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Isle of Skye Photo Tour

Intro

The aim of this Isle of Skye photo tour is to enhance your skills on composition, focusing and exposure techniques, as well as to master long exposure photography.

The foundation of this photo workshop 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.

We will be based in Portree, the second largest town perfectly located for our daily excursions.

The Location

The Isle of Skye is situated off the west coast of Scotland and it is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Skye is renowned for its natural beauty and history.

In Gaelic it is normally referred to as An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, which translates as The Winged Isle – from the wing-like shape formed by the two northern peninsulas of Waternish and Trotternish. In English, it is often referred to as Eilean a’ Cheo, the 'Misty Isle.

At 639 square miles, Skye is the second-largest island in Scotland after Lewis and Harris. The coastline of Skye is a series of peninsulas and bays radiating out from a centre dominated by the Cuillin hills.

Photographic attractions on the island include the fishing village of Elgol with the spectacular views of the Cuillin hills, the Old Man of Storr, The huge land-slide of the Quiraing, Neist point with its lighthouse and extraordinary views of the Outer Hebrides and more, so much more.

Info

Pricing £ € $

The cost for this photo tour is £995 GBP or €1245 EUR or $1495 USD per person. A deposit of £300 or €400 or $500 is required to book your space. The outstanding balance will be requested 10 weeks before the tour date.

Duration

The workshop starts on Sunday 03 March 2019 at 17:00 and ends on Friday 08 March 2019 after breakfast.

Group Size ☺☺☺☺

Limited to four people, this workshop is designed with tuition and inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutor.

Transportation ✈

All transportation during the tour is included in the price. Transfers to & from Glasgow airport/railway station on designated times can be arranged if you do not drive (please contact).

If you need to fly to get to Scotland, here are some potential routes:

• Flights from London to Inverness airport where you can rent a small car.

• Flights from London as well as some European cities to Glasgow International Airport and Edinburgh International Airport where you can rent a small car. Glasgow and Edinburgh are five hours drive from venue.

• Flights from some European cities to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport with Ryanair where you can rent a small car. Prestwick is around five and a half hours drive from venue.

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, Prestwick, Edinburgh or Inverness, there is a variety of hotels and B&Bs at really good prices – again, it is best to shop around.

Equipment requirements

Camera and lenses

cameraPlease 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.

Tripod

tripod-layerA 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.

ND Grad Filters

filtersNeutral 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.

ND Filter (optional)

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.

Shutter Release Cable

You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.

Clothing

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.

Insurance

Although all 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' clients are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.

Post Processing

This photo workshop does not offer post processing tuition, please see here for further details.

Tutor

Your Tutor

Dimitri-VasileiouDimitri 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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2 Comments

  1. Hello Dimitri,
    I have been with you on the Lofoten this year. I was the German with the terrible accent, but I enjoyed the tour very much and are very happy with my pictures.
    I have a question: you write, transfers to and from airport are included, this means for instance from Glasgow?

    Best regards
    Klaus

    • Dimitrios Vasileiou on

      Hello Klaus
      Very nice to hear from you again.
      Yes, I can pick you u and drop you off at the Glasgow airport. However, pick up needs to be between 08:00 and 09:30 and drop will be after 17:30. This is because Skye is around 5 hours drive from Glasgow.

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