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Michael Cartwright Photography

West Scotland - Highlands, Lochs and Glens FULLY BOOKED

FULLY BOOKED

Spend three nights in Western Scotland exploring one of the worlds most beautiful landscapes. We'll be based in Fort William, known as the "Outdoor Capital of the UK"  in the shadow of Britains highest mountain Ben Nevis. Discover stunning lochs, glens, waterfalls, mountains, castles and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct over four days of highland adventure. 

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14th - 17th Nov, 2021

£495.00 / £95.00 Deposit

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This will be our fourth trip to the area and it promises to deliver a wonderful experience with so many photography hot spots close by. Scotsman Iain MacKenzie will be helping with the itinerary, drawing on his vast knowledge of the region. 

The photography will largely be focussed on shooting wide angle landscapes, taking in the dramatic scenery from loch shores to mountain passes. There are opportunities for wildlife images here too, with wild deer roaming the land. 

We'll visit locations such as Castle Stalker, Glen Nevis, Glencoe, Corpach and Glenfinnan Viaduct alongside many others over 4 enthralling days. Movie buffs will recognise these iconic locations from Skyfall and Harry Potter. 

Complimentary travel from Teesside in our minibus included. 

Max Group size of 6 ensures plenty of hands on help. Each day we will set tasks and offer guidance to create the very best images depending on local weather and light conditions. 

Hotel accommodation is provided by Ben Nevis Hotel and Leisure Club, which features a spa and swimming pool to enjoy on an evening. Breakfast is included and rooms are all single occupancy. Should you wish to travel as a couple, please let us know and we can make arrangements. 

We'll be setting off early morning on Sunday 14th November, with planned stops for refreshments and photo opportunities on the way. A full itinerary will be given to attendees closer to the time. 

£95.00 deposit secures your space, balance due 1st November 2021. 

DETAILS

Travel - Provided in our comfortable mini bus 

Pick Up Time/Location - Approx 7am from your home (to be confirmed closer to the time)

Traveling Time - Approx 5 hours with break

Basic Itinerary - Arrive late afternoon Sunday, shoot Sunday evening, full day shoots Monday and Tuesday, sunrise shoot Wednesday before return home.

Max Number Of Attendees - 6 (Group of 8 including Michael and Iain) 

RECOMMENDED KIT 

Full kit recommended. Lenses to cover ranges 18mm to 200mm. Filters and tripods required to make the most out of potential opportunities.

Remote release cable, walking boots and outdoor clothing. 

TERRAIN/FITNESS

We will largely stay at a low level, shooting from loch shores. Time will be spent on rocky footpaths and a small climb is involved at Glenfinnan Viaduct. You don't need to be super fit to enjoy this trip. 

COST & PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Total cost of £495 includes three nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, travel to and from Teesside, all local travel in Scotland, photography training.

Does NOT include drinks, snacks, evening meals, entrance fees to heritage sites, insurance, use of camera equipment. 

Deposit to book £95

Balance of £400 due by 30th October 2021. 

COVID GUARANTEE - Should we need to cancel this trip due to covid-19 restrictions a full refund or alternative date will be given. 

Testimonials

I have just returned from a trip to the Arctic Circle arranged by Michael. The best I can say is that this was a trip of a life time! The tour was friendly with lots of laughs. Michael, Scott & Joe passed on their knowledge freely. Nobody was left out, there was something for everyone to do and along with the photo opportunities we had great fun on snowmobiles at midnight on a frozen river going from Finland to Sweden, a dog sled ride through a frozen forest , reindeer sled ride and so much more.
Would I recommend Michael Cartwright Photography?? Hell yes!! A trip I will never forget & many new friends made.
 

Mike Cook

Over the last 18 months I have been on a number of courses, workshops and photography holidays with Michael Cartwright and his team Scott Bonner and Joe Fletcher. Over that time my photography skills have really improved with their generous and friendly help and support. I have learned so much and met some great people along the way. The latest holiday in Arctic Finland / Sweden has been the icing on the cake. Well organised from start to finish with a range of activities and challenges. It was the most wonderful experience and I have some photographs that I really like. Huge thank you to the team and I can wholly recommend Michael Cartwright Photography!

Gill Davidson

Michael has a unique ability to take complicated subject matter and deliver it in a simple, passionate and infectious manner. He has taken me on a journey with his workshops from ‘extreme novice’ that was absolutely clueless to a confident enthusiast. I will be eternally grateful for all of Michael’s efforts in going the extra mile throughout my learning journey. He is a credit to his profession and he sets the standards for the rest of his industry to follow. Oh, and he is a thoroughly likeable chap too!

Stephen Smith

Great weekend away and I’m really pleased with my photographs! Thanks for a fantastic workshop, everything was first class, including the hotel, the food and the weather! I really enjoyed learning about different ways to compose my photos for a more professional feel. The workshop was well planned and was extremely informative and interesting. The fact that Michael kept a close eye on everybody's progress was an extra bonus. Thanks Michael

Uma Mannan

Both myself and my husband have been friends of Michael's for many years now during which time we have been on numerous photography trips with him! 

We have thoroughly enjoyed every single trip from the Lake District, Paris, Budapest but my absolute favourite was the trip to Finland, we may not have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights but what a fantastic adventure it turned out to be!! Each trip has been made extra special with the fabulous group of people that we have had the pleasure of making friends with, aside from that there is of course the excellent opportunity to take some amazing photographs of simply stunning scenery and architecture. The trips are always well organised and thoroughly thought through from beginning to end, as well as coming away with some truly amazing photos you will for sure meet some lovely people and make fantastic memories......

Jayne Stephenson

I  attended my first camera course as a complete beginner, I didn’t even know how to turn the camera on! The initial course was perfect for me, very well explained throughout and left me wanting to know more. Michael and the team are brilliant teachers, they are all very patient and we have a lot of laughs along the way. Since learning how to use my camera I have progressed on to landscape workshops and now class myself as being very confident with my kit. I’ve joined Michael on many occassions and would definitely recommend these workshops! 

John Conlin