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Isle of Harris and Lewis Tour

2017

 September 30th - October 7th
7 Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast 
including Ferry and Boat Costs
£1.495.00 (Sold Out) 

2018
 April 21st - 28th
7 Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast 
including Ferry and Boat Costs
£1.495.00 (2 Places) 


"I have just returned from a great Workshop with Gary on Harris and Lewis. Gary took us to beautiful locations always searching for the best light for our photographs and was there to help with settings and composition when we asked for his help. 
It was a brilliant experience!"
Miriam Mee Harris October 2016




This workshop comprises of 7 nights Dinner, bed and breakfast. 
We start this tour in Glencoe, where meet and begin the photography on the first day. The next day we head off up through the Highlands to catch the ferry over to Harris.

We will visit the Callanish stones at various times of the day, even at night for the potential of shooting the Milky Way as a spectacular backdrop to these ancient monuments. The Autumn workshop can also bring the enticing potential of shooting the night sky wonder, that is the Aurora Borealis. 



We will also visit classic locations of mine around Harris and Lewis, mighty sea stacks, shimmering golden beaches and hidden caves, all absolute classics not frequented by the masses. 


Isle of Harris Workshop Group

The Tour
We will be taking photos from Dawn to Dusk each day at some of the most stunning locations the islands can offer. Bring plenty of memory cards and energy, the opportunities for great photography are endless on this tour. 
Small Workshop Group Size

A large part of my courses are about learning to see where an image is going to develop and looking at the landscape with a new eye for composition. 
We will also visit new locations that I have photographed over the years and bring exciting new work to your portfolio.

Relaxed approach
All the workshops we run are based on a very relaxed format to make the most of your time and importantly enjoy the beautiful surroundings. I don't chase around the countryside from one location to another. This course is also about learning to slow down and study with your eyes. Understanding what is happening in nature and the weather patterns is a huge part of taking a great photograph. I will show you to use your eye's and resolve the compositional puzzle that is presented at each new location we visit. I will also give you an insight on how to read the weather so you know when to anticipate dynamic light.


Accommodation
We will be staying for 1 night  at the Holly Tree Hotel in Kentallen, Glencoe. With great transport links it is easy to meet up to start the workshop. Its also a superb location for the next day as we start with a dawn shoot on Rannoch Moor.

After breakfast we move up to the Isle of Skye for 1 night which will give us chance to bag a couple of Isle of Skye classics on the way to Harris.

4 nights at a hotel in Stornoway on Lewis. Then back to Skye for one night on the Friday, giving us more opportunities to shoot the magical Isle of Skye.

Saturday - Return back through the Highlands to the Hotel to collect your cars in the afternoon.

We will continue the photography through the Highlands.

We will also do a highlights image review on the last evening.


A Typical Workshop Day will involve the following;
 
Dawn Shoot – Times will vary depending on the time of year but we will be on location and set up before sunrise.
 
  8.30 a.m      Breakfast back at the Hotel
10.30 a.m      Field Tutorial –Location- How to-Anticipate the Light.
13.30p.m       Lunch and Break
 
14.30 p.m      Set off Afternoon Shoot
                     In Field Tutorial –
                     Composition- Let nature work for you.
15.00 .p.m     Afternoon Shoot
19.30 p.m.     Back at the Hotel
 
20.30.pm       Dinner



Evening Review and Editing
The evening will include a review of the days photography and editing techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom 3.

On the sessions you will learn how to take your image to the next level. I will talk you through each stage of the process to the final image,more importantly, I will explain how to take these new skills out into the landscape and increase your vision in front of the camera. 


Cost Per Photographer for the 7 Night Workshop      £1.495.00

The course includes;
All photographic tuition and activities
7 nights accommodation including Dinner
Ferry to and return - Harris and Lewis 
Photography review in the evening and critique where possible
Transport to and from Harris and Lewis from Fort William/Glencoe

What it doesn't include;
Insurance for the workshop
Transport to and from Glencoe(unless a pick up is arranged)  
Drinks from the bar
Lunch on each day of the workshop

Workshop Details 

What you need
Bring along the camera equipment you are most familiar with and have a good understanding of its basic settings. Most cameras work in a simular way so I can help with some of the finer points. 

It can be digital or film, I use both, the only point I would add here is that it is nice to view the days photographs in the evening all together, digital photography allows for this activity.

Fitness- The photography does require some moderate hill walking so a little fitness is required, a good pair of walking boots is required and Wellingtons are always useful.
Waterproofs - Just in case

Post Production

All workshop participants are welcome to book a date at my studio in Shropshire to discuss and learn Photoshop Editing/Printing Techniques. Your favourite image from the weekend will then be printed out Full Colour or Monochrome upto 18" x 24" size.



At work in the studio on a post production session.

Booking

If you would like to book a course or require more information please email me and I will send you a booking form by return or answer your questions/requests as best I can. 

If you would like to book this workshop or have any questions then please click this link to send me an email

info@garygroucutt.com


Deposit
A Deposit of  £300.00 is required to secure your place on a workshop, with the balance paid 8 weeks prior to the date of the weekend. 

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