Join Thomas Heaton and myself for a week of photographic indulgence in the majestic landscape of Wester Ross with its spectacular snowy mountains, ancient pinewoods, tranquil lochs and stunning coastline.
Based in a hotel on the banks of a beautiful loch, with distant views of Skye, we will be ideally located for exploring Glen Torridon, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, beautiful beaches and the nearby wooded slopes. The rich and diverse landscapes available to us make this a perfect place to improve your photography under the expert guidance of Simon and Thomas.
Myrtle Bank Hotel, Gairloch
10th - 16th March 2019
Breakfast and 3 course evening meal
Moderate (rough terrain and some hiking)
"The time I spent on your workshop last weekend may well prove to be one of the most profitable, rewarding and long-lasting investments I have made."
"Simon has really nailed the workshop format with a completely client focused experience."
We want to make the whole experience simple and relaxed so that all you have to do is enjoy yourself, eat well, capture beautiful images and unwind. We’ve created a full board package that includes:
6 nights accommodation starting from Sunday 10th March 2019
Single occupancy double rooms, all en-suite
Breakfast and 3 course evening meal for 6 days
Transportation to all photography locations during the workshop
Tuition & guidance from Simon and Thomas
Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop image editing sessions
Excludes: Insurance, travel to the accommodation, other meals and snacks not specified above and drinks from the bar.
The weather in Scotland is very unpredictable but here’s a video I created during a flurry of snow in March 2018 from a Caledonian Pine Forest in Torridon.
Our base for the week is a comfortable hotel with single-occupancy en suite rooms as standard. Enjoy your own space, fabulous loch views, and the company of fellow enthusiasts. With breath-taking views, this is the perfect place to relax and recharge.
Fitness and Experience
Although some of the shoots will only be a short walk from the car, having a good level of fitness will be an advantage on this workshop. We may be walking for up to 2 hours from the car, off the beaten path and sometimes on uneven terrain where the ground could be loose, boggy or steep. This is very much an outdoor workshop in an environment that can be unforgiving – be prepared for sun, rain, wind, snow, ice and cold temperatures. If you are of ill health or suffer any physical ailments, this is probably not the right workshop for you. If in doubt, please get in touch.
This workshop caters for photographers of all skill levels and experience but, to get the most out of the week, you will ideally be comfortable with the technical use of your camera.
Simon's a lover of all things outdoors but has a particular affinity with woodland where he enjoys the therapy, wildlife, atmosphere and tackling the compositional challenges. You'll usually find Simon way off the beaten track with photography companion and best friend, Meg.
Commended in LPOTY 2016, received Outdoor Photography Magazine's Choice prize and recently won the Light on the Land category in OPOTY 2017. Watch Simon on YouTube
Thomas loves being outside and loves the never ending challenge of trying to portray ‘that feeling’, you know, the warm evenings at twilight, the sense of isolation when you have a mountain to yourself, the sound of waves lapping the shore of an empty beach. Thomas shares his unwavering passion with 258,000 others who follow his very successful YouTube Channel. Watch Thomas on YouTube
Booking and Terms
Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of the amount stated in the workshop description is required at the time of booking.
The balance of the workshop price is due 6 weeks prior to the workshop date. Should this final payment fail to reach us by the date specified, we reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled and retain the deposit. If a booking is made 6 weeks or less prior to the departure date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.
Any cancellation by you made in the 6 week period prior to the trip will mean that we retain the total cost of the workshop unless your place is sold on. If this should happen we will retain only the deposit and the balance will be refunded.
The receipt of a deposit does not imply acceptance of a booking. We will confirm our acceptance of your booking in writing by email, and it is at the time we send out this confirmation that a contract comes into existence between us.
We reserve the right to alter or cancel any workshop. Should an alteration or cancellation become necessary for reasons other than force majeure (see clause 6 below), we will notify you and you will then have the choice of accepting the change, taking an alternative workshop (and where this is of a lower price we will refund the difference), or withdrawing from the contract and accepting a refund of all monies paid to us.
We can accept no responsibility for cancellation of workshops due to Force Majeure. Force majeure is unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control including fire, flood or adverse weather conditions. Landscape photographers work in all weathers and it will be unusual for weather to necessitate a cancellation. However, if a workshop has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, we will offer you a free place on an alternative workshop.
In the unlikely event of the specified tutor being unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances beyond our control, another tour leader will be provided. If this is not possible, then the workshop will be cancelled and the provisions of clause 5 will come into effect.
We do not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to you or any other person included on the booking form, unless arising from our negligence.
By paying the deposit, you are agreeing to accept all the above conditions. The person who pays the deposit for a group booking does so on behalf of all the individuals included on it, so that all are bound by the booking conditions.
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