Isle of Harris, Scotland, Trip Details

 

5-Day Photographic Adventure

Harris is a beautifully compact island with wondrous expansive beaches and a rugged eastern side. The Isle of Lewis and the Calanish stones are only 1 hour away from our base and we will head there in the evening to shoot the stones during sunset.

This trip is specifically great for simplifying your compositions as most of the beaches have a lot of space where only light and tone are the predominant features.

Getting to the trip

There are several ways to get to Harris:

Flying

The nearest airport is in Stornoway. Flights can be booked through FlyBe from Glasgow to Stornoway.

Airport Pick Up

Please choose the Glasgow flight leaving at 14:00 arrving in Stornoway at 15:05.

I will pick everyone up at Stornoway Airport at 15:05 and take us to our guest house on Harris (1 hr, 30 minutes).

Airport Drop Off

Please choose the at 12:20 from Stornoway to Glasgow, arriving in Glasgow at 13:15. 

We will leave the guesthouse around 10am for the journey back to Stornoway (1hr, 30 minute).

Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne offer daily sailings to Tarbert from Uig on Skye and also to Stornoway from Ullapool. During November, it is a bit of a gamble to book the ferry and expect it to run. There are often cancellations due to storms at sea so please arrange to travel with sufficient time for cancellations.

Arrival

3:00pm

We will meet at the airport in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, where we will go by mini bus to our accomodation in Harris (1 hour) where we will be staying at the lovely Harris Hotel in Tarbert for our entire stay.

6:00 - 7:00pm
Bruce will present a talk on his approach to landscape photography and give an outline of what the week has in store.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce

Accommodation

We are staying in a Beatiful B&B, very close to the beaches of Harris where we are fully catered for.

Daily Schedule Outline

Each day will have the following format:

In November, days are short, but this has its advantages: no early morning starts, and no late evenings. Easier on the body clock. The sun never gets too high in the sky either, thus producing some really stunning light.

7:00 - 9:00am
Many of the scienic locations on Harris are in the south of the Island. We have many beaches and also some very rugged scenery to photograph, so we will be heading out each morning in search of one of the many fine locations on the island.

9:00 - 10:00am
Breakfast. Back to the hotel for some food and wamth before taking an hour out of our schedule to relax, have a shower, take a rest.

10:00 - 12:00pm
Critique session & digital workflow. We will select two shots from each member to discuss and I will show you how the image may be improved and the steps involved from RAW file to final print.

12:00 - 3:00pm
The light can be stunning on Harris at any time of year. Dramatic weather can really add to the locations and each afternoon we will revisit some of the locations we shot during the special morning light.

3:00 - 5:00pm
On location for sunset.

7:00 - 8:00pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce

Equipment needed

• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Tripod
• Neutral density graduated filters

Links

• Flybe Airline
• Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry
• Plan your journey with tripfinder
• Google Map Isle of Harris

 

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking any of our workshops/tours that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for trip cancellation (by you), activities involved and destination. This cover should include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue.

We work with Travel Nomads, who offer insurance solutions to people in more than 140 countries across the world.

Should you decide not to purchase this insurance, you must provide us with details of your alternative insurance with or before your final payment.

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Contact Details

Bruce Percy Photography Limited
Landscape Photography Workshops
33 Sandport Street
Edinburgh, EH6 6EP
Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 787 621 0051
e-mail: bruce@brucepercy.com