Isle of Skye 2023
Mist and Majesty: the Skye’s the Limit
Isle of Skye Photography Workshop
24th – 27th February 2023
Landscape and seascape photographic tuition in the most iconic locations on Skye, renowned for its mist and mood. Departing from Glasgow International Airport, we will also have opportunities to photograph locations en-route in the Glencoe area and at Eilean Donan Castle.
With its epic scenery, dramatic weather and magical light, the Isle of Skye has become the latest playground de jour for social media users, and a firm favourite for landscape photography.
It’s not hard to see why. Desolate, wind-blasted moors of heather dotted with sheep, sweep down to moody silver lochs. Gnarled peninsulas with fearsome basalt sea cliffs defiantly jut out into the restless Atlantic Ocean, and great saw-toothed mountains, geological lairds of the island, lift their sublime craggy heads to greet oft cloudy skies.
The volcanically derived landscape feels as vast and barren as Iceland’s, and its terrain is blanketed in a verdure reminiscent of the Faroe Islands. It gets very similar weather too, sitting in the firing line of the low pressure systems sweeping across the north Atlantic. Indeed, local people call their island Eilean a’Cheo, ‘Isle of Mist’, and the Vikings named it Sky-a ‘cloud island’.
The Isle of Skye’s most dramatic geological feature is undoubtedly the Trotternish Ridge escarpment, formed during a series of landslips, which runs for almost the full length of the 30km Trotternish peninsula. It includes the Isle of Skye’s most famous landmark – the Old Man of Storr – an isolated gnarly basalt pinnacle which featured in the opening scenes of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster movie, Prometheus. The Quiraing hosts equally dramatic rocky pinnacles and crags. Places such as the Fairy Pools, a series of turquoise pools and silver waterfalls, seem to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy book. Read our blog Highlands and Islands: A Scottish Photographic Odyssey for more details.
Our tours specialise in small groups to give each participant the time and space to learn, or to develop, existing skills.