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Autumn, that most colourful & notable of seasons, is soon to return once more to delight the visual senses.
 

Join us then in the heart of rural Perthshire to take advantage of our half-day, photographic experience in big tree country.
 

Our aim is to help you take full advantage of the camera you already have, elevate your skill levels, boost your creativity & help you capture the evocative mood of our gloriously atmospheric landscape.
 

We do that by sharing useful & proven, hands-on tips & techniques while immersed in an abundance of interesting subject matter, right on our doorstep.
 


 

Our approach is based on following Graham's three fundamental rules
 

--- Interesting Subject ---
 

--- Strong Composition ---
 

--- Exceptional Light ---
 

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Where?
 

The NTS Hermitage, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0AN.

We meet at the car park & then head into the forest along well trodden footpaths. Total distance about 2 miles.

 

When?

Saturday 15th October - Starts at 10:00am & finishes around 3:00pm.
 

 

 

 

 

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Camera (any type), memory cards, batteries, sturdy walking shoes/boots, appropriate outdoor clothing for the season, snacks. Tripods are useful so bring it along if you have one. 

 

How Much? 
 

Five hour sessions costs £35 per person.
 

Who?
 

Anyone with an interest in improving their camera/photographic/creative skills and who wish to explore & capture the visual splendour of Autumn in Perthshire's big tree country.
 


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Loch Lubnaig Mist (Callander, Stirlingshire)Loch Lubnaig Mist (Callander, Stirlingshire)Loch Lubnaig is a small, picturesque fresh water loch making up a part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The name Lubnaig is Scots Gaelic, meaning ‘crooked’ which easily describes its irregular shape.

It is located a few miles north of Callander, a busy town in the heart of The Trossachs. The name Trossachs is from the Scots Gaelic, Na Trosaichean, which means ‘rough (hilly) country’.
Loch Lubnaig MistLoch Lubnaig Mist (Callander, Stirlingshire)Loch Lubnaig is a small, picturesque fresh water loch making up a part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The name Lubnaig is Scots Gaelic, meaning ‘crooked’ which easily describes its irregular shape.

It is located a few miles north of Callander, a busy town in the heart of The Trossachs. The name Trossachs is from the Scots Gaelic, Na Trosaichean, which means ‘rough (hilly) country’.

The Romans built a fort here in the 1st century A.D. during their brief occupation of Scotland but it took until 1743 before a proper road was built by Major William Caulfeild, an officer in the British Army. He was made Inspector Of Roads for Scotland in 1732.

Caulfeild was responsible for the construction of over 900 miles of road & over 600 bridges which made up a network intended to assist with the pacification of the Highlands in the aftermath of the 1715 Jacobite uprising; (a movement to reinstate King James VII of Scotland to the Scottish & English thrones after being deposed during the Glorious Revolution in England in 1688).

So many inquisitive visitors started to arrive however that by 1790 an enterprising local minister, Rev. James Robertson, decided to produce one of Scotland's first tourist guides, “A Pamphlet Descriptive of the Neighbourhood of Callander”.

Loch Lubnaig is approximately 3 miles long with depths of up to 145 feet. The loch lies in a narrow glen between two hills popular with walkers, Beinn Leitir & Beinn Mhùrlaig. The River Balvaig feeds the loch from the north & the Garbh Uisge, meaning ‘rough water’, drains it over the impressive Falls of Leny to the south. The loch is a very popular spot for fishing & canoeing because of its attractive yet sheltered location. And a former railway, now converted to a National Cycle Network route runs along the west shore which allows cyclists & walkers a gentle 9 mile journey between Callander & the picturesque village of Strathyre to the north.

Here, an early autumnal morning combined with rare calm conditions was chosen to enhance the soft, warm colours of the changing season. The lack of wind has allowed the surface of the loch to rest sufficiently & reflect a stand of beech trees which almost appear to be toe testing the water. The steep hillside provides a dark backdrop against which the turning leaves are brought into three dimensional relief. And rolling mist provides additional atmosphere.

 

Book your place by calling 0138-388-2149 or by email: info@ghgraham.com
 


We'll help you figure out when something is worth photographing & equally important, when it is not. A common mistake is to include too much content which results in clutter & confusion. We'll show you how to visually discard all the unnecessary stuff & keep it simple.
 

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Scotland is often blessed with fabulous light but it can be notoriously dull & dreary too. On dreich days, many people would chose to stay at home. We'll show you how to take advantage of poor weather & still come home with images you'll be proud of.
 

Composition

There are several established rules of composition. But sometimes your best work is achieved by breaking them. We'll show you how to place elements to achieve that extra wow factor.

Equipment
 

A camera is simply a device for capturing what you wish to record & then express, through the medium of   photography, a scene, a vision, a memory, a metaphor or an emotional  response. Some people though, just want a sharp photographic record of their pet or a family treasure without lopping uncle Bob's head off CanonIXUS 95 .
 

But the  camera industry uses every marketing trick in the book in an attempt to convince you that what you really need is yet another upgrade to the latest gee-whiz gizmo. We'll demonstrate that you can create great photographs with a camera that costs no more than a tank of petrol.
 

Efficiency

No matter how much you spend on a camera's functionality, only three variables actually matter; ISO, shutter speed & aperture. We'll help you quickly navigate all those extra buttons & menus so that you spend more time getting the shots you want & spend less time getting held up by "features" that often, just get in the way.
 


Book your place by calling 0138-388-2149 or by email: info@ghgraham.com