Glencoe, Scotland, Photography Workshop, January 2019

£795.00

15th – 18th Jan 2019

6 available



Come and join me on a Glencoe landscape photography workshop and discover the village, Rannoch Moor and the surrounding areas which are some of the most photogenic and stunning scenery anywhere in the UK. The main locations of interest include Buachaille Etive Mòr and Stob Dearg, the iconic waterfalls of the River Coupall and Cauldron Falls. The truly stunning twelve mile road of Glen Etive that includes Lochan Urr, a lovely little loch before you arrive at Loch Etive itself. You will likely see stags and deer along this road too. James Bond’s Skyfall had a scene filmed here too.

There are several stunning lochs to photograph too including Lochan na h-Achlaise, Ba, Achtriochtan, Linnhe, Leven  and not forgetting Glencoe Lochan itself. These are wonderful places to visit first thing in the morning or at sunset to capture the last throws of light. They offer beautiful reflections of the surroundings mountains. Castle Stalker awaits us at Appin for a sunset shoot. This wonderful little castle was made famous in the Monty Python film The Holy Grail. Then there are the beautiful white bothies of Lagangarbh Hut and of course the world famous Blackrock Cottage which is located at the foot of the Glencoe Mountain Resort (Ski Centre). Bidean nam Bian which includes the famous Three Sisters mountain range is a highlight. The Three Sisters are three peaks that extend over 3,500ft in height and dominate the glen down into Glencoe itself. Quite often snow covered in the months of winter and spring, these mountains offer the landscape photographer one of the most beautiful views anywhere in the UK.

Glencoe is a landscape photographer’s paradise and has remained so for years. I have been running workshops in Glencoe for several years and if you would like to experience it for yourself, come and join me on a photography workshop of the area.

To see my full portfolio of Glencoe images CLICK HERE


THE WORKSHOP STARTS AT 7.30am Tuesday 15th and finishes 12pm Friday 18th January 2019.

TRANSPORT TO GLENCOE AND BACK TO PRESTON (if required)
I offer return travel from Preston to Glencoe and back for £50.00 if anyone would prefer not to drive. I will be leaving Preston at 9.30am on Monday 14th January and arriving at Glencoe around 3pm. We will be stopping off for lunch and toilet stops en-route. I might even stop off for an hour or so for sunset on Rannoch Moor if weather permits before arriving at the hotel.

If you would like to be collected 9.30am on the Monday and wish to stay over in Preston the night before (where I live), I recommend you stay at the IBIS Hotel at J32, M6, north end of Preston. This is a modern, reasonably priced hotel on the edge of the M6 motorway making it easier for me to collect people and gain quick and easy access onto the M6 motorway heading north to Scotland.  

TRANSPORT DURING THE WORKSHOP
Our mode of transport for this workshop is my modern nine-seater long wheelbase Ford Tourneo minibus. This ensures that there is plenty of space for us all including luggage, clothing and camera equipment. There are power charging points for camera batteries and mobile phones onboard via a dedicated specially fitted leisure battery and inverter power supply.

ACCOMMODATION
Our accommodation for this workshop will be the Isles of Glencoe Hotel which nestles along the bank of Loch Leven in Glencoe. You will experience three nights bed and breakfast in en-suite double rooms (no single occupancy charge).

MEALS
Breakfast is included. All other meals, snacks and drinks are excluded. Lunch can be bought from the local small Coop supermarket in Glencoe every morning. Evening meals will be either in the hotel restaurant and/or one of the local restaurants.


Tripadvisor Glencoe Workshop Reviews

Workshop November 2017 Workshop – John Murphy (Ireland)
Attended one of Melvin’s workshops in Scotland. It was a tremendous experience and one I can sincerely recommend. Melvin has a huge passion and enthusiasm for photography. Looks after each and every one of his students and leaves no stone unturned to make sure you get the shot. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and returned home with awesome images. Thanks a million Melvin, until our next workshop, take care.

Great Workshop February 2017 Workshop – Mary Jennings (UK)
I recently attended a Glencoe workshop with Melvin and had a wonderful time. He is a dedicated photographer and does not overbook his courses so that each participant gets his detailed attention at every location. He ensured each of us got lovely shots and learnt a lot which encourages each participant to go forward with their photography journey. I would have no hesitation in recommending Melvin to anyone wishing to learn more about landscape photography.

Want to learn how to shoot landscapes, need some help with Photoshop? Melvin is your man February 2017 Workshop – Catherine Chapman (UK)
Melvin has an infectious passion for photography whether it be rain, wind, snow or sunshine. I have yet to see this man stop smiling. He really does love his job and he wants you to enjoy your time on the workshop. When you arrive at a location he makes sure everyone is setup and doesn’t have any problems with how to take the shot. He has the patience of a saint and he explains it in a way that you can understand.

Cauldron Falls, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland
Cauldron Falls, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Sunset, Lochan na-h Achlaise, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Lochan na-h Achlaise, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Wooden Shed, Glen Etive, Scotland
Wooden Shed, Glen Etive, Scotland
Blackrock Cottage, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland
Blackrock Cottage, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Sunset, Lagangarbh, Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe
Sunset, Lagangarbh, Glencoe, Scotland
Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Scotland
Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor, Scotland
Three Sisters, Glencoe, Scotland
Three Sisters, Glencoe, Scotland
Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland
Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland
Lochan Urr, Glen Etive, Scotland
Lochan Urr, Glen Etive, Scotland
Frozen, Lochan na-h Achlaise, Rannoch Moor, Scotland
Frozen, Lochan na-h Achlaise, Rannoch Moor, Scotland