Photo Workshop • Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye photo workshop


Neist-Point-LighthouseThe aim of this Isle of Skye photo workshop is to enhance your skills on composition, focusing and exposure techniques, as well as to master all technical aspects of 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.

Besides exploring the Isle of Skye, this photo workshop covers a range of areas that can help you develop your skills, understanding and techniques in landscape photography:

  • Improve your composition
  • Enhance your focusing technique
  • Master your exposures
  • Finetune the art of filtration

If you wish to step up to the next level and start creating beautiful landscape images, then this workshop is definitely for you. With a group size of only four participants, you will get all the time and tuition you need.

The Location

Loch-CillSituated off the west coast of mainland Scotland, Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Sometimes referred to in Gaelic poetry and song as Eilean a’ Cheò (The Misty Isle), Skye is renown for its natural beauty.

The coastline of Skye is a series of peninsulas and bays, radiating out from a centre dominated by the Cuillin hills.

The Quiraing is a spectacular series of rock pinnacles on the eastern side of the main spine of the peninsula and further south is the rock pillar of the Old Man of Storr.

For those who have not yet ventured to the Isle of Skye, the weather will most likely surprise you, with both wild stormy days and calm, tranquil ones equally likely and definitely unavoidable.


Tour or Workshop?

This is a photo workshop and not a tour, please see here for further details.

Pricing & Discount Codes £ € $

The cost for this workshop is £995 per person or £1790 for 2 people sharing a room. You can convert our prices to your local currency by using our currency converter on the sidebar.

Discount codes
You can request your discount code and save up to £200 from the sidebar. We will send you the discount code as soon as we can. Then:
a. Deposit payment; as soon as the deposit has been paid, the discount will be automatically added to your outstanding balance, which will be requested 10 weeks before the workshop date.
b. Full price payment; if you are paying the full price because you are booking a workshop near its due date, your discount price will be deducted immediately from the total price.

2 people sharing
Please note that the £200 discount for 2 people sharing a room will be redeemed during the deposit payment.


The workshop starts on Monday 13 February 2017 at 13:00 and ends on Friday 17 February 2017 after breakfast.

Group Size ☺☺☺☺

Skye Nov 2015-0558The group size for this workshop is strictly limited to four people per tutor. Our aim is to dedicate maximum individual attention for all participants.

Transportation ✈

All transportation during the workshop is included in the price. However, transfers to & from venue are not included in the price.

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

• Available daily flights from London to Inverness Airport where you can rent a small car. Inverness is just over 3 hours drive from venue.

• Available flights from London and from some UK cities to Glasgow International Airport where you can rent a small car. Glasgow is five hours drive from venue but allow some extra time for a lunch stop and some photography.

• Available flights from some European cities to Glasgow and Edinburgh International Airports with various airlines where you can rent a small car. Glasgow and Edinburgh are five hours drive from venue but allow some extra time for a lunch stop and some photography.

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 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
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 adequate.

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.

ND Grad filters
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.

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 for long exposures.

Shutter release cable
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.


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.


The Portree Hotel

portree-hotelThe Portree Hotel, originally built in 1875, is centrally located, built on the corner of the town’s main street, Wentworth Street and overlooking Somerled Square, the town’s main square.

The hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, now offering 24 redesigned en-suite rooms, with all the expected facilities including 32” flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and irons.

The new Antlers Bar and Grill and West Highland Bar have also been tastefully refurbished, this includes wood burning stoves, which creates a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

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