DATES // OCTOBER 22-27, 2019
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS // 16
COST // Starting at $3,750 CAD.See below.
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS // All
PHYSICAL RATING // Moderate
WHERE YOU’LL STAY // Erchless Castle
The Isle of Skye. Castles. The Highlands. History. Incredibly rugged landscape and famously patchy magic light. Moorlands, mountains, lochs and glens. Six days and five nights – nights spent, as a group, in a historic 16th-century Scottish castle. Music, pubs, and culture.
Join Dave Brosha, Wayne Simpson and Elena Bazini in the Scottish Highlands and across the mystical Isle of Skye as they tour you through some of the most beautiful areas of western Scotland mixing classic must-sees with off-the-beaten-track landscape gems.
This photo tour is booked on a per-room basis. Please note the following descriptions:
- Deluxe Single Occupancy Room – 4 available @ $4850 CAD per person.
- Double Occupancy Rooms (two single beds per) – 2 available (one room designated for female participants and one room designated for male participants) 4 spots total @ $4450 CAD per person.
- Triple Occupancy Room (three single beds), 1 available, 3 spots total @ $3750 CAD per person.
SKYE HIGH AT A GLANCE
Castles ⋅ Highlands ⋅ History ⋅ Moorlands ⋅ Moody Skies ⋅ Mountains ⋅ Lochs and Glens ⋅ Music, pubs and culture ⋅ The Isle of Skye
Photos by Dave Brosha.
YOUR OFFBEAT LEADERS
DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island-based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.
WAYNE SIMPSON // ASSISTANT
Wayne Simpson is a professional photographer based in Elora, Ontario, specializing in dramatic portraiture and landscape photography. Wayne’s portraiture is quickly gaining international attention for its unique style and the emotion it evokes. He actively seeks out many of his subjects and builds a rapport with them before a portrait is created. The style of Wayne’s fine art portraiture also carries into his commercial work, making it unique to the industry. Wayne’s passion for communicating Mother Nature’s artistry is readily apparent in his photographic style and approach to capturing landscapes. His award-winning landscape work has been featured in countless publications worldwide.
ELENA BAZINI // ASSISTANT
Elena is a wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer based in the good old U.S. of A. (Chicago, to be more specific). She was raised on rock and roll and coffee outside of Detroit, and if the coffee stunted her physical growth, the rock and roll made up for it spiritually. She considers herself a late bloomer, and can credit photography for so much of her personal growth. As a photographer, she is drawn to love, light and life’s real moments. She is a passionate, hard-working, and creative storyteller whose goal is to create images that make even the smallest moments in life magical. Because what’s more magical than being alive anyway? She is beyond grateful to join this team of world-class photographers, educators and friends. [Bio photo: David Dvorak]
See the registration info for details on the itinerary.
NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.
INS AND OUTS
- photo tour/instruction for six days/five nights
- accommodation at the castle for five nights
- breakfast and most packed lunched included daily
- finale pub meal celebration (and, of course, some drams)
- in-country transportation from kick-off point on October 22nd in Inverness to end point on October 27 in Inverness.
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Scotland.
- Any alcoholic beverages.
- Lunches and dinner (excluding finale dinner).
- Travel Insurance.
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
Physical Rating (Moderate):
- Hiking experience // Previous/regular hiking experience. Good physical condition.
- Pace // Steady.
- Distance/Description // Hikes may be a day hike with less <15km, with a significant elevation change (>300 m), and more rugged terrain. We’ll cover varying distances and terrain on generally established trails.
- Footwear // Hiking boots or light hiking shoes are appropriate.
Photography Level (ALL): This photo tour is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
CANCELLATION: Spots are non-refundable but are transferable, with the exception of a $250 administration fee. For instance, we will provide a refund, minus the administration fee, if the participant is able to find someone else to take his or her spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Inc. would be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees or any other associated travel costs. See Insurance Policy for more details.
INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that photo tour participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).
Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.
By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.