Easdale photography courses participant porfolio

It gives us great pleasure to present some of the work which has been made by the participants on our photography courses over the last four years. The work we showcase here was produced participants on our Develop your Narrative course in September, 2019.

We were delighted to welcome back Sue MacDougall to Easdale island last year. Sue had been one of our participants on our original course back in 2016 and in the meantime had been developing her practice, which is mainly built around beautiful landscapes taken around Argyll, where she lives.

For the Develop you Narrative course, Sue chose to focus her attention on islander Mike MacKenzie, a long-time resident of Easdale and his woodworking business which he runs on the island. Here, Sue takes up the story:

“I invested in my first Nikon DSLR camera four years ago, and with a view to learning more about my camera and making the transition from automatic to manual, I signed up for one of the first residential courses Colin and Adam ran in 2016. With their supportive tuition I successfully made the transition and used the knowledge I had acquired about composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, and making portraits to move my photography on to a different level.

With the intention of challenging myself and developing my photography further, I signed up for the course in September last year. My initial plan had been to do a project about the wild flowers growing on Easdale particularly the ones growing in unusual places like the slate and derelict buildings whilst finding a way to incorporate landscapes, the area of photography I feel comfortable with.

However, Colin introduced me to one of Easdale residents, Mike MacKenzie. I was immediately struck by what an interesting face Mike had. I spontaneously asked Mike if I could photograph him! Mike agreed and I took some shots at his home and then at his workshop. The photos from Mike’s workshop formed my project, MacKenzie at Work.

Photographing Mike took me way out of my comfort zone. However, I thought about previous discussions with Colin and Adam about how to approach photographing people. The importance of being able to put the person at ease, engaging in conversation whilst simultaneously assessing how to take the best shot. I found the lighting challenging but took my time experimenting with my camera settings and taking my time to compose shots whilst engaging Mike in conversation and checking with him if he was still comfortable with me being there. Having the opportunity to photograph Mike, although challenging, was inspiring and fun! It was very satisfying to create a body of work about a specific person. It was a steep but fascinating learning curve.

During both the courses I have attended with Colin and Adam I have absorbed so much about photography and my approach and understanding of the photographic process has deepened. I have drawn on and continue use to draw on their knowledge of documentary photography and their own fascinating personal work projects.”

MACKENZIE AT WORK

All image © Sue MacDougall, 2019 all rights reserved.

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Jill Jennings is a professional photographer based in the north west of England. She joined us on the course as she wanted to get away and work on something creative which was not rooted in her commercial practice. Over the two days, she produced this lyrical and poetic piece. Here she explains the thinking and inspiration behind the work.

From ‘Power Surge’ © Jill Jennings, 2019 all rights reserved.

POWER SURGE

“Driving south from Oban I reach the coast, nothing in the weather up until now had prepared me for the wildness of the waves  pounding into the shoreline fuelled by the wind and scrawling showers.  I stopped the car, on the horizon an island lay with its point out to sea, – it must be Easdale.  I took my first photo though the rain splattered windscreen. It seemed like a huge leap of faith that I was to spend the next three days in such a place.

A day later and I’m looking from shore towards Mull and the mainland.  The crashing waves and wind are unrelenting, signs of erosion all around, e.g.  the the pier that was washed away, the slate mines that were flooded and stopped production 100+ years ago leading to the decline of the industry that once thrived on this tiny island.

Meanwhile the slate lays everywhere, black, glistening and forboding.  There are symbols everywhere you look – triangles, abandoned roofs, quarries, angles, corners, warning signs, there’s human traces, and nature reclaiming an industrial past .  There are whitewashed cottages, islanders going about their everyday and even sunshine.

Something magical about being on the island liberates my mind from everyday stresses and routines and I’m  free to create. I’m encouraged though the structure of the course to find visual narratives.  So I wander in this landscape open to interpretation and respond to it according to how I feel inside, thinking in part of my sons’ leaving home to pursue their lives and how that will impact, but also aware of the power of nature – am I looking out or looking in?

On the last day we are asked to make a slide presentation.  I call it Power Surge.

