Wild Light Photography Workshop Cairngorm NP Scotland – A walk on the wild side 26th – 29th January 2024 4 days £1295.00 (deposit £150.00) 4 places available
Photography Workshop Cairngorm Scotland – The Cairngorm National Park is the UK’s biggest, and sits to the east of the Great Glen divide in the Scottish Highlands. This Cairngorm photography workshop will focus on a range of subjects that exist within the park boundaries.
The main feature that dominates is the huge mountain plateau that makes up most of the park, intersected with deep glacier carved valleys and dotted high peaks. In fact most of the UK’s highest mountains are in the Cairngorm range. The summits on the high plateau encounter almost tundra like conditions in the winter months but we will searching out compositions in its lower levels.
Forest clad hills and straths harbour pockets of iconic Scots Pine trees and these litter the landscape as do ancient glacial lochs. There is an abundance of wildlife too with Red Squiral, Red Deer and the more illusive Pine Martin, Osprey and even Wild Cats known to wander within the Park.
This workshop also offers an included morning session in a dedicated Squirrel Hide giving the opportunity to capture Red Squirrels and some birdlife in the wild.
Together we’ll be searching out the best locations in the best light and if cold conditions prevail this will allow us to capture frost, ice and snow over the landscape in this unique part of Scotland and the UK. To find out more about the Cairngorm National Park you can visit the official website here
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.
Pick up and drop off will be either in Inverness at 09:30 am on the 26th January or slightly later in Aviemore, from there we’ll visit some of the locations before checking into our own private accommodation. Drop off will be in Inverness on the 29th at 16:00hrs.
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 for our exclusive use* and 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 and we will create a food fund, making sure everyone has their preferences noted. 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 a moderate level of fitness is required. Some hill walks over uneven terrain will be encountered.
Please contact Glen if you have any questions regarding your booking or this trip.