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Harris, Outer Hebrides
Scottish Highlands
5 day scottish photographic workshop

Dates Availability Price
2014, November 10-15 FULLY BOOKED 1,395 *

* Special discount available for non participating partners.
Please contact us
: for more information.

5 Nights Bed, Breakfast & Evening Dinner
Sole room occupancy - no single suppliment
Transportation between shooting locations
One to One
Guidance & Group Guidance
Photoshop 'digital darkroom' techniques
Extensive notes

Packed Lunch

If you have any further questions about the trip I'll be happy to answer them for you. You can use the contact form below or e-mail me at and I'll be right back to you.

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Image © Bruce Percy

Image © Bruce Percy

Getting to the workshop

There are several ways to get to Harris.


The nearest airport is in Stornoway. Flights can be booked through FlyBe from Glasgow to Stornoway.

Airport Pick Up
Please choose the Glasgow flight leaving at 14:00 arrving in Stornoway at 15:05.

I will pick everyone up at Stornoway Airport at 15:05 and take us to our guest house on Harris (1 hr, 30 minutes).

Airport Drop Off
Please choose the at 12:20 from Stornoway to Glasgow, arriving in Glasgow at 13:15.

We will leave the guesthouse around 10am for the journey back to Stornoway (1hr, 30 minute).


Caledonian MacBrayne offer daily sailings to Tarbert from Uig on Skye and also to Stornoway from Ullapool. During November, it is a bit of a gamble to book the ferry and expect it to run. There are often cancellations due to storms at sea so please arrange to travel with sufficient time for cancellations.

For ferry schedules, please refer to the
Calmac web site.


Start/Finish: The course starts at 6pm on Monday and finishes at 9am on Saturday after breakfast.
Deposit: £200 per person
Group size: Maximum 6 photographers
Where we stay: Beatiful B&B, near the beaches of Harris

Fitness Level


Easy Grading. But you should be able to walk for up to 10 minutes over uneven and boggy ground with your tripod and backpack.

Equipment Needed

Film or Digital SLR camera; tripod; neutral density graduated filters

Trip Details

Harris is a stunningly beautiful island, situated in the far north of Scotland. It is part of the outer Hebrides.

As part of the trip, we will venture onto Lewis to photograph the Calanais stones for sunset.

This trip is set up to maximise our time during dawn and sunset. These are after all the magic hours and where most great photographic images are created.

Arrival & Introduction


We will meet at the airport in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, where we will go by mini bus to our accomodation in Harris (1 hr, 30 minutes) where we will be staying.

6:00 - 7:00pm
Bruce will present a talk on his approach to landscape photography

7:00 - 8:00pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce

May Daily Schedule

The days are long in May. This makes it very hard for morning photography so this trip has been designed to take advantage of the long evenings, shooting till late but has the advantage of a decent sleep. We'll spend two to three hours a day doing critiques and there'll be plenty of free time too, for you to do what you want on your own.

8:30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 12:30pm
On location for shooting.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hotel lunch of sandwiches & image selection for critique.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Free time.

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Critique session & digital workflow. We will select two shots from each member to discuss and I will show you how the image may be improved and the steps involved from RAW file to final print.

6:15pm - 7:15pm
Dinner with the group, hosted by Bruce

7:15pm - 10:00pm
On location for sunset.The evening light tends to go on and on, giving us plenty of time to capture some golden evening summer light.

November Daily Schedule

In November, days are short, but this has its advantages: no early morning starts, and no late evenings. Easier on the body clock. The sun never gets too high in the sky either, thus producing some really stunning light.

7:00 - 9:00am
Many of the scienic locations on Harris are in the south of the Island. We have many beaches and also some very rugged scenery to photograph, so we will be heading out each morning in search of one of the many fine locations on the island.

9:00 - 10:00am
Breakfast. Back to the hotel for some food and wamth before taking an hour out of our schedule to relax, have a shower, take a rest.

10:00 - 12:00pm
Critique session & digital workflow. We will select two shots from each member to discuss and I will show you how the image may be improved and the steps involved from RAW file to final print.

12:00 - 3:00pm
The light can be stunning on Harris at any time of year. Dramatic weather can really add to the locations and each afternoon we will revisit some of the locations we shot during the special morning light.

3:00 - 5:00pm
On location for sunset.

7:00 - 8:00pm

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