Isle of Skye, Scotland: A B&W and Color and Master Class, March 2015

March 23-29, 2015
Limited to 10 participants
Leader: Andy Biggs

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Skye, Scotland

About The Scotland Trip

Scotland's Isle of Skye is a dramatic island off of the west coast of Scotland. Skye has extremes: craggy rocks that merge with the sea and highlands with steep cliffs and spires that rise above the surrounding land and sea. The Isle of Skye combines beaches, rock formations, lochs and waterfalls all in one location. This workshop will concentrate on better b&w photography,  however we will also work in color when those moments are right for it. We will have weather that benefits B&W, as March is a great time of the year for dramatic light and atmosphere. This workshop is primarily a field workshop, however when there is time (depending on weather conditions) we will also go over black and white processing workflow and how it can be applied to your photography.

We organized this workshop for those who really want to dive deeper into their own creativity, who want to explore B&W as a creative avenue and who are looking to go home with a better sense of direction with their photographs going forward. Think of this workshop as a creative retreat, where you can free yourself from collecting photographs of trophy locations and then engage with your creativity. This workshop is as much about answering the 'why' questions as much as it is about the 'how' questions. Come and join us if you want more from your photography.



It's All About Photography

This trip will be very informal and fun. Andy Biggs will be shooting alongside you at all times. We will have discussion and assistance on specialized topics such as, for example, depth of field, composing for black and white, long exposures with ND filters, field craft and post processing techniques. Advanced techniques will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice.

This workshop is about shooting — lots of shooting. There will be no classroom sessions, no lectures, no slide shows, and most importantly — no unnecessary egos. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and experience.

The Schedule

The workshop will include all accommodations, meals, instruction and transportation from Inverness, Scotland. All you need to do is arrive in Inverness and we will take it from there. The workshop will not include alcohol or any other incidentals.

23 March - Pick up in Inverness and drive to Skye for an evening shoot.

24 March - All day of photography on Skye

25 March - All day of photography on Skye

26 March - We will have an early morning shoot, followed by breakfast. We will take the show on the road over to Harris in mid-day and get settled for an afternoon and evening shoot.

27 March - All day of photography in the Harris / Lewis area.

28 March - All day of photography in the Harris / Lewis area.

29 March - Back to Inverness


If you are interested in a 3-day extension, we will be spending additional time at Cairngorms National Park, on the mainland. This extension will be $1975 for 3 days. Please inquire for details.


Scotland 5


The Cost

The cost of this trip is U.S. $4875 per person. The single supplement fee is only $300, however we have a limited number of these rooms. First come, first served. The 3-night extension to Cairngorms National Park is an additional $1975.

Please note: We will attempt to adhere to this itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions may necessitate changes in the itinerary. We reserve the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible.

A nonrefundable deposit of 30% will be required to secure your spot(s), and the final payment will be due 90 days prior to the trip.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, Andy Biggs Photo Safaris will refund your monies only after we are able to market and re-fill your spots, less the nonrefundable deposit. We will make every possible attempt to refill your spots. We must receive written notification of your cancellation, at which time the following fees apply:

151 days or more before departure: 100% of payments less the nonrefundable deposit
150 to 91 days before departure: 50% of trip fee
90 or fewer days before departure: 100% of trip fee will be forfeited

We recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance as this policy is strongly adhered to. The purchase of travel insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation is highly recommended. Andy Biggs Photo Safaris reserves the right to cancel any group due to insufficient registration. In the even of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible and a full refund of trip payment will be given. Andy Biggs Photo Safaris is not responsible for refund or additional expenses incurred in preparation for a trip.

What's Included?

* All applicable park fees
* All transportation from Inverness, Scotland
* Accommodations for the duration of the trip
* All meals and non-alcoholic drinks

What is Not Included?

* International air to and from Inverness, Scotland
* Alcoholic beverages
* Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance (highly recommended)

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What Do I Do Next?

Our groups are small, so space is limited. If this exciting trip has your name on it, if you're excited by the thought of becoming a member of this trip, then now is the time to register. Remember, there will be limited space available for this workshop. When they're spoken for, that's it. If you have any questions before registering, send us an e-mail with any inquiries to