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Isle of Skye Photography Tour and Workshop – March 2019

Isle of Skye Landscape Photography Tour | 26 - 30 March 2019

A five day photography tour of the stunning landscape of the Isle of Skye

Join me for a fabulous tour of the Isle of Skye in Scotland's north west during late March 2019. The tour is centred in the very heart of the island where our base is in the village of Portree. We will use our base to photograph the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye which encompasses mountains; seascapes as well the famous Trotternish Ridge and Old Man of Storr.

During the month of March, the island will be a lot quieter than during the summer months. The weather will be unpredictable but that will only add to the drama of the photography at hand.

Our stay is based in the village of Portree in the Cuillin Hills Hotel. Double rooms are provided with breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included but the hotel does have a wide and varied menu catering to all tastes.

Highlights of the tour, other than the endless scenery, will be The Old Man of Storr, The Trotternish Ridge, Elgol and Neist Point. Just off the island on the mainland also lies the castle of Eilean Donan should we decided to venture out and the tide is in our favour.

Additional information

Where do I meet you?

We will all meet at the Cuillin Hills Hotel at 08:00 on the 26th March 2019. 

What's the weather like on Skye in March?

Expect anything and everything! The Isle of Skye is well known for its changeable weather so be prepared. You'll need to ensure that you have clothing that will keep you warm from the inevitable cold and wind chill that we will be experiencing during our days out.

What clothing should I bring?

Make sure you bring good quality footwear as well as warm socks. Wind chill is likely to be a factor as if we are standing around waiting for the most opportune light then you'll need to make sure you have the appropriate clothing such as a down jacket to deal with this. Don't forget the all important base and mid layers too. A good pair of trousers to ensure that your legs are kept warm. I usually put my Paramo Cascada trousers on to help against the cold. Lastly, make sure a good quality hat and gloves are part of your wardrobe.


Good, sturdy walking shoes that are waterproof are perfect for the terrain that we'll be working in. It can be wet underfoot and so making sure your feet are protected is one of your first priorities.

What camera kit should I bring?

A wide angle lens (16-35mm) and medium zoom (24-70mm) are the lenses we'll be using the most. A longer zoom (70-300) will be useful to cover most compositional eventualities that we may need to isolate. It's likely the most used lens will be in the 24-70mm range as a super wide angle can create the pancake effect on the mountainous landscape, so make sure this focal length is covered. 

Do I need a computer?

Although not essential, it's a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself.  

What computer support do you give?

I try and make a point of helping those that need it in digital photography. If inclement weather or tiredness takes hold it can really help to have a computer session to assess our progress.

How do I pay?

It's easy! Just use the Paypal buttons below to checkout. The balance will be due 4 weeks before the start of the tour/ workshop. You can always decide to pay the full amount up front too if you wish.

Isle of Skye - March 2019

Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions before booking the workshop.

£1395 / deposit of £200

25th to 29th March 2019

4 nights/ 5 days

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Double room accommodation with ensuite bathrooms
Transport during the tour
Tuition from Julian Elliott

Meals not mentioned

The Cuillin Hills Hotel on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Max Group Number

Fitness Level
Low to Medium