Photography tour in Scotland

Photography tour in Scotland

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Scotland is a storied land, rich in history and culture. It's been the setting of many an epic story — both fictional and real — which is a testament to just how much the land is worth visiting. Our trip will span eight days, where we'll spend time capturing the beauty of Scotland's profound landscapes, not only in places often-visited by photographers and tourists like the Northern castles and fantastic sunsets at Skye, the rocky waterfalls of Quiraing, and the majestic views at Glencoe, but also a lot of equally beautiful spots that lie off the beaten path.

We start our tour in Inverness, from where we'll head directly to Glencoe. Rolling mountains and deep coastline fjords are just among the natural formations that we'll encounter in our journey. The almost-prehistoric feel of the jagged and rustic landscape and waterfalls in the Isle of Skye, the stamp of the earth's primal power in the ancient and volcanic Old Man of Storr, and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the "fairy pools" are just a sampling of what kinds of sights await us.

Total price: 4200 USD

We'll also experience a different kind of vibe when we visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is probably most famous as the scene in the Harry Potter movies, particularly serving as part of the railway for the Hogwarts Express, the magical train students had to get on in order to reach the school of wizardry. We'll of course have a spot to capture the train as it chugs along the tracks. And finally, we'll wrap things up at the maritime and industrial capital of the Scottish North, Glasgow.

Day 1 - 10th December - The journey begins

We meet you at 17:00 in the arrivals area at the Inverness airport and we'll head out to Portree, where we'll be staying for three nights.

Day 2 - Touching the Skye

It's all about the Skye on this day, as we get up bright and early for a short trek to Quiraing where we'll capture the wild and majestic sunrise. A plethora or rolling mountains and moss-covered rock, Quiraing is as rustic and as close to nature as you can get, and with the sunrise's golden light in play, it's a view one can never forget. After, we'll spend the majority of the day capturing the crystal clear waterfalls and pools that make up the Fairy Pools, then we'll take in the golden light at the Neist Point lighthouse in Portree.

Day 3 - The land before time

We'll head off early again, as our destination is the famed Old Man of Storr, where we'll need to hike for about an hour to our shooting spot as we capture the sun's first rays hitting this ancient natural formation. That hour of hiking may sound daunting, but trust us, it's more than worth it. After a breather, our next destination will be Red and Black Cuillin across the Glen Sligachan for our sunset shoot.

Day 4 - Fairytales of Skye

Its back to Quiraing on day four, but we'll also be visiting the majestic Kilt rock waterfall, which crashes straight into the ocean. We'll also transfer our accommodations to Broadford Hotel and then head off to the Elgol coastline for some awesome sunset shooting.

Day 5 - The castle in the sky

The Scottish joke, "When it’s not raining it’s snowing," while funny also has a lot of truth to it, so either we use this day to make up for time lost due to bad weather, or we'll take the opportunity to do a critique and discussion session, along with some tips and pointers in post-processing. Don't despair though, as we will still be doing some shooting as we capture the last rays of daylight in the historic Eilean Donan.

Day 6 - The Hogwarts Express

Today we head to Hogwarts! Well, sort of, as we will drive to our shooting spot where we can catch the train at the Glenfinnan viaduct. Steaming across 416 yards of raised track over 21 supporting arches, this classic sight has even become more popular as it served as the fictional train track used in the Harry Potter movie series. After lunch at Fort William, we'll then wrap things up Glencoe, visiting Stalker and Kilchurn castles on the way.

Day 7 - Glencoe Revisited

Out itinerary continues in areas of Stalker and Kilchurn that we missed during the previous day, as we circle around the Glencoe valley. A noteworthy destination would be the magnificient cascades of Buachille Etive Mhor — a sight best seen rather than described.

Day 8 -17 December. Departure

All good things come to an end as you depart Glasgow. We will Drop you off at airport around 13:00 – 14:00.

Tour Guides

Daniel Kordan

Moscow-born Daniel Kordan is sort of jack of all trades, having graduated from art school and moving on, of all things, to study in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and become an optics physicist. He also has an intense passion for nature and the outdoors, pursuing mountaineering and hiking during the course of his studies. This was also a time he used his expertise and natural people skills as a tour guide in the winter and summer, guiding visitors who wanted to explore Russia's rugged mountains.

Out of college, Daniel chief editor of global travel and adventure magazine Continent Expedition, as well as an instructor of photo-workshops. His work as a photographer has been recognized by major organizations several times, as he has won the Golden Turtle award and was a finalist in National Geographic Russia's photography contest in 2013 and 2014.

Total Price :4200 USD per person double occupancy .
Single room supplement: 450 $
Registration deposit:2000$
Special offer: Sign up with a group of 3 or more friends and receive a 200$ discount each !
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
  • Two Professional photo guides.
  • Accommodation.
  • Transportation.
  • All meals
Not included:
  • Air fare to Inverness
  • Medical insurance
  • Visas if needed
  • Alcoholic beverages

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

The tour is always dependent on weather, as the Icelandic weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. Likewise, visits to ice caves are dependent on favorable conditions, and indeed the ice caves themselves are not permanent. When it comes to the Northern Lights, while they are most likely to be seen between September and April, there is no guarantee that they will appear on a given day.

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