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Glencoe Photography

Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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davekathyb wrote a review Sep 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania11 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I spent a full day with Karl. We’re both fairly experienced photographers but Karl helped us capture better images with his extensive knowledge of what works best at the sites he took us to. And the locations he took us to were epic shots that we couldn’t had gotten to ourselves in 1 day. Karl is a real pro and a pleasant guy to spend a day with. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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RPCV-Bill wrote a review Jul 2019
Bethesda, Maryland49 contributions20 helpful votes
My friend and I unfortunately only had one full day in the Glencoe area, but spending it with Karl of Glencoe Photography was, for us, the best way to experience as much of the surrounding Highlands as possible. He picked us up on time at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish, and we were soon in the Glencoe valley, hills all around us. Spending the day with a stranger can sometimes be agonizing, but Karl's friendly demeanor and sense of humor put us at ease. It rained (lightly and heavily) much of the day, and though it affected visibility to some degree, it made for some beautiful, atmospheric photos. I told Karl that I tend to use auto-focus and am more interested in photo composition, and he said he would (and did) give me tips about composition, as well as help me get more out of my Canon SX720HS. With rain there was water to be photographed, and during the course of the day we stopped at about a half dozen spots, including waterfalls, lakes, and streams. My non-photographer friend waited patiently in the vehicle as Karl and I hiked to each spot (I'm so glad I'd brought waterproof pants and jacket), set up the tripod, attached my camera, framed a shot, adjusted the camera settings, pulled out a filter he had to enhance the photo, wiped off the rain off the lens, set the timer, reviewed the picture, repeat, all the while wrestling an umbrella in the wind and rain. A lot more effort than I typically put into taking a photo, but it was an adventure and the results were great, capturing the smooth blur of rushing water. The day was broken up with a stop for a delicious and hearty lunch at the Clachaig Inn, and ended at the Ballachulish Visitor Centre, where you can see and purchase some of Karl's beautiful photos. Many thanks to Karl for an excellent photo safari in a wonderful part of the world!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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cshgth wrote a review Jul 2018
Atlanta, Georgia81 contributions26 helpful votes
We booked this photo experience as an extended half-day adventure for the entire family. Dave took us to some of the most beautiful parts of Glencoe and while he provided expert tuition for my landscape photography, the rest of the family was off exploring the trails and gorgeous waterfalls. Dave is very good at tailoring the experience to your individual needs, picking up how much you already know and then taking you to the next level. He brought along filters that fit my camera to show me different effects and also made some great equipment suggestions in the end. All in all a perfect experience! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Majestic0801 wrote a review Apr 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom80 contributions66 helpful votes
My wife organised a days tuition for my birthday with Glencoe photography. I went last Monday with Dave for the full days tuition. I had an excellent time and Dave was a superb teacher/guide. Learnt a lot from him about getting the best landscape shot and how to set up to get it. The locations he took us had some stunning scenery. An extremely friendly man who has lived a very interesting life as a mountaineer and photographer who I enjoyed hearing his stories and experiences. Excellent day out and would thoroughly recommend whether totally new to photography or an experienced photographer.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Liam F wrote a review Jul 2017
Arnhem, Australia10 contributions4 helpful votes
We went out for a full day with Karl and it was brilliant. He helped us get more out of our camera and lenses than ever before, gave us some great composition tips and taught us a lit about the more technical side of photography. On top of all that he took us to some iconic photography locations and shared some of his favourite spots around Glencoe. I cant recommend him highly enough, head out with Karl and you'll be taking competition worthy photos in no time!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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