Billy Currie PhotographyCourses 2017
Skye (Landscape and Long Exposure Photography) (full)
Date:- 7th-10th October 2017
Location:- Isle of Skye
Accommodation:- 3 nights, self catering
Experience:- Beginner to Advanced
Max Places:- 3
3 Nights Accommodation
Individual rooms, no supplement
Transportation between shooting locations
One to one and group guidance
Lightroom and Photoshop 'digital darkroom' workshops
Computer equipment and course notes provided
There are many many stunning locations on Skye... the cuillins, old man of storr, the quiraing, neist point, elgol, extensive coastline, lochs, etc, etc, etc. During our holiday we will attempt to visit all of the highlights and also some of the hidden gems along the way.
Although the course is based around general landscape photography we will have plenty of opportunity to learn about, capture and process long exposure images for any students who are interested. If interested in long exposure techniques but don't already have the relevant neutral density filters, I am normally able to supply these for the duration of the course by prior arrangement. If not arranged in advance I may not have the correct filter size for your specific lens.
By playing the weather wisely there will also be plenty of opportunity for our digital darkroom workshops with all computing equipment provided as part of the course.
The usual meeting point is at our accommodation but if anyone has transport issues I can nomally offer a lift from the central belt. (Falkirk Area)
Sample Schedule (times may vary depending on time of year)
Fixed start and end times for the courses are impossible to advise in advance as this depends so much on time of year and specific accommodation guidelines. As a rough estimate most courses meet late afternoon on the arrival day and depart late morning/early afternoon on the final day. Specific times and location, etc will be advised to students prior to course commencement.
During the course itself we don't have any set hours but prefer to maximise shooting and post processing opportunities taking into account weather, time of year, tides, location, etc.
Camera with suitable lens
Outdoor clothes including waterproof boots/gators or wellies
Not Required but will help:-
ND filter or grads
The Island of Skye, situated off the West coast of Mainland Scotland is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides with a coastline that is a series of peninsulas and bays radiating out from a centre dominated by the Cuillin hills.
Skye is joined to the mainland by the Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh and it also has two mainland ferry connections from Mallaig and Glenelg, the latter summer only.
At 1,656 square kilometres (639 sq mi), Skye is the second-largest island in Scotland after Lewis and Harris. The main peninsulas include Trotternish in the north, Waternish, Duirinish, Minginish and Strathaird to the west and Sleat in the south.
The Cuillin Mountains, the Red Hills, Trotternish and Storr have long been favourites with photographers and deeply indented coastline means you are never far from the sea.
The Black Cuillin Mountains include 12 Munros and provide some of the most dramatic and challenging mountain terrain in Scotland. To the south, the Red Hills are sometimes also known as the Red Cuillin, they are mainly composed of granite that has weathered into more rounded hills with many long screes slopes on their flanks. Of all the variety of UK landforms, the mountain profiles of Skye create the strongest sense of awe, and they have drawn visitors to the island for many many years.
Not far from Skye on the shores of Loch Duich, is Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most-photographed castles in Scotland, another essential Skye and Lochalsh holiday experience.
Of all the places I have ever visited with my camera, Skye is right up there for both beauty and diversity of landscape or even just a peaceful holiday.