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

I hope everyone is not too fed up with the summer holidays being all but over, then again, look on the bright side, at least the kids are back in school. In our household we no longer have a teenager in bed until early afternoon eating us out of house and home.

Now I've had a chance to put the new Formatt Hitech 16 stop Firecrest ND filter to use over the last few months it certainly deserves a mention. Not only is it the slimmest filter I've ever had the pleasure of owning but it is more neutral than even the best 10 stop I have ever came across. There is virtually no colour cast at all which is quite amazing for a filter of this strength. In fact it is so good I am contemplating changing my current 3, 6 and 10 stop filters over to this new firecrest design. Another plus point for this filter is the price, significantly cheaper than some of the other leading brands on the market.

Over recent months I've been working on a new presentation which I intend to use in forthcoming camera club talks. It is basically an overview of why when getting it right in camera often still produces a very poor image, and what to do about it. First club this month is Airdrie and Coatbridge, if anyone is heading along please say hello.

Further to my recent win in the UK leg of the EISA Architecture competition I was thrilled to learn I was also selected as the overall international winner. I am being flown out to Berlin this month to attend the competition ceremony and pick up my prize. For anyone interested, further information is available here - EISA International Photography Competition

Long Exposure photography is proving very popular at the moment. If this is something you are interested in then not only do I have a specific Long Exposure 2 day course available but this type of photography is also covered on all residential courses. Because of the increased duration of these courses (3 to 7 days) we have plenty of time to expand on our landscape skills and learn about capturing and processing of long exposures for those who are interested.

I'm always amazed how quickly the days start creeping in once we pass the longest day each June. I have just returned from Northumberland where our dawn time was around 6am which is an absolute luxury compared to just a month or two ago when it was just after 4am, bring on the autumn :-)

Billy

Customer Feedback

"I participated in the 3 day course in Glencoe and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Billy has great knowledge and enthusiasm for photography which he shares with all participants. I felt as though I have got skills to take my photography to a new level, particularly as a result of Billy's fantastic tuition on Photoshop which I really enjoyed. I can definitely see myself signing up for one of Billy's future courses." Euan Ross

"Hi Billie, I just wanted to thank you so much for the the excellent course you ran at Glen Coe. I have done a few similar courses before down south but I now realise how poor they actually were. I loved the enthusiasm for the subject and as a result of that, I feel I came away with so much more than I expected. I am sure I will be seeing you again probably on Skye. Great fun!!" Steve Johnson

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course and hope one day to repeat it. We were very fortunate to have great weather for the duration but I doubt I would have enjoyed it any less if we hadn't. I've come home with some great shots but best of all I've been inspired by your enthusiasm to get out there and practice the techniques you so adequately demonstrated. Judy and May were also great company and obviously very enthusiastic also which made the course all the more enjoyable. A big thank you to you and to Donna for helping to organise everything. My very best wishes." Hugh Whitchurch


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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