Start/Finish: The course starts at 9:30am on Monday and finishes at 1pm the following Saturday
£200 per person
Group size: Maximum 6 photographers
Where we stay: Cottages on the Isle of Eigg
ArrivalWe will meet in Mallaig, the gateway to our destination the Isle of Eigg and will board the Caledonian Macbrayne ferry.
Upon arrival at Eigg, we will be taken to our accomodation by mini bus. It is a short walk and many people prefer to do the walk, to enjoy their first views of the Island.
During our time together
Eigg is a small island but there is much to photograph and much to return to as well for the odd repeat visit. We will choose our locations depending upon the light, but you are free to spend time on your own if you wish or even stay in bed!
Each day will consist of the following loose format:
7:00am - 9:30am Sunrise Photography
This can easily be a good hour or three of concentrated photography time after which we will return to the Barn for a much earned breakfast.
9:30am - 10:30am Breakfast
10:30am - 1:00pm Rest Period
We each need some time to relax, freshen up and perhaps take stock of what we've been doing this week.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Critique
Each day we will pick a handful of images from the days shoot to discuss and I will cover aspects such as composition, cropping, lens choice, quality of light and perhaps even show you some of my own work for comparrison.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 9:00pm Sunset Photography
Back out on location for the evening.
On our final morning on Eigg, we will be transported back to the pier to catch the ferry back to Mallaig on the mainland.
• 5 Nights Bed, Breakfast & Evening Dinner
• One to One Guidance & Group Guidance
• Photoshop 'digital darkroom' techniques
• Extensive notes
• Single room occupancy in lovely B&B
• Packed Lunch
• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Neutral density graduated filters
Easy grading, but you should be comfortable trekking with your backpack and tripod over uneven, boggy ground.
Getting to and from the Workshop
There is an excellent rail network from Glasgow to Mallaig. It is advisable to take a train from Glasgow directly to Mallaig the day before and stay in a B&B as the ferry to Eigg will depart in the morning.
Getting to the workshop
There is a train that leaves Glasgow at 12:20 and arrives at Mallaig at 17:43.
Returning from the workshop
The ferry coming back from Eigg arrives in Mallaig at 14:05.
The train leaves Mallaig at 16:05pm and arrives in Glasgow at 21:29pm.
To book the train:
Please check the links section for railway timetables and B&B information.
• Scotrail online tickets and timetables
• Plan your journey with tripfinder
• Mallaig accommodation guide
• Google Map Isle of Eigg
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Light on Scotland
Landscape Photography Workshops
33 Sandport Street
Edinburgh, EH6 6EP
Tel: +44 (0) 621 0051