Light & Land

Cairngorms

23rd - 27th Oct 2017 - AVAILABLE

£1449.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP

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Autumn is, for most photographers, the favourite season, and autumn in the Cairngorms is a sight to behold. The hillsides of birch, oak, beech and rowan explode with colour and provide a wonderful palette for the camera, especially when reflected in the lochs and rivers streaming from the hills.

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  • Tour Code CAI03
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the course
    • Tuition from Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery
  • Excluded
    • Insurance
    • Meals
  • Duration 4 Night Tours
  • Exertion Easy
Cairngorms

Autumn is, for most photographers, the favourite season, and autumn in the Cairngorms is a sight to behold. The hillsides of birch, oak, beech and rowan explode with colour and provide a wonderful palette for the camera, especially when reflected in the lochs and rivers streaming from the hills. 

The rugged beauty of the area offers a wealth of opportunity to experiment with some different techniques. The weather in Scotland changes rapidly and a sudden fall off in the quality of the light is the perfect time to try out some ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) or multiple exposures. Such techniques are controllable to a certain degree and experimentation will give you the chance to delight in some of the happy accidents that can occur by moving the camera and combining exposures.

Although the tour will aim to teach you the fundamentals of multiple exposure/ICM photography, the most important objective is to help you to pursue your own creative direction and way of seeing. On this tour with Valda & Doug we will work on capturing the landscapes beauty in both classic ways and using alternative camera techniques. 

Valda shoots with a Canon 5D MkIII and will explain the way the camera uses blend modes to diminish detail and create abstraction. Most cameras these days offer some sort of multiple exposure option and all cameras are capable of ICM with addition of an ND filter, so any camera is suitable. We will help you get the best from the functions your camera has.

The beautiful light in the Cairngorms lends itself perfectly to some subtle camera movement or multiple exposures. The rich autumn foliage and the twisted intricacy of the old trees provide an ideal opportunity to try some different techniques.

Our goal is to help you inject emotion and passion into your images in less conventional ways, to help you to see how to let go of conventional techniques and express yourself through alternative methods - not for the sake of using them, but as an additional creative tool to use when appropriate.

The days will be organised around the light, shooting sunrise and sunset when conditions are good and the days will be packed with photographic opportunities all over the Cairngorms National Park. If conditions do deteriorate then time will be used for image critique, Lightroom and Photoshop sessions.

This tour is the perfect opportunity to cast off some of the ‘rules’ of traditional landscape photography for a while! We hope you can join us for what promises to be an inspiring and creative odyssey.

The rugged beauty of the Cairngorms offers a wealth of opportunity to experiment with some different techniques. The weather in Scotland changes rapidly and a sudden fall off in the quality of the light is the perfect time to try out some ICM or multiple exposures. Such techniques are controllable to a certain degree and experimentation will give you the chance to delight in some of the happy accidents that can occur by moving the camera and combining exposures.

Although the tour will aim to teach you the fundamentals of multiple exposure/ICM photography, the most important objective is to help you to pursue your own creative direction and way of seeing. 

Valda shoots with a Canon 5D MkIII and will explain the way the camera uses blend modes to diminish detail and create abstraction. Most cameras these days offer some sort of multiple exposure option and all cameras are capable of ICM with addition of an ND filter, so any camera is suitable.

This tour is the perfect opportunity to cast off some of the rules of traditional landscape photography for a while!

Macdonald Aviemore Resort

23rd - 27th October 2017: Staying at MacDonald Aviemore Hotel. Single occupancy for 4 nights.

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