Guided mountain hare photography days

A full day of guided mountain hare photography in the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands.

Early November – Late March

£150 per person (£250 for 2 people)

To enquire about booking please use the contact form below.

Our most popular photography workshop during the winter months. Mountain hares are an iconic species of the Scottish Highlands, and photographing them in their stunning upland environment is an unforgettable experience.

This is a highly flexible workshop and will be tailored to each visitor’s needs. Whilst many of our guests are enthusiastic nature lovers wishing to take their photography to the next level, it is equally common for us to guide award-winning semi-professionals. I can provide as much or as little photographic tuition as you require.

I’m also there to provide guidance when it comes to being out in the winter hills, which can feel like quite an adventurous experience for many. I am a highly experienced hill-walker and mountaineer, regularly writing articles for publications such as The Great Outdoors Magazine, UKHillwalking and Walkhighlands.

Please note! This day involves a fair amount of walking, typically uphill for quite some distance. If your fitness or health could be an issue, please be in touch and we’ll have a chat to discuss options.

What’s included?

-A full day of guided mountain hare photography.
– Tuition in field-craft, approach, and essential skills for upland wildlife photography.
– Advice on image post-production if required.
– The option to include an hour of red grouse photography (if time allows) for an additional £20.



Transport
 – Typically we meet in the village of Tomatin and I will drive us the rest of the way. Access to your own vehicle is preferable. If this is a problem, please be in touch and we’ll have a chat to discuss options. The meeting point is also flexible.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Location – Tomatin, between Inverness and Aviemore, Scottish Highlands.
Meeting point – 
Tomatin community hall, main street, Tomatin.
Fitness level – see note above!
Facilities – we shall be out on an open hill-side for several hours, so there are no toilet facilities.
Footwear – good walking boots essential. The day will often involve walking through deep snow, so you must be able to keep your feet warm.
Clothing – you will be in a winter mountain environment. Full waterproofs, wooly hat, gloves, thick socks – all essential. Insulated jacket preferable.
Food – bring plenty! You’ll be out on the hill for several hours in the cold.
Suggested camera kit – DSLR or similar. Lens 300-500mm. Tripod or beanbag. Waterproof cover for camera/lens.

 

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