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Photo Tour Outer Hebrides

Photo Tour Outer Hebrides


At the Western End of Europe
This one-week photo tour takes you to the western end of Europe in the fascinating, little-known island of the Outer Hebrides. You spend 6 nights on the wild and raw island of Harris and Lewis. Upon arrival on this incomparable island, you will really feel as if you have escaped from everyday life. Discover the tranquility of the islands away from the tourist flow and explore untouched coastlines and landscapes, Harris and Lewis offer a wide range of scenic highlights.

Let yourself be enchanted by the endless white sandy beaches, the rugged coastline, bizarre rock formations, idyllic moorland and much more. You will be thrilled. Take advantage of our local Scottish photo guides, such as Marcus McAdam, publisher of the photographer Guide to Skye, or Nick Hanson, current Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year, who perfectly know their way around the islands. The best photography spots are guaranteed.

9 – 15 May 2020 (fully booked)

20 – 26 March 2021 (available)

7 days / 6 nights from/to Stornoway

minimum 6, maximum 10 participants

Harris & Lewis

2 professional photo guides
This photo tour Outer Hebrides offers an extraordinary number of photographic highlights!
  • On this photo tour you will be accompanied by a professional and well-known Scottish photographer such as Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin. All three live on the Isle of Skye and know the region of the Inner and Outer Hebrides better than anyone. You will visit both classic photo locations, as well as less known spots which are insider tips.
  • Scotland's volatile and ever-changing weather leads to fantastic lightning and guarantees high-contrast and dramatic shots.
  • The wild and raw beauty of Harris and Lewis, with its stunning coastlines, rock formations and imposing landscapes, will fascinate you.
  • Capture picturesque white beaches, which will remind you more of the Caribbean Islands than Scotland, with beautiful sand dunes and a view of the stunning blue waters as far as the eye can see.
  • You are away from the tourist flow and will experience pure nature, peace and isolation.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Scotland and explore ancient sites such as mystical stone circles, e.g. the Standing Stones of Callanish.
  • On this photo trip, you will spend the night in a beautiful lodge reserved exclusively for our group. You will enjoy excellent food (full board) in an idyllic location.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Meeting point Stornoway
We meet at the airport in Stornoway (we will gladly give you information on the appropriate flight connections). Here we are welcomed by our Scottish photo guide. The ride in a comfortable van goes directly to our lodge on an idyllic location in Lewis.

Harris and Lewis are not two separate islands. A raw and impassable mountain range separates the southern part (Harris) from the northern part (Lewis). In the past, the easiest way between the two parts of the island was by boat and therefore, two separate cultures were formed.

During your stay in the Outer Hebrides, you stay overnight in a lodge that we rented exclusively for our group. After an early dinner we start our first photo session.
Harris und Lewis
Harris und Lewis
DAY 2 – 6: Out and about on Harris and Lewis
We will depart every day directly from the lodge to the various photo locations on Harris and Lewis. Depending on the weather we will take photographs 3-4 hours in the early morning for the sunrise and in the evening for the sundown when the light is best. Depending on the weather, you will have an early dinner and then set out in time for the sunset session.
Photo Tour Outer Hebrides
Photo Tour Outer Hebrides
The Outer Hebrides are a dream for anyone who likes to photograph landscapes. There are countless photo opportunities. We will put together the exact day program on site to be able to respond to the respective weather and light conditions. Our photo guide will bring you to the most beautiful photo locations. All our Scottish photo guides know the islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides like no one else.
Harris und Lewis
Harris und Lewis
DAY 7: End of the photo tour
In the morning the photo tour ends at the Stornoway Airport. Individual home or onward journey.

Optional extra night in Edinburgh
If you need an overnight stay in Edinburgh on the return journey from Stornoway, we will gladly organize it for you.

Harris und Lewis
Harris und Lewis

Accommodation

Beautiful Highland Lodge in an idyllic location – exclusively booked for our group
On this photo tour you will stay at an authentic Highland Lodge, which we have rented exclusively for our group. The staff of the lodge will take care of your well-being and will spoil you with delicious meals. You can look forward to homemade delicacies and local products. For example, fresh fish and crustaceans directly from the sea in front of the lodge, eggs from their own chickens and vegetables from the gardens. All meals and soft drinks are included on this photo tour.

The lodge is privately owned and is located in the middle of an unspoiled, impressive coastal landscape far away from civilization. The manor house was built over 100 years ago and is preserved in its original style. The surroundings invite you to go for walks and it is not uncommon to encounter deer or the ponies that live here.

