PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT ON

Tiree & Coll 

Waves, Seals & Dark skies 

October 31st – November 6th 2021

A small, very personalised landscape photography workshop for you to develop your photography on one of the most beautiful Hebridean Islands  

£1350

Max 8 Places 

Duration : 7 nights / 6 days tuition 

Group Size : Up to 6

Trip cost: £1350 single en suite

Included: Breakfast & Accommodation

Excluded: Lunch, Evening meals, Drinks, travel to the island &  personal, travel & camera insurance

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation on a single basis in Tiree & Coll 

Fitness level: Easy – most locations within walking distance of parking. Options to walk longer routes

Deposit: £250

Tutor: Margaret Soraya,  Co Tutor : Jeremy Lintott 

 

FIND YOUR OWN PATH

An opportunity to take part in a bespoke photographic workshop in one of the most historic and wild corners of the Outer Hebrides – the Isle of Harris . A landscape photography workshop for those who love truly remote, beautiful places as well as a little luxury. This workshop focuses on the individual and how I can help you develop by getting to the core of your path. A very personalised workshop where listening to you as participants is the main focus.

Expect to be cut off from the real world for a few days, immersed in the wild open spaces of some of the finest and emptiest beaches you will ever see. As well as capturing landscapes and seascapes, this is an opportunity for you to recharge your personal batteries and reinvigorate your photographic practice through connecting with nature. I have secured two luxury self catering houses directly opposite  Scarista beach, one of the most beautiful and wild beaches of the island. It is possible to walk over to the beach at your own leisure if you wish. 

During the days, we will be out in the landscape but will match our pace to those taking part so that everyone can feel relaxed and suitably rested.

When the light fades, we will spend evenings with a range of inspirational talks, videos, teaching and stories. I am keen to understand your story and in turn help you find your own niche, your own style.

 

This is a workshop for those who love the outdoors, truly wild and remote beautiful places as well as a little bit of luxury when they return. As there will only be up to 5 participants it is very much led by who is on the course and each of you will have personal attention and the day to day will be adapted according to what suits this group.

Join me for a few days on this incredible island!

SAMPLE DAY 

7.30 am Breakfast in house

8.00 am On location shoot 

12.00pm Lunch on location or cafe 

2.00pm Second location shoot 

5.00pm free time / rest back at accommodation 

6.30pm Dinner 

7.30pm Talks and reviews of the day 

9.00pm Finish 

LOCATIONS

Locations will include some of the following:

The roaring waves and sheer expanse of Scarista Beach,

The secret beach at Hushinish, looking out to the Isle of Scarp

The white sands and turquoise waters of Luskentyre beach

The abandoned chapel at Northton or Ceapabhal

A trip to Lewis and the Callanish stones or Mangersta Stacks

THE ISLE OF COLL & TIREE

Tiree A quiet land with scattered villages and mesmerising waves that attracts surfers from all over during the summer months. Only 12 miles long and 3 miles wide, for what it lacks in size it makes up in atmosphere and charm, although authentically Scottish, it feels like something different entirely

 

Coll – The best place in Europe for stargazing, dark skies, clear skies,

 

YOUR TUTORS

MARGARET SORAYA

I specialise in photographing some of Scotland’s most remote and wild places. I spend considerable time on the Islands of Harris and Lewis and exploring other equally remote areas. I actively seek out isolated places to work. I adore the beauty in remote landscapes and being based in the Highlands of Scotland, it is relatively easy for me to get wild and beautiful places.

I have been photographing landscapes for 23 years since relocating to the Highlands of Scotland. 

My work has been printed in Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Camera Craft, Build it Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine and regularly in travel features within Scottish broadsheets.

In the past 8 years I have been commissioned to travel to photograph in countries such as Italy, America, Iceland, the Azores, Swaziland and Croatia. However, my main interest always comes back to the beautiful wild landscapes of the North of Scotland and the Scottish Isles.

JEREMY LINTOTT

Jeremy has a fascination with all aspects of the natural world, whether it is studying the intricate anatomy and lifecycles of insects and fungi, or experiencing its raw power in coastal landscapes.
 
He believes our modern lives are leading to a greater disconnect with nature and likes to use photography as a means of discovering and fully appreciating our natural world.
 
After a career as a veterinary surgeon Jeremy is now enjoying being able to devote more time to capturing the beauty and complexity of nature in his images.

FAQ

Planning assistance

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need journey planning advice. You can choose to travel to the island in a number of ways and might want to stop through other islands along the way. The Isle of Skye, Uist and Barra and all possible to tag along each side. Margaret has in depth knowledge of ferries, accommodation and routes and can provide help.

 
Who is this for?

Photographers who want to feel inspired! All levels of photographers are welcome. Beginners to experienced photographers can participate.
Non photographic partners also welcome and we will accommodate rates and activities accordingly. Please ask for more information.

Included

Accommodation
All tutoring
Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner

 

 

Dates

Arrival Date: 31st Oct 2021
Departure date: 6th Nov 2021

 
Difficulty

Fitness level is easy to moderate and we will match the pace of locations according to the group.

What to bring

Bring warm, waterproof clothing, cameras and tripods. Tripod, filters, remote shutters, memory cards and a laptop if you can. There will be a full kit list sent out to participants. A small portfolio of your images if you wish to take part in a review session. USB digital images preferred 

Excluded

Travel to and from the island
Personal, travel & camera Insurance
Alcoholic drinks

Food

Breakfast, packed lunch, evening meal provided

 

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