Glencoe, Scotland

23 - 26 Feb 2023 : Available

Scotland Winter

23 – 26 Feb 2023

Dates:
23 – 26 Feb 2023

Location:
Glencoe, Scotland

Fee:
 €1900

Deposit:
€350

Instructor:
Daragh Muldowney

Fee Includes:
3 Nights Hotel, Transportation, Tuition, Breakfast.

Photography Level:
Intermediate – Advanced

Group Size:
6 Max (We like to keep groups small)

PURCHASE DEPOSIT

What can we say Scotland is just pure magic and its such an easy short plane journey from Ireland. This workshop takes place amongst the iconic and stunning landscape of Glencoe. Towering mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes, castles. All of that amazing landscape that springs to mind when you think of Scotland.. Let us guide you to the best spots, at the best time of day, and be on hand to instruct you through the whole process. We will even teach you how to process your images in a follow up webinar.

As always we maintain a great standard of comfort for our guests with single occupancy hotel stay throughout. Theres a point in your life where you just don’t want to share a room with a person you don’t know. We take your comfort seriously.

4 days of epic adventure and photography awaits. Join us below!

The workshop departs Glasgow Airport on Thursday morning. Daragh will be taking the early flight from Dublin. You can join him on this flight or else arrive at your own leisure. We will go straight to Glencoe shooting along the way and not checking into our hotel until after sunset.

3 more full days to follow with sunrise followed by a short break then out for the rest of the day up until sunset. Sunrise is at 7.25 and sunset is at 17.45 so there’s time in the evening for a good meal and a social pint with your fellow participants if you fancy it. Still plenty of time for a solid 8 hours sleep in between.

The workshop ends when we return to Glasgow Airport at 5pm on the Sunday. 4 days of epic adventure completed.

There will be a webinar to help you edit your images post-workshop. You send your pictures to your instructor and a section will be edited live. The webinar will be recorded and sent back to you so you will have a route map to help you make the most of your images after the workshop. We will also offer discounted rates on our online photography courses plus we have a range of free courses you can access so you’re ready to go before you even arrive.

The cost of the workshop is €1900 per person. For this fee, you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above. Accommodation in a Hotel for 3 nights, Breakfast each day, transportation.

FLIGHTS are not included.

It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the workshop not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate flight costs.

  • On Location Guidance
  • Compositional Instruction
  • Post Processing Instruction in Free Webinar
  • Understanding Exposure Triangle
  • Modes of Exposure
  • RAW, White Balance and Filters
  • Why is the angle of the sun so important – Understanding Light and seeing like your camera
  • Using Graduated Neutral Density Filters
  • Sharpness From Here to Shanghai – Understanding Depth of Field
  • Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed to get the best Outcome
  • The Importance of Composition – Using Lines and Texture
  • Histograms ExplainedExposing to the Right for Maximum Details

Daragh Muldowney – view gallery of Daragh’s images HERE

  • Spare batteries for camera if possible or the battery charger essential
  • We will be shooting both wide angles and intimate details so focal lengths from 17mm to 200mm will be of use.
  • Tripod (essential)
  • Shutter cable release if possible but we can also use your timer if you don’t have a cable release.
  • Camera Manual (just in case)
  • Filters – Circular Polariser , ND’s and grad ND’s will be of use
  • USB drive to store edited images (we can also use your CF or SD cards if you don’t have one)  (In case we have to work indoors)
  • Laptop – If anyone has a laptop with  Photoshop or Lightroom – I’m sure this will come in handy
  • You will need a pair of over ankle height waterproof boots
  • Good waterproof jackets & trousers

EASY – There are no long walks on this workshop with locations typically within 5 minutes of the car. All workshops require walking on uneven ground on beaches or lake edges for example. We consider 1 km walk without significant elevation gain easy so you must be able to walk for 15 – 20 minutes.

Our team is dedicated to getting you the best images possible on every trip. We are an experienced team of leaders and always willing to go the extra mile for our participants. Ask our repeat customers. Most workshops have 50% or higher returning customers.

We will get you to the right place at the right time of day to maximize your chances of making great images. That’s the core focus of every trip. What drives us forward. We love the light as much as you do and our primary goal is always to give you the best chance possible of bringing home special images.

We have small groups and a really high teacher to pupil ratio. Most workshops are only 6 or 7 people. Our max is 9 and there will be 2 instructors. This means that there is always time to give advice and help when on location. It also means we always travel in comfort with 2 people to a 3 seat berth. We take your comfort seriously with single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms as standard. We also have a dedicated office team managing logistics so you have a point of contact for your arrival and departures or other logistical questions you might have around the trip.

Every workshop of 3 days or more comes with a free follow-up private webinar for the group. 2 hours of post-processing of the images from your trip. Recorded live and emailed back to you so you have a road map through the edit of the whole trip.

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“On a workshop with ExploreLight, there are always laughs, but there are always great photographs too.  Peter and his team go to great efforts to ensure everyone gets the shot they want at a location – whether it’s the continuous checking of local weather conditions, to in depth knowledge of each location, to prepping the group prior to arrival at the location by showing past shots, to walking among the group during the shoot, offering advice and sharing their own shots, total dedication to the client.  I’ve taken some of my best shots while on ExploreLight workshops and that’s no coincidence.

The aftercare is second to none, with a private Facebook group where you are encouraged to share your shots (and where you can receive suggestions for improvement) to social nights out and emails on upcoming workshops, editing sessions, etc.  Peter is building a community of photographers who return again and again.”

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“Something deep within tempted me to attend an ExploreLight fundamentals workshop in the Wicklow National Park in March 2015. I remember coming home feeling invigorated, that a new world was about to open up for me. My photography has improved steadily so much so that I recently achieved my Associate distinction from the IPF but more importantly I have met fantastic people many of whom are now considered friends, I’ve attended many more ExploreLight workshops since and visited fantastic locations all under the expert guidance of the ExploreLight team. These guys are good and are at the top of their game and super professional. I recommend ExploreLight because they are the best Photography workshop and tour operators out there.”

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