only 6 places available
5th - 10th Nov 2022
THE ULTIMATE WILDERNESS
Imagine spending a week making photographs in a place that has rarely been photographed before?
Somewhere remote, remarkable and truly unique. Well now is your chance…
Known as Britain’s last great wilderness, the Knoydart peninsula offers a landscape like no other. Situated on the far west coast of Scotland, adjacent to the Isle of Skye, there are no roads in and no roads out so access is only by boat or, for the more adventurous, a two-day hike – it really is a truly magical place. You could almost go all day without meeting another person!
The Knoydart Photography Retreat has been given exclusive permission to access un-touched landscapes and, alongside the Knoydart Rangers, you will spend six days photographing this unique wilderness with award-winning photographer Julian Calverley.
Below is a selection of recent photographs taken by Julian in Knoydart.
ABOUT JULIAN'S MASTERCLASS
Julian has always preferred to work with small groups, hence our workshops are designed for a maximum of six participants only.
This approach simply provides a more intimate and memorable experience. Participants benefit greatly by having more focused and quality time with him and more physical space with which to work in the landscape.
Julian will run daily master classes on many aspects of photography. Broadly speaking he'll discuss and explore the Art, Mindset and Process of landscape photography.
• INTRODUCTION : A JOURNEY INTO LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY •
Julian will talk about his career as a professional advertising photographer and how this lead to his passion for landscape photography.
• HIS APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY •
He will share his approach to landscape photography, from both a technical and psychological point of view.
• THE USE OF FILTERS •
Julian will discuss and illustrate his use of filters in particular the use of neutral density ND grads.
• INSPIRATIONS AND HOW TO CREATE A BODY OF WORK •
He’ll talk about the work that has inspired him over the years and talk about the process that led to his award-winning book 'North Northwest'
• SHOOTING PANORAMIC LANDSCAPES •
Julian will discuss his approach to panoramic work, using both the shift and panning methods.
• POST-PRODUCTION •
Julian will share his approach, thought process and technique to post-production.
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME SCOTTISH ADVENTURE
THE LORDS’ HOUSE
You will be staying in Inverie which is the main village on the peninsula and home to approx 111 residents. You will all have your own bedroom in a large private house, owned by a Lord, situated on the shores of Loch Nevis - which is Gaelic for Heaven. And heaven it is. You could lose yourself for hours just looking out of your bedroom window across the loch!
Below is the view of the house that you stay in...
And below that is the view of Inverie village from the house!
Your stay is fully catered. Janey de Nordwall (founder of The Knoydart Retreat Ltd) has prepared a wonderful home-cooked seasonal menu for all dietary requirements utilising the delicious local produce – especially wild venison for the meat eaters! Daily full-cooked breakfasts, packed lunches for your outdoor adventures, baked afternoon teas and a two-course dinner each evening. Everyone eats together around the large table in the dining room and, after dinner, you can all relax around the open fire in the sitting room. One evening we’ll take you down to The Old Forge (Britain's more remote pub!) where local musicians often play impromptu Celtic sessions.
ALL WEATHER ALL TERRAIN
As Scotland can be known for offering four seasons in one day, this will be an all-weather, all terrain photography adventure.
THE ALPA ACADEMY
This workshop is supported by the ALPA Academy and is a part of their programme of ambassador lead events.
It's important to point out though, that you do not need to be an ALPA owner, or medium format owner, to attend the Knoydart Photography Retreat.
Hans Keist, the CEO of ALPA Cameras, who will be on hand for the whole week, to answer questions and talk about the company’s ethos and exciting future.Working with ALPA ambassadors worldwide, the academy’s aim is to educate and inspire existing owners of ALPA equipment and also those who are simply considering moving across to a medium format camera system. Through the community and events of the ALPA Academy we seek to become better seers of the world.