Flexible winter photography packages are a perfect alternative to a fixed price tour. You choose the dates, your target species and how many friends you want to bring along. All you have to worry about is what to do with all the wonderful images you’ll be taking!
For most photographers it’s no secret that to really capture the essence of any given subject the only way to do so is by repeat visits to a particular species or location. This approach provides the opportunity to build a varied and interesting portfolio of any given subject. On a one-to-one basis your images will stand out from the crowd and be unique. If you want to save some pennies, why not bring a friend/s or a fellow member/s of your camera club along? The costs per person per day drops according to the number of photographers (max three).
Light and weather are the most influencing factors on how your images will look. No two days in the Highlands are the same and knowing where the light is going to be at a particular point of the day is vital to the process of capturing both, stand alone and eye capturing images. With Andy’s experience he will aim to pre-empt changes in the weather and light to help you maximise your photographic opportunities.
If you are new to nature and wildlife photography the flexibility of these breaks are tailored to the client/s level of skills, knowledge and individual needs. Where required, guidance and tuition will always be freely offered. Not only will you learn how to improve your photography techniques, you will be given in-depth information about the species/subject being photographed.
The beauty of a flexible winter package is that you call the shots, you choose the species. Some limitations will apply due to the weather forecast or conditions, this generally only applies to Ptarmigan.
Mountain Hare, Ptarmigan, Red Deer, Red Grouse, Crested Tit.
These are species I regularly see and photography on a typical winter’s outing whilst photographing the above.
If you wish to concentrate on any of these species, we can try our best to fulfil your choice. Some species are only available at certain periods of the winter.
Otters, Golden Eagle, Dipper, Wild Goats, Roe Deer, Snow Bunting, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Siskin, Robin, Long-Tailed Duck, Goldeneye, Eider, Redshank, Dunlin, Turnstone, Whooper Swans, Geese.
Breakfast – Prepared with locally sourced produce, free range eggs, fresh local bread and award winning butchery meats.
Elevenses – Tea, coffee or hot chocolate served with home-made tray bakes.
Lunch - Hearty homemade soup, filled rolls & snacks served with tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
Afternoon Coffee - Tea, coffee or hot chocolate served home-made tray bakes.
Dinner: Home cooked two course dinner. Typically a roast with veg and gravy followed by a decadent dessert (trust me, you will have earned it!)
Travel: All Travel from your arrival in Inverness/Aviemore in a comfortable 4X4 fitted with full winter tyres.
Guiding/Tuition: The full attention of the guide, patient and courteous help and advice when and where it’s required.
Giving back to nature: A Caledonian pine tree will be planted in our ‘Trees for Life’ corporate grove on your behalf; this is as part of our ‘Giving back to nature’ policy. One tree will be planted per person per day!
Fun & Humour: Photographing wildlife should be an enjoyable experience. Although we’re serious about helping to obtain the best possible images, this will be done in a fun and relaxed way.
After a cold and tiring day in the mountains imagine arriving home to the warmth of a roaring wood burning stove. This is what will await you at your carefully selected accommodation. After time to relax, Eileen your hostess, will serve to you home cooked dinner made from only the finest locally sourced produce. Sit back and enjoy the twinkling lights and panorama from your elevated position overlooking Inverness and the Black Isle. I’ve known Eileen for many years and she is a fabulous hostess, one of the best you’ll find in the Highlands.
One to One
2 Days - £749
3 Days - £1095
4 Days - £1399
5 Days - £1699
One to Two
2 Days - £599 - Per Person
3 Days - £799 - Per Person
4 Days - £999 - Per person
5 Days - £1099 - Per Person
One to Three
2 Days - £550 - Per Person
3 Days - £749 - Per Person
4 Days - £899 - Per person
5 Days - £999 - Per Person