2018 Scotland Autumn Tour 2017-04-16T09:21:31+00:00

Scotland Autumn Tour
16th – 25th Oct 2018 | 3 Participants

Our journey heads north and west through the stunning and dramatic Glencoe and the Isle of Skye to the idyllic Wester Ross & Torridon – The sense of remoteness and solitude are tangible and grow with each passing mile – this is a landscape to “be” in and we will allow ourselves the chance to experience every nuance.

The colour palette of autumn is magical – turquoise water-coloured sea, intricately textured white sandy beaches, smooth rock surfaces and dramatic sea stacks, all in the changeable light and weather conditions. It is simply perfect inspiration to ignite our creativity and emotions.

Photography is a wonderful marriage of art and craft, and we will focus on both on this trip.

GBP£2550 – USD $3380 – Only for couples or Friends book 2 places / sharing a double or twin room

GBP £2800 – USD $3780 – Single Occupancy With en suite

Pick up / Drop off: Edinburgh Airport

Ground Transport

Accommodation + Meals

Photography Tuition

Travel/Personal/Equipment/Medical Insurance |Beverage | Fine Dining

Easy walk to photography location, but sometimes on wet boggy ground.

During January 2016 I attended Alister and Juanli’s Isle of Skye / Torridon Workshop. Based on the location and the workshop’s description I expected to hone my composition and post-processing skills with images gathered from some beautifully unique landscapes. The workshop well-exceeded my expectations; it was great!

Alister and Juanli are superb hosts. Their goal is to see to it that clients get what they came for, but it really goes beyond that. They take the time to talk with their clients, to learn about them, what their aspirations are in the realm of photography and what they want to do to move closer to that realization. I knew what I came to the workshop for and I got it in spades but most importantly, I left with much more than that. With Alister and Juanli’s patient and insightful guidance and encouragement I have a new found sense how to make my photography a purposeful expression of my artistic vision. To put it another way: I not only got what I wanted, I got what I needed.

The small client group size allowed for the daily itineraries to the flexible based on everyone’s interests. When shooting conditions were favourable we were out-and-about from sun-up to sun-down. On the few days where “gale” pretty much sums it up we worked on post-processing with an aim to creating compelling images that reflect our personal intent when we pushed the shutter button. The rented accommodations were quiet and comfortable and the food, thanks to Chef Juanli, was excellent.

I highly recommend landscape photographers of any level to check-out Alister and Juanli’s workshops. You’ll have lots of fun, you’ll find fulfilment and you’ll be a better photographer for it.

John Smeeton, Calgary, Canada

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

View Isle of Skye Gallery

Moonlit-Shepherd

Glencoe – Under Moon Light

View Wester Ross & Torridon Gallery

Perthshire – Autumn colours

Glencoe

The area from Rannoch Moor through Glencoe is the most iconic landscape in Scotland. From the desolate moors surrounded by majestic peaks, fast flowing rivers tumbling over eon smoothed rocks, it is diverse as it is incredible.

Isle of Skye

A place we now call home and simply love living on this magical island. Big, remote, varied and dramatic at every turn. The stunning escarpment of the Trotternish peninsular, the looming Black Cuillin Mountains that shadow the luminous blue Fairy Pools and River Sligachan far below. Some of Scotland’s largest sea cliffs and many of the most iconic landscapes in the Scottish repertoire.

Wester Ross & Torridon

This is an area that very much lies under the photographic shadow of its next door neighbour, the Isle of Skye. For the people who know and love Torridon and Wester Ross this is something of a blessing as it means solitude and peace. This is a very complex area, made up of a huge corner of remote and often difficult to access glens, gullies and huge mountains. The massive Loch Maree occupies a huge fjord gouged out by the last glaciers and provides an access route through the mountains to the sea at Gairloch.

To the south, Glen Torridon carves its own route through to Loch Torridon and the little village at its head. The whole area is remarkably diverse, with some of Scotland’s most Alpine mountains, native Scots Pine Tree forests, rivers, lochs and mile after mile of both sandy and rocky coastline, punctuated with caves, rock arches and sea stacks. (The sand on the beaches is mostly red due to the prevalent local Torridon Sandstone rocks.)

Alister and Juanli lived in this area when they returned to Scotland and know it intimately.

Cairngorn National Park & Perthshire

The Cairngorm National Park in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland is an area of superlatives. The largest area of truly native Scottish forest, which with careful management is getting larger year by year. Scot’s Pine, Birch, Alder and Rowen surround tranquil lochs and crystal rivers. In Autumn the area is a feast of colour and a photographer’s paradise.

Scotland Autumn Tour Booking Form

Booking Process

Complete Booking Form |  Deposit GBP £600 or USD $850 to reserve your place | Arrange details and packing list | Balance due 90 days prior to the Tour

Itinerary Guideline 

Workshop starts at 11am on the 16th of Oct and ends 3pm on the 25th Oct in Edinburgh Airport or Airport Hotel.

4 days in Wester Ross & Torridon, 2 days in Isle of Skye, 2 days in Glencoe, 1 day in Perthshire

Packing List

Glencoe – Autumn Colours

Niest Point