Photographers’ paradise ~ Photography art vacation experience, Isle of Skye, Scotland: 1-5 March 2018

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If there’s one location every landscape photographer should experience at least once in their life, it’s the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. A photographer’s paradise, Skye has been delighting and challenging visual artists since Turner took his boat trip to the hidden Loch Coruisk, deep in the Cuillin mountains. The island has some of the most dramatic and unique landscapes. It is dominated by the jagged mountain range of the Black Cuillinin the south and the weird pinnacles and landform of the Storr and Quirang, north of picturesque Portree. On this photo tour we’ll see tremendously wild headlands, open to the Atlantic and the Outer Hebrides, and discover wild waterfalls and rivers. Then it’s up to you to pick what moves you…

What you can expect

This 5 day (4 night) photography tour takes a mindful approach to capturing the island’s magic. Led by Dave Hunt, the tour starts and finishes in Edinburgh as the the beautiful drives up to Skye and back are parts of the experience you wouldn’t want to miss. Think Glencoe, Kintail and Eilan Donan castle, Glen Spean, Loch Tummel and Queen’s View, the Hermitage at Dunkeld, and other diversions…

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To make best use of the daylight, we leave Edinburgh early in the morning on day 1 to make our way up North.

  • The classic sea views at Elgol – and on the way there: Loch Cil Chriosd; first views of Blaven mountain across the loch and reed beds; Torrin and access to Loch Slapin with fine views across to Blaven
  • Boat trip to Loch Coruisk
  • Walk along the coastal path towards Camasunary bay and bothy
  • Waterfalls of Eas a Bhradain at the head of Loch Ainort – the Falls of Dreams
  • The classic views at Sligachan
  • The famous Fairy Pools
  • Eas Mor waterfalls and mountainscape
  • Portree with the landslip landscape of the Storr and Quirang
  • Neist Port, the most westerly point on Skye with the famous lighthouse.

The course is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. A discount is available for non-photographer accompanying guests.

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Your tutor – Dave Hunt

Dave describes himself as “just a guy following his passion, inspired by the places he visits and the people he meets”. Fine art photographer describes his style of working rather than the subject or specific market he works in. His passion is to create images as fine art prints that ask a question, tell a story or at least inspire an emotion or reaction in the viewer. He uses digital, mobile, small and large format film and alternative processes, whatever works, its all about creating an image to share.

Dave’s been accredited with Associate qualifications in Fine Art photography with both the Royal Photographic Society and the British Institute of Professional Photography.

“I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element regardless of the photographic technique.”  {Annie Leibovitz}

Read more about Dave’s teaching philosophy and see further examples of his work here

Accommodation

In this destination of outstanding beauty we offer you accommodation of outstanding quality – Kinloch Lodge. The family-run hotel combines the relaxed comfort of highland hospitality with world-class food at head chef Marcello Tully’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

Our mission is to give our guests an unforgettable experience, to feed the body and soul.

Bedrooms are individually decorated in colours and textures chosen to reflect Skye’s distinctive landscape. Each is furnished with distinctive antiques, prints and paintings, and most have open views across sea-Loch na Dal or towards Kinloch Hill.

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What to bring

A digital SLR or similar and a tripod with remote or cable release are desirable. Ideally the camera should allow control of the focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, take light reading, allow to change senses and add filters to the lens (you don’t have to know how to do all of these things yet). We will provide a detailed list of suggested equipment to tour participants, which includes a travel filter kit.

The tour involves some walking, some of it could be on rough paths. You should be able to walk up to an hour at a time, and bring comfortable shoes and warm, waterproof clothing.

Prices and further notes

The cost for the package is £1790 per person in twin/double occupancy and £1990 in single occupancy. It includes: 5 days of expert tuition in different locations, 4 nights luxury accommodation, all meals: breakfasts, lunches,  and evening dinners at Kinloch Lodge Michelin-starred restaurant, minibus transport during the course (from and to Edinburgh city centre), boat trip to Loch Coruisk, and a member of the Wild at Art team will be with the group throughout to ensure guests are well looked after. The schedule is based on careful selection of suppliers and is accurate at the time of publication, but should it be necessary, Wild at Art reserves the right to make changes. We can organise additional accommodation nights before and after the Wild at Art holiday at an additional cost (depending on availability).

A non-refundable deposit of £300 secures your space. To book and for further information and please contact Ute Amann-Seidel or Ellen Colingsworth at [email protected] Flights and travel to/from Edinburgh are not included. Personal travel insurance is required.

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland and inspiring you!

This short video gives you an idea of what amazing scenery to expect {source: VisitScotland}

 

 

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