Billy Currie PhotographyCourses 2020
Introduction to Landscape Photography & Post Processing (limited availability)
Date:- 19th January 2020
Location:- Central Scotland & Classroom
Experience:- Beginner to Intermediate
Max Places:- 3
All transportation provided, leaving from Stirling area
One to one and group guidance
All computing equipment
This is a great day for either beginners looking for a taste of landscape photography or more experienced photographers looking to hone their skills on location or in the digital darkroom.
We will be at our chosen location early and spend a couple of hours photographing some of the beautiful highlights in our area. We will then return to the classroom, have some lunch and spend the rest of the day working on the post processing side of photography using both Lightroom and Photoshop.
Our locations will be weather dependant and decided nearer the time but will be based somewhere around the Forth Estuary, the Trossachs National Park or the Stirling area.
Example Itinerary (times may vary depending on time of year)
Dawn – shooting on location
12:00 – return and have lunch
12:30 – post processing workshop
14:00 – refreshments
14:30 – post processing workshop
17:00 – finish
Camera with suitable lens
Outdoor clothes including waterproof boots/gators or wellies
Not Required but will help:-
ND filter or grads
About The Trossachs:-
The Trossachs, sometimes known as “The Highlands in Miniature” are situated on the physical boundary between the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland and although their peaks may be humbler than those of the highlands, the Trossachs green upland landscape still dwarf the Lowland plain to the south.
"Trossachs" was originally the name of a small area between lochs Achray and Katrine but the National Park Authority has given the name 'Trossachs' to the scenic triangle bounded to the west by Loch Lomond, to the east by Callander and to the south to Aberfoyle and the Loch Ard Forest.
This unique area of Scotland received its first holiday tourists over 200 years ago and has attracted holiday makers ever since. Made popular by Sir Walter Scott's publications of 'Rob Roy' and 'The Lady of the Lake', It is said that crowds set off in their hundreds to view the spectacular scenery described by Scott in his books, until then comparatively unknown.
Nowadays, The Trossachs are a haven for holiday makers, walkers, cyclists, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and many other outdoor pursuit seekers and hosts a huge number of events and festivals both indoor and out each year.
About The Forth Estuary:-
The Firth of Forth, on the east coast of Scotland, is a sheltered arm of the North Sea and the estuary of the River Forth. From the tidal water limit at Stirling to the Isle of May the Forth is 96km long and covers an area of 1,670km2.
At Stirling the waters are shallow with a mix of sea and freshwater from the river, during low tide an expanse of mudflats are exposed becoming a rich feeding areas for birds.
Further down, the narrow channel between North and South Queensferry has been bridged first by the Forth Rail Bridge and then later by the Forth Road Bridge. A deep channel allows large ships to pass under the bridges to the ports of Rosyth and Grangemouth.
Once past North Queensferry the Forth widens out and the landscape becomes sandy and rocky interspersed with many small fishing villages and even some holiday resorts.
Whether it’s the east towards the bridges or west towards Stirling, there are many varied beautiful locations around the estuary that are perfect for a great days photography or even a longer Scottish holiday.
Stirling sits at the heart of Scotland, lying where the lowlands meet the highlands and situated between the firths of Forth and Clyde. This area is popular with holiday makers and has a rich history with some wonderful architecture as well.
Stirling is the town where William Wallace (Braveheart) overpowered the English in 1297 in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. In 1869 the Wallace Monument, a 220ft (67m) high Victorian Gothic Tower, was opened to commemorate Scotland's greatest freedom fighter. The monument sits on Abbey Crag, the rocky crag from which Wallace is reputed to have watched the English Army gather on the south side of Stirling Bridge.
To the south east of the city lies Bannockburn. Here you will find the Bannockburn Heritage Centre where you can equip yourself with some history before walking up the path to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Within the city itself, the Old Town is still well preserved not only with the magnificent castle (one of the best preserved castles in Scotland) but also with the splendid medieval church, the Holy Rude, as well as merchants dwellings, the Guild Hall, the Tollbooth and a broad market place.