Harris and Lewis - The Outer Isles

The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles and 'The Long Island' is an island chain of the West Coast of mainland Scotland that runs from Barra Head to the Butt of Lewis to a distance of 210 kilometers. This set of islands is extensive with 15 islands being inhabited along with a further 50 that are uninhabited. Our workshop here concentrates on the isles of Harris and Lewis and during the workshop we visit many of the amazing and world renowned beaches such as Luskentyre, Sielibost, Horgabost, Huishinis and Uig Bay.

There is something very special about the coast of the Hebrides with a sense of isolation and desolation as you stand on the pure white sands on the edge of the turquoise Atlantic Ocean. This wild western location is subjected to the constant changing of the weather coming across the Atlantic and often delivers brooding skies and giant rolling waves. Along with the beaches, are the countless rock coves with geology that displays some of the oldest rocks on the surface of the earth, the 3000 million year old Lewisian Gneiss.

During the workshop we will travel extensively through Lewis and Harris, and no workshop would be complete without stopping to photograph the Standing Stones of Callanish. The Hebridesis often regarded as one of the locations on the 'Bucket List' of landscape photographers and it is one that will remain in your memories for decades to come.

You will be spending plenty of time out with your camera where you will get plenty of 1 to 1 tuition with a professional landscape photographer that will include both technical aspects of landscape photography as well as the art of good compositions. During our stay on the Outer Hebrides we will dedicate specific time to teaching post-processing skills to enable you to return home with exhibition quality images that are finished and ready to print.

One of the aims of this workshop is to delve deeper into how you want to portray these beautiful islands with their amazing coastlines. We will actively encourage creativity and the freedom to take your time, soak up the moment and explore yourself as a photographer. Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington will be on hand throughout the entire workshop to work with you and harness your individuality.


Residential 6 day workshop

DateWed 16th - Mon 21st Mar 2022

LocationOuter Hebrides

HotelThe Harris Hotel

LeaderPaul Gallagher

and Michael Pilkington

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The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) during the workshop.


Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.

Harris and Lewis - The Outer Isles