Scotland Island Trilogy of Skye, Lewis and Harris, October 2016

October 1-7, 2016
Limited to 10 participants
$6,000, which includes a complete Phase One XF camera system to use during the duration of the workshop
Leader: Andy Biggs

Optional Pre-Workshop Extension in Cairngorms National Park, September 28-October 1, 2016
$1,975


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Skye, Scotland


About The Scotland Trip


Scotland's Isles of Skye, Lewis and Haris are dramatic islands off of the west coast of Scotland. We will have  extremes: craggy rocks that merge with the sea and highlands with steep cliffs, as well as spires that rise above the surrounding land and sea. These Isles of Skye, Lewis and Harris combine beaches, rock formations, lochs and waterfalls all in one location. This workshop will concentrate on better image making, whether you shoot in color or in black and white. This workshop is primarily a field workshop, however when there is time (depending on weather conditions) we will also spend time going over processing workflow ideas and how it can be applied to your photography.

I have 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 me if you want more from your photography.

 


 

It's All About Photography

This trip will be very informal and fun. I am sure we will visit a whisky distillery at some point on this trip! wink wink. I 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.
 

(pre-workshop extension) 28 September - Depart Inverness at 1pm and drive to Cairngorms National Park. Evening shoot is planned.

(pre-workshop extension) 29 September - Full day in Cairngorms. Morning and evening shoot.

(pre-workshop extension) 30 September - Full day in Cairngorms. Morning and evening shoot.

(pre-workshop extension) 01 October - Dawn shoot, travel to the Isle of Harris. Evening shoot. **If you are joining us on this day, we will be driving through Inverness from Cairngorms and will pick you up on our way to Harris**

02 October - Isle of Harris and Lewis. Full day on the isles, including morning and evening shoot.

03 October - Isle of Harris and Lewis. Full day on the isles, including morning and evening shoot.

04 October - Isle of Harris and Lewis. Dawn shoot on Harris and mid-day transfer via ferry to the Isle of Skye. Evening shoot on Skye
 
05 October - Full day on the Isle of Skye. Morning and evening shoot.
 
06 October - Full day on the Isle of Skye. Morning and evening shoot.
 
07 October - Dawn shoot on the Isle of Skye.  After our morning shoot we will drive back to Inverness and will be back in the city by 1pm and you can continue onward home from there.

 

Scotland 5

 


The Cost

The cost of this trip is U.S. $6,000 per person. The single supplement fee is only $600, 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. Each attendee will be provided their own Phase One XF camera system to use during the workshop and access to our complete line of lenses.

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 allow you to apply all monies paid to a future trip, within 12 months, only after we are able to market and re-fill your spot(s). We will make every possible attempt to refill your spot(s). We must receive written notification of your cancellation.

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 info@andybiggs.com.