One to Seven Days
Beginner to Advanced
Scotland - England - UK
Glencoe - Skye - Sutherland - Assynt
Torridon - NW Highlands - Northumberland



CameraBlurb

Our primary goal in each course is to equip you with a full understanding of the basic, but crucial manual controls of a camera. Understanding these controls will ensure that you can confidently use any camera and will allow you to undertake any style of photography in all types of situations or lighting conditions. This knowledge will equip you with the skills to deal with, for example, low light, nighttime, macro, nature, sports and many more.
We will also develop your technique in using the optimal settings on your camera and will instill a number of best practices to ensure that you can consistently produce images of the highest technical quality in any conditions.

The features and controls of a camera can at first appear quite intimidating. Experience has taught us here at Billy Currie Photography, that people who come along to our courses are pleasantly surprised at how straightforward things become once they absorb the basic principles and develop sound manual photography techniques.

PhotoshopBlurb

Within most of our courses, post processing also features as we believe these skills and techniques are absolutely crucial in taking your photography to the next level. The tuition is very structured and you will be provided with a post processing workbook which covers all subject matter from equipment calibration, organizing/backing up your images through to the final production of your masterpiece! We aim to provide you with a sound basic skillset that you can then enhance and develop on-going throughout your photography journey.

All of our courses are strictly limited to a maximum number of 3 students. This ensures the best possible use of teaching time with each individual as people learn at different rates and will have varied levels of experience. So whether you are a complete beginner wondering where on earth to start or a seasoned photographer looking for some more advanced tuition, it doesn't make a difference. Still not sure, why not have a browse at some previous students comments on my Testimonials page



Latest News

Well, winter has certainly arrived. The clocks have now changed, dark nights are here and as I write this, for the past 5 or 6 days we have had nothing but high winds and torrential rain up here in central Scotland. Hopefully everyone has managed to capture some nice autumnal forest shots already as there are not too many autumn leaves still attached to trees at this point. We could always switch tactics and go for autumnal ground shots as that’s where most of the leaves will now be.

Lesmahagow, Livingston and Milngavie/Bearsden camera club presentations are all now complete with an extremely positive response to the new slideshow. Encouraging to see how people embrace photography and post processing once they know and understand the facts rather than myths. One more club visit in November which completes them all for the year.

Not long to go now for anyone who entered the "Take a View" Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOY) competition. I believe the results will be made public at the same time as the book release which takes place on November 10th. Good luck to anyone with images in the final. If you haven't had a look at the book produced from this competition every year they are well worth checking out. Unlike other books which tend to showcase the work of a single photographer, the LPOY book showcases work by all the finalists in the competition. It is much more varied and displays many styles by many different levels of photographer. This is the 8th year of the competition and obviously will be the 8th book all of which are available on Amazon and other good book stores.

When the nights draw in and the weather starts turning it is always a reminder to start thinking of Calendars for the coming year. A few years ago I started making a couple each year for family, then for friends, then colleagues, neighbors, etc, etc. It is now a compulsory annual event and I fear I may be lynched if they were not produced in time for Xmas. A good tip for anyone thinking of making some nice calendars from a quality printer such as Loxley Colour. Upload you images, design the calendar and then simply wait and wait and wait and wait. Usually if you wait long enough a special offer appears nearer Xmas which can give as much as 30% savings on calendars for a set period of time. This is well worth waiting for and certainly lessens the blow when you have to pay the bill.

November 2015 course dates should be arriving on the website soon. I like to try and keep a rolling year of dates available giving people plenty of opportunity to plan ahead.

Anyone requiring further info on anything discussed above whether it be calendars or Loxley or LPOY, etc, just drop me an email and I'll be happy to help you out.

Billy

Customer Feedback

"Having just attended the Glencoe course, I would thoroughly recommend spending some time with Billy. He has a great enthusiasm and extensive knowledge and puts this across superbly well to novices and more experienced photographers alike. A thoroughly enjoyable and highly educational day. Excellent!" Alex Nicolson



"I did the 4 day North West Highland course and enjoyed every minute...even the midges were part of the experience! Billy has great enthusiasm and knowledge and taught me absolutely loads about taking and editing photos. I will definitely be doing more courses!" Chris Combe



"Thanks Billy for your motivation and infectious enthusiasm you helped awake a creative streak that was starting to become dormant. Great course with the personal touch covering both the technical and artistic elements." Neil Thomson


Interested in seeing more customer feedback? Please check out my testimonials page

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Looking for a special present?
We can supply prepaid gift vouchers for a specific course or vouchers for a value of your choice which can then be redeemed against any course or holiday with availability. Gift vouchers are normally valid for one year from the date of purchase unless otherwise agreed.



"Here at Billy Currie Photography our principles are simple...
To provide exceptional in-depth and informative photography training, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, to all people regardless of age or experience".





Other Training

Even though most of our workshops are based around general landscape photography, on many of the longer courses we often have the opportunity to participate in some other styles such as long exposure, minimalism and possibly even night photography.

Being experienced in many other styles of photography, during our holiday I am happy to offer advice and even some basic tuition in any of these. Below are a few examples...

Montage