Isle of Skye Landscape & Astrophotography Workshop
Join Matthew Storer for a Isle of Skye Photography Workshop, as we venture to the beautiful and photogenic Scottish Island, Isle of Skye. As a result, we will be photographing unique landscapes, waterfalls, epic cliffs, beaches and the stunning night sky!
Over the seven days, we will be concentrating on composition, where to focus, exposure bracketing, panoramas, slow exposures, and more.
To utilise the conditions available to us, we promise to be on location before the optimal conditions to capture the best possible images. As a result, expect to be photograph sunrise, sunset and with clear skies at night – Star Photography!
During the tour, we will offer post-production methods and workflow in lightroom and image critique sessions. It is resulting in learning the photography process from another perspective.
Dates: 2nd – 10th May 2021
6th – 14th May 2022
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Airport: Edinburgh Airport
Location: Isle of Skye
Group Size: 4 People MAX
Price: 1599€ per person
Pro Guide: Matthew Storer
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Please note: Moderate inclines at some locations, other photography locations can be advised depending on situations at the time.
Photography Workshop Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye Photography Workshop is not a fixed program. It is resulting in possible changes throughout the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, the itinerary below is an overview of what to expect during our 7-day workshop. Please remember the weather is out of our control, the Isle of Skye is famous for the crazy weather, but with perfect condition we could capture the Northern Lights on the Isle of Skye.
Day 1 – Edinburgh – Isle of Skye
This morning we will depart Edinburgh mid morning after a filling breakfast. On our way to the Isle of Skye we will be making multiple stops for photography and the beautiful Scottish scenery.
To break up the trip we will not head directly for the Isle of Skye, here we will see the beauty that Scotland has to offer. However we will arrive at our accommodation in time to unwind, unpack and relax.
In the late afternoon we will be heading out for our first Sunset location.
Day 2 – Isle Of Skye
Our first sunrise shoot onthe Isle of Skye will be taken a Loch Fada. A perfect way to capture the Old Man of Storr, before later in the week making the hike up for Sunrise.
During the day we will be doing some location scouting for future image to make sure we get the best results.
Sunset will take us to one of the most famous castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle. This is a short drive off the Isle of Skye. On the way we will stop for dinner to eat and hopefully get a chance to photography the famous Scottish Highland Cow.
Day 3 – Isle Of Skye
Firstly, an early start for today’s sunrise with a 45min to 1-hour walk to the Old Man of Storr. Here we will focus on how to achieve scale in our landscape photography, implementing our previous skills of working with natural light in our images, but now we’ll take it to the next level.
During the day we will visit 2 locations the fairy pools and Talkiser beach. At both places, we will centre our attention to foreground interest and focus stacking a vital aspect of landscape photography. Two very important aspects that’ll enhance your photography abilities.
After a long day of photography we will have an afternoon off – depending on weather conditions.
Day 4 – Isle Of Skye
The beautiful Neist Point with be our Sunset location. We will arrive here hours before sunset as there are multiple compositions to explore.
The cape of Neist Point has multiple vantage points to photography. Therefore we will work hard to capture multiple images from this location.
Please Note: Walking will be done a mixed terrain, you can stay at the top vantage point if you’re unable to hike down.
Day 5 – Isle Of Skye
A morning off to rest and relax for an entire afternoon out photography. This will depend on the weather if we’ve been out photographing the night skies or the Northern Lights.
Finally, our sunset location of Elgol will allow us to gather all our new skills of focus stacking, lighting, exposure and filters to execute it all together.
Day 6 – Isle of Skye – Edinburgh
Our last sunrise shoot on the Isle of Skye will take us to one of the most iconic viewpoints in Scotland – The Quiraing.
In the meantime, lighting will drastically change the landscape for this sunrise shoot. Therefore, multiple compositions are available from this location using different focal lengths as the morning light changes. So once again, working again with filters or exposure bracketing to capture the perfect image.
In the afternoon, we will venture through the Glencoe region for more stunning sights before returning to Edinburgh.
Day 7 – Edinburgh
Today we will depart Scotland at our scheduled flight time. Breakfast will be supplied at the hotel, unless you have an extremely early flight. Transport to the Edinburgh airport is extremely easy with affordable public transport, assistance can be provided by myself or the hotel staff.
Alternative travel plans such as additional days in Glasgow & Edinburgh after the trip can be arranged; please let me know prior to departure.
Isle of Skye Workshop Highlights:
The workshop will concentrate on:
- Camera settings & Focusing
- Composition & Framing
- Lighting – Natural & Artificial
- Long Exposure
- Filters or Exposure Bracketing
During our 7-day Isle of Skye photography Workshop, we will visit two of the most picturesque areas of Scotland, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.
Throughout this workshop, we will be photographing during golden hour, where we’ll focus heavily on lighting, focus stacking, scale and multiple more techniques. Our daytime locations will be focusing on creating mood in our images. Using polarising or neutral density filters at locations such as waterfalls and beaches can create a dramatic mood in our images.
Why Isle of Skye?
Scotland’s filled with incredible landscapes leading to incredible images around every corner. Begin a mountainous country this means beautiful rivers located on the Isle of Skye photography workshop. Photographing at these locations throughout Scotland during our week-long workshop, we will cover multiple photography styles inside landscape photography. This tour is a perfect blend of improving your photography skills, witness a breathtaking country with tonnes of culture and history and creating everlasting memories.
This photography tour will cater for every type of photographer from beginners to experts. Each unique location we visit will offer something to suit your photography capabilities. At each location, we will improve and progress on a specific skill or skill set that you individually choose to learn.
What You Need:
- DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Low Light Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters
- Shutter Remote*
- Hiking Boots
- Warm Clothes
- Holiday Home – Single Occupancy Rooms
- 1 Night Accommodation in Edinburgh
- All transport to locations
- Tea & Coffee
- Farewell Dinner
- Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- Meals (We will cook together)
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Flights (help can be provided)
- Camera Insurance
- Travel Insurance
Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.
- 499€ non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot.
- 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
- 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.
*Minimum 3 People Required