Interested in landscape photography? Want to learn basic camera techniques and photographic composition? Then one of Associated Images Landscape Photography Workshops could be for you. Stay at Lenymede Bed and Breakfast and take part in one of our photography holidays. Workshops consist of a selection of walks and visits to interesting locations in the Trossachs, Scotland combined with photographic exercises, expert advice, and examples of landscape photography. The workshops are intended provide an enjoyable vacation while giving you the opportunity to enhance your photography. The level of technical content and amount of walking is adjusted to meet the requirements of each attendee.
Workshops are normally of three to five days duration. One or two day introductory workshops will be considered on request, but can only provide a basic introduction. If you want to combine photography with other outdoor activities or you are interested in tutorials on computer software or web authoring look at the Activity Holiday Page.
The workshops are based at Lenymede B & B in Callander, Perthshire and the fee includes B&B accommodation with packed lunches. Lenymede only has double rooms so if you are coming unaccompanied during the peak season you will stay at alternative establishments which are closeby. Arrangements can be made to extend your holiday should you wish to stay and explore the area.
Located seventeen miles north of Stirling, the small rural town of Callander is ideally situated for touring the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands, while being within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow. To see maps of our location go to the Map Pages.
The following are included in the workshop fee;
We attempt to cover the all following topics during the workshop. The level of detail will depend upon the needs of individual attendees. If you are a novice, do not worry about the workshop being too technical for you, we will introduce some easy to understand key concepts that will immediately enhance your picture taking.
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Our landscape photography workshops emphasise a practical approach concentrating on combining visits to outdoor locations with lots of opportunities to take photographs supported by expert advice and discussion. Formal tuition is kept to a level acceptable to the attendees. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced and want to enhance your photographic skills we will have something for you.
Throughout the workshop we try to teach a wide range of techniques and principles and to this end we prefer to use 35 mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras which enable us to clearly teach many basic and advanced principles. If you have one of these cameras bring it, together with any lenses you may have. However, we do have suitable equipment for your use if you do not possess an SLR, and, time permitting, you will be given the opportunity to try a medium, and possibly a large format, camera.
Walking will not exceed 8 miles a day and will be suitable for anybody who is reasonably fit. The walking is relatively easy and together with fairly frequent stops to allow you to take photographs should not prove to be too arduous. The routes and locations have been chosen to present a range of photographic opportunities and there will be ample time to discuss both particular shots and more general photographic topics. Since the workshops are limited to a maximum of four participants you will receive plenty of personal attention and guidance. If you would prefer a non-walking workshop please contact us with your requirements and we will try to accommodate you.
To ensure that you gain maximum advantage from the workshop you should bring, if possible, a 35 mm SLR camera, tripod, and cable release. Do not worry if you only have a simpler compact type bring it with you anyway and we will provide additional equipment as required. Bring plenty of film negative or transparency, ISO 200 is recommended, and for the purposes of the workshop you should bring at least two transparency films.
Even at the best of times, the weather in Scotland can be very uncertain and rain should be expected so you will need waterproof clothing, suitable walking shoes or boots, and a waterproof holdall or day sack to carry your equipment and lunch. If you are coming outside of the summer period also bring warm clothing. For more information see the Hill Safety Page.
For non-participating companions may join us for the walking and lunch for a small charge or visit some of the many tourist attractions in and around Callander and the Trossachs. There are boat trips on Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond, at least three castles, a visit to Stirling, a tour of a whisky distillery, and a boat trip to the idyllic island setting of Inchmahome Priory. For a more detailed listing of places to visit see the Places Page. On the more urban side, with much to offer the tourist, are the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow with their many museums, art galleries, theatres and restaurants.
Alternatively, companions may wish to consider one of the many activity options in the area. These include walking, cycling, canoeing, golf and fishing as well as driving racing cars and a steam train. For more information see the Activity Holiday Page.
Workshops are available around the year so please contact us to discuss your requirements. different lengths of workshops can be arranged.
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For further details, information on availability or bookings please contact us at the address below by post, telephone, E-Mail or by using the On-line Activity Holiday Form.