Isle of Eigg Workshop Details
5-Day Photographic Workshop
The small island of Eigg contains perhaps one of the most dramatic and photogenic beaches in Scotland: the Bay of Laig & the Singing Sands. With abundant geological features on each beach and the isle of Rum as a perfect backdrop, this location is a dream for any landscape photographer.
This is a walking only workshop. All locations are reached by foot with most walks taking up to at most 30 minutes for moderately fit people
Getting to 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.
There is a train that leaves Glasgow at 12:20 and arrives at Mallaig at 17:43.
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: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/buytickets/index.html
Please check the links section for railway timetables and B&B information.
Ferries and Seasonal cancellations
Please be advised that there is always a possibility that the ferry to/from Eigg may be delayed or cancelled on the day of departure due to adverse weather conditions. It is advisable to build in some insurance days to the return part of your trip - if you have connecting flights, and allow for additional overnight stays in Mallaig if we are delayed on our way to Eigg.
We 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 accommodation by mini bus. It is a short walk and many people prefer to do the walk, to enjoy their first views of the Island.
• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Neutral density graduated filters
• Outdoor clothing
Daily Schedule OutlineEach day will have the following format:
6:00am - 8:30am 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.
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 12:30pm Rest Period
We each need some time to relax, freshen up and perhaps take stock of what we've been doing this week.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm 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
6:00pm - 9:00pm Sunset Photography
Back out on location for the evening.
Travel InsuranceIt 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.