The aim of this Outer Hebrides of Scotland Photo Tour is to enhance your skills on composition, focusing and exposure techniques, as well as to master long exposures.
The foundation of this photo tour is based on tuition and inspiration. The small group of only four participants will allow plenty of time for individual attention by the tutor, making sure you learn and photograph the area under the best light and supervision possible.
The Outer Hebrides of Scotland are situated at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. A diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique beauty and with huge photographic potential.
From the northernmost headlands of the Isle of Lewis to the Isle of Uist, the Outer Hebrides offer a variety of photographic interest that would inspire any outdoor and landscape photographer.
You will be inspired by the white-sand beaches, the vast expanses of empty space and will adore the isolation and peaceful environment. This is a part of Scotland not many photographers visit. Besides the incredible amounts of joy the Outer Hebrides can offer, you will also be able to create a portfolio of unique images.
If remoteness, tranquillity, total isolation crowd-free locations and awe inspiring scenery is what you are seeking, then the Outer Hebrides of Scotland should come on top of any other in your list of places to visit. This is when photographic dreams become reality.
The cost for this photo tour is £1495 or €1795 or $1995 per person. A deposit of £500 or €600 or $700 is required to book your space. The outstanding balance will be requested 10 weeks before the tour date.
The tour starts on Thursday 04 April 2019 and ends on Thursday 11 April 2019.
Limited to four people, this workshop is designed with tuition and inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutor.
All transportation during the workshop is included in the price. Transfers to and from Glasgow airport/railway station on designated times can be arranged (please contact for details).
If you need to fly to get to Scotland, here are some potential routes:
• Flights from London as well as some European cities to Glasgow International Airport where you can rent a small car. The Uig (Isle of Skye) ferry terminal is around 6 hours drive from Glasgow.
• Flights from some European cities to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport with Ryanair where you can rent a small car. The Uig (Isle of Skye) ferry terminal is around 6 hours drive from Prestwick. Transfers to and from Glasgow Prestwick on designated times can be arranged (please contact for details).
Small car hire prices are fairly low in Scotland but please shop around for the best price. If you need to stay overnight in Glasgow or Prestwick, there is a variety of hotels and B&Bs at really good prices – again, it is best to shop around.
Please make sure you know how to use your camera or at least the basic functions – make sure you bring the camera's manual along with you. Focal length of wide angle to 300mm will be required.
A sturdy tripod is strongly recommended. If you need advice on purchasing a tripod, we recommend the Manfrotto 055 or similar. If you own a low budget light aluminium tripod such as Jessops and you are wondering if it is good enough, no, it is not. It will not allow you to trust your gear on it and it will not allow us to help you with tuition.
Neutral Density Graduated filters are highly recommended for balancing exposure difference between land and sky. We recommend a 1.5 stop hard and a 3 stop soft (if you are just starting with filters). Full instruction can be given during the workshop to help you with the correct use of filters.
To get the very best out of your images and the locations, we suggest that you bring a good Neutral Density filter with you such as the Lee Little Stopper or Big Stopper or the Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter for long exposures.
You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.
Warm and weatherproof clothing and neoprene wellies is a must as the weather can be very unpredictable. ☀ ☁ ❄. We also encourage you to bring some digital files of your previous work as there might be opportunities to discuss your portfolio and supply you with beneficial feedback.
Although all 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' clients are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.
This photo workshop does not offer post processing tuition, please see here for further details.
Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.
Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record newspaper and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books.
In 2011 Dimitri founded Landscape Photography Magazine. He is the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.
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