Photography workshop short breaks in the Scottish Highlands

Private photography tuition in Glen Lyon with Dave Hunt

Sir Walter Scott described Glen Lyon in the Scottish Highlands as the “longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland”. This wonderful location will be the setting for our creative photography short breaks with local fine art photographer Dave Hunt. The 2-day private workshop will be tailored to your interests and experience. Choosing from a range of analogue and digital methods, you can explore your personal style of photography, drawing inspiration from the stunning natural surroundings. .

At a glance

Activity: Digital and/or analogue photography
Tutor: Dave Hunt
Duration: 2 full days of tuition, 3 overnight stays
Location: Fortingall and Glen Lyon, Scottish Highlands
Accommodation: Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall
Price: from £790 per person, based on two sharing a room
Minimum participant number: 2
Suitable for any photographic skill level


Your workshop and tutor – Dave Hunt

Photographer Dave Hunt
Dave Hunt

The workshop tutor Dave Hunt is a fine art photographer and explorer who will take you to the location’s most inspiring spots. You can learn more about Dave on his profile page and about his approach to fine art photography here.

More important than the technical aspects of the equipment will be understanding the context of the images you produce. Having discussed your personal motivations and objectives before you arrive, Dave will put together a workshop itinerary that works for you. This could include a post production session or analogue printing techniques in Dave’s well equipped Highland studio if you wish.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced photographers alike and contents will be tailored to your skills level and interests. To get the most out of the experience we recommend you bring walking boots and suitable outdoor clothing.

What to bring

  • Camera: any camera will do from a professional level DSLR to a mobile phone or even that old film camera that you wanted to use again one day. The essence of the workshop is our vision and images, and not the equipment. And don’t worry about the analogue work, we can supply cameras for the workshop.
  • Other equipment like tripods and filters can be useful but is not essential.
  • Laptop or tablet: yes, if you have one. But we will be spending more time discussing and capturing photos than looking at screens.
  • Good outdoor clothing: this will be needed as some of the areas that we may explore can be over rough ground and being the Scottish Highlands the weather can be a tad atmospheric!

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Glen Lyon is a truly magical place for an artist, so being able to capture its spirit and atmosphere at a creative pace is an experience that will stay with you forever.

The location and accommodation – Glen Lyon and the Fortingall Hotel

Glen Lyon (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Lìomhann) is the longest enclosed glen in Scotland and runs for 34 miles from Loch Lyon in the west to the village of Fortingall in the east. Steep hills rise either side of the glen and the tops are carpeted in heather with remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest visible at the westerly end.

You’ve maybe heard of the famous Fortingall Yew Tree, believed to be the oldest tree in the world. Well…it is right beside your accommodation Fortingall Hotel, and you’ll find other ancient historic sites nearby. The hotel itself is a charming 4-star country house hotel with cosy woodfires and delicious cuisine using the finest local ingredients.

Although transport during the workshop can be arranged, we recommend you bring a car so you can make the most of exploring the beautiful part of the world before and after the art break.


Day 1 – Arrival at Fortingall Hotel where a welcome gift will await you. Evening meal at the hotel restaurant.

Days 2 & 3 – The photography workshop will run from 10am to around 4.30pm and there will be a lunch break in a nice spot.

Day 4 – Departure day. No doubt you’ll be planning your next short break!

Additional workshop and accommodation days can be arranged. If your stay includes a Friday night you’ll be able to enjoy some live music as Friday night is folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar at the hotel.


Prices for this experience start at £790 per person, based on two guests sharing a twin or double room. Here’s what’s included in the package price:

– 2 full days of private tuition
– Workshop materials (guests tend to prefer bringing their own cameras, but Dave also has a selection of cameras you can borrow if you wish)
– 3 nights en-suite accommodation at 4-star Fortingall Hotel (sharing a twin or double room)
– 3 full Scottish breakfasts
– 3-course evening meal on the first night
– Detailed pre-travel information, including insider recommendations of things to do and see
– Welcome gift
– Wild at Art service fee

So…let us us know your preferred dates for a photography short break in Glen Lyon using the link below. We’ll get back to you with info on availability and price as soon as we can.

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