Skye Photography Workshop February 2018


Develop your photography skills with a trip to the amazing Isle of Skye.

You’ll get to explore and photograph this wonderful island with John Farnan


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Skye Photography Workshop with myself 

3rd February 2018

Cost £695pp

Sorry this one is fully booked. Stay tuned for places on my next one.

Skye photography workshop

Taken up at the old man of storr as the morning cloud was starting to lift.

Develop your photography skills with a trip to the amazing Isle of Skye.
You’ll get to explore and photograph this wonderful island with
John Farnan

About the Tutor:

John takes a studied approach, often captured through beautiful long exposure imagery,
particularly in monochrome.
John is an experience tutor who explains how to feel and convey the emotion of the image

Where we go:
On this 4 day (4 night) trip you’ll see many of the islands familiar locations, which  John will encourage you to fully explore.
This will not be a trip where you arrive and take the ‘classic shot’.
All of these locations have many facets which can only be fully explored by taking your time and understanding what makes this landscape so special.

You’ll also be able to explore the lesser known locations; those that are suddenly transformed through a striking moment of light, a special moment under the night sky or just a simple photographic composition that encapsulates what makes the island unique.

On each day we will spend the most time on location to make the most from the ever changing light that the island has to offer.

Where we stay:

This whitewashed cottage in the amazing location at the foot of the Cuillin Mountains.

Skye photography workshop

The base location. Nestled at the foot of the Cuillin. Such a wonderful wee cottage

More great highlights of the Trip: 

Skye photography workshop

The Cuillin captured from Elgol as the sun bows out for another day. This image is a blend of 10 separate images allowing a little bit of time between exposures. This lets the clouds move and the sun to light up different parts of the Cuillin which would not have been possible in a single shot. It also intensifies the colours in the landscape as the light subtly changes over the time.

One of the great aspects of Skye is that so many of the great locations are so accessible.

Skye photography workshop

One example is Mealt Falls; just a quick walk from the car park. The extraordinary falls provides a brilliant photographic opportunity whatever the weather. The cascade of water drops straight of the cliff edge at Kilt Rock into the sea.

The old Man of Storr,

Skye photography workshop

The old Man of Storr. Its dramatic and striking form creates a stunning photographic opportunity. It’s a climb but well worth it!

Our Itinerary:

We just offer a guide to locations at this stage as it’s subject to change depending on the weather and time of year we go. However, during the workshop we’ll explore the amazing range of landscapes that the island has to offer; for example Sligachan and the Cuillin range of mountains; Portree and the Old Man of Storr, the coastline and clifftops at Elgol; the stunning landscape of the Quiraing and the Trotternish ridge and the west coast of the island from Uig to Dunvegan.

What you’ll learn:

Whatever your existing level of knowledge and experience, the workshop offers expert tuition in both the technical and creative aspects of photography and will enable you to create images you’ve always wanted. We offer learning in the latest techniques in digital photography, using photoshop and Lightroom at the end of the course to process and print your best images.

Skye photography workshop

Elgol Long Exposure

You might even get to meet the famous Elgol coos, they tend to hang out on the beach looking for old rope and seaweed to chew on.

Elgol photography workshops

Finally, although our courses are essentially outdoor or ‘landscape’ based, any course participant needing advice on any other aspect or subject in photography need only ask and John will do his best to help and if possible allow time for you to practise your preference or issue during the course

The Tour includes:

  1. All expert tuition and guidance by  John Farnan.
  2. Accommodation at the wonderful Allt Dearg Cottage.
  3. Transfers from Kyle of Lochalsh or Portree if required
  4. Use of photographic accessories if required.

The Tour excludes:

  1.  Air / Rail / Bus fares to Skye
  2.  You will need to make your way to Kyle of Lochalsh or other agreed location & I will pick you up from there.
  3.  Insurances.
  4. Cameras. I can supply film cameras if you fancy trying out my preferred medium for a change.

About me:

John Farnan

John has a long history of coaching and mentoring and producing striking imagery with both traditional (film) & digital mediums. John specialises in bold monochrome images in both short & long exposure. If you want to produce statement images or just learn from pre-visualisation to the final dodging and burning of black & white images he will guide you through the process. At home on the streets of Glasgow with a Twin Lens Reflex, or in the stunning grand vistas of the Scottish Highlands with a 4×5 field camera, he will guide you through the basics on to the more advanced techniques, promising never to bamboozle you with elaborate technical terms Johns main focus is on capturing the feeling of the moment and effectively transferring this emotion to the final image.


Use the contact form on the site or

Telephone: (0044) 7782 325364

Please note this workshop requires participants to have a reasonable level of physical fitness. We could be going over rough terrain, walking along and up mountain paths/ ridges or boulders on the beaches.

If you have a specific query on this please contact me prior to booking as it may not be suitable for everyone. 

Some locations have great access and do not require much walking but others require up to an hour of walking from the car. 

If you need a specifically tailored workshop that fits with your level of fitness please ask for details of 1:1 tuition on location. 

Please note this workshop will only go ahead it I have  minimum of 2 participants, any less and I will have to cancel.

 Unfortunately I cannot be held liable for any costs incurred if I have to cancel. I will seek to give you at least 28 days notice. Refunds will be given for any payments made. 



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