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Torridon and Loch Maree Photography Workshop
April 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A day of guided photography with moderate hiking among some of Scotland’s grandest scenery.
Explore and photograph the magnificent Glen Torridon and stunning Loch Maree
- Learn the craft of landscape photography from an experienced and knowledgeable tutor.
- Capture the spring beauty of rare Caledonian Forest at Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, then head to Torridon.
- Photograph some of Scotland’s most iconic views, and look for hidden gems.
We will meet at the Beinn Eighe walking trails carpark near Kinlochewe. After introductions we will begin the day with a walk around a forest trail in the Beinn Eighe Nature Resrve, enjoying the beautiful Caledonian Forest overlooking stunning Slioch and Loch Maree. We will then transfer a short way to Glen Torridon where we will do a second walk along the shore of Loch Clair, photographing the iconic peaks of Liatach and Beinn Eighe. Throughout, your guide and instructor David will work with you to improve your understanding and skills in photography; whether that be your technical knowledge of how to use your camera, or artistic principles such as composition, colour and light.
The walk will be at a moderate pace on a mix of trail and off trail terrain. At times we will head up or down hill, where the ground can be very uneven and steep in places. Good balance is therefore essential.
Distance Walked: Approx 10km total
Terrain: Mostly good trail with some sections off-trail (heathery and rough under foot)
Please note the plan for the day may be subject to change at the discretion of your guide due to considerations such as weather.
About Your Guide:
What You Will Learn:
On a typical workshop our discussion and learning points usually include:
Learn the basic principles of photography such as exposure – how to control your camera via shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Familiarise yourself with your own camera to ensure it is set up correctly for you.
We’ll discuss what makes an effective composition, then relate this to how you position yourself and where you point the camera to make an image. Most importantly, learn how to recognise a good opportunity when you see one.
Understanding Light, Colour and Contrast
You’ve worked out how to control the camera and what to point it at. Now learn how to work with the light to give your image maximum impact. We’ll discuss different types of light and how this affects your decision making with the camera.
I will consistently seek your feedback and input throughout the day to ensure that you are getting the learning you want.
What You Need:
We will be learning in an outdoor environment so it is important you have the right gear to stay warm and comfortable, and to keep your camera dry if needs be.
- Outdoor clothing (waterproofs, warm layers etc)
- Walking boots
- Lunch, snacks and drink
- Hot drink
- Tripod and filters
- Drybag/waterproof camera case
What Kind of Camera Do I Need?
Ideally your camera should allow you some manual control over the exposure settings; and create good, quality images. A DSLR or Mirrorless camera will generally deliver best quality, but whether you have one of these or a bridge, compact or even simply a phone camera you can still get a lot out of the day. The most important thing is to discover what YOUR camera can do, and what it can’t. Working within this knowledge is the key to success.
If you have any questions about the day please drop me a line through my website or leave a comment below.