2018 Scotland Autumn Colours 2017-10-02T11:30:12+00:00

Scotland Autumn Workshop
20th – 30th Oct 2018 | Max 5 Participants

Our journey heads north and west to the well known Glencoe & Isle of skye, then through the stunning  idyllic Wester Ross & Torridon to beautiful birch forest of Perthshire – 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 10 days Scotland Autumn Workshop. Of course we want to take you to many of the iconic locations, but we also have a choice of lesser known intimate and unique locations, and these offer real opportunities to produce more personal and individual renditions of our spectacular and amazing country.

Price per Person

GBP£2500 – USD $3380 – Only for couples or Friends book 2 places / sharing a double or twin room

GBP £2900 – USD $3880 – Single Occupancy With en suite

Pick up / Drop off: Edinburgh Airport or Airport Hotel

Ground Transport

Accommodation + Meals

Photography Tuition

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

5-10 minutes walk to most of photography locations, 10 – 30 minutes hike on wet boggy ground to few locations.

Cuillin Mountains, Algol, Isle of Skye, Landscape Photography, Alister Benn, Scotland, Sunset, Summer,

Elgol Beach – Isle of Skye

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

Perthshire – Autumn colours


Glencoe – Under Moon Light

Isle of Skye, Scotland Photography Workshop

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

Scotland Autumn Photo Tour

Mellon Udrigle Beach – Autumn Light

Scotland Photo Tour

Wester Ross

Autumn Colours in Perthshire

Isle of Skye – View Gallery

The Isle of Skye is a truly remarkable island in an already exceptional area, the West Highlands of Scotland. From rugged glens, jagged mountain ridges, huge sea cliffs, crystal clear rivers and drama at every turn, come rain or shine the isle delivers time and again. It is no coincidence it hosts some of Scotland’s most iconic and popular locations.

However, for those keen to seek out less well worn paths, this huge island offers plenty of opportunity to explore and discover new compositions.

Key Areas Include: The Sleat Peninsular, Elgol, The Red Cuillin, The Black Cuillin, Sligachan, Trotternish, The Old Man of Storr, The Quiraing, Neist Point & Talisker Bay.

Alister Benn & Juanli Sun now live on the island and simply love it.

Wester Ross & Torridon – View Gallery

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.


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.

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 Workshop 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 1pm on the arrival day and ends 10am on the last day in Edinburgh Airport or Airport hotel – If you booked to visit Edinburgh city prior or after the workshop, please arrange your own transport from/to the Airport.

3 Days Glencoe, 3 Days in Isle of Skye, 3 days in Wester Ross & Torridon, 1 day in Perthshire


Packing List

Scotland Photography Workshop