I find a poem in the Island Museum called Aftermath written by Wendy Blakey, an islander, about the ending of a storm, and read this out along with my work. ”

Aftermath by Wendy Blakey
“The silence
was unnerving, after the
howling
of the last
three days.
And instead of
the day long gloom
the incandescent new light
washed gloriously over the rocks
some pink,
some blue of green,
no more dark grey
The storm was over.”
All images © Jill Jennings, 2019 all rights reserved.
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Creative courses on Easdale island in 2020

STAY
at our modern and comfortable traditional cottages on Easdale island in the heart of the Hebrides.

EAT
locally-sourced, freshly-prepared home cooked meals in a convivial setting on Scotland’s west coast.

LEARN
creative skills directly from artists and top industry professionals on our short residential courses.

Following on from the success of our 2019 programme, we are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of creative courses in photography, writing and screendance on the island in 2020.

It will be a busy year creatively on Easdale island. Our popular short, residential photography courses return for a fourth year in June, hosted again by Colin McPherson and Adam Lee. This year we will be running two separate courses, one aimed at those who want to master some of the bascis of photography and the other for people who want to advance the creative possibilities of their practice. We are also delighted to announce the return to Easdale of internationally-acclaimed screendance artist and filmmaker Katrina McPherson, who will host a five-day course in June. Finally, award-winning journalist and writer Louise Tickle returns to host her course entitled ‘writing to challenge and change your world’ also in June.

We welcome questions and enquiries about all our courses, which are open and accessible to a wide range of people, whatever their skill levels and interests. We will provide you with a warm welcome and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy your course in the unique and historic surroundings of Easdale island. We aim to look after you so you can get the best out of the courses by catering for you with a menu of freshly-prepared, home cooked meals using local ingredients. Getting to and from Easdale is straightforward, either by car or using the good public transport links between Glasgow and Oban. The accommodation we provide in our traditionally-designed cottages is of high-quality, with all modern amenities provided, including good internet provision.

Please get in touch if you require any further information on the following:

Photography courses hosted by Colin McPherson and Adam Lee.

Screendance in the landscape with Katrina McPherson.

Writing to challenge and change your world with Louise Tickle.

If you have any questions, in the first instance email Colin McPherson at colinmcpherson@mac.com.

Screendance in the landscape with Katrina McPherson

This course offers participants an amazing opportunity to work with Katrina McPherson, one of the  most celebrated and innovative contemporary artists who uses dance and film to create outstanding and acclaimed bodies of work. This intensive, hands-on course will allow participants to learn directly from Katrina, taking as their inspiration the work she has produced over a 30-year career. Participants will be tutored and guided into planning and making a short piece of work, which will incorporate film, dance and the dramatic landscape of Easdale island. Professional dancers  are provided as a resource, and participants will be encouraged to take a collaborative approach to making their work on the island. Katrina will be supported by her brother, Colin McPherson, a photographic artist whose work has been exhibited and published at home and abroad for nearly 30 years. He will lead a short technical session on cameras, composition and light.

The five-day course runs from Monday 8th until Friday 12th June, 2020. (Arrival date on Easdale for participants is Sunday 7th, departure date is Saturday 13th June.)

*** Watch a short film introducing Katrina and the course***

What is included:
  • All teaching, guidance and encouragement.
  • Your accommodation. We have six bedrooms for participants, in two separate cottages, Chattan and An Rubha. (Katrina and Colin will stay nearby in separate accommodation on the island). Each cottage has its own well-equipped kitchen, generously-sized bathroom and communal area for socialising. Both cottages have gardens, with Chattan also having a patio to the rear.
  • Meals. The following will be offered as part of the course fee: continental breakfasts on the six mornings of your stay, including day of departure. A light lunch, consisting of soup, sandwiches and salad on each of five full days of the course. Five simple evening meals, which will be eaten communally. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided.  On the last evening, we recommend the short trip to the island’s award-winning Puffer restaurant to sample some of the finest local seafood and other produce from Argyll. This is at participants’ own discretion, but it’s well worth it and we encourage all the participants to join us for the meal.
  • We can arrange free travel to-and-from Oban, the nearest major town to Easdale island (15 miles by road). Oban has railway and bus stations and is a two-and-a-half hours drive from Glasgow airport.
What is not included:
  • Travel to and from Easdale island. You will be asked to make your own way to either Oban or down to the island and to time your arrival for the late afternoon before the day the course commences.
  • Cameras and other equipment for your use. We recommend you bring your own camera (capable of shooting video), with a small selection of lenses if appropriate, a tripod and suitable clothing for all weathers, including robust footwear. Either a laptop or external hard-drive to store footage is essential.
  • Your personal insurance. Easdale Experiences, who are facilitating the courses, have all the necessary insurance policies in place for your protection, however, we recommend you have your own travel and personal insurance in the event that you are unable to attend the course after booking, are delayed in your arrival/departure or that your equipment becomes faulty or damaged.

