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Join us in Scotland and we’ll take you on a photographic adventure on the magical Isle of Skye via the Highlands.

Join us in Scotland and we’ll take you on a photographic adventure on the magical Isle of Skye via the Highlands. On this 7 day tour you’ll shoot dramatic mountains, moody lochs and stunning coastlines as we visit the deep valleys and soaring mountains of Glencoe and the iconic landscapes of the Isle of Skye including the Old Man of Storr, Elgol, Sligachan and the Quiraing amongst others. 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.

“f/8 Workshops trip to Scotland was fantastic! The photographers were both excellent photographers and excellent teachers. I learned a lot about composition, use of filters, night sky photography, and how to do panoramas. The Lightroom and Instagram workshops were very helpful. The crew was easy going and it was a fun atmosphere.”
Jim Allsopp, Scotland, 2019

Who We Are

The people behind the cameras — and the adventures.

Scotland: The Isle of Skye plus the Highlands

£2800 GBP per-person

Sunday 29th Mar

09:30 - Morning start at a Central Glasgow location.

  • 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.
  • After lunch transfer to the Isle of Skye with a little shoot or two along the way.
  • Dinner & drinks!

Mon 30th Mar – Thu 2nd Apr

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, Fairy Pools, The Quiraing, The Fairy Glen, 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 3rd Apr

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!

Saturday 4th Apr

  • Departure day!
  • Transfer back from the Isle of Skye (with a shoot along the way) to Central Glasgow. Arrival time late afternoon approximately 17:00. Note: Transfer can be arranged from Isle of Skye to Inverness Airport at an additional cost. Contact us for details!

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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 Isle of Skye 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 at the Sligachan Hotel for the whole trip - 6 nights (Sunday 29th Mar – Friday 3rd Apr included. Departure day is Saturday 4th Apr.)
    Rooms are double, for single occupancy. They can be upgraded to double occupancy for a small fee. Contact us for details!
  • Car hire and fuel
  • Transfers to and from Glasgow Airport. (Note: Transfer at the end of the workshop to Inverness Airport can be arranged at an additional cost. Contact us for details!)
  • Breakfasts, 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
  • Lunches
  • Some evening meals
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Photographic insurance
“f/8 Workshops takes care of every detail, so participants can focus on learning and enjoy the great locations they choose for us to shoot.”
Janet Kelly, Scotland, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you need a minimum number of people to run the workshop?

    Our f/8 Workshop trips require a minimum number of participants. We appreciate your commitment to joining us and we will confirm the trip a minimum of 3 months in advance (by latest 29 December 2019). Feel free to secure your place on the workshop but please be patient and wait until then to book your flights as we are unable to assist with airline refunds.

  • 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!

  • Payment Plan

    We can offer a payment plan for those who would like to pay in instalments. Please email us for details!

  • What type of accommodation should I expect?

    We will be staying at the fabulous family run 3* Sligachan Hotel in the heart of the Isle of Sky. The hotel is nestled in front of Loch Sligachan, and amongst the Red and Black Cuillin hills. It's the perfect cosy central Isle of Skye location to be for this workshop!

  • What about flights?

    Once the workshop achieves the minimum number of participants and is confirmed, we can give you advice on booking your flights in terms of airports and timings. Any questions, please ask away!

  • 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. 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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“I have now been on two f/8 Workshops photo tours and have enjoyed the adventure, education, and joy of traveling with this group. They know the best locations and the instruction is personalized as well as fun!”
Lisa Rubens, Scotland, 2019

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