Isle of Skye Photographic Break

Description

Register your interest now for priority bookings in 2019

Our five day Isle of Skye photographic break is perfectly suited to beginners and intermediate users of digital cameras. Throughout you will have plenty of opportunities to capture amazing images in arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes!

On The Day

Register your interest now for priority bookings in 2019.

Our five day Isle of Skye photographic break is perfectly suited to beginners and intermediate users of digital cameras. With a Jessops Academy tutor on hand you will have plenty of opportunities to capture amazing images in arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes.

The experience mainly revolves around practical application. We will begin with a brief introduction and theory session in order to successfully plan the next few days. The Academy tutor will guide you through which camera settings to consider and how to achieve the very best composition.

Accommodation consists of four nights at the beautiful Cuillin Hills Hotel which boasts views overlooking Portree harbour. With its own restaurant, bar area and numerous seating lounges stocked with an extensive selection of malt whiskies, there are plenty of places to relax after a full days photography.

Transport between locations is provided while taking part in our photographic break. A moderate to high level of fitness is required for some of the walks during this break - if you are unsure please review the information below or give us a ring!

Day 1:

We will begin by meeting at our chosen accommodation, where we will run through the itinerary for our trip as well as an exposure refresh. After a quick bite to eat we’ll head to the Sligachan Bridge taking in views of the dominant Cullin mountains before moving on to our sunset location Talisker Bay.

Day 2:

Our sunrise location is perhaps one of Skye’s most recognisable locations, Quiraing, a Jurassic landslip that has provided photographers with one of the best sunrise locations in the world. We’ll then head to the Fairy Pools of Glen Brittle making the most of the stunning back drops, fast flowing river and plunge pools. Our sunset location will be Niest Point on the west of the island with panoramic views across to the other Outer Hebrides Islands

Day 3:

At sunrise, we will hike to the Old man of Storr, arguably Skye’s most iconic photography location and perhaps the image that every photographer visits for. A word of caution, the walk is steep right from the get go, lasting approximately 1 hour so we’ll be up nice and early to make the most of our time there.
After our mornings adventure we’ll head back to the hotel for some rest and relaxation, then heading out for sunset at the wonderful village of Elgol, photographing the evening light across the water to the majestic Black Cullin range.

Day 4:

A day of visits to more intimate locations Skye has to offer. Starting with sunrise in Portree harbour followed by visits to Kilt Rock Waterfall, Staffin Bay and a short photo walk of Eas Mor. We’ll then head to Sligachan, this time to capture the late afternoon and early evening light over the mountains.

Day 5:

The final morning of our trip will see us take in sunrise at the wonderfully named Hairy Loch, followed by shooting intimate landscape scenes around forests and streams before heading back to our hotel for departure.

Recommended Equipment

Equiment Required: DSLR
DSLR
Equiment Required: Mirrorless Camera
Mirrorless Camera
Equiment Required: Memory Cards
Memory Cards
Equiment Required: Batteries
Batteries
Equiment Required: Tripod
Tripod
Equiment Required: Remote Shutter
Remote Shutter
Equiment Required: Walking Shoes
Walking Shoes
Equiment Required: Outdoor Clothing
Outdoor Clothing

Trainer

Lee Rolfe

Lee has an outstanding passion for landscape photography. With experience photographing around the UK as well as abroad there's not much he hasn't tried when it comes to capturing stunning landscape images. He has been working in photography for over two decades and throughout this time has shot on a range of film and digital cameras as well as using most the brands we see in store today.
Course tutor - Lee  Rolfe

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