SCOTLAND: Isle of Skye & The Highlands
October 5-12, 2019
This workshop will introduce you to some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes, from the scenic mountains, glens, and lochs of Glencoe to the rugged mountain ranges and dramatic coastline of Skye. Along with our local driver/guide (a resident of Skye and a talented photographer who knows the region like only a local can), we’ll put you in the best spots at each location, and we’ll get you there in the best light available.
We plan to maximize our time on location, shooting as much as conditions permit. But we’ll also include in-the-field teaching and demonstrations, ongoing image reviews, as well as informal lessons and processing instruction when we’re not out shooting.
We invite you to join us on this photographic adventure and find out why Scotland is one of the top bucket-list destinations for landscape photographers.
If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
A deposit of $1,500 is required to confirm your registration; the balance of $2,850 is due June 1, 2019.
Limited to 9 participants to ensure you receive personalized attention throughout the workshop.
Register early so you don’t miss out.
David Topping and Viktoria Haack
GENERAL INFORMATION & ITINERARY
Saturday, October 5 (Travel Day)
Travel to Glasgow, Scotland (typically an evening departure from Canada, arriving the next morning).
Note: If you choose to arrive a day or two early to spend time in Glasgow and to adjust to the new time zone before the workshop, you’ll need to be at the airport (or an airport hotel) for pick-up on the morning of Day 1.
Sunday, October 6 (Day 1)
You will arrive in Glasgow early in the morning following your overnight flight from Canada. Unlike many workshops that require you to arrange your own transportation to the Highlands, we’ll pick you up at the airport and take you to our first night’s accommodation in Glencoe. After checking in, we’ll have time to rest before we head out for a sunset shoot. Shooting locations on our agenda while we’re in Glencoe include Blackrock Cottage, Three Sisters, Glen Etive, and Rannoch Moor.
Accommodation: Bridge of Orchy Hotel
Monday, October 7 (Day 2)
We’ll start the day with a sunrise/morning shoot in Glencoe before continuing our journey to Skye. Along the way, we’ll stop at Glenfinnan for the panoramic view of Loch Shiel and the viaduct made famous in Harry Potter films. We’ll then travel by ferry to Skye and end the day with a sunset shoot.
Accommodation: Uig Hotel
Tuesday, October 8 to Thursday, October 10 (Days 3-5)
Three full days on Skye will give us the opportunity to explore many iconic photo locations, such as the Quiraing and Trotternish Ridge, Old Man of Storr, Fairy Glen, Neist Point, Talisker Bay, Sligachan, and Elgol. We’ll also include some lesser-known locations that most people don’t get to experience. Our extended stay will also allow us the luxury of being spontaneous with our itinerary to ensure we’re at the best locations for the light and weather conditions each day.
Accommodation: Uig Hotel
Friday, October 11 (Day 6)
We’ll begin our final day of the workshop with a sunrise/morning shoot on Skye before we head back to Glasgow. On the way, we’ll visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. We’ll arrive in Glasgow at the end of the day, where you can be dropped off at the airport or an airport hotel.
Note: If you are returning home immediately following the workshop, flights to Canada depart early the next morning and you will need to book a room at one of the airport hotels (recommendations can be provided).
Saturday, October 12 (Travel Day)
Depart Glasgow (typically an early morning flight that will arrive in Canada by mid-afternoon).
This itinerary may be modified to provide the best photo opportunities based on the conditions at the time of the workshop. Meal times, rest breaks, and photo instruction will be incorporated into the itinerary based on our shooting schedule each day.
- Photography guiding & instruction
- Image reviews & processing instruction
- Accommodations with daily breakfasts (Glencoe and Skye; single occupancy, unless otherwise requested)
- Transportation (from pick-up to drop-off at the Glasgow airport)
- Flights to/from Glasgow (Westjet and Air Canada offer convenient flights from Canada)
- Airport accommodations at the end of the workshop (Glasgow Airport)
- Meals (lunches and dinners)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (medical and trip cancellation – highly recommended; a competitive quote can be provided upon request)
Experience Level: This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers and will focus on the practical skills necessary to capture the Scottish landscape, as well as the compositional skills that will help you create compelling images.
Fitness Level: Most locations are accessed via short and easy hikes, but where more strenuous hiking is required, alternative locations will be offered to anyone who prefers an easier option. If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in this workshop, please contact us.
Travel services arranged by Fairytale Dreams and Destinations Inc.
10 McEwan Drive West, Unit 3, Bolton, Ontario L7E 1H1 • (905) 857-3611 • TICO Registration # 50010111
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment: A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is required at the time of registration. The balance of the fee is due June 1, 2019 and is non-refundable. Participants whose balances are not received by the due date risk forfeiture of their place in the workshop.
Cancellation Policy: Registration for this workshop is non-refundable; however, it is transferable. If you are unable to participate, you may sell or transfer your spot to another person.
Although extremely unlikely, we reserve the right to cancel this workshop for reasons including, but not limited to, insufficient number of participants, unforeseen circumstances affecting the cost of the travel services provided (accommodations, transportation, etc.), or conditions beyond our control that would compromise the safety of participants. In the event of a cancellation, all payments received would be refunded to participants. However, no compensation will be made for flight cancellation fees or other associated travel expenses.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any non-refundable fees associated with this workshop. We would be happy to discuss the options and provide a competitive quote upon request.
Travel Documents: It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you have all the travel documents necessary for this workshop. Also note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete.
Liability: By taking part in this workshop, you are accepting certain risks. Your registration shall serve as a release of our liability and a complete assumption of all risks by you and your heirs, administrator, executor, successors, and assign for all family members. By accepting our terms of service, you are acknowledging that you are aware that travel, wherever it may be, and by whatever means, involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, and loss or damage to personal property, which may be caused by acts of nature, negligence, or the actions of others. And you acknowledge that by travelling to remote areas, which may not be maintained to the standards you are accustomed, can involve certain additional risks, dangers, and inconveniences.
You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to take part in this workshop. By accepting our terms of service, and by your registration, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other considerations of disability that would create a risk for you or other participants.
In consideration of, and as part of the payment for your participation in this workshop, you are voluntarily releasing David Topping, Viktoria Haack, Fairytale Dreams and Destinations Inc., their employees, assigns, independent contractors, or anyone involved thereof, from any damages, liabilities, costs, or injuries, whether mental or physical, known or unknown; and by participation you agree to assume all risks, whether known or unknown.