Each guest has his own room available (no single room supplement). There are several bathrooms and showers available on different floors. In addition to the bedrooms, the lodge has several living rooms and lounges with fireplaces. Depending on the weather you can enjoy a typical peat fire. Wireless internet, a billiard room and a fitness room are also available.

Photo Guides

Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson and/or Harry Martin will be your guides on our photo tour through Scotland. All three live on Skye and know the best photo locations and particularly the best times of the day to photograph each of the spots.

Who is this Scotland photo tour suitable for?
    This exclusive photography tour is perfect for both beginners and advanced photographers. The small group size guarantees you will receive the best of care. You will be on the trail with like-minded people who love photography and the great outdoors, as well as expanding their knowledge of photography.

Price


  • We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

Price includes
  • Professional photography and location guide by photographer Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin
  • Professional photographer / guide from Amazing Views
  • 6 nights accommodation in a chamring highland lodge
  • full board, softdrinks
  • Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan
  • Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides
  • Tips for lodge staff
  • Comprehensive travel information
Not included in the price
  • Individual travel to and from Stornoway
  • Wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, entry fees etc.
  • Any visa charges and airport taxes
  • Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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  • Amazing Views manages to meet the wide range of photographers' demands on their travels. They are perfectly organized to the smallest detail and always loving, expertly advising and bring you to breath taking spots where big crowds cannot have access. Many of the participants were not travelling with Amazing Views for the first time - and that alone shows that Jenny and Thomas do just about everything right, just what a photo junkie wishes. I have been photographing for almost 40 years already and still learned a lot of new things during the week on the Outer Hebrides.

    Daniela, photo tour Outer Hebrides 2018
  • Wonderful locations, professional assistance in photography, fun rides and kind people - especially the tour guide. Top organization before, during and after the trip. You have left no wish unfilled on the Outer Hebrides! A thousand thanks for these unforgettable experiences and of course the great pictures on my memory card! I am always happy to travel with you!

    Rebekka, photo tour Outer Hebrides 2018
  • With Jenny, Harry and Nick we got to know a part of Scotland. I can now understand your enthusiasm for this wild land. Thank you so much for letting me join. As a beginner among all the experts I felt well taken care of and never like an outsider. I got a new eye for the landscape around me and I'm very thankful for that. My photographic equipment is always ready.

    Diana, photo tour Outer Hebrides 2018
  • A great trip that brings you closer to the rugged beauty of the Hebrides island of Harris and Lewis. In the most changing weather and light conditions, we were able to take pictures at various locations. Jenny picks up each participant on his individual photography level and gives valuable individual inputs, so that beginners and advanced people feel comfortable on the journey.

    Marcel, photo tour Outer Hebrides 2018
Outer Hebrides Photo Tour
Outer Hebrides Photo Tour
Good to know
  • Language: The photo tour guides speak German and English.
  • Weather: It is likely that you will experience four seasons in one day in Scotland. These rapidly changing weather conditions are precisely what makes photographing these landscapes so very exciting. Fantastic lighting effects occur and the resulting shots are instantly much more dramatic.
  • Time of travel March: The month of March is an excellent time to explore the Hebrides. On the one hand the weather is changing every hour, which can create fantastic light conditions and on the other hand sunrise and sunset take place at very pleasant times. The temperatures during the day are between 5 - 8 degrees. In March there are no mosquitoes and midges and you can take pictures without being disturbed.
  • Time of travel May: May is one of the best times to travel to Scotland as it statistically has the least amount of rainfall and the most amount of sunshine next to June. The daytime temperatures are a mild 10 to 14 degrees. In April/May there are also very few flies and midges so you can photograph without being troubled.
  • Fitness level: The tour is not particularly physically demanding. Short walks are required to reach the photo locations. The hiking trails in Scotland (if they exist at all) can sometimes be uneven or boggy as they usually cross moorland and heathland.
  • Order of events for the photo workshop / photo tour: So that you can capture photos at the right time with the right light during the early hours and twilight, we will be out and about for around four hours particularly around the hours of sunrise and sunset. You then have some time available during the morning and afternoon to rest, catch up on sleep, explore the surrounding area or take part in image critiques and tutorials if you so wish.
  • Insurance: We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.
Terms & Conditions
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Outer Hebrides Photo Tour
Outer Hebrides Photo Tour