Hopefully this information will answer your questions but please email if you have more.
Fitness: A moderate fitness level is required but if booking a 1-2-1 we can organise the day so we are never far from the car. We won’t be walking up any significant hills but you will be on your feet all day and walking on rough terrain which may be boggy in places.
£275 for one person or £320 for two (£160 each). £50 deposit per person payable on booking which is non-refundable if you cancel.
Cancellation: Please see terms and conditions and note that we reserve the right to cancel an event (for example due to extreme weather conditions) without any liability for expenses you may have incurred (for example pre booked accommodation). Your deposit will be refunded.
Meeting point: to be negotiated (e.g. your accommodation, train station or first venue).
All locations are within 30 minutes of Fort William in Lochaber in The Highlands of Scotland:
These can be agreed beforehand or you can leave it to us and we will build an itinerary based on the weather conditions and what you want to learn.
Examples: Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive, Castle Stalker, Glen Nevis, Corpach Wreck on Loch Linnhe, Loch Lochy, Loch Arkaig ….and many more….
We can meet you further afield if required but there may be a supplement for extra fuel.
We have a self catering, one bedroom holiday home near Fort William if you require accommodation before or after your day. Please enquire for availability and price.
1 or 2
The workshop lasts 7 - 8 hours either starting at sunrise or finishing at sunset (in winter this will be a full day dawn to dusk) so start and finish times are dependent on time of year and your personal preference. We will go at your pace so if this seems a long day we can build in rest periods where we can review your images.
Transport for the day and photography tuition based on your personal requirements.
Personal and equipment insurance, food and drink, travel to meeting point.
Tuition is totally personalised and is entirely dependent on what your current level of experience is and what you wish to achieve and we will discuss this in detail by email. If two people are coming and your level of expertise is very different or you are beginners and have different cameras both Andy and Claire may attend, at least for the beginning of the day.
If you are in the area for a few days we could organise a day's classroom tuition in our studio before your day in the field.
Claire Carter or Andy Askey
Claire has been running photography workshops in the UK and abroad for over 10 years and in recent years in partnership with Andy. We aim to give a relaxed and friendly, highly individualised experience. We are both passionate about our photography and enjoy sharing our knowledge with others. Our move to Scotland in 2022 was born out of a desire to offer photographers an all inclusive package and good value for money. We were already very familiar with the area where we now live but wanted to immerse ourselves further, getting to know all the nooks and crannies that can only be discovered by living somewhere.
Claire has been winning awards since 2006 (see CV here), has written articles for Outdoor Photography Magazine, given hundreds of talks to camera clubs across the UK and has been running workshops for over a decade.
Andy has recently been awarded a CPAGB and has had images accepted in national and international exhibitions including a PAGB silver medal in the landscape section.
"Claire, your combination of a) artistic intelligence b) technical knowledge and explanation and c) stunning photography, all articulately explained is just about unique." J Freeman CBE
Camera bag - ideally a rucksack as the ground can be very wet.
A sturdy tripod is essential for landscape photography. You can borrow one if needed.
Lenses from wide angle to 300mm - basically bring everything you have. One of my talks is about using different focal lengths in landscape photography and whilst a wide angle lens shouldn't be left at home all focal lengths offer possibilities. If unsure - ask.
Filters if you have them, especially neutral density filters (such as the big stopper) and graduated filters.
A cable release for bulb exposures.
Camera rain cover, this can be a simple plastic bag to protect your camera from the element. I use a shower cap.
Spare batteries and plenty of memory cards.
I can find my way around most cameras but if you have an electronic copy of your manual it may save time when we delve into your camera's menu system.
You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks unless you want to take time out of the day to find a café. I suggest in cold weather you put a flask in my car to help warm you up.
Warm and waterproof clothing, layers you can put on or remove recommended. Having a bag of spare clothes in the car is a good idea in case you get wet at the start of the day.
Hat, scarf and gloves. Even in summer you can get cold standing around. The weather is VERY unpredictable and can be very different from one location to the next.
Jeans or any cotton trousers are NOT recommended unless you have good waterproof over trousers which are recommended for everyone.
Sturdy waterproof walking boots. When near water or in boggy areas I recommend a form of neoprene wellie. This enables you to keep your feet warm and dry and also lets you get IN the water to take photographs. I use Arctic Sports knee length Muck Boots.