Isle of Harris Workshop
with Chris Davis & John Finney
11th - 17th October 2020 (7 days/6 nights)
6 Guests / 2 Workshop Leaders - 4 spaces remaining
£1500 per person
£300 deposit at time of booking*
This October myself and fellow award-winning Landscape Photographer John Finney will be running a 7 day landscape and seascape photography workshop on the stunning Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The Isle of Harris on the Outer Hebredes is one of the most stunning regions of Scotland , the beaches along the western coast are some of the most spectacular in the UK and this is where we will be spending our time. Pristine White beaches, sand dunes and a variety of backdrops will give us plenty of opportunity to capture some stunning shots.
John & I will be on hand to help you with all aspects of the photographic experience. We will be there to help with everything from getting the most out of your camera equipment, what camera settings are best for the type of image you want to take, how to use filtration correctly (graduated/neutral density filters and polarizers), to when not to use them at all.
We can cover the full workflow of finding the best location for the weather and light direction, finding composition in the landscape, correct techniques from setting up to shoot to producing sharp balanced exposures without lens flare even when shooting directly into sunlight.
We can cover long exposures for motion in the sky and flowing water, beautiful wide-angle landscapes to telephoto landscape photography with techniques to avoid camera shake.
Once back warm and cosy in our accomodation we will show you how to take the RAW files we have spent the day capturing and how to process them in a way that allows your artistic vision to be realized. John & I both have different approaches to processing using camera Raw , Light room & photoshop so you're sure to be able to pick up new tools and techniques whatever software you use.
Our aim from this trip is to have an amazing time in a stunning location with friendly like minded people and to learn loads. Leaving with a refreshed approach to your landscape photography.
We will be based in a luxury, self-catering house with a sea view, the house has wifi, satellite TV as well as access to a sauna. There are 6 bedrooms in total, with private bathrooms. (single occupancy) will be allocated in order of booking. The last 2 bookings will have a shared twin, available at a slightly discounted price of £1400. please get in touch with any questions.
This workshop will be suitable for everyone with all locations a short walk from the car. The terrain will be a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky headland.
We will meet at the ferry port at Uig on Skye at midday on the 11th October. The ferry departs at 2pm and returns 12pm on Saturday the 17th Oct. All transportation on Harris will be in 2 Vehicles driven by John & I so there will be plenty of space in each car.
What's Included/Not Included
7 days/6 nights accommodation - single occupancy
All Transportation during workshop
In field instruction and guidance (composition, visualisation, and execution, we will also look at shooting multiple exposures & filtration)
Multiple Post processing sessions
Ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert return
Transportation to Uig on Skye
Photographic & Travel Insurances
What to Bring
Warm and waterproof clothing , a good layered approach is best
Walking Boots and some decent wellies so you can get into the water down on the beach.
Camera Equipment, extra batteries, memory cards.
Filters , useful for balancing out the light and creative effects such as long exposures on clouds and water
Laptop for processing if you wish, If you are bringing one make sure you have Lightroom and Photoshop to follow along tutorials
*Deposit required within 7 days of booking to secure a spot on the chosen workshop. Deposits are Non Refundable 14 days after payment has been made. Balances are due 90 days before workshop start date.
Please arrange payment Via Bank Transfer.
Details will be given once your booking is confirmed.
Minimum 3 Guests for workshop to go ahead.
" I attended a 4 day worksop in Glencoe which was very well planned and organised. Chris has an infectious passion for photography come rain or shine (or blizzard) which made the whole experience very enjoyable. The group size is small so each photographer got a good deal of attention at each location and meant that we had ample space to get the shots we wanted. I came away from the trip with a new approach to landscape photography so would highly recommend Chris’s workshops."
"Chris was Friendly, down to earth and good at both photography and advanced post processing. Very Good knowledge of the area and good knowledge of the sunrise & sunsets and how that impacted shooting at different times of the day. The accommodation and meals out were all to a high standard. Highly recommended"
"After spending an enjoyable few days with Chris in Glencoe I came away with a whole host of new techniques and skills to take forward into my landscape photography. Chris was very down to earth and made every effort possible to get us into great spots to get memorable shots, I would highly recommend one of Chris workshops"
"I took part in a March Scottish Highlands workshop with Chris . My overarching goal for this trip was to improve my skills- what I got from the workshop exceeded my expectations. I was part of a very small group therefore, I was able to interact with Chris throughout the trip and really get the most out of his experience. It was clear that Chris is very passionate about landscape photography as he was keen to show us all the best sites and compositions he has discovered over the years. Throughout the tour Chris demonstrated his knowledge of photography, made sure we never missed a photo opportunity that presented itself due to a sudden shift in conditions and always made sure we were making the most out of our gear and the scene. An aspect of the tour I really appreciated was the fact that Chris really made an effort to ensure that we were getting the most out of each day (even in some uninspiring conditions!)"
" I found this workshop to be both very informative and, just as importantly, very enjoyable. The combination of photography and post-processing was well balanced and Chris was well able to communicate both his passion for the landscape and his undoubted photographic skills".
" The Glencoe workshop was a thoroughly enjoyable adventure. Chris's tuition has brought new creative techniques to my landscape photography. Accommodation was exceptional and Glencoe was spectacular. Came away with some of my best ever images. Thanks".