Isles of Skye, Harris and Lewis Workshop

UPDATE - ONLY 1 SPACE REMAINING

I am running an all inclusive workshop in partnership with British landscape photographer Steve Gosling in March 2019. This will be my first workshop in the UK, having lead previous workshops in the United States for ALPA and Capture Integration.

This is an exclusive and intensive workshop for intermediate or advanced photographers wanting to develop their photography in some amazing Scottish island locations, under the guidance of two experienced professional photographers. The emphasis will be on getting you to some fantastic locations and helping you refine & develop your approach to the photographic process. The workshop will provide a challenging experience, not only out photographing but also with lots of time allocated for discussions and debates on the principles, philosophy and aesthetics of photography.

To enable maximum interaction between instructors and participants numbers are strictly limited to 6 people.

Both instructors use ALPA and Phase One medium format equipment, so we are particularly interested in working with existing or potential medium format photographers. 

THE LOCATIONS

Skye is a wonderfully dramatic & picturesque island located off the west coast of Scotland that has been voted 'the 4th best island in the world' by National Geographic magazine. It's a place of extremes, from the craggy outline of the Cuillin to the sheer cliffs and imposing headlands that descend to peaceful bays & beaches. The photographic opportunites it offers are both varied and stunning.

Harris & Lewis is one island accessed by ferry from Skye. It is a location full of history - the neolithic standing stones at Callanish are older than Stonehenge - and the landscapes offer tremendous variety, from high mountains to deeply indented sea lochs, coastal islands, rocky coves and beautiful white sandy beaches. It is a wonderful location providing space, peace, tranquility and photographs aplenty.

WHEN

1st to 10th March 2019

THE COST

The cost per person is £6250.

This includes tuition, accommodation in premium hotels, all meals, dinner one evening at the award winning 'Three Chimneys' Restaurant on the Isle of Skye and transport (including from/to Inverness Airport and the cost of the ferry crossing to/from Harris & Lewis).

OUTLINE PROGRAMME

We will collect participants from Inverness airport on the 1st March and then travel to our base on Skye - the magnificent Cuillin Hills Hotel with its fantastic views across Portree Bay.

We will stay on Skye for 5 nights visiting locations such as The Quirang, Neist Point, the Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle, Sligachan and Loch Coruisk.

On day 6 we will catch the ferry to Harris and Lewis where we stay at the Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert for 3 nights. Our relatively short time on Haris & Lewis will be spent making the most of the photographic opportunites at locations such as Luskentyre, Seilebost, Traigh Iar, Huisinis and of course the historic standing stones at Callanish.

We will leave for the return ferry across to the Isle of Skye on the morning of the 9th March where we will spend our final night back at the Cuillin Hills Hotel. The following morning we will load the vehicles and take people back to Inverness Airport for their return journey home.

ALPA Landscape Workshop in the Olympic National Park, WA

I'm delighted to announce that I'm leading an ALPA cameras landscape photography workshop in the beautiful Olympic National Park, Washington State, in September of this year. The workshop is being organised by my good friends at Capture Integration, who have years of award winning experience when it comes to offering the best in customer service and care.

I've been an ALPA user for many years and have always enjoyed sharing my experiences of working this wonderful camera system, with old and new users alike. This workshop is also a unique opportunity for clients to spend time with André Oldani, the CEO of ALPA Cameras.

The choice of location for the workshop was inspired by the simple fact that the Olympic National Park has such a diverse range of scenery and with the added bonus of some often challenging and dramatic weather, which is something I relish when making personal landscape work.

Finally the grand Lake Quinault Lodge is a truly wonderful place to be based. Stepped in history and surrounded by beautiful landscape, it is the perfect place to unwind, relax and immerse yourself in a week of landscape photography.

For the full details including booking, click here.