Scotland: Isle of Lewis and Harris

The Isle of Lewis and Harris is the third largest island in the UK, yet it can be explored from corner to corner in just a few days. We’ll spend a full week experiencing this land at the frontier’s edge of Scotland so that we have the time to photograph all that this fantastic location has to offer.

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 scattered across the island all provide a diversity of subjects that promise to peak every photographer’s eye.

To make the experience even more authentic, we will stay in an old family hunting lodge, getting a taste of life on these grand estates. The lodge’s very own catering team will prepare three meals a day for us, working around our schedule of being out at the best times of day for photography. This all-inclusive experience of lodging and dining in a luxurious Scottish manner promises to be just one of the highlights of this trip.

Our local guides will share their extensive knowledge of this Isle and their favorite, secret locations, which they have scouted during their years of experience here.

Out in the field, we’ll be teaching pre-visualization, composition, and specific techniques like panoramas, long exposures for silky-smooth water and dramatic skies, and night-skies photography. In the lodge, we’ll also have our famous image critiques and Lightroom instruction.

Location:

Scotland’s Isle of Lewis and Harris

Tuition:

$7,995

Dates:

February 8–16, 2021

Fitness Level:

Moderate
Hikes of up to 2 miles over uneven ground with moderate elevation gain

Your Pros:

Michael Strickland
Marcus McAdam
Harry Martin

Availability:

Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests

Michael’s critiques were very valuable. I learned a ton from him and this is not my first workshop.
— Hilari Hardin, Glacier National Park '19

Itinerary and General Information

February 8, 2021:  Arrive at Edinburgh (EDI airport code) anytime before 11:00 AM this day. We meet at our hotel at 3:00 PM for an evening photo walk through the city, followed by dinner.

February 9, 2021: An early breakfast followed by transfer to the airport for our flight to Stornoway (SYY, we will tell you the specific flights to book), and then drive to our lodge. We’ll check-in and have lunch just after 12:00 PM, and then head out for an evening photoshoot, followed by dinner.

February 10-14, 2021: These are our full days at the lodge. Each day we’ll be photographing the area as conditions determine. The spectacular beaches, rock formations, stone circles, abandoned cottages, and stunning vistas will be ours to explore and photograph. We’ll enjoy the food specially prepared for us by the lodge’s catering team as we appreciate all that this authentic Scottish hunting lodge has to offer. We’ll have time to truly settle in and enjoy this remote location, and with the luxury of time comes the ability to make the changing weather work in our favor. This is the time of year when the light in the area is at its most photogenic.

February 15, 2021: Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Edinburgh. Flights home anytime after 4:00 PM this day.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Limited number of singles available, just ask)

  • All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop

  • All transportation within Scotland during the workshop

  • Photographic guiding and instruction from three pros

  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction

  • Fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to and from Edinburgh, Scotland. And further round trip flight from Edinburgh to Stornoway and back (we will give you the specific flights to book). Mandatory Medical Evacuation and optional Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance. Passport, visa fees. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically mentioned as included.

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,495 will hold your space in this workshop. Further payment of $3,000 is due by July 1, 2020. The balance of $2,500 is due by November 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

This workshop with a very small group of only 8 guests fills quickly every year. If you're interested, click the "Sign Me Up!" button and we'll see you in Scotland! Got questions?