Billy Currie Photography
Courses 2017

Glencoe (Landscape and Long Exposure Photography) (full)


Date:- 8th December-10th December 2017
Location:- Glencoe and Surrounding Area
Accommodation:- 2 nights, self catering
Experience:- Beginner to Advanced
Max Places:- 3
Price:- £350

2 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 great subjects in the Glencoe area... moorland, mountains, lochs, glens, coastline, castles, beaches, etc, many of which we will visit during our workshop. As the weather can be a little unpredictable in Scotland, I have no fixed itinerary but prefer to work the weather to our advantage and ensure we capture all the highlights of the area.
Even though this course is based around general landscape photography we will have plenty of opportunity to learn about, capture and process long exposure images for any persons 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.
You will also have plenty of opportunity to learn various digital darkroom techniques on the provided computers using Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop.
If the group has any specific locations of interest, styles of photography or would prefer to spend more time shooting and less time processing or vice versa, etc then I am also happy to accommodate and use my time as you prefer.
The usual meeting point is Glencoe but if anyone has transport issues I can normally 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:-
Instruction manual
ND filter or grads
Remote release

About Glencoe:-
Glencoe is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland which is often considered one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland. The variety of mountains, lochs and beautiful landscapes are simply perfect for a landscape photography holiday.

It is steep-sided and climbs steadily south east from the village of Glencoe on the sea-loch, Loch Leven. It eventually emerges from its enveloping mountains onto the wet plateau of Rannoch Moor ten miles away and at an altitude of over 1000 feet.

The glen is U-shaped, formed by an ice age glacier with the floor of the glen being less 0.4 miles wide, narrowing sharply at the Pass of Glen Coe about half way along.

The entrance to Glencoe from the East is marked by Buachaille Etive Mor, "the great herdsman of Etive" at the junction with Glen Etive which runs away to the south. The south side of the glen is marked by a succession of distinct peaks: Buachaille Etive Mòr is followed to the west by Buachaille Etive Beag, then by the Three Sisters, shoulders of the Bidean nam Bian massif which itself marks the western end of the glen. By contrast the north side of the glen is a stark wall of mountain, the Aonach Eagach ridge. The Ridge is crossed at the eastern end by the Devil's Staircase, an old military road opposite Buachaille Etive Mòr.

The western end terminates with the conical Pap of Glencoe (Sgùrr na Cìche), above Glencoe village, at the point where the glen opens out to Loch Leven.

This area is without doubt one of the best for photography or landscape holidays anywhere in the UK.