Isle of Harris, Scotland, Trip Details
5-Day Photographic Tour
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.
Tour or Workshop?
Please note that this is a tour, not a workshop. We will send all of our time out in the field making photographs. There are no daily critiques.
Getting to the trip
There are several ways to get to Harris:
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).
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.
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
We will meet before dinner to get aquainted and to discuss what the following week will entail.
7:00 - 9:00pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce
We are staying in a Beatiful B&B, very close to the beaches of Harris where we are fully catered for.
Daily Schedule OutlineEach 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 - 5:00pm We will return back out into the landscape for the rest of the day and take a packed lunch with us. We will end the day on location for sunset.
7:00 - 8:00pm Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce
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