25th Feb - 2 March, 2024
Accommodation, meals and drinks, local transport, guidance
Ullpool or Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Average level of fitness required
Join us for a week of photography and Highland hospitality in our Victorian hunting lodge set among 43,000 acres of pristine wilderness.
With otters playing in the waters around the estate and eagles soaring in the skies above, this is a perfect trip for both wildlife and landscape photographers.
The week worked seamlessly, the accommodation, food and variety of photo opportunities were first class, not to mention the help and advice we received from the three of you.
The Outer Hebrides are the final frontier of the UK wilderness. Although this is the largest island in the British Isles, it is compact enough to allow us to explore all corners in a few days. The weather-beaten Atlantic coast hides some of the world’s most spectacular beaches and rock formations. The 5,000 year old stone circles stand sentinel and the photogenic abandoned cottages which litter the island all provide a diversity of subjects.
We’ll be exploring everything these islands have to offer, taking in classic viewpoints as well as our favourite secret locations.
Meet the team...
Our guides comes from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing with them a diverse skillset to pass on to our trip members. We always use two guides for every trip of four or more participants, ensuring that everyone gets a good amount of personal attention. You’ll be notified of your allocated guides once they have been confirmed.
Marcus: An award winning pro photographer since 2005, Marcus started his career as a travel photographer. He’s visited over 50 countries and lived in a few too. A bit of a purist and a traditionalist, Marcus can often be found with a film camera from last century rather than toting the latest technology around his neck.
James: Coming from a commercial photographic background, James tends to focus on the creative side of things as opposed to the technicalities of his equipment. For James, it’s not so much how to take an image, but more why to take an image. Or course, he knows the former too, but James will likely have you thinking in new ways.
Harry: As a zoologist, Harry’s initial interest in photography was wildlife based, but living on the Isle of Skye, among some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes, it’s not surprising that he now points his camera at geology as much as zoology. Being young (well, relative to the others!), Harry loves his technology and uses this to his advantage with his photography.
Nick: A highly technical photographer who enjoys passing on his knowledge to others. Fortunately, Nick has a lot of patience, so if you don’t understand a concept, he’ll be happy to explain or demonstrate it several times. Nick’s authentic photographic style ensures his images accurately represent the scene he captured - allowing the light to do the work.
Ruth: As the host of our popular Photography Online show, Ruth is the team member everyone wants to meet (much to the envy of the others). She’s in her element when photographing “life” - manmade things in their natural state. Faced with the option of shooting a row of bins or mountains, she’s unlikely to head for the hills. It takes all sorts to make the world go round!
I’ve never felt so relaxed on a photography holiday before, or eaten so well!
The beaches are like something from the Caribbean, I never knew we had such beautiful places in the UK.
The staff at the lodge looked after us so well, it was a real home from home.