Photography News Issue 71

Buyers’ guide

SEIZE THE DAYOUT Why not get out and learn some new photography skills? With thismonth’s selection of photo holidays and courses, you’re sure to find somemuch-needed inspiration

THERE’S NO BETTER way to learn than by doing. And learning in amazing places is even better. Sign up to one of this month’s photo-flavoured holidays and courses, and you’ll be sure of picking up not only new skills, but also some amazing images. And photography- specific holidays are even better,

because, unlike family holidays and days out, you’ll never feel under pressure to curtail your shooting. From UK-based excursions to trips overseas, there are packages here to suit all timescales, tastes and budgets, so book now and call it an early Christmas present to yourself!

COLIN PRIOR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOPS SCOTLAND Colin Prior rose to prominence shooting almost exclusively in panoramic format, and concentrating on Scotland’s wild places. This resulted in two beautiful books, HighlandWilderness (1993) and Scotland – TheWild Places (2001). Now he shares his extensive knowledge and passion via workshops where the emphasis is placed on the development of personal vision. For 2020, Colin is running a series of four- and five-night workshops, including the Glencoe, Glen Nevis and Ardnamurchanworkshop from12 to 16 Feb, based at the Holly Tree Hotel in Kentallen, including late sunrise and early sunset that won’t disrupt your breakfast or dinner. The Skye and Torridonworkshop, from15 to19 April, is based at the Eilean Iarmin Hotel, Isleornsay and features inspiring views across the Cullin, Ben Alligin and Liathach. Islay, from21 to 26 April is based at the Port Charlotte Hotel, where you’ll enjoy the unique interface between land and sea, which changes dramatically around the island. 01698 816333

FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHIC HOLIDAYS FRANCE French Photographic Holidays is based in Brantome, Dordogne and offers week-long residential tuition, including up to six half-day trips into the French countryside and surrounding villages. Each guest is provided an AppleMac workstation for post-production and, with a maximumof four per workshop, one-to-one advice is always on hand if you need it. Tours can be tailored for complete beginners to more experienced photographers and tuition is supplied by Paul Edmunds, a professional photographer with over 20 years experience. As well as other five-star facilities, culinary excellence is provided by Paul’s partner, Pam, and if your other half just wants to enjoy a Gallic holiday, reduced rates are available for non-photographers. Check out the Feedback page on their website for some glowing reviews. +33 0 5535 47485

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