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Private Workshops

Scotland – Isle of Skye, Isle of Eigg, Isle of Harris & Lewis, Wester Ross & Torridon

Our private workshops are available to photographers of all levels of experience and revolve around each participants skills, personal style, physical capability & learning expectations.
Our Private Workshops combine both In the Field Shooting and technical discussion and Post-Processing back at the accommodation. Every aspect of our trips is focussed 100% on your development and hoping you achieve your specific creative, artistic and technical goals.

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Price for Photography Tuition + Ground Transport

Day Rate: £700 for one person or £800 for two

Weekly Rate: £4200 for one person or £4800 for two

Your accommodation & food are not included and should be paid separately  – we will pay for our own accommodation and food.

We will give you a detailed quote after we have received your enquiry form located on the right column of the page.

Scotland Private Workshop Booking Form

Scotland Private Workshop Booking Form

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Locations for private Workshops

Isle of Lewis Seascapes

Isle of harris Colours

Scotland | Outer Hebridean

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Harris Watercolours

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Black & White Fine Art Photography

Isle of harris

Marsco, Isle of Skye, Sligachan, Scotland, Winter, Sunset, Alister Benn, Landscape Photography,

Scotland | Isle of Skye

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Talisker Beach, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Alister Benn, Landscape Photography,

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Winter.

The Black Cuillin from Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland in winter.

Mellon Udrigle Sunrise

Scotland | Wester Ross & Torridon

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Scottish Spring

Sunrise at Mellon Udrigle Beach

Foggy Moning in Loch Maree

Isle of Eigg

Isle of Eigg Sunrise

Scotland | Isle of Eigg

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Feedbacks from Private Workshops:

My Photography & processing had hit a bit of a wall lately & after reading Alisters excellent seascapes E-book I decided to book up a week’s 1-2-1 with Alister on the Isle of Skye .
It was an excellent week & over the early part of it Alister really spent time to assess the level I was at and focus the rest of the week on the areas that would really help me improve. My main goals for the week were to improve my composition & processing skills & help me toward developing my own style.
Every day was jam packed full of valuable knowledge whether it was out in the field learning about the camera, exposures, light, composition etc or indoors on the computer really getting stuck in to Lightroom & Photoshop. From sunrise to past sunset Alister & Juanli were on hand to really deliver as much knowledge as my little brain could soak up .
It was a very intense week but it surpassed all expectation. Having now been back a while & had a chance to process some of the images I shot whilst on the trip I can see a noticeable improvement.
For me, one of Alisters main strengths was to gauge the level the participant is at and then be able to tailor the week as he goes to really maximize the learning opportunities . Having taken a few other courses I can honestly say the week spent with Alister & Juanli marked the biggest move forward not only in my technical skills with the camera & processing software, but in my creative thinking & considerations in why I’m making the image in the first place.
A big thanks to you both & I hope to have the opportunity to do something else with you in the not too distant future.
Chris Davis, U.K

Alister Benn

Alister is an award-winning Scottish landscape photographer who has spent over a decade photographing the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet and SW China – especially at night.

These workshops available to photographers at all levels, and revolve around each participant’s Skills, personal style, physical level & learning expectations.

We will use the natural environment as our classroom, combining technique lessons together to help you advance your photography through technical in the field and creative thinking sessions.

I had the incredible privilege of a one on one workshop with Alister Benn. I had big expectations and Alister over delivered by far. If you have read Alisters’ ebooks on seascape photography then a one on one would put it all together. You will not only improve your photography but will also broaden your philosophy on photography.

American writer Herman Melville the author of Moby Dick said “It’s better to fail at originality than succeed in imitation”.

Alister Benn is the master of originality.

Tony Baxter , South Africa
We have been on many Photo safari trips, so we have experienced some of the best and the worst. Without a doubt, this tour eclipses any other trip we have been on.

The local knowledge and ability to put into effect changes to the schedule at short notice to take best advantage of the weather, all combined to showcase the best of Iceland and Scotland.
Ruth and I have come away with a collection of amazing images.The real test of how good a trip it was, is, that Ruth and I are now planning a return trip back with Alister and Juanli.

Al & Ruth, Australia

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Juanli Sun is  an important part of the Available Light Images team. She has lived, travelled and led clients to over 5000m often and has the most profound love for the remote parts of Tibet.

She finds peace in the minute details of the landscape; on a boulder, under a leaf, in the reflections of a rock pool. Her attention to detail and delicate insight enhance a quiet and peaceful personality.

Less technically focussed and more likely to make images by feel, her approach to photography as an expressive art is refreshing in this high tech era.

Juanli’s Gallery

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Private Workshop Terms and Conditions

Payments

1: Complete a private workshop registration form, we will discuss with you about cost, dates and how we conduct the workshop suitable to your learning expectations.

2: We will send you a deposit request invoice once all the details are agreed. Deposit amounts are as follows.

GBP£800 | USD $1100 per workshop / Based in Isle of Skye
GBP £1100 | USD 1500 per workshop / Based elsewhere

3: Once the deposit is paid by PayPal ( +5% charge ) or bank transfer is receive, your workshop booking is confirmed.

Your reservation may be cancelled if deposit has not been made within 7 days from the day we send the deposit invoice.

4: Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure and only via bank transfer. 

Your reservation may be cancelled if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to departure, therefore your deposit payment is non-refundable.
5: If you book your private workshop less than 60 days prior to your start date, you need to make full payment after we finalised our workshop dates and detail.

Cancellations and Refunds of Tuition Fees

We understand sometimes circumstances change, and you may need to change/cancel your private workshop. These situations are regrettable and we try as best we can to balance your cancellation and your financial loss with our limited available time. If you cancel at short notice, that time becomes unavailable to us.

Cancellations  120 days or more days prior to the start of the tour,  your deposit can be transferred to another workshop.
Cancellations  between 120 or 60 days prior to the start of the tour,  you forfeit your deposit.
Cancellations between 60 and 30 days before the start date you forfeit your deposit, and will receive a 75% refund on your remaining balance payment* (assuming final payment has been made)
Cancellations less than 30 days before the start date you forfeit your deposit, and will receive a 50% refund on your remaining balance payment*. (assuming final payment has been made)
In the event of Available Light Images cancelling the trip, you will receive a full refund after deduction of Pay Pal or Bank charges.

Liability & Responsibility, Medical Issues

You must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing when the reservation is made.
You must advise us in writing, at, or prior to booking, of any physical, emotional or mental condition that may require professional attention during the trip or may require the use of special equipment. Available Light Images Ltd reserves the right to decline any trip participant whose condition, in our opinion, may affect the health, safety or enjoyment for them or other participants. Additionally, should a tour participant require or request medical attention during the trip, such attention will be provided by locally available health care officials and at locally available facilities. In such events, Available Light Images Ltd will not be responsible for health service costs incurred nor in the quality of medical care or medical services rendered.
You should also be insured against loss of or damage to baggage and personal possessions including all your camera equipment.
Please note, our tours are not wheelchair friendly and sadly we cannot accept participants with such restrictions.

Smoking Policy

We do not permit smoking in the vehicles, within the proximity of any of the participants or the instructors or guides, or indoors at any time. Please let us know if you are a smoker.
None of the guides or Instructors smoke.

Exclusivity

Participants are not allowed to organize, host, promote or sell photo trips, tours or workshops to locations they visited with Available Light Images within 5 years of joining a trip. In case of violation, a penalty of £10000 is applicable.

Payment of your deposit confirms that you agree to these terms and conditions.