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Wed, 1 Nov 2023 - Thu, 9 Nov 2023



The Scottish Highlands boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. From soaring mountains and deep glens to dazzling emerald lochs, all wrapped in mysterious myths and legends that only add to their appeal, it’s a must-visit location for every landscape photographer. In early November, with fewer tourists to clutter the views, you’ll enjoy pleasantly late sunrises, the trees still clad in their splendid golden and red autumn leaves, and the moorlands ablaze in burnt orange hues – perfect conditions for Tom’s nine-day landscape photography workshop.


Scottish Highlands workshop highlights

After meeting at Glasgow airport at 13:00 on the 1st of November, we’ll start our journey along Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain, travelling along its western shoreline and stopping at the graceful Falls of Falloch before heading on to Bridge of Orchy, our base for the next four nights.
From Bridge of Orchy, we’ll travel to several stunning locations, including Rannoch Moor, taking in the dazzling light and fantastic views across Lochan na h-Achlaise to Black Mount mountain range. We’ll also be venturing into the deep gorge at the Birks of Aberfeldy where the woodlands’ autumn colours are dazzling.

We’ll also have several opportunities to explore Scotland the dramatic splendour of Scotland’s most famous and scenic glen, Glen Coe, while the evocative ruins of the 13th century Kilchurn Castle reflecting in the waters of Loch Awe will be a superb setting for capturing an early Scottish mist – mist to be provided at nature's discretion!

For the next three nights we’ll be based on the shores of Loch Linnhe, with plenty of time to explore more eye-catching locations, including Glen Etive with its spectacular rapids and waterfalls – for you James Bond fans, it’s also where many of the Scottish scenes in Skyfall were shot.

Castle Stalker, perfectly positioned on a small tidal islet at the mouth of Loch Laich, is a superb setting for spectacular sunsets. If time permits, we’ll also head over to the curved Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen carrying the Hogwarts Express in the second and third Harry Potter films.

For our last night in Scotland,  we’ll be staying in Glasgow and heading out to photograph the blue hour along the River Clyde. Participants will be dropped off the next morning at Glasgow Airport.

With a maximum of 3 people, book early to avoid disappointment. This will give you quality time for individual tuition whatever your photographic level. There will be moderate hiking involved so a good level of fitness and sturdy footwear are essential for this Scottish landscape photography workshop.


Workshop participant requirements

Whether you’re a beginner or a semi-pro, you’ll find plenty to learn and enjoy on this workshop.

  • You’ll require either a digital camera with at least a 16GB memory card (minimum 32GB if it’s high resolution) or a film camera (SLR, medium, large or wide format) – Tom has many years of experience working with both.
  • Additional kit – a tripod, shutter release and polarising filter will help you maximise your shooting opportunities, although they aren’t essential.
  • A good levels of fitness is required, as there will be moderate hiking.
  • November weather in the Scottish Highlands is changeable, but rain is a daily possibility, so bring full waterproofs (including for your camera and lenses). Average temperatures in Western Scotland are influenced by the Gulf Stream and can be surprisingly mild for this time of year, from lows of around 6°C / 43°F to highs of 10-14°C / 50-57°F, so clothes you can layer are highly recommended. Sturdy walking boots are also a must.


8 nights accomodation (private rooms, no single supplement), breakfasts, tuition, transport during the workshop
Flights, lunches, evening meals, snacks and drinks, insurance, transport to the workshop