Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

Glencoe Autumn

  • Photo tour for landscape photography enthusiasts
  • Join us in the iconic higlands of Scotland, like Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Glen Etive
  • Tuition by Dutch landscape photographer Wilco Dragt
  • Price: € 1550, – (price per person based on shared twin room, starting at Glasgow International Airport)
  • Travel code: FHG1017

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

In this photo tour we will visit one of the most famous photographic areas in the Scottish highlands: Glencoe. Imposing peaks, steep cliffs, impetuous rivers and countless waterfalls alternate at dizzying speed off. Right next to this glen, the Scottish word for valley, lies a vast marshy moorland, Rannoch Moor. This plateau, which is dotted with small lakes, is one of the most inhospitable and wild areas of Scotland. Besides Glencoe and Rannoch Moor we will also visit another valley: Glen Etive. We can shoot panoramas, but are also looking for details and structures. For many landscape photographers, this region is by far the best photography location in Scotland. On a relatively small and easily accessible area there are many opportunities to photograph both colour and black and white images. Besides the beautiful Scottish landscape, the Scottish skies and light can be impressive as well.

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

During this photo journey we focus primarily on landscape photography. Dutch landscape photographer Wilco Dragt is you guide during this tour in an area where he has been several times over the past six years in different seasons and under varying conditions. Wilco knows the beautiful locations and will support you there when shooting in the field. He helps you to develop your own vision on the Scottish landscape. Your vision and experiences in the field will create your own style of photography. For both novice and advanced photographers Glencoe is a wonderful starting point.
Wilco is an ambassador for Lee Filters. Therefore he will bring filters and accessories, which can be used by the participants.

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

Just a short three hour drive from Glasgow we are suddenly in a different world. All photo locations are very easy to reach and you can even go on foot to some places. These short distances will make it possible for us to visit a location more than once, for instance to profit from different light- or weather conditions. This also ensures that we will have a relaxed pace, which is needed to develop your own style and vision.

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

Day 1
The tour will start at approximately 8.30AM at Glasgow International Airport. With our rental minibus we will head for Glencoe. We will follow highway A82, which winds along the long stretch of Loch Lomond. Along the way we have beautiful views of small islands and forested slopes. Passed the village of Tyndrum, we will drive on to the plateau of Rannoch Moor. We already will pass a few locations where we will come back later during this tour.

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

Day 2 – 5
There is no fixed day program during this tour. Every day we will decide depending on the (weather) conditions our destination (s) for that day. Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and Glen Etive will certainly be visited and perhaps several times. Mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wetlands, lakes, there are so many photographic opportunities from which we can choose. On a few evenings Wilco will organize a photo discussion where you talk about a selection of images with the others. The knowledge you gain this way can be put in practice the next day. Besides discussing the images everyone makes during the days,  Wilco will also explain post-processing to create a fine art print.

Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt

Day 6
We expect to arrive at Glasgow International Airport in the afternoon. This way we can drive at a relaxed pace to the airport and enjoy the wonderful ride one more time!

Scotland and the weather

The Scottish weather can be very changeable. Local people say that there can be three seasons in one day. This is also what makes Scotland so fascinating for landscape photographers. Threatening skies, dramatic light, and sometimes suddenly very soft light constantly alternate. But it is important to be prepared on these changing conditions. Rain and snow can occur. Do bring sturdy waterproof walking shoes, plenty of warm clothes and possibly a hat and gloves. Please note that we will stand still for long periods of time and sometimes with strong winds (chill factor!). A raincoat and pair of waterproof pants might come in handy.

 Glencoe - ©Wilco Dragt


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“Nature is always true and never trivial”
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