Further information on how to reserve your place can be found on Katrina’s website. Or email colinmcpherson@mac.com for additional details

Writing to challenge and change your world with Louise Tickle

We are delighted to be able to offer this course again, hosted by the award-winning social affairs journalist and commentator Louise Tickle. Lasting three full days, this course is for anyone with a desire to transform their world and an urge to write with a purpose.

Is there a burning issue you want to explore?

An injustice you want to campaign against?

A problem you want other people to care about?

Louise has written extensively on domestic abuse, failures of safeguarding in the state school sector and the effects of poverty on children’s education, as well as international development and the environment. She has a particular interest in family courts and the care system, and is a member of The Transparency Project which aims to promote greater understanding of family law.

Her features, long-reads and opinion pieces are published in a wide variety of national news outlets. She is a regular Guardian contributor, a columnist for Family Law Journal, runs media training courses, and is frequently invited to speak at public events and debates. In lighter moments she writes on activity travel including, most recently, an open water swimming trip to the Arctic Circle for BBC Wildlife magazine.

*** Watch our short video about Louise’s writing course***

She recently took up the role of the first ever “journalist at large” to be appointed by the charity Local Trust, and is the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Ideas and Pioneers Fund award enabling her to spend nine months on her Open Family Court project, through which she is exploring how to effect greater transparency across the family law system.

Louise has considerable experience of designing and delivering bespoke media training courses, and co-founded a popular series of conferences called What Journalists Want that ran over three years, aimed at communications teams from the voluntary, public and education sectors.

In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils for her work on the BBC One film Behind Closed Doors and her Guardian reporting on domestic abuse. In 2016 she was also shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism, and was joint winner of the Bar Council’s Legal Reporting Award. She has won a number of CIPR Awards for outstanding education journalism, and has twice been winner of the Rosemary Goodchild Award for Sexual Health Journalism run by Brook and the Family Planning Association.

Drawing on over 15 years’ experience of reporting and campaigning journalism, Louise will guide participants through the process of:

  • tightly defining the issue at hand
  • identifying a selection of story strands within it
  • sourcing and deploying evidence within your writing
  • using lively and illuminating quotes
  • providing balance / being fair
  • structuring a short news article or blogpost
  • researching and sustaining a compelling piece of longer writing

It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced writer or not, but please come with at least one firm idea for an issue you are keen to explore.

Essential items to bring:

A laptop that is wifi enabled

A notebook

Any reports or other research materials that you would like to draw on

Dawn breaks over the former slate-quarrying island of Easdale in Argyll, on Scotland's west coast.

This is a unique opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ and benefit from the peaceful environment offered by Easdale island and work with one of the UK’s leading journalists. The date of the course is:

The course dates are: Sunday 14th until Tuesday 16th June, 2020. (Arrival should be timed for the afternoon of 13th June. There will be three full days of tuition, before participants depart on the morning of the 17th June.)

