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Scotland Photography Holiday - Glencoe

Notice*

I’m currently revamping my business, having shifted to part-time photography. For the time being I’ll be focusing on providing "One to One" sessions, commercial commisions and publishing more photography books and photo 'zines'. As such, no further group courses or holidays are scheduled at this time. Thanks, Rod.

The Location

Our Scotland photography holiday is based around Glencoe. This is an iconic photography location with limitless opportunities to capture images. Having made over 100 visits to Scotland we know this amazing place well and provide a high level of photography tour, having built up knowledge of the area and it's conditions over years and not just a couple of fleeting visits! Rod received a Highly Commended Award for his Overall Portfolio in the 2017 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Details

4 days / 3 nights, and visiting a variety of key photography locations in and around the Glencoe area to make the most of your trip. We've made over 100 visits to Scotland and have run several photography trips there previously.

Maximum group size
5 Photographers (5 rooms are available for clients)

Includes:
Three nights' accommodation in high quality self-catering accommodation
Breakfast & packed lunch
Photography over 4 days at a variety of locations
Personal tuition where required
Image review sessions and post production tutorial
Transport during the trip, to each photographic location
Collection / drop of from Settle train station if required

Accommodation

We're offering this as a self-catering break, which helps keep costs to a minimum for you and offers us greater flexibility when it comes to timing our forays with the best photographic conditions. Included in the price is all the breakfast food (cooked & continental) and a broad selection of ingredients for you to make up packed lunches to your liking. (We'll ask when you book if you've any special dietary needs that you'd like us to cater for).

This provides flexibility within the programme and good value for money, as reflected in the lower price of this holiday compared to our half-board trips.


Food
A broad range of Breakfast ingredients are provided for guests each morning along with everything you need to make up a packed lunch to your liking.

There are some great pub venues nearby for evening meals (not included in the price) which we can go to every night, or the group might choose to eat in one evening. We'll decide as a group what you'd like to do at the time.


Exertion level
The area offers some locations that are readily viewed direct from the roadside as well as many others that involve short walks. Some locations require a longer walk-in and the terrain may be rough and muddy, meaning a reasonable level of physical fitness is required to access them. We'll manage this accordingly within the groups abilities.

Schedule
To give you an idea of what you'll be doing on the tour, we've set out an example schedule. Times and locations are arranged around prevailing weather to make the most of the conditions and light, so we'll always remain flexible around the exact details.

At the end of October / Start of November in Glencoe, sunrise is around 07:25 and sunset 16:42. This means (weather dependant) there'll be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the best of the light, at a reasonable hour of the day. There are many nearby locations we can choose from to visit, including: Glencoe, Glen Nevis, Glen Orchy, Loch Tulla, Loch Leven, Rannoch moor/Black Mount, Ballachulish, Loch Linnhe.

Day 1 - Meet up at accommodation then On location
Meet at 12pm (or we can collect you from Fort William station). We'll drop our bags and head straight out to explore nearby locations. We'll then 'properly' check in after 3pm and let you get settled. Then, it's back out to catch sunset before returning for our evening meal together.

Day 2 – On location
Head out to catch sunrise before returning for a welcome breakfast. Then it's back out for a full day, visiting up to three different locations. During the evening, there'll be the opportunity to review our days work and see what we've managed to capture. We'll have our evening meal together as a group.

Day 3 – On location
We'll enjoy breakfast before heading out for our location visits. Sunset offers a different take on some of the locations and we'll try and work that into the schedule. During the evening, as well as image review, I'll spend some time showing you my processing/editing workflow before enjoying our evening meal.

Day 4 – On location and tour end
On our last day, we'll head out early again to make the most of our time, then back to the accommodation for breakfast and then checkout. For one last hurrah, there'll be the chance to enjoy another couple of hours photography nearby, before we conclude the course and head home.

Not included
* Transport to workshop start/end
* Travel insurance
* Bar drinks
* Lunch - With substantial breakfasts and evening meals, lunch isn't included in order to keep costs down for you. However, packed lunches can be provided @£6 per day.

 

Insurance
Rod Ireland Photography holds appropriate public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance, as well as Mountain Leader and first aid qualifications. However, we strongly recommend that clients obtain appropriate personal travel / holiday insurance including cancellation and curtailment cover before attendance on the tour.

For full details of this trip, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and we'll send you a PDF document with and answer any questions you might have


How to book
Due to ongoing uncertainty in respect of broader economic challenges and securing holiday accommodation at a fixed price for trips a considerable time out, we aren't currently scheduling dates for this trip. If it is something you are interested in doing, contact us if we get a sufficient number of guests interested, we can look to get a date arranged accordingly. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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