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

As I write this I can't believe September is all but over, a very busy month up here in Scotland and not only on the photography front, sport and politics also featured heavily. Both with the Scottish referendum and golf's Ryder Cup catapulting us onto the worlds stage it seems September was buzzing the whole month through. For this wee update we'll stick to what we know best, photography stuff.

My first camera club visit of the year (Airdrie & Coatbridge) went well, the presentation proved very popular and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening. No rest for the wicked though, I've another three to complete during October... Lesmahagow, Livingston and Milngavie/Bearsden. As always, if anyone is attending I look forward to making your acquaintance so please say hello.

Another subject briefly mentioned in last months news was my forthcoming trip to Berlin as winner of the EISA International Photography Competition. The trip has since been and gone but what an amazing experience it was. The weather was wonderful as was Berlin itself, an amazing historic city with great architecture and photography opportunities (images appearing soon). The awards ceremony itself turned out to be a little more up market (very posh) than I had envisaged. Some might say I was under dressed but I prefer to think of it as using my artistic license to highlight my individuality as a photographer. Basically I looked like the car park attendant rather than the prize wining guest of honour. It was a great evening though and I had the opportunity to meet lots of influential people in the magazine and photography world. All in all, a wonderful long weekend and thanks go out to EISA and Amateur Photographer magazine for looking after me so well.

Whilst down in Kent photographing some big cats a few weeks ago, I managed to nip down to Dungeness for the evening. What an amazing and interesting place for photographers. I just wish it was a little closer as it would be a perfect location for workshops and long exposure opportunities. If anyone gets the chance, it is well worth a visit.

For those Canon people out there, the new 7D mark II should now be on the shelves. It looks like quite a beast, a serious sports and nature camera with one of the most advanced autofocus systems on the planet. I'm sure it will be tempting many people especially with Santa Claus just around the corner, hopefully he has big pockets.

New dates have just been added for September 2015 ensuring dates are still running around a year in advance.

What a great spell of weather we have been having lately both up here in Scotland and all over the rest of the uk. We are hitting around 18 degrees most days which is very very rare for the end of September. What could be better, reasonable weather, autumn colours and no more midges. Hope everyone gets the chance to make the most of it.

Billy

Customer Feedback

"A great course with Billy in Skye. The weather was not too kind but Billy showed us the advantages of working with different light and opportunities for dramatic shots. The accommodation was very comfortable and had a stunning aspect. My fellow course attendees were great company and the dynamics were very good. Skye is a superb place to enjoy the tranquillity and uniqueness of the landscape. Thanks Billy for great tuition and advice, I have my Canon 24-105mm on order!" Jan Sippitts


"I have been on one of Billy's courses before, but once again this course was brilliant and met all my expectations. Billy's knowledge in both Photoshop and photography is first class. His enthusiasm and energy inspires you to get out there and do photography but also desperate to get back to process the images. I would highly recommend anyone to try one of Billy's courses you will leave a much better photographer." Bill Marshall


"Wish I had done this course years ago, an outstanding day of instruction from Billy. He delivered a very well structured day covering all the basic foundation you need to to take the perfect image with your camera followed by a superb processing presentation at his home. I took 150 images on my way back north to practice what I had been taught , my partner cannot believe the transformation . I will be back for the four day course ! Many thanks to Billy and Donna for an excellent day and great hospitality. Whether your a beginner or an experienced photographer you will certainly benefit from attending this course." Ian Kelly


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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...

Montage