00am Friday 19th Feb in Inverness
Ends 5:30pm Monday 22nd Feb in Inverness
Does not include evening meals or lunches. Once participants have booking has been received you’ll be asked about any food allergies. We’ll then pick up suitable supplies before setting off from Inverness.
Clothing: Good quality walking boots and wet weather gear are also essential. If you’re unsure or have any questions please contact me for more specific info.
Your welcome to find your own way to the venue or travel with me from Inverness. Inverness is serviced by Easyjet and Flybe and has an airport with connections from most main UK airports including London and Birmingham. Flight times are around 55 minutes. Inverness flights are available through Amsterdam Schipol and Aberdeen from Frankfurt. Any questions or you need help getting here, just get in touch. Overnight sleeper trains are also available from London Stations as are buses.
Contact Glen for more info.