The majestic mountains and lochs of Glencoe will leave you awestruck.

Glencoe Photography Workshops & Tours

small group landscape workshops

Local guide

I live in Scotland, visit Glencoe often and know all the best places.

Great locations

We will cover all the best locations both well-known and unique.

The best scenery

You will photograph the most amazing scenery.

Glencoe - A Photographer’s Paradise

Dramatic mountains, rare beauty and haunting history in the heart of the Highlands.

No description can re-create the impact of seeing Glencoe for the first time. It has long been one of the most famous places in Scotland, known equally for its awe-inspiring views and sorrowful past.

Sundeep Sembi – London. 
“It did not surprise me to learn how many people return for Dean’s workshops. I have had an excellent time and I also intend to return later in the year. I would recommend Dean unreservedly.”
Lee Williams – Birmingham. 
“The workshop enabled me push my photographic skills to look at and consider different landscape compositions. Compositions which I might previously have dismissed due to weather conditions and lighting. Dean’s enthusiasm to get out and explore the landscape allows a wide range of opportunities to create images.”

Workshop Details

Small Groups

Maximum of 3 - 5 participants.


Duration 4 - 5 nights.

Meeting Place

Kingshouse Hotel

Accommodation Included

The legendary Kingshouse in the heart of Glencoe. Standard Double Room. No single occupancy supplement.

Transport Included

Free transport around the islands in a 5-seater Ford Ranger Wildtrak with ample room for all photographic equipment.


Workshop tutor Dean Allan is an award winning landscape photographer based in the northern Highlands of Scotland.

You will learn…

  • How to choose the right settings for each shot.

  • How to shoot in manual

  • How to meter and expose correctly

  • How to use your histogram

  • How to focus properly

  • How to compose your shot

  • How to use fast and slow shutter speeds to be creative

  • How to use filters

A landscape photographer's paradise

Dramatic Beauty

With more history, drama and sheer natural ability to entertain than really seems fair, Glencoe is without doubt one of the world’s scenic highlights. But the famous pass is only the beginning and there are wonders to discover around every corner in the whole area. It’s easy to see why seasoned visitors would keep this wonderful place a secret if they could.

Great Moor of Rannoch

One of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe, the Great Moor of Rannoch is a beautiful outdoor space stretching far north and west from Rannoch Station.

The area is a vast stretch of land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops which makes it a very challenging environment which still supports varieties of flora and fauna. A wealth of plants, insect, bird and animal life can be seen here ranging from curlews and grouse to roe and red deer.

Ever wondered about 007’s bond with Scotland? Aside from beautiful women and ingenious gadgets, stunning locations are a key ingredient in James Bond films and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall (2012) is the fourth film to feature Scotland’s jaw-dropping landscapes.

Starring Daniel Craig as 007, Skyfall sees the secret agent returning to his Scottish roots, with the main part of the action taking place at Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge, which is located in awe-inspiring Glen Coe.  

It’s no accident that Bond’s family estate is located in Glen Coe. Ian Fleming, James Bond’s creator, was reportedly so impressed by Sean Connery’s portrayal of his most famous character in Dr No (1962) that he gave Bond some Scottish heritage.

Amazing Locations

Glencoe is just so stunning. A landscape I consider to be amongst the top 5 to photograph. We will be photographing the impressive Three Sisters Mountain Range, the wild and beautiful Rannich Moor, the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, explore the gorgeous Glen Etive Road, the Lochan Urr and still have time to step out of Glencoe to photograph Castle Stalker.

Diverse landscapes

Why not try photographing the impressive Buachaille Etive Mor in the morning. Walk along River Etive, stop for a coffee at many of the secluded places along the river before ending the day shooting a sunset looking into Glencoe Valley with the Three Sisters Mountain range?

One thing is for sure, no matter where you shoot or whatever the weather is thrown our way, Glencoe is one of the top locations in the UK for landscape photography.

Small Groups

I am only running with a small number of places on this workshop, which will allow everyone space to photograph and provide me much more time with each participant..

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