Photograph Scotland: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What experience do I need?
Our Introductory Courses are designed for people with little or no experience of landscape photography. Our longer tours are open to all levels of experience, as we only take a maximum group of five photographers which means that there is ample opportunity for individual attention.
What kind of equipment should I bring?
Most photographers bring single lens reflex cameras, but you can use anything from a compact to a field camera and it can be digital or film. A tripod is essential, but don't worry if you don't have one - we can usually provide a spare. Talking of spares, please ensure that you bring spare batteries or your battery charger and spare memory cards for your camera as many of our locations are quite remote and camera shops are few and far between. We normally carry at least one extra camera in case of emergency!
What kind of clothing is best?
Comfortable, casual outdoor clothing is fine. It can be decidedly cool in Scotland, so layers are a good idea; a t-shirt, shirt and fleece or woolly jumper will keep you cosy. You'll almost certainly need a waterproof jacket and waterproof walking shoes or boots. Bring a hat too - it'll keep off the rain and protect you from the sun. We would prefer you to bring soft luggage rather than a hard suitcase if possible, as it makes packing the vehicles much easier. Finally, none of our hotels has a strict dress code, so you can leave the tuxedo or the cocktail dress at home!
Where and when do the tours begin?
We'll provide you with full travel details, times and directions for each course or tour at the time of booking.
I don't want to drive to Scotland. Can you arrange airport or railway station collection?
On the day before a course or tour we can normally organise pick-ups from Glasgow International Airport (£40 return) or Stirling railway station (£15 return), and arrange accommodation for you. We can also arrange to collect you at Inverness Airport on certain tours Further details at time of booking.
How much walking is involved?
We try to take you as close to each photographic location as possible, but inevitably some walking is required, although distances are short and never strenuous.
If you'd like more information on any aspect of our courses and tours, call us on 0141 416 3764 or 07711 510 803 or click here to e-mail.