Secure your spot on this brilliant 8-day photography tour capturing some of the most stunning attractions, landscapes and islands that Scotland has to offer.
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 but also a lot of equally beautiful spots that lie off the beaten path.
You will see attractions like the Northern castles and the rocky waterfalls of Quiraing landslip, as well as fantastic sunsets at Skye and the majestic views from Glencoe Village.
We start our tour in Inverness, from where we'll head directly to the Isle of Skye. 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 Isle of Skye’s rural landscape and waterfalls is just a sampling of what kinds of sights await us. Other significant sites include the volcanic Old Man of Storr and the turquoise waters of Scotland’s Fairy Pools.
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On your first day of this tour, we will pick you up from your hotel between 9-10am in the morning.
From there, we will be heading to the capital of the Isle of Skye, crossing a painting-like landscape of rolling hills, green meadows, rugged coastlines and a tempestuous ocean.
During this journey, you will get your first taste of the Scottish countryside, and will naturally ponder how best to capture this stunning country through your photographs.
Fear not, for over the next eight days, you will add valuable contributions to your portfolio, including shots of mountains, shorelines, ancient buildings and stunning panoramas.
We will be staying in Portree for four nights.
Today is all about the Isle of Skye. We will get up bright and early for a short trek to Quiraing landslip where we'll capture the wild and majestic sunrise.
When it comes to capturing the rising sun, there could be no better vantage point!
A plethora of rolling mountains and moss-covered rock, Quiraing landslip 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 our time photographing the sunrise is over, we'll spend the majority of the day capturing otherworldly Fairy Glen and the natural castle of Ewan.
We'll then take in the golden light at the Neist Point lighthouse in Portree.
On your third day of this tour, your destination will be the famed Old Man of Storr, where we'll need to hike for approximately an hour to our designated shooting spot. That hour of hiking may sound daunting, but trust us, it's more than worth it.
Once arrived, we will capture the sun's first rays hitting this ancient natural formation and, hopefully, create a plethora of beautiful photographs.
After a breather, our next destination will be a few nearby waterfalls, before a sunset shoot at Eileen Donan Castle.
Depending on the conditions, we may head back to the Quiraing landslip on day four for some more epic landscape photography. If the conditions are suitable, we'll also head to the enchanting Fairy Pools at the base of the Black Cullins mountains.
In the afternoon, we'll make our way to the Elgol village coastline for some awesome sunset shooting.
This will be our final day in Skye. We'll make the most of it with a sunrise shoot at the tiered waterfalls of Sligachan, set upon the background of the breathtaking peaks of Sgurr Nan Gillean.
Thereafter, we'll continue our journey south, pausing at the Glenfinnan Viaduct for photo opportunities. You may recognise this gorgeous area as famous for being a filming location for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. The steam train will be running, so be prepared to capture it in all its atmospheric beauty!
From there, we'll travel into Glencoe, the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Carved by glaciers and volcanic activity, this area is rich in history and brimming with photographic delights. We'll make our home for the next few nights at the Kingshouse Hotel.
We'll begin the day with sunrise at the Glencoe Valley, where we'll explore the lochs and the glorious area surrounding Glen Etive. This is where you'll find the Etive Mor Falls, with the stunning Buachaille mountain as a backdrop. It offers a myriad of compositions to be considered, so we'll take our time to capture the perfect shot.
We'll then make our way along the Glen, stopping to shoot at various waterfalls situated upon the River Etive. There is the possibility of an encounter with the wild red deer that call this area home. In the afternoon, we'll head to a famous filming location for James Bond's 'Skyfall'.
We'll continue to unearth picturesque delights in the lochs and lochans surrounding the Glencoe Valley. The weather conditions here are dynamic, so there may be the chance to photograph places we have already explored, albeit in different light.
This will be the final day of our workshop. We'll wake for an early sunrise at Glencoe, before returning to the stunning surrounds of Glen Etive for another opportunity to capture the Buachaille Etive Mor Falls.
From there, we'll make our way back to Inverness and drop you off by 15:00 to 16:00.
8-15 Oct 2022: Guided by Dion Hitchcock
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas. The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.