Glencoe Landscape Photography workshop

chris chambers photography


Glencoe Landscape Photography training.  Workshop for photographers in Scotland.

Glencoe Landscape photography training course £450 for all three days of photography training book with a £150 deposit.

October 17 -19th 2024 Click here to book

One of the most magnificent and photogenic landscapes in the UK, Glencoe and the surrounding area is a photographers paradise. During the three day workshop we’ll explore the Glencoe valley with rugged mountains, waterfalls and grand vistas as well as heading a little further afield to photograph a number of other stunning locations.

During the three days I’ll be teaching various techniques and methods of work including. 

  • Landscape composition – using lead in lines, rule of thirds, separation and image structure.
  • Focusing, hyperlocal distance and maximising depth of field.
  • Long exposures with the use of filters.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) images with exposure bracketing,
  • Focus stacking and editing
  • Creating panoramic images.
  • During one of the evenings I’ll demonstrate my editing techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop to edit some of the images from that day.
  • Light painting, a fun and exciting after dark light painting session (possibly two) using artificial lights and a drone.

All tuition and transport between locations is included along with use of filters for creating the images.  Neutral density and graduated neutral density.

Each morning we’ll be leaving from Fort William where we’ll be staying, but you are welcome to select your own accomadation location for the workshop and meet each morning.  Accommodation and meals are not included in the workshop.

Fitness Level Required: 2.5/5

We’ll be working in the mountains, near waterfalls and on rocky beaches. This will involve working on uneven ground and some inclines. A general level of fitness is required for this workshop. Due to the environment of this workshop, a number of locations are not be accessible to wheelchair users.

Photographic equipment required:

  • A sturdy tripod is essential for landscape photography
  • Lenses from wide angle to around 70mm.  Lenses with a filter thread are ideal as these allow the use of filters, some extreme wide angle lenses such as 12-24mm don’t allow the use of conventional filters.
  • A cable release for long exposures is an ideal and inexpensive way of activating your camera shutter
  • Camera rain cover – either a bespoke cover or a simple plastic bag to protect your camera from the element
  • If you have one, you are welcome to bring along a drone. Using a drone in Landscape photography allows you to see the world from a whole new perspective. There’ll be times during the workshop where you’ll be able to fly your drone whilst the rest of the group are working on compositions and exposures.
  • Filters for Landscape photography. I have filters you are welcome to use or you can of course bring your own. If you don’t yet have filters I can advise on the best ones to buy or you can use my filters a. gauge as to what would work best for you

Other recommended equipment. 

  • Warm and waterproof clothing including hat and gloves
  • Sturdy walking boots, ideally waterproof
  • Windproof umbrella – not essential but very helpful if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Some of our images from previous workshops.

Dramatic Landscapes and amazing vistas. welcome to Glencoe!

Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe and the Three Sisters. Landscape photography from Chris Chambers
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe at night, landscape photography training

Above and Below. Weather permitting we’ll continue our landscape photography workshop after dark with light painting using both drones and LED lighting, classic scenes and locations with a new twist.

Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.

Above and Below. Although not technically in Glencoe, the amazing viaduct at Glenfinnan made famous in the Harry Potter movie is a must visit location for our photography workshop with several locations to photograph the viaduct, monument and surrounding mountains in a variety of compositions.

Glencoe Landscape Photography Workshop
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe and white cottage photographed on a Landscape photography workshop
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.
Glencoe landscape photography. Training for photographers
Glencoe landscape photography. Training for photographers
Glencoe Landscape Photography training. Workshop for photographers in Scotland.

Glencoe Landscape photography training course £450 for all three days of photography training book with a £150 deposit.

October 17 -19th 2024 Click here to book

Glencoe landscape Photography Workshop, training for photographers in the Scottish Highlands with award winning wedding photographer Chris Chambers

10 Interesting things about Glencoe…

Glencoe, located in the Scottish Highlands, is a place of breathtaking beauty and deep historical significance. Here are ten interesting facts about this captivating region:

  1. Geological Marvel: Glencoe was formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions and the subsequent glacial movements. The last Ice Age sculpted the valley and surrounding mountains into the rugged landscape we see today, making it a geologist’s dream.
  2. Historical Significance: The Glencoe Massacre is one of the darkest chapters in Scottish history. On February 13, 1692, 38 members of the MacDonald clan were killed by government troops who had been their guests, under orders that came directly from King William III. This event remains a poignant reminder of Scotland’s turbulent past.
  3. Outdoor Adventures: Glencoe is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers some of the best hiking, climbing, and skiing opportunities in Scotland. The Aonach Eagach ridge is a famous and challenging hike offering breathtaking views.
  4. Film and TV Location: Its dramatic landscapes have made Glencoe a popular filming location. It has featured in movies such as “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and the James Bond film “Skyfall,” as well as in the television series “Outlander.”
  5. National Nature Reserve: Glencoe is part of a National Nature Reserve, highlighting its importance for wildlife conservation and natural heritage. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including red deer, golden eagles, and otters.
  6. The Lost Valley: Coire Gabhail, known as the Lost Valley, is a hidden valley where the MacDonalds of Glencoe reputedly hid their rustled cattle. It’s accessible via a hike, offering a glimpse into the secretive past of the Highlands.
  7. Mountaineering History: Glencoe is significant in the history of Scottish mountaineering. It is home to the Clachaig Inn, a famous meeting place for climbers and adventurers since the 19th century.
  8. Glencoe Visitor Centre: Managed by the National Trust for Scotland, the Glencoe Visitor Centre provides insights into the area’s geology, history, and wildlife, offering guided walks and interactive exhibits.
  9. Photographer’s Paradise: With its stunning landscapes, Glencoe is a favorite destination for photographers. The region’s changing weather and light conditions present endless opportunities to capture the dramatic beauty of the Highlands. – Thats why we are running a landscape photography workshop here!
  10. Community and Culture: Despite its tumultuous history, Glencoe is a vibrant community, with local traditions and culture deeply rooted in the Scottish Highlands. Annual events and gatherings celebrate this rich heritage, inviting visitors to experience the warmth and hospitality of Highland life.

Glencoe’s combination of natural beauty, historical depth, and cultural richness makes it an endlessly fascinating place to explore, whether you’re a history buff, outdoor adventurer, or simply someone in awe of Scotland’s majestic landscapes.