Landscape photography workshop, The Outer Hebrides
I have just finished running a landscape photography workshop on The Outer Hebrides. We were based on the Isle of Lewis, at Lews Castle . A wonderful group of photographers joined myself and Paul Sanders for a 6 night photography workshop in one of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in Scotland.
Lews Castle & Dalmor Beach, Outer Hebrides
Cliff Beach, The Outer Hebrides
The next day we headed out to another favourite beach of my mine, Cliff beach. Also known for great waves! I have spent many years photographing on the Isle of Lewis and am very familiar with how each beach works and how the varying forecasts can affect the area. So Cliff looked like a good option. And it didn't disappoint as we arrived to low clouds clinging to the distant hills and a soft gentle light that gave the whole beach an eerie and soft atmosphere.
Reef Beach, Isle of Lewis
Milky way workshop, Outer Hebrides
The day wasn't over though as the forecast showed clear skies and I suggested that those who were interested in photographing the night skies came back out later that night. After a hearty meal at the Cabarfedih Hotel, we dressed warmly and packed up to go to the Callanish Stones.
We found ourselves alone under the starry sky with the stones being gently lit up by surrounding houses, the Milky Way showing itself behind the stones. Photographing the night skies like this takes skill and experience and is one of the things i have dedicated time to learn to do. So helping everyone capture what can be a very tricky subject matter is something I am very passionate about. It was a truly unique and memorable experience for everyone on the outer Hebrides photography workshop.
Isle of Harris photography workshop
I ensured that each day was varied in terms of subject matter so we headed out to photograph some local sheilings on Sunday and had a gentle day after the late night the day before.
Monday saw a trip down to the Isle of Harris where we visited a few of the beaches I know so well. The weather was grey and challenging but the Isle of Harris is always beautiful. Photo credit: Chris ward photography.