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Glencoe in Winter Scotland Photography Tour

08th - 12th Feb, 2021 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas and

£1749.00 pp / Deposit -£200.00

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Glen Coe and nearby Rannoch Moor contain some of the British Isles best wild mountain and moorland scenery. When you add in the strong possibility of the landscape being clothed in snow and ice, something we don’t see that often these days in the south of the UK as global warming gathers pace, they become truly magical places. There are few more beautiful sights than golden, early morning sunlight striking the spectacular snow covered Buchaille Etive Mor in the depths of winter. Experienced photographers know that, far from being dreary, winter provides the very best lighting opportunities for landscape photography: the sun remains low in the sky all day long giving wonderful directional light combined with the year’s moodiest cloudscapes.

This Glencoe photography tour is an intensive workshop specially designed for beginners and those at an intermediate level. There are two leaders, Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas. They will both provide you with hands-on tuition during daylight hours and in addition they will present a series of evening seminars on different aspects of landscape technique.

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At a Glance

  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Accommodation on a single occupancy basis
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition and critique sessions from Phil Malpas and Clive Minnitt
  • Excluded
    • Travel to the venue
    • Insurance
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Extras
  • Duration 4 Night Tours
  • Tour Code WGC18
Glencoe in Winter Scotland Photography Tour

Glencoe Photography Tour - Glencoe Scotland Landscape Photography

Glen Coe and nearby Rannoch Moor contain some of the British Isles best wild mountain and moorland scenery. When you add in the strong possibility of the landscape being clothed in snow and ice, something we don’t see that often these days in the south of the UK as global warming gathers pace, they become truly magical places. There are few more beautiful sights than golden, early morning sunlight striking the spectacular snow covered Buchaille Etive Mor in the depths of winter. Experienced photographers know that, far from being dreary, winter provides the very best lighting opportunities for landscape photography: the sun remains low in the sky all day long giving wonderful directional light combined with the year’s moodiest cloudscapes.

This Glencoe photography tour is an intensive workshop is specially designed for beginners and those at an intermediate level. There are two leaders, Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas. They will both provide you with hands-on tuition during daylight hours and in addition they will present a series of evening seminars on different aspects of landscape technique. This will provide the very best opportunity to learn the mechanics of photography and new techniques and give you a chance to implement them under Clive and Phil’s expert guidance. We will review the digital images you have made at the end of each day and you are also invited to bring a selection of previous images for informal and friendly critique sessions.

As well as the iconic Buchaille we will visit and photograph the nearby famous view of the Black Mount from Lochan na h-Achlaise on the wild edge of Rannoch Moor (a wonderful dawn location), the stunning falls along the River Etive in Glen Etive, the impressive ramparts of the Three Sisters in Glen Coe. Further afield we will journey to beautiful Glen Nevis in the shadow of Scotland’s highest mountain and explore the shore along Loch Leven.

We will be based in the newly renovated and wonderfully situated Kingshouse Hotel and will have two 9 seater minibuses to get us to locations quickly and give us full freedom to explore the surrounding landscape.

Most locations are easily accessed from the road but some of the best will involve short walks across rough terrain and require a reasonable level of physical fitness.

"A great tour. The location is magnificent and we were very fortunate with the weather, enough snow to cover everywhere, but not so much that travel became impossible, although Clive and Phil had to deal with some challenging driving conditions, especially on one memorable occasion in Glen Etive. So the photography was great. However, with these two, it is always much more than that, because they make everything fun - even being out in driving winds and heavy rain and snow. A great idea was to ask everyone to participate in sessions to view and critique a selection of the day's pictures. That provided lots of excellent advice from Clive and Phil and also ideas from how others had seen the opportunities of the locations. I realise that an exercise such as this is not practicable for many tours, because of the long days on location and also because of the logistics of transporting projectors and screens. But I think it's certainly something that should be recommended to other tour leaders."

  • Kingshouse Hotel

    Staying at the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe  for the nights 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th February 2021.

    Single occupancy basis

    Breakfasts included

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