What is included in the course fee:

  • All teaching, guidance and encouragement!
  • Your accommodation. We have six bedrooms for participants, in two separate cottages, Chattan and An Rubha. (Louise will stay in separate nearby accommodation on the island). Each cottage has its own well-equipped kitchen, generously-sized bathroom and communal area for socialising. Both cottages have gardens, with Chattan also having a patio to the rear.
  • All your meals. The following will be offered as part of the course fee: continental breakfasts on the four mornings of your stay, including day of departure. A freshly-prepared lunch, consisting of soup, sandwiches and salad on each of three full days of the course. Three home cooked evening meals, which will be served in one of the cottages to allow everyone to eat together. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided.  On the last evening, we recommend the short trip to the island’s award-winning Puffer restaurant to sample some of the finest local seafood and other produce from Argyll. This will be at your discretion but it’s well worth it and we encourage all the participants to join us for the meal.
  • We can arrange free travel to-and-from Oban, the nearest major town to Easdale island (15 miles by road). Oban has railway and bus stations and is a two-and-a-half hours drive from Glasgow airport.
What is not included:
  • Travel to and from Easdale island. You will be asked to make your own way to either Oban or down to the island and to time your arrival for the late afternoon before the day the course commences.
  • Personal equipment for your use.
  • Your personal insurance. Easdale Experiences, who are facilitating the courses, have all the necessary insurance policies in place for your protection, however, we recommend you have your own travel and personal insurance in the event that you are unable to attend the course after booking, are delayed in your arrival/departure or that your equipment becomes faulty or damaged.

Places are limited to six participants and the course costs £495.00. There is an early bird offer of a £30.00 discount if you reserve your place before 1st January, 2020. To secure your place,  we require a £50.00 non-refundable deposit, which will be subtracted from your final balance, which will be due six weeks before the course commences. To find out more information about what is on offer, please email colinmcpherson@mac.com in the first instance.

Creatively re-set your photography with Colin and Adam

BREAKING NEWS: PARTICIPANTS’ PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE INCLUDED IN LANDMARK ARGYLL EXHIBITION!

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with Glasgow-based gallery Street Level Photoworks. Participants on our 2020 programme of courses will have the opportunity to have the work they make on Easdale island included at the newly-opened cultural hub Rothesay Pavilion, in later 2020, as part of ‘Doon the Watter’, Street Level Photoworks’ programme as part of Year of Coasts and Waters’.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our participants to have their work seen and showcased at a time when much of Scotland’s artistic focus will be on its iconic coastline, rivers and seascapes. This initiative will give us even more incentive to produce more brilliant work on the courses.
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THE COURSES: Professional photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee will guide you through two days looking into ways to ‘re-set’ your practice and how to develop the idea of shooting a photographic essay, story or narrative. We have two separate courses, the first of which will focus on getting the best from your photography technically to allow you to shoot a short visual story. The second will look at more theoretical, yet practical, ways of enhancing the narrative ideas underpinning your work. Both courses will be hands-on and fully supported, with participants guided in how to take and edit a series of photographs to create a visual story.

These short courses are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level. Your teachers will help you explore what makes a great photograph and how to take one. Enjoy a stimulating and rewarding visit to one of Scotland’s hidden treasures – Easdale island. We look forward to welcoming you to Easdale island, a stunning and unique location on Scotland’s west coast which will inspire you. Our aim is to share our knowledge and experience with you, to spark your creativity and to give you the confidence to explore new ways of seeing and making photographic images. The courses are run over two full days (three nights), and allows you time and space to explore and photograph. You will be given one-on-one support and the opportunity to share and discuss their work with others in the group. You will be fully catered for with delicious food, much of it locally-sourced and all freshly prepared.

We are offering courses on the following dates:

Develop Your Narrative: Wednesday 1st until Saturday 4th July, 2020. We still have places remaining on this course. Our second course, although more theoretical in its foundation, also arrives at the same point as Practical Storytelling: participants will shoot a short visual story, however, we are looking for something more narrative-based for this outcome. On the first day we look, for example, at the way narrative is used in art and photography and at representation. These can be used as the building blocks for participants to put together an idea and illustrate it. Again, we aspire to produce technically good work, therefore you will be advised and supported in areas where we think you could strengthen your practice. At the end of the two days, you will have a story to show and tell.

UPDATE: THIS COURSE IS NOW SOLD OUT FOR 2020 – Practical Storytelling: Saturday 27th until Tuesday 30th June, 2020: The first of the two courses is more technical, in the sense that we try to enhance the practical skills of our participants. On the first day we deconstruct what a photograph is, looking at composition, lighting and how to make the best use of the environment you find yourself in to make impactful, interesting and creative images. There’s lots of technical hands-on help so you can develop new skills such as long exposures, silhouettes and portraits. We then move on to looking how this can be built into a series of images which tells a basic story, by thinking through ideas and then going out and illustrating them. The second day is very much about developing and delivering the idea and we look at editing and sequencing, all building towards presenting your photo story to the group. Everything is totally supported and participants can benefit from both Colin’s and Adam’s years of experience and knowledge in practical and hands-on teaching.

Both are three night stays on the island. Please get in touch for a more detailed description of what we can offer on each respective course.

We are delighted to offer places on the courses for a fee of £395. A non-refundable fee of £50.00 is required to secure your place, with the balance due two months prior to the commencement of your course. Please email colinmcpherson@mac.com for details.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit/debit card or PayPal.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, wish to know more about the island, the course or the teachers, please get in touch by emailing colinmcpherson@mac.com.

“I’m so happy I attended the weekend photography course on Easdale island. In addition to their wealth of technical experience both Colin and Adam are patient and supportive instructors. They made sure everyone felt comfortable regardless of their experience level.”  AE, Edinburgh

Easdale is a lively place, with plenty to see and do, both on the island and in the immediate area. Once the centre of the Scottish slate mining industry, the abandoned quarries and tiny white-washed cottages give the place an historic atmosphere. Access to the island is via a three-minute passenger ferry which serves as a lifeline for the 65 permanent inhabitants. There are no cars on this inner-Hebridean island, but it does have a pub, tearoom/restaurant, museum and plenty of people coming and going. Set against dramatic coastal and mountain scenery, it is the perfect place to get inspired and take stunning photographs. It can be reached by train on the dramatic and beautiful railline from to Oban, or is a pleasant two-and-a-half hour drive from Glasgow.

The course is hosted and run by professional photographers Colin McPherson and Adam Lee, both of whom have distinguished careers and a wealth of experience in teaching and running practical photography workshops. Participant numbers will be between five and six per course and you will be accommodated in one of two beautiful cottages (Chattan and An Rubha) which look out over the Firth of Lorne to the neighbouring island of Mull. Each participant will have her/his own separate bedroom.

We welcome anyone on to the course who has an interest in taking photographs, even if your chosen camera is a Smartphone. Although there will not enough time to teach individuals about the basics of cameras, we can offer to guide you in many of the basic rules of image making which will help you create stunning pictures.

Your arrival will be timed for late-afternoon on the eve of the course. We will use this time to introduce ourselves and each other, eat, relax, chat about photography and familiarise ourselves with our surroundings. We’ll even have some fun doing light painting, using long exposures and flashlights to create beautiful images at twilight. The following morning, we begin our journey.

“I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed the course, a truly inspiring experience… I’ve been doing lots of reflecting about what we covered and trying to put it into practice!”
 SM, Argyll

Each participant will have plenty of time each day to put what they have learned into practice and you will be encouraged to make and share your work with the other participants at the end of each day. Adam and Colin always on hand to offer advice, guidance and cups of tea. There will also be plenty of down time – an opportunity to socialise and share stories and experiences – and to ask lots of questions. We’ll talk about what inspires us to take photographs, how we can turn ideas into stories and how to undertake and complete projects. You will have the chance to have your portfolio reviewed by both Adam and Colin, so please bring some examples of your work with you if you wish.

You will stay on the island for three nights and departure will be on the morning after day two of the course.

What is included:
All teaching, guidance and encouragement to take great photographs. We have a large communal lounge with big screen for looking at and reviewing work. Theory and practice will take place both inside and outside, so come prepared to be on the move.
Your accommodation. We have six bedrooms for participants, in two separate cottages, Chattan and An Rubha. (Adam and Colin will stay in separate accommodation on the island). Each cottage has its own well-equipped kitchen, generously-sized bathroom and communal area for socialising. Both cottages have gardens, with Chattan also having a patio to the rear.
All your meals. The following will be offered as part of the course fee: continental breakfasts on the four mornings of your stay, including day of departure. A freshly-prepared lunch, consisting of soup, sandwiches and salad on each of two full days of the course. Home cooked evening meals, which will be served in one of the cottages to allow everyone to eat together. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided.  On the last evