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OUTER HEBRIDES WORKSHOP - HARRIS AND LEWIS

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Located off the north west coast of Scotland in the Outer Hebrides, Harris and Lewis are commonly thought of as two separate islands. However, they are actually one huge landmass that together form the biggest island in Scotland and offer a wealth of stunning scenery, from barren, rocky landscapes and ancient archaeology, to dramatic wave-lashed coastline, aquamarine seas and stunning sandy beaches.

This 6-night workshop will be based in Tarbert, the main village on the Isle of Harris, which is an ideal base from which to explore both Harris and Lewis. There isn’t a fixed itinerary, as we will take each day as it comes and choose locations that suit the prevailing weather and light, both of which can change frequently and dramatically!

On Lewis, key locations will include the ancient standing stones of Callanish, which will be aim to visit at both sunrise and sunset. Gearrannan blackhouse village, with its thatched blackhouses and a nearby boulder beach, has much to offer, and we’ll also make time to photograph some of the abandoned crofts that are scattered around Lewis. The wonderful bays at Dalmore and Dalbeg will definitely be on our radar, along with the Butt of Lewis, the beaches of Traigh Mhor and Traigh Gheardha the sheilings (summer shacks) off the Phentland Road.

Probably the most beautiful part of Lewis is the South-West corner – in the area around Valtos and Uig where there are magnificent stretches of sand and the machair. Further down the coast are the dramatic cliffs and sea stacks at Mangersta, stunning in virtually any weather, though especially on a stormy day, or during late afternoon when the coastline is bathed in gorgeous light.

On Harris, the West coast is renowned for its magnificent beaches while the east side is a lunar landscape of rock and peaty lochans. 

Luskentyre beach is a place to let your creativity flow! We will spend hours there, not only shooting the natural beauty of the scenery and light in a traditional way, but also experimenting with slow shutter speeds, ICM and other techniques to create artistic images that capture the wonderful colours and patterns of the sea, beach and sky – and the mood the place. Other stunning stretches of coast are to be found at Seilebost, Scarista, Borve and Horgabost.

The East Coast has many narrow sea inlets, the most photogenic being at Manish, Flodabay and Lingerbay.  At Stockinish is the busiest fishing harbour in Harris with lots of colourful fishing paraphernalia on the quayside. 

During the trip, we will have 5 full days of dawn to dusk photography (weather permitting). The days are relatively short in November, which means that we can get to the furthest locations from Tarbert for sunrise, without having to get up in the middle of the night, and stay out until after sunset but be back at the hotel in time for dinner! The quality of light is also high all day long, so we’ll make the most of every minute!

Lee will be on hand at all times to offer help and advice and make sure you return home with some fantastic images, whether they’re colour, black & white or even infrared – Lee will be taking his IR converted DSLR.

Advice on flights to Stornoway will be provided once sufficient bookings have been made to make the trip viable, and on equipment, suitable clothing etc a couple of months before the trip.

If you have any queries, feel free to email Lee at info@photoadventures.co.uk.

  • At A Glance...

  • Deposit / Price

    £250.00 / £1,695.00

    Sharing Discount - £200.00

  • Date

    16th - 22nd November, 2021

  • Included

    6 nights in an en-suite room for single use in the Harris Hotel, Tarbert, with breakfast, packed lunch and dinner each day, all transport throughout the trip, optional airport pick-up and drop-off in Stornoway, tuition from Lee Frost.

  • Excluded

    Travel to/from Stornoway, insurance, photographic equipment and materials, drinks from the bar.

  • Fitness Level

    Moderate

  • Location

    Outer Hebrides, Scotland

  • Max Group Size

    8