Isle of Mull photography tour, Scotland

“Experienced photographers offer tailored tuition on this photography tour to capture the wildlife, light and landscapes of the beautiful Isle of Mull ”

Highlights

Isle of Mull | accompanied by two experienced photographers | photography tuition in the field | dawn and dusk shoots | Fionnphort | Loch Scridain | Loch na Keal | Carsaig Bay | temperate rainforest | Salen | Calgary Bay | Lunga Island | Fingalís Cave | Eos Fors | Aros Park | wildlife including otters, puffins and sea eagles | excellent home cooking

Description of Isle of Mull photography tour, Scotland

Capture the wild beauty of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland Ė a place of sea lochs, ancient forests and waterfalls Ė on this week long photography tour. Running down the spine of the island is a volcanic ridge that rises to over 900m, and beautiful sea lochs crinkle the coast, where you can photograph herons, otters and the huge Highland cattle that graze the surrounding land. We also spend a day on Lunga Island, one of the UKís best places for photographing puffins. Look out for guillemots, dolphins and whales, too. On Mull, the light is constantly changing too thanks to the lively weather, which often creates gorgeous conditions for photography.

The Isle of Mull is also home to pockets of temperate rainforest Ė a very rare habitat that we will spend some time photographing. Here, ancient oak trees are covered in colourful mosses and lichens. Itís lovely to just pause in these woodlands and listen to the sound of rain on the leaves Ė which often heralds superb light Ė or the sound of peat coloured waterfalls crashing down into ravines.
Eco tourism is popular on the Isle of Mull but itís not at all difficult to get away from other visitors and discover the islandís more remote corners to explore and photograph. Train your lens on sandy beaches, wooden piers and abandoned trawlers, puffins, steep cliffs and rock features. In spring youíll find wildflowers, too, and we head out at both dawn and dusk to photograph in the unique light. This is a small group holiday, travelling with two experienced photographers who will offer tuition tailored to you during time out in the field.

We stay in Killiechronan House near Salen, a comfortable self catering house with a mix of twin and double rooms, that offers a warm welcome. All meals are included and youíll enjoy delicious home cooking, and there is Wifi, too. This photography tour begins at the ferry terminal in Oban, on the mainland. The ferry crossing and all transport on Mull is included.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Isle of Mull photography tour, Scotland

Environment

We encourage you to travel responsibly and to consider the following guidelines:

- When out in wild places, please keep erosion to a minimum, keep to footpaths and avoid stepping on, or picking native flora

- When near wildlife we minimise human disruption of the natural environment. We take considerable care during breeding seasons so as to not disturb wildlife.

- Take time to carry out some research about Scotland, although English is the main language spoken being able to speak a few words of Gaelic is appreciated.

- Water sources in Scotland are safe to drink and we discourage buying plastic bottled water. A metal or heavy-duty plastic bottle such as Nalgene to refill with water from a safe source is recommended to all of our guests.

- River water could also be a supply drinking water, please do not contaminate river water supplies by washing in it. Any washing products should be phosphate free

- Respect local customs religion and traditions.

- Donít take photographs of local people and places of religious significance without permission.

- Keep promises! Send copies of photos to local people if this is what you have said you will do.

- Read the labels and buy local products such as food and souvenirs so that money directly benefits the community.

- Reduce pollution and carry out all litter. Recycle wherever possible. Scotland is passionate about its wilderness and has one of the lowest levels of environmental pollution in the world and it is good to keep it this way.

Our small group ethos, sharing of transport and preferred mode of exploring locations is by foot thus reducing pollution, environmental noise and damage to what is often an especially delicate ecosystem.

We support the John Muir Trust and the National Parks of Scotland through passing on information about their policy and raising awareness of current issues and environmental sustainability. The John Muir Trust hosts volunteers from all over the world and works closely with a variety of international organisations.

Wherever possible we work electronically and promote considerate use of digital resources. We are primarily web based for all administrative communications with minimal use of office paper.

We recommend that you visit our links page where you will find comprehensive information on travel, health, environmental concerns, preparing for your holiday, local cultures and how to support local projects.

Community

Tourism, creative arts and local crafts are present in many small towns and villages of Scotland. We support micro business by seeking out artisans and contemporary home made crafts during our stay. We always ensure that participants on our holidays get the opportunity to see and purchase local products.

Scotland is a unique part of the British Isles, full of folklore, myth and history. We love to engage our guests with discussions about Scotlandís bloodied and turbulent past!

We pride our selves on the home cooking at our accommodation, using locally sourced produce to create delicious and wholesome food. Simplicity and healthy eating is our mantra.

Our holidays are immersive and are designed for photographers by photographers. We are sensitive to the communities we visit and propose a discreet presence when taking photographs.

By the way, take time to carry out some research about Scotland, although English is the main language spoken throughout this magnificent country being able to speak a few words of Gaelic is a tongue twister and a great way to start a conversation!

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Niall and Charlotte took great care of us. We learned a lot and had great opportunities to photograph wild life and extraordinary scenery, and the food was exceptional too.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for slogging around some wet and muddy but beautiful scenery.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Very environmentally conscious hosts and very respectful of local people and property.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


First class.

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