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Skye. The perfect classroom for photographers.
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Skye. The perfect classroom for photographers.

 

Skye Photo Academy

Towering peaks, raging waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, dramatic coastlines, unique geological formations, lighthouses, ancient castles, and incredible wildlife; with all this within the boundaries of an island that can be explored in a day you can begin to see the potential the Isle of Skye offers.

“I’ve seen the world’s most amazing landscapes, from the peaks of Patagonia to the Great Wall of China, and from erupting volcanoes in the South Pacific to paradise beaches in the Maldives, yet for photographic potential, Skye beats them all.”
Paul

With all this on our doorstep, Skye is one of the best photographic classrooms in the world. Our award-winning team is here to ensure you have a great time, learn something new and get some amazing pictures. We also cover the popular photo locations of Glencoe as well as the Isles of Harris and Lewis. With four airports in the region and good train and road links, there are a number of travel options for anyone wanting to visit the north west coast of Scotland for a few days...

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1-to-1 Workshops

 

Ever wondered why your photographs don’t look quite right, are too bright, too dark, or not sharp?

Let our expert guides help you get the most from your camera, and help improve your skills. All our workshops are fully flexible and tailored to you. There are three levels of workshop available; beginners, Skye and pro.

The beginners course is ideal for those looking to get to grips with the very basics of photography and using the controls of your camera. They are run as a continual 7 hour day, either starting at sunrise, finishing at sunset, or running through the middle of the day (the choice is yours, but also dependent on the weather of course).

If you’re already quite comfortable with you camera and looking to improve then our Skye workshop is the most popular service booked. This day can be split into two separate sessions, one at the start and one at the end of the day to try and work with the best available light.

Our pro level workshops are the ultimate learning experience, building on advanced skills and also gives you access to all of our photographic equipment (canon bodies, lenses and range of filters) if you want to experiment and try something new.

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The Big Workshop

 

Our ultimate Skye experience.

The Big Workshop is a 6-day residential workshop covering a wide range of topics and skills. Covering all aspects of landscape photography, plus opportunities to take part in wildlife excursions we’ll help you get the best out of your equipment. The whole photographic process is covered from setting up your camera, to editing your images in the digital darkroom. Suitable for all levels of photographer the Academy is a fast track way to start shooting like a pro.

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Weekend Workshops

 

We run themed weekend workshops throughout the year.

These are tailored to specific genres of photography including Seascapes, Eagles in Flight and long Exposures and are run in groups of 3 - 5 people. Aimed at all levels of photographer, these offer the best value for money experience (two days for the price of one!).

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Phone Workshops

 

A vast majority of photos taken these days are on phones and the latest models pack some seriously good optics capable of taking very high quality images. Learn how to use your phone camera to its potential with this basic level workshop which focuses on composition, making the most of the light and optimising the quality of your photos with basic editing apps.

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Photo Tour / Location Guidance

 

For photographers who don't want tuition but would like our local knowledge in guiding them to the best locations Skye has to offer.

Locations are tailored to the customers’ interests and fitness levels, ensuring you get the shots you want without going out of your comfort zone. Designed to explore as much of the island as possible in a single day, our tours are tailored to the customers’ interests and schedules. Be driven between stunning locations at your own pace. We can cover the classic spots or take you to hidden gems to capture Skye’s beauty with your camera.

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Eagles and Otters

 

Skye has so much more to offer the photographer than stunning landscapes.

Its wildlife attracts people from all over the world to see eagles soaring in the skies, otters tucking into freshly caught crab on the shore or red deer roaming through the hills. Our wildlife guide, Harry, is a zoologist and knows where and when to get the best chances of photographing and watching these majestic animals in their natural and wild environments. Due to the subjects being truly wild, we cannot guarantee sightings, but we generally achieve success rates of over 80% for eagles and over 60% for otters and red deer.

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Bespoke Workshops

 

With professional photography guides based on the Isle of Skye, and across Scotland, we have a wealth of experience in organising bespoke workshop itineraries for individuals and groups. From single day experiences to include exactly what you want to see, all the way through to completely custom multi-day itineraries to include Skye, the Outer Hebrides, Assynt, Glencoe, Edinburgh, and more.
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