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HEBRIDEAN WATERCOLOURS SCOTLAND

10th - 17th November 2019

Places available

 
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 MAIN DETAILS

  • Place: Isle of Harris, Scotland

  • Dates: 10th - 17th November 2019

  • Places Available

  • Group size: 4p (min) to 6p (max)

  • Price: 3'750 CHF

  • Deposit: 1’500 CHF

  • Single room & all meals included

  • Exertion Level: Easy 

  • Photo level: All

  • Languages: English, French

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HEBRIDEAN WATERCOLOURS

10th - 17th November 2019

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LIGHT, COLOUR AND SPACE

Imagine a place of infinite sand beaches, tidal flats, and endless dunes covered with marram grass swaying in the wind, waves crashing on deserted shores and, in the background, sensual mountains rising from the water... Now, add some of the wildest and most dramatic light conditions you can imagine and a delightful sense of remoteness. That is the Isle of Harris and Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

There is something about Scotland which attracts landscape photographers from all over the world. It could be the contrast between the ocean and the mountains, the raw nature of the landscape, the untamed fury of the sea, the transient character of the light, the changeability of the weather and the sense of isolation... If all those elements define Scotland, the Isle of Harris becomes one of its strongest representations, the pure essence of what this land has to offer encapsulated in one single place.

During a whole week, we will photograph a constantly changing landscape where the magical brushes of light and weather paint over a canvas of sand, water and grass in this gem of the Outer Hebrides.

If there is a place which seems been made forlandscape photographers, it is the Isle of Harris and Lewis. By far our favourite location in Scotland and one of our preferred places on this planet.

The light, the tide, the clouds, the weather... The landscape of the Outer Hebrides is a canvas where a transient play of tones, colours, and reflections take place as the light changes by the second.
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

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Infinite sand beaches, tidal flats, and endless dunes covered with grass swaying in the wind, waves crashing on deserted shores and in the background, the highest mountains of the Outer Hebrides rising from the water.  

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Photograph an orchestral landscape where everything seems to be alive and in movement: the sea, the wind, the vegetation, the clouds, the light...

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Photograph in the dynamic and changeable light of the Outer Hebrides, without doubt possessing some of the most magical and photogenic light conditions in the world.

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LEADERS OF THE TRIP

RAFAEL ROJAS

Rafael Rojas (Master Hasselblad 2014, MA Photography, ARPS) is a Swiss-Spanish fine art photographer, author and lecturer whose work frequently focuses on concepts like time, decay and renewal, the raw latent energy found in the landscape and the ephemeral qualities of existence. He strives to encapsulate concept, emotion and spirituality in his work.    

Rafael has been involved in teaching since he was in his teens, and well before he took a camera for the first time. First helping out young students, then teaching undergrads and later on as a University lecturer. Nowadays, as a full time professional photographer, lecturer, author and creativity mentor, he deeply enjoys helping other photographers grow as artists, slow down and look at the world with different eyes.

He is the founder of the online Photo School "Photography with Intent", a unique, comprehensive and structured one year course devoted to the whole photographic process from message to print.

Rafael is also co-owner and co-director of “Platinum Press Editions”, an independent finer art photography publishing company devoted to the creation of photography books of the highest quality.

Rafael speaks English, French, Spanish, Romanian and Italian.

ANCA MINICAN

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Anca Minican, the partner of Rafael Rojas, provides a very special touch to all our photographic workshops and trips.  Trained as an architect, she is a true lover of nature and the wilderness and always accompanies Rafael on his photographic expeditions all over the planet. 

Her broad experience in the corporate world, her professionalism and her methodical and serious approach make her a valuable asset for the organization, on-site logistics and the support to customers during our workshops and photographic trips. She also plays a key role in the team building and knows how to create an amicable environment with a personal touch as all our clients can testify! 

Anca is co-owner and co-founder of “Platinum Press Editions”, an exclusive editorial house specialized in the creation of unique fine art photography books of the highest quality. She is also part of the management staff of the Photo School “Photography with Intent”.

She speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.

FURTHER DETAILS

 
 

 

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TOP OF THE CLASS

Small groups, all inclusive, daily critique sessions and full support by two leaders

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All inclusive. All included. All first class.

Single Occupancy accommodation in hotel superior rooms, all meals, three course dinners, two leaders, small group... What else can you ask for? Ok, Haggis is optional.   

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Matching light and mood with the place

We were some of the first to organize photographic trips to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and know the place like the back of our hand. We will take you to some of the most intimate, hidden and magical places of the Outer Hebrides, when light and weather make them sing. 

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Learning with the best

One of the main activities of Rafael Rojas is teaching, writing and lecturing about creative and expressive landscape photography. As a former university lecturer, founder of the online PhotoSchool "Photography with Intent" and monthly columnist for several magazines, Rafael will surely help you go home being a better photographer.

 
 

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

 
For those looking for a warm, friendly, fun, inspiring and photographically stimulating trip with exceptional people and one of the best landscape photographers anywhere, one need look no further.
— David Driman, Canada
 
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COME WITH US!

 
 
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain
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