After selling out in 2022, we’re delighted to be running workshops on the Isle of Mull once again in 2023!
The Isle of Mull is, in my humble opinion, the U.K.’s undisputed wildlife hotspot. White-tailed eagles soaring high above the lochs, otters frolicking along the shorelines, puffins on the surrounding islands, and red deer aplenty means that no two days are ever the same.
This photographic workshop will explore Mull’s wild beauty, creating close encounters (and create memorable photography) with otters, watching white-tailed eagles dive for their catch, observing Atlantic puffins building their nests, and so much more. This is our home and we can't wait to share it with you.
We’ll rise early in the mornings, keeping a close eye on tide times to maximise our chances for capturing those sought after images on this photographic workshop.
Guidance will be provided in the field, both on your fieldcraft, approaching wildlife and then of course, photographic tuition to get ‘those’ portfolio shots. Weather and tide depending, we’ll stay out as long as the wildlife does, having breakfast along the Lochs.
Your accommodation will be a cosy self-catering farmhouse cottage in the village of Dervaig, on Mull's northern coastline. With eagles aplenty (whited-tailed and golden!) and otters in the nearby Loch Cuin, wildlife is never far away. You also have the option of arranging your own accommodation, with a discounted rate.
Each evening we’ll gather around the wood-burning fire and we’ll be giving presentations on improving your fieldcraft, wildlife behaviours, photographic techniques, and post-processing.
You’ll need to be in Craignure by early afternoon on your arrival day. We’ll be waiting for you at the ferry terminal at midday, ready for an otter adventure!
We’ll then begin our search, getting you familiar with Mull’s geography, familiar signs to look out for, plus some introductory fieldcraft. After an afternoon snack, we’ll then head back to your accommodation. You’ll arrive in time to settle in and freshen up before a further afternoon mission. We’ll then return during dusk, grabbing an early night ready for our first full day.
We’ll wake up before sunrise, enjoy a hot drink, then head out on our drive. We’ll stay out all day, depending on tides and wildlife activity. We’ll enjoy breakfast along the coastline, warming up after a morning’s fun. Bring your packed lunch to eat the loch-side, watching eagles soar above.
Animal activity will always peak either side of high-tide, so prepare yourself for a treat. After sunset, we’ll return your accommodation and pop over for presentations and editing sessions in the evening.
On our final morning we’ll slowly meander towards the ferry terminal in time for your late morning sailing back to Oban. Then it’s a big farewell (we’ll probably shed a tear) to Mull and we can guarantee you, you’ll already be planning your return!
There are frequent trains to Oban from Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports, removing the need for car hire. Oban’s ferry terminal is within walking distance of the train station, making your life much easier. If you’d like to extend your Scotland trip, we’d suggest picking up a car in Oban upon your return. We're happy to give advice and guidance on this.
To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required. Up until 60 days before travel, should you decide to cancel, this is fully refundable.
Beyond that, the remaining 50% would then be payable. At this point, your payment is now non-refundable but still fully protected.
May, June, July 2023
8-13 May: SOLD OUT
14-19 May: SOLD OUT
22-27 May: SOLD OUT
5-10 June: SOLD OUT*
12-17 June: 1 space remaining*
Please enquire for other dates.
5 nights self-catering accommodation
Personal photographic tuition
All transport while on the Isle of Mull
White-tailed eagle trip
Treshnish Isles trip
Snacks and drinks
A truly unforgettable experience on the Isle of Mull. With expert guidance we were able to have some incredible sightings while also being respectful of the otters we were there to see. I would go back again in a heart beat.
Our time on Mull was beyond description, there is no way I can ever express my gratitude! The trip truly exceeded all my expectations. George and Lara are two of the loveliest people ever and taught me so much.
I couldn't have asked for a more incredible experience. Expert tuition from George meant I came away with a collection of images that I never dreamed I would have taken. Total game changer for my photography.
We discovered, we learned, we experienced, we laughed. It was a completely magical trip that I'll never, ever forget. Discovering the East African Savanna opened something that it’s hard to describe. Thank you.