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, Paul Zizka, and Wayne Simpson 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 workshop is booked on a per-room basis. Please note the following descriptions:
– Deluxe Single Occupancy Room (King or Double Bed) – 4 available @ $4350 per person.
– Double Occupancy Rooms (two single beds per) – 2 available, 4 spots total @ $3950 per person.
– Triple Occupancy Room (three single beds), 1 available, 3 spots total @ $3750 per person.
SKYE HIGH AT A GLANCE
Castles ⋅ Highlands ⋅ History ⋅ Moorlands ⋅ Mountains ⋅ Lochs and Glens ⋅ Music, pubs and culture ⋅ The Isle of Skye
Feature photos by Dave Brosha.
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
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.
PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.
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.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
→ Pick-up and arrival at Erchless Castle, short talks and slideshows, exploring castle grounds and nearby Glen Affric.
→ Full day trip to Isle of Skye with stops at Eliean Donan, a 13th-century castle. Shoot at the Old Man of Storr, sunset hiking.
→ Exploring the northwestern Highlands: castle ruins, dramatic shoreline, sheep and waterfalls.
→ Second day on the Isle of Skye: The Fairy Glen, Glen Sligachan Falls and Quiraing before sunset at the famous Neist Point.
→ Relaxed morning before setting south to the historic Glencoe: scenic mountains, waterfalls, lochs, and hundreds and hundreds of years of Scottish history. Finale dinner. Live traditional Scottish music to end the day.
→ Shuttles back to Inverness/Farewell.
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
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka and Wayne Simpson.
- Accommodation (choose from single, double or triple).
- Daily breakfasts prepared by staff at Erchless Castle.
- Workshop transportation, including pick-up in Inverness on Day 1 and return to Inverness on Day 6.
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.
- 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 workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.