Chasing Fall with Sony in Scotland, October 2019.
First of all, watch the video from our last workshop here!
Dates: 23rd October - 28th October 2019.
Hosts: Jack Harding & Kai Grossman & Jack Anstey
Arrival: Edinburgh, 23th October before 13:00.
Departure: Edinburgh, 28th October late evening or the following morning.
Hiking difficulty: 2/5.
Accommodation: Twin Occupancy - Nice hotels and no camping.
Cost: £2350 (finance options available).
Registration deposit: £500
Group size: 9
Two places available.
Book with a friend to receive a discount.
As many of you may remember, in Spring 2019 we ran the very first Sony workshop. It was a huge success and we couldn’t be more excited to launch round two! We had a fantastic group and formed a great relationship together, with everyone absorbing as much information as possible from the adventure to take home.
On the last workshop we had guests that were beginners and some that were professionals, there are no restrictions and we welcome all levels. We all learn from each other, that’s the joy of photography.
You’ll be provided your very own camera body for the week and a selection of lenses. Jack and Kai will be sharing their shooting techniques out in the field and of course a good amount of time will be committed to editing (maybe even with a whisky). As an ambassador of Sony, I’m very excited to see your experience with this equipment.
A review from Javier Somoza who was on the first Scotland workshop.
I had the pleasure of joining the two Jack’s and Kai in the first Scotland workshop and it was one of the best photographic experiences that I ever had.
The workshop was meticulously planned and expertly executed. The travels in the Discoveries were so comfortable and the hotels we visited were really nice, especially the last one in Skye.
Jack and Kai were always ready to help with both, photography and editing and was in this workshop where I improved so much my landscape and lifestyle photography. They were able to provide advance knowledge of each location, enabling us to prepare to take the best shots before the light came up or mist had cleared.
We visited some of the most impressive places in Scotland, where I took some of my best pics and changed my whole style, something that helped me to grow in the social networks and finding some new clients as a photographer.
The group was perfectly created, everyone loved photography and we could talk and learn from each other and I made friendships that will last for years.
Thank you for providing all the opportunities to create some wonderful images and know nice people.
If you don’t know already, both Jack’s are British and Kai is Swiss. The latter being fluent in German, French and English. So we can cover a few areas if that’s a query you had.
Our journey will begin in Edinburgh and we will make our way up to Rattray Head Lighthouse, staying close to the action and enjoying sunrise there. We will then make our way West to Kilchurn Castle, Glencoe, Glen Etive, watch the Harry Potter train go past (it’s one of the last journeys of the year) and finally to the Isle of Skye. On the Isle of Skye we will hike around the Quiraing and the Old Man Of Storr. Also exploring Neist Point Lighthouse and a few cabins along the way! This time of year is perfect as the autumn colours will be popping and the bugs will have buggered off.
Our hit list
Rattray Head Lighthouse
Glen Etive (road shots and deer).
Glencoe (cabins and road shots).
Old Man of Storr
Quiraing (inc the needle).
Meeting Highland Cattle.
We are hoping to see some highland cows and maybe a few deer if we’re lucky! On this workshop, we’ll shoot at both dawn and dusk, with the daily flexibility to ensure that we can adapt to the weather. Which of course in Scotland, can be both unpredictable and exciting.
We’re quite lucky in a sense that sunrise is just after eight and sunset before six. Giving us a chance for rest when needed, lots of food breaks (very important) and plenty of time to review and edit our images together as a team.
A small review from previous workshop guest David Pires:
“One of the best experiences if you want to grow your skills. It changed the way I see photography in all aspects: composition, editing, working in the field and as a business.
The workshop was four days full of great tips, amazing landscapes and lots of fun. The best way to learn something that you are passionate about. Jack knows what he is doing”.
You’ll get to borrow all the equipment you need during the trip from Sony. To research the current Sony lineup please click here.
Live support in the field from Jack and Kai. Shooting landscapes, automotive and lifestyle situations.
All travel from arrival until departure, no driving will be required.
Hands-on education for both Adobe Lightroom/ Bridge/ Photoshop. We will have areas booked for working together on an evening. *Software not included.
Accommodation of a good standard, twin occupancy. There will be no camping on the trip. We will be staying at some beautiful hotels, such as the Inveraray Inn, The Isles of Glencoe Hotel and the Skeabost House Hotel.
Transport throughout the trip with driver, in either a Land Rover Defender or Land Rover Discovery.
Breakfast, lunch and a plenty of snacks.
Sony discount for any purchase made the days following the trip.
What’s not included?
Transport to and from Edinburgh. We can offer advice on this.
Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable.
Evening meal, alcoholic beverages or personal items.
Hard drive, computer and SD Card. Please bring your own for storage for any content you take.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What level of photography is required?
The workshop is open to all levels of experience. The only thing I ask is that you bring some passion and energy, with the drive to be out in the field every day.
What should I bring?
I’d recommend that you layer up! Bring comfortable/ warm clothes and a couple of waterproof outer layers. A rain jacket, preferably Gore-tex and a wool under layer will help. Merino socks and hiking boots are your best friend. As the saying goes “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.”
What’s the itinerary going to be like?
The itinerary is going to be exactly like the typical Jack Harding/ Kai Grossmann photography trip, busy and filled with adventure! We will be on the road and often shooting from before sunrise until after sunset. On the evening we can sit as a group for dinner and look over images, alternatively you can take some time out to refresh for the next day. The route is packed with photography opportunities, and the forecast will motivate our choice of location. We will have a list of targets which will be completed before finishing the tour, however the specific order is not set in stone.
Where will we be staying?
Accommodation will be twin occupancy and we will be staying at some nice hotels: The Inveraray Inn, The Isles of Glencoe Hotel and the beautiful Skeabost House Hotel.
What kind of weather can I expect?
We expect cold winds and the potential of rain, which will certainly add for moody, lush and dramatic landscapes. The average temperate for this time of year should be around 10 Celsius.
What and where will we eat?
All hotels include breakfast, which we will enjoy sometimes before and sometimes after sunrise. I will provide snacks if I can hear your tummy rumbling. We will have lunches at local restaurants on the road or small stops when needed. Finally, the evening meal will be at our hotel of choice. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.
Let the adventure begin!
There are only eight places on the workshop and finance options are available. To apply, please make contact with the form below or email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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