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Wild Light Isle of Arran Photo Retreat – Scotland May 2023

£150.00

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Wild Light – The Isle of Arran Photo Retreat 10th – 13th May 2023, 4 days £1295.00 (deposit £150.00) max 4 participants – 2 places left

The beautiful  Isle of Arran is located in the Firth of Clyde and is the most southerly of Scotland’s Islands, it’s also the seventh biggest.  Just an hours ferry crossing from the mainland takes us to the small coastal town of Brodick where we disembark and start our adventure.

 

Arran Photo Retreat

Isle of Arran Photo Retreat Highlights

Known as Scotland in miniature the Island of Arran’s north  is full of drama with  high peaks, remote Glen’s, wild Atlantic coastline and picturesque villages.  You could be forgiven you were in the remote north west Highlands at times. The Island’s highest peak is Goatfell (873m) and the drama of the mountain range  features as the backdrop for several of our locations.

To the south of the Island lie lower lands with little of them rising above 350m,  it’s a gentler landscape with beaches and views out to Ailsa Craig, and the Holy Isle. Geography ranges from open pasture, moorland,  Celtic standing stones, woodlands, sandy beaches and coves.

Our itinerary will see us explore and circumnavigate the whole island, we may even capture sight of a Dolphin pod that regularly  patrols the island’s  shores.

Arran Photo Retreat

A walk on the wild side

You’ll be one of only 4 participants on this Arran photo retreat. You’ll be breaking away from many of the well trodden tourist locations as much as possible to seek out  wild, remote and unique Island landscapes,  and getting far away from the selfie sticks and tour buses.

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’ll have exclusive use of for all our workshop needs.

 

Arran photo retreat

This means you’ll have better access to photograph the wildest and most isolated Highland and Island locations. Plus as mentioned there are  only 4 places available for each trip, making them a more  intimate learning experience*.

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.

Arran photo retreat

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.

The Learning

With 18 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.

The Accommodation

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, details of the venue will be available soon.

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.

Includes

3 nights single occupancy Accommodation with breakfast

Pick up and drop off

Transport to all locations

4 days guiding, technical and creative assistance

Snacks and refreshments

Getting There

Start time  10:30 pick up in Halbeath park and ride*, Fife or North Queensferry station** a few stops outside Edinburgh. If you need any help or advice getting there just let me know.

We’ll then set off to Adrossan to catch the ferry over to Arran

End time 18:00 drop off in Edinburgh / Halbeath

*You can leave your car at this big park and ride for free or ** small station 15 minutes out of Edinburgh

Suitable for – beginners, intermediate and advanced participants.