Isle of Skye photography tours & workshops

Photograph the stunning Outer Hebrides

A 7-day Isle of Skye photography tour packed with stunning scenery

Join me for a fabulous photography tour and workshop on the Isle of Skye in Scotland during the late Winter. The photography tour is centred on 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 as well as the surrounding Scottish Highlands landscape and lochs.

Tour details

Basic information

Group size

Max 5

Duration

6 nights / 7 days

Price

€1795 / €250 dep

Fitness Level

Low to Medium

Our base

Portree Hotel

Outer Hebrides in late winter

During February, the area around the Isle of Skye is likely to have some dramatic skies to couple with the scenery so be prepared for changeable but photogenic weather.

Our stay is based in the village of Portree in the centre of the island.If inclement weather sets in on the Isle of Skye then we can also venture onto the mainland.

Double rooms are provided with breakfast.

Loch Scavaig and the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. The island in the Scottish Highlands is know for its dramatic scenery.
Loch Scavaig and the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. The island in the Scottish Highlands is know for its dramatic scenery.
Neist Point lighthouse on the north-west coast of the Isle of Skye.
Neist Point lighthouse on the north-west coast of the Isle of Skye.

A Typical Photo Tour Itinerary of the Isle of Skye in winter

During January the average time of sunrise is 0830am 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 the Neist Point, Trotternish Ridge, the Fairy Pools and the Old Man of Storr as well as other places such as on the mainland if the weather forces us to change plans.

The old man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Outer Hebrides, Scotland - Isle of Skye photography tours and workshops.
The old man of Storr, Isle of Skye.

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