Glencoe photography tours & workshops

Photograph the stunning highlands of Scotland

5-day Glencoe photography tour in winter

Join me for a fabulous photography tour and workshop of beautiful Glencoe in Scotland during the winter. The tour is centred in the very heart of Glencoe where our base is in the village of Ballachulish. We will use our base to photograph the stunning mountain scenery of Glencoe as well as the surrounding Scottish Highlands landscape and lochs.

Tour details

Basic information

Group size

Max 5


4 nights / 5 days


€1695/ €250 dep

Fitness Level

Low to Medium

Our base

Onich Hotel in Glencoe

Photograph a Scottish winter wonderland

Scotland in winter is a magical place, and nowhere is the magic of the Scottish Highlands more visible than in Glencoe.

During January, the area around Glencoe will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Snow will be on the high peaks and with any luck will be on the ground around Rannoch Moor.

Our stay is based in the village of Ballachulish on the banks of Loch Leven. Double rooms are provided with breakfast.

Black Rock Cottage in winter snow, Glencoe, Scotland - Glencoe photography tour and workshop.
Black Rock Cottage in winter snow, Glencoe, Scotland.

A Typical Photo Tour Itinerary of Glencoe in winter

During January the average time of sunrise is 0850am whilst sunset is around 400pm. During our photo tour, we will have breakfast before heading out to catch the sunrise.

After sunrise, we continue until lunchtime either into the landscape or in woodland before breaking for lunch.

In the afternoon, we’ll head back out again this time concentrating on photographing the landscapes. The day will finish with sunset then we’ll head back to our base to eat dinner in the evening.

What will we photograph?

Highlights of the photo tour, other than the endless mountainous scenery, will be Rannoch Moor, Buchaille Etive Mor, Lochan na h-Achlaise and the Black Mount as well as other places such as Castle Stalker and possibly up to the Fort William area.

Lochan Na h-Achlaise reflecting the Black Mount.
Lochan Na h-Achlaise reflecting the Black Mount.

Photography techniques covered during the workshop

  • Exposure and understanding of how to get the best out of the light
  • Composition techniques to create balanced images
  • Lens choice and focal length. Typically people head for the wide-angle in a landscape but up in the mountains telephoto lenses are also heavily used.
  • Panoramic photography. How to best compose the beautiful panoramas that we’ll see during the photography tour
  • Using Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw to process our images
  • Using luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour correction
  • Stitching panoramic images

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