Photo Workshop • Moray Coast, Scotland
The aim of this photo workshop on the Moray Coast of Scotland is to showcase the plethora of opportunities a coastline can offer to landscape photographers. There will be ample help by the two tutors on all aspects of photography. We will work closely together on composition and through the procedure of looking for the picture.
We will have the opportunity to study long shutter speeds, artistic approach to seascapes and even intimate and close-up photography. If you already know all this, no need to worry, there will be plenty of inspiration available, as well as a good and very friendly atmosphere. Finally, and this is the best part, together we will discover the amazing Moray coastline.
The Moray coast, stretching from Inverness to Peterhead, has been rated at eleventh place by a panel of 340 experts in sustainable tourism and destination stewardship in the prestigious National Geographic Society’s Travel magazine, ahead of the Dalmatian coast, the shores of Bermuda and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Moray has a stunning coastline with something for everyone – sweeping stretches of wide sandy beaches, outstanding cliff scenery, sheltered coves waiting to be discovered, coastal formations and attractive fishing villages. As might be expected, the Moray coast makes for an excellent seascape photography destination.
Moray has always had the reputation for having the greatest number of days of sunshine in Scotland. This coastline is an undiscovered gem. Join us and let’s discover it together.
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 £1295 per person. You can convert our prices to your local currency by using our currency converter on the sidebar.
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.
The workshop starts on Sunday 16 April 2017 at 17:00 and ends on Friday 21 April 2017 after breakfast.
Group Size ☺☺☺☺
The group size for this workshop is strictly limited to four people per tutor. Due to its very small size group, this photo workshop is designed with tuition and inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutors, making sure you learn and photograph the area under the best light and supervision possible.
All transportation during the workshop is included in the price. However, transfers to and from venue are excluded from the price.
If you need to fly to get to Scotland, here are some potential routes:
• Available flights from London to Inverness where you can rent a small car. Inverness is an hour drive from venue.
• Available flights from some European cities to Glasgow International Airport and Edinburgh International Airport with various airlines where you can rent a small car. Glasgow and Edinburgh are just under four hours from venue but allow some extra time for a lunch stop at the House of Bruar.
• Available flights from some European cities to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport with Ryanair where you can rent a small car. Prestwick is around four and a half hours from venue but allow some extra time for a lunch stop at the House of Bruar.
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 or Edinburgh, 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 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.
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.
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.
Mike Bell is a semi pro and highly enthusiastic landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland. He is also a full time contributor and author of many articles for Landscape Photography Magazine. Mike's photographs have been reproduced and published by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.
These days Mike Bell spends a large amount of his time travelling and photographing stunning locations around the world. Mike has a great knowledge and experience on teaching novice photographers and he will be a valuable asset to this adventure.
Gordon Arms Hotel
Famed for good food and fine malts, The Gordon Arms Hotel is a former coaching inn based in the attractive village of Fochabers, in Moray, and has served guests for over 200 years.
The Hotel itself has 17 Bedrooms, 4 of which were added in 2009 and all of which have en-suite facilities. Rooms vary from Double, Twin or Single Accommodation and all have TV/Digi Boxes and Coffee/Tea making facilities within.
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