We are delighted to have award winning photographer Keith Brame on board to run photography courses in some of the most stunning locations in Scotland.
The tours explore some of the classic, most famous and rewarding scenes in Scotland; as well as venturing to some less well-known locations off the beaten track.
Landscape photography can be very dependent on quality of light, time of day, weather and other influences we have little control over. For us there is no BAD weather – in fact, aren’t clouds and fog much more interesting than cloudless blue skies? Capture the fascinating moods and light with your camera with Keith’s expert guidance.
To maximise the likelihood of successful photography, the courses explore the use of long exposure techniques using filters on the movement of water. The sea, rivers and lochs reflect light in infinite ways, creating textures as the water moves, and the motion of tide, wave and flow can be interpreted very creatively by using dark filters on the lens.
If we also look at some image editing techniques to interpret the images’ colour and perhaps convert into monochrome, then we can start confidently creating photographs, rather than waiting to ‘take’ them.
I also like to take every opportunity to introduce people to the history and rich culture of photography, and share the stories of the fantastic and inspiring photographers who have helped us to clearly see our beautiful landscapes and cityscapes.
Tuition focuses on the techniques necessary to create controlled and considered landscape photographs: exposure control, exposure balance using graduate filters, long exposure technique using neutral density filters, tripod work, polariser filters, composition and design, planning and pre-visualising photo-shoots, and optional instruction on post-processing and image editing.
We run trips in various locations across Scotland, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Click on the links below to find out more about upcoming tours:
To get you into the mood here is the John Muir Trust’s video showing some of Keith’s work: