28th November – 5th December
I’ve been leading photographic workshops for almost twenty years now and been lucky enough to travel to amazing places like Yellowstone, Namibia and Iceland, yet a six day winter workshop in the chilly and windy Scottish Highlands stands out as one of my favourites.
The location is important but it is the winter weather - with all its challenges - and the low light that combine to make this one of the most photographically rewarding workshops that I lead.
Experienced photographers know that, far from being dreary, winter provides the very best lighting opportunities for landscape photography: the sun remains low in the sky all day long giving wonderful directional light combined with the year’s moodiest cloudscapes.
There are few more beautiful sights than golden, early morning sunlight striking the spectacular snow covered Buachaille Etive Mòr in the depths of winter. Following on from the magical images made by Paul Wakefield, Joe Cornish and many others, this pyramidal mountain has become an icon of landscape photography.
As well as the iconic Buachaille, we will photograph the nearby famous view of the Black Mount from Lochan na h-Achlaise on the wild edge of Rannoch Moor (a wonderful dawn location) and the impressive ramparts of the Three Sisters in Glen Coe.
These are all must-see places but participants often find the greatest satisfaction in making images of less well-known spots. We spend quite a lot of time exploring the little visited Glen Etive, where a series of stunning falls along the River Etive provide numerous opportunities for making images that are more personal.
We're based near Glencoe village for this workshop. We will be staying in three beautifully converted properties within two minutes walk of each other on the shore of Loch Linnhe. This is an ideal location with rapid access to Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, coastal locations, Loch Leven and further north to Glen Nevis.
All transport during workshop
Full board accommodation
Photo tuition from David Ward & Joe Cornish
Transport to Glencoe
£1,950 for single occupancy
£350 fee payable at time of booking