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Join us on our first workshop in Scotland and one we've been looking forward to running for a number of years! We'll take you on an photographic adventure around the Highlands and the West coast including the deep valley and soaring mountains of Glencoe and the iconic landscapes of the magical Isle of Skye.

On this 7 day tour dramatic mountains, moody lochs, castles, stunning coastline await you - including Glencoe and the Highlands and culminating on the Isle of Skye and its Old Man of Storr, Elgol, Sligachan and the Quirang. This place is raw, rugged and breathtaking.

This will be a bespoke learning experience like no other as we will be on hand to provide dedicated personal instruction. As three experienced photographers & travellers we will teach you how to photograph these amazing landscapes and all the tips and tricks needed to edit your images like a pro! We’ll also show you everything you need to know about your camera and its settings — whether it’s a smartphone, DSLR, or mirrorless. You’ll be on your way to mastering professional techniques in no time!

A workshop for everyone

This is an ideal workshop for any skill level — whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro, this fantastic trip around Scotland will enrich your photographic experience.

What’s more, if there’s anything specific you want to learn or improve with your own photography, we can help. Just let us know what you want to work on ahead of time and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs!

  • Full-day adventures, every day, with different aspects of landscape photography.

  • Hands-on, personal instruction at every location, no matter what level you are.

  • Our teaching is tailored to you and includes everything from basic camera settings and composition to panoramas, sunrise & sunset photography and, if weather permits, star photography.

  • Our image selection and post-processing workflow in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and more advanced techniques like exposure blending in Adobe Photoshop CC. Try out the Adobe Photography bundle if you don't already have it.

  • A unique opportunity to make new friendships and learn from your fellow photographers - and above all, we have fun! Our previous workshop participants have all raved about how many friends they've made on the trip.

“The f/8 workshop was the perfect blend of instruction, adventure and a tremendous amount of fun with our small group and great photographers leading the way.”
Lisa Rubens, May 2017

Who We Are

The people behind the cameras — and the adventures.

Scotland: Isle of Skye and the West

£2500 GBP per-person

Saturday 6th

10am We'll pick you up from the airport and make sure you're all set for the week ahead.

  • Arrival Day: transfer to our first accommodation on our Scottish adventure (with possible little shoot on the way!) and welcome lunch.
  • Introduction: Walk through the week’s plan, check our gear and get set up for the week ahead.
  • Answer any questions you have and run through some photography tips and techniques.
  • Time to shoot before dinner.
  • Dinner & drinks!

Sun 7th – Thu 11th

We’ll spend the week exploring and shooting the best landscapes the Highlands have to offer.

  • Sunrise and sunset shoots (weather permitting).
  • Visits to some of our favourite photography locations including: The Isle of Skye, The Old Man of Storr, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Applecross Peninsula and more!
  • See lakes, castles, mountains, waterfalls and more!
  • Each day we'll have a mix of shooting and editing tutorials, with the freedom to adapt if the weather changes!
  • Instagram Workshop: whether you already have an Instagram feed or would like to start one, in this session we will show you how to grow your profile/brand on Instagram with everything you will need to know!

Friday 12th

Time to relax and maybe even review and process the images you've taken around these beautiful landscapes!

  • Our final day!
  • More post-processing of our images taken over the last few days.
  • A chance for 1-on-1 portfolio reviews and advice.
  • Final location shoot.
  • Farewell dinner and drinks!
  • The following morning, we'll provide a

Saturday 13th

  • Departure day is Saturday 13th.
  • Transfer back to Glasgow Airport, arriving mid-afternoon.

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Workshop Details

Interested in joining us? Here’s what you’ll need to know.

Where

Scotland has so many photogenic landscapes, but the Highlands and the West truly take the prize. We’ll make sure you see the best of what this area has to offer.

Map of Scotland

What to bring

The landscapes are majestic, but the Scottish weather can be unpredictable. Here are just some of the things you’ll need:

  • Camera and lenses (contact us for any advice needed on lenses)
  • Batteries and memory cards
  • Tripod (recommended)
  • ND filters for daytime shooting (recommended)
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing (full wet-weather gear: jacket and trousers, hiking boots, thermal clothing if you feel the cold!)
  • Laptop for post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Smartphone (optional, but recommended)
  • Head torch
  • Passport!!

What’s Included

  • Accommodation for the whole trip - 7 nights (Saturday 6th – Friday 12th included. Departure day is Saturday 13th.)
    Rooms are for single occupancy, but can be upgraded to double for a small supplement. Contact us for details!
  • Car hire and fuel
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Breakfast and lunch, plus welcome and farewell dinners!
  • Tuition and post-processing masterclasses (DSLR and smartphone) for all levels
  • 20% off SmugMug hosting for your photography!
  • Photography competition with a chance to win a free 1-year Portfolio account with SmugMug!

What’s Not Included

  • Air fare to and from Glasgow airport (Note: return flight can be from Inverness Airport and we can arrange a transfer at an additional cost. Email for details)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Some evening meals
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Photographic insurance
“f/8 Workshops is the best travel photography workshop I've attended. The group is intimate so you get tons of one-on-one time with the instructors, not to mention bond with all the other attendees.”
Christine Chang, May 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is payment handled?

    We use a third-party service called Billetto. This not only allows us secure online transactions, but we can accept numerous forms of payment. We also accept PayPal or bank transfer (email to discuss) — whatever suits you best!

  • What type of accommodation should I expect?

    We'll be staying at the 4* Moorings Hotel in Fort William and the 3* Balmacara Hotel near the Isle of Skye, so that we're always close to the shooting locations. You'll have your own room, which can be upgraded to double use if you require it. Contact us for details!

  • What about flights?

    Flights to and from Scotland / UK are not included, so shop around for the best deal (as always, the earlier you book, the better). We will be collecting people from Glasgow airport but there is an option to fly back from Inverness Airport (additional cost - email for details). Flight times vary. Let us know if you have any questions. If you feel you want to come early to get the best flights please let us know and we can help and advise.

  • What if the weather is bad?

    Scotland (and the British Isles in general) has very unpredictable weather, no matter what the time of year. If it gets too bad, we will have a Plan B in the case of extremely severe (unsafe) weather, involving food and post-processing and shooting techniques. We never stop learning!

  • What skill levels do you teach?

    We teach everyone from beginners to advanced photographers. Even if you don’t have a DSLR, we can help you get the best out of whatever camera you bring along (get in touch if you have any gear-specific questions prior to booking).

  • What fitness level do I need for this trip?

    Moderate. This trip will include walks on uneven ground as well as some ascents and descents. Hike times range from 15 minutes to 4 hours. This means a moderate level of fitness will be required. The hike to the Quiraing we would class as ‘challenging’. Participants should be comfortable carrying their own camera gear, snacks, and foul weather gear, while walking/hiking.

  • What if I need more information?

    Feel free to contact us with any queries that you may have. Once you are registered, we will send out an information pack prior to the workshop with more details.

  • What about cancellations?

    Please check our complete Terms & Conditions for more details.

Any other questions?
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“The instructors not only taught me vital skills that will be applied in my upcoming endeavors but also advice and encouragement on what I am pursuing. I left with significant confidence and excitement for photography.”
Austin Lockard, May 2016

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Please go to our event page on Billetto to purchase your ticket.

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