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Adventure Photography Workshop

Introduction Level - 2 days

Cost (with accommodation): £375.00
Cost (no accommodation): £325.00

This course is designed for experienced photographers who wish to extend their skills in capturing professional quality images and finding a foothold in the photographic industry.

We will be working with a number of different adventure disciplines depending on the weather and looking at image composition, dynamic framing, using off camera flash and staying safe in the mountains.

Critiquing images and post processing will be discussed and how to find a distinctive style and voice in the market will be covered.

We will be using Elinchrom ELB400 and sky port triggers when using off camera flash.  The triggers are available for Canon, Nikon and Sony systems.

Photo Gallery

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Is It For Me?

This course will challenge participants to develop new ways of seeing adventure sports and create art as well as documentary images.

Understanding the connection between the emotional response to a scene and how to convey that in ways that excites and inspires viewers will be covered.

Image making and art is a very individual thing and developing a style is as much a part of working in the adventure photography industry as it is having good working relationships with clients and social media.

Course Content

Friday night

2000hrs: 1 hour presentation by Nadir Khan on adventure sport photography followed by group discussion.

Discussion about Lightroom

Please note: All attendees MUST have Adobe Lightroom loaded on their own laptops and bring their own laptops with them.


Adventure photography in the field, discussing different formats of shooting styles, documentary versus commercial brand approach, adding depth and dimension to images, looking at composition, framing, negative space and the golden proportion. Use of camera flash in the outdoors and adding impact to images.

Return to GL and start reviewing images.

1900hrs: Dinner followed by a look at editing styles and a Lightroom tutorial


Continuing on with themes from day 1 and working to a brief for an editorial piece.

Return to GL to review images and provide feedback on course

Finish around 1700hrs



What Will I Need?

Hat & gloves, plus spares

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Leather boots


Camera Back Pack

Suncream and Hat (you never know)Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer

General trekking trousers are recommended, not jeans

Spare fleece/insulated jacket

Informal clothing for leisure wear

Rucksack Liner / dry bags

Box or bag for packed lunch

Blister kit/small first aid kit

Personal toiletries & medications

Camera body and a range of lenses from FF equivalent of ultra wide to approx. 200mm

Note that Sky port triggers are for Sony, Canon and Nikon camera bodies, these will be provided

A desire to be the most creative you can be

Course Pre-Requisites

Participants should be familiar with the workings of a DSLR camera and will be expected to bring their own cameras and available lenses.

We will be outdoors for much of the time and participants will be required to have experience of moving in mountainous terrain and have appropriate clothing and footwear to stay comfortable for long days in the outdoors.

You will require a backpack large enough to carry your camera, camera equipment, your personal clothing and your packed lunch.

What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport
  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

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