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


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.


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... January is done. Very busy, hectic even, and although very enjoyable, I'm glad it is over and life has returned to a much more normal pace. Saudi Arabia was an amazing experience with all lectures and workshops receiving a very positive response. The campus of Kaust was beautiful and at this time of year was a lovely 28-30C.

Leaving the warmth of Saudi and arriving in New York to a chilly -6 was certainly a wee shock. Layers of winter clothes and the lack of summer tourists soon took my mind off it and onto some long exposure architecture photography. We never missed a daylight minute from arrival to departure and even shot long into the early dark evenings to ensure we maximized our visit. I hopefully now have a good mixture of images which should hopefully start appearing on the website and facebook very soon.

The day after returning from NY it was off to Skye with a workshop for 4 days. Wind and Rain seemed to be the order of the day but certainly provided some nice dramatic images. Good weather for long exposures as well (in between the showers anyway).

Whilst in Skye I was trying out a new holiday home as a base for our workshops when on the Island and it was just perfect. I believe wifi is being installed this season which means it ticks all the boxes for me and a great new base for the Island workshops.

I haven't seen it yet but believe I may have a 5 page article in Amateur Photographer in the first week of February. This is about black and white architecture photography and the creative process behind it.

The first piece of news around the long awaited Adobe Lightroom 6 emerged recently; seemingly it will only work on 64bit computers. I believe this is to ensure performance will be good enough to cope with some of the new features and functionality. Very interesting, I wonder what they new tools they are working on?

Next month is my 1st year anniversary of moving onto Adobes Creative Cloud and great news, the subscription is staying exactly the same. There was concern that subsequent years might increase but not so far.

New January 2016 dates on the website now keeping our rolling year of availability up to date.


Customer Feedback

“I chose Billy Currie's course as he only has 3 candidates on it, which allows you much more personalised tutuion. The two day Glencoe Castles, mountains and photoshop course was excellent and I learned so much. The photo workshop on day two was brilliant - very professionally set up and once again learned so much. I hope to do one of the longer courses in the not too distant future. Thanks to Billy and Donna for a great weekend.” Valerie Pegler

“Spotted this course as I searched date specific. Arrived in glencoe earlier than Billie and other participants and found the area even more imposing than I had on previous visits. Found the informal and flexible manner of the course really great. The course was truly tailored to our requirements. The great keepers never materialised but I definitely acquired/improved the necessary tools to accelerate my strike rate. Have also returned twice to glencoe since. The straight forward informal coaching Billie provided impressed me and encouraged me to get my finger out and develop my skills. I thank him and the other participants for the days and nights experience we had in glencoe.” Mark Copland

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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...