Colin Jarvis Photography
Landscape and Architectural Photography Workshops

Wester Ross Residential Workshop Sat 9th to Thurs 14th October

A glorious tour of this remote and stunning area of North West Scotland. Wester Ross is a synonym for remote, lonely, beautiful and wild. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty situated between Loch Carron in the south, Loch Broom and Ullapool in the north and Achnasheen in the east. Wester Ross is unspoilt and there are areas where visitors are seldom seen such as the Letterewe Estate north of Loch Maree. Well known and beautiful lochs are loch Torridon, with Liathach in the heart of the huge Torridon mountain range, loch Maree with the Slioch and Beinn Eighe mountain ranges and dozens of other remote lochs in just as many beautiful glens. Wester Ross is also one of the few parts of Scotland which still has (remains of) the old Caledonian forest.

The workshop will be based near to Ullapool so that we can explore this photographically rich area easily. Loch Maree is 20 kilometres long, lies in the heart of Wester Ross, and is definitely one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland. Loch Maree is the fourth largest fresh water loch in Scotland. Loch Maree contains five large wooded islands and over 25 smaller ones, many of which have their own lakelets. Just outside Kinlochewe on the main road is the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve. It has a visitor centre and two very well maintained trails, a woodland trail and a mountain trail. Both walks pass through the remains of the great Caledonian pine forest. The Scots Pines are of an outstanding beauty. They are very compact Bonsai-like trees and a walk through this forest is an unforgettable experience. The highest mountain of the Beinn Eighe range is 1009 meters. The views from the top of the mountain trail over Loch Maree and Wester Ross are absolutely stunning and unforgettable. Dotted around Loch Ewe are several interesting villages such as Poolewe, Cove, Inverasdale, Aultbea and Mellon Charles, all situated on the shore of loch Ewe which is the only north facing loch of Wester Ross.

We will drive from Kinlochewe towards Torridon and you enter a different world compared to the area around Loch Maree. You are now south of the impressive Beinn Eighe mountain range. At the end of this beautiful glen is Upper Loch Torridon and the village of Torridon. The minor road continous west to Inveralligin and Diabaig. There are six stunning miles between Torridon and Shieldaig and it’s hard to stay focussed on the road with so much beautiful scenery around you. There are a few places though where you can park and take in the beautiful mountain scenery. The village of Shieldaig can be found off the main road in a beautifully sheltered bay called Loch Shieldaig with views to Shieldaig island and its beautiful Scots Pines. Just outside Shieldaig is a single track road heading west to Applecross and a few other small villages, the Applecross Peninsula is one of the most remote places in Scotland. If you follow the main road (A896) from Shieldaig you end up at the head of Loch Kishorn where you have two choices, go right over the Bealach na Ba, the beautiful pass, to Applecross or continue on the same road to Lochcarron.

As well as being guided, with a fantastic ratio of up to 4 clients to one workshop leader, you can also rest assured that you will be able to spend lots of time working on a one to one basis to not only capture some fantastic images, but more importantly to further your skills. Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn some of the more technical aspects of exposure, depth of field and filters, or a more advanced photographer who wants to really hone their compositional skills, your needs will be catered for. Places are limited to four clients to ensure plenty of tuition during your visit. There is the possibility of return transport from Preston, Lancashire (limited to two clients).

The workshop fee includes single occupancy accommodation, full 1-2-1 tuition during the day and post processing sessions in the evening. Partners who do not wish to participate in the photography tuition are welcome at a reduced rate. A deposit of 50% of the workshop fee is required to secure your place, this can be paid by direct bank transfer. Complete the online Booking Form to reserve your place. Terms and conditions can be found on the booking form.

Price £695

Date and Time

Sat 9th to Thurs 14th October Five nights, four full days of photography along with post processing sessions in the evening

Includes

The workshop fee includes single occupancy accommodation, full 1-2-1 tuition during the day and post processing sessions in the evening. Partners who do not wish to participate in the photography tuition are welcome at a reduced rate.

Accommodation

You will have your own room in a shared cottage. I will provide a breakfast and we will either go out for a meal in the evening or self cater

Excludes

Travel to and from the location, Meals, Travel and camera Insurance.

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How can I book?

Ready to make a booking or do you simply want to make an enquiry about a workshop? Please fill in the form below, it helps me to design courses that meet the needs of my clients. It is also useful to know what equipment you will be using and your level of expertise. 

How much is the Course?

This 5 night, 4 day Photography residential course costs £695. A deposit of 50% of the course will be required when booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before the course commences, this can be paid by direct bank transfer. Complete the online Booking Form to reserve your place. Terms and conditions can be found on the booking form.

How can I Pay ?

Payment can be made by Direct bank transfer (preferred, as it keeps my costs lower), I will issue a receipt once payment has been received. 50% deposit is required when booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to the workshop commencing.

My Bank details are as follows:

Halifax Bank

Account no: 01174074

Sort Code: 11-06-18

What is your cancellation policy?

Book With Confidence: Should your booking have to be cancelled by either party due to coronavirus flight or travel restrictions all my workshops are eligible for a refund. In the event of the accommodation not being cancellable you will be reimbursed tuition fees.

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Terms and Conditions

Payment must be made in full before the commencement of regular Saturday or Sunday workshops and Print workshops. For Weekend workshops a deposit of £90 is required at the time of booking to secure your place. For residential workshops a deposit of 50% of the course fee will be required and the balance being payable 8 weeks before the course commences.

The balance of the cost of the workshop will be due 8 weeks before the workshop starts. If full payment is not received by the specified date, I reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled and re-sell the place, the deposit is not refundable. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop, the full cost is payable at the time of booking.

If a client cancels a booking any money they have paid (including the deposit) is non-refundable unless I can find a replacement to take their place. If a replacement is found an admin fee of £25 will be deducted from the refund. If I cancel a booking any payment received will be refunded in full. Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place. It is a term of the contract between us that you will obtain the appropriate travel insurance cover before you set out on the workshop. The insurance must cover the loss, expenses and damages arising from, including but not limited to, the cancellation of the workshop (whether in whole or in part), personal accident and injury, medical and repatriation costs, loss of baggage and personal money and belongings and flight cancellations and delays.

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, I regret I cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of my obligations under my contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of “force majeure”. In these booking conditions, “force majeure” means any event which I or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include, (whether actual or threatened), war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire, epidemics / pandemics and all similar events outside my control.

Please note, I cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to me by you concerning your booking prior to me accepting it, I could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if I breached the contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by myself where I am responsible for them, my suppliers. Additionally I cannot accept liability for any business losses.

You will be allocated either a single room or double/twin room for single occupancy (unless you have booked as a couple). There is no single occupancy surcharge. Where double or twin rooms are available, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis at the time of check in.

Colin Jarvis Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop. In the event of any cancellation, I will offer either a total refund or a place on an alternative workshop. If the alternative workshop is cheaper, I will refund the difference, and if it is more expensive, you will be required to pay the balance.

All applicants participate at their own risk and Colin Jarvis Photography accepts no responsibility for injury or damage done to their persons or property. It is recommended that applicants hold their own personal Public Liability Insurance.

The type of workshops I offer require flexibility and must allow for alternatives. For this reason the outline itinerary and workshop description must be taken as an indication of what may take place on the workshop, and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Colin Jarvis Photography.

I do not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to you, unless arising from the negligent act and/or omission on my part or on the part of any of my employees (providing they were at the time acting within the course of their employment). Please note that any itinerary noted on the workshop description is subject to change due to weather conditions and/or capability of participants. By completing the booking form you are agreeing to accept all of the above conditions.

Updated 22-07-20

Colin Jarvis Photography: Wester Ross Photography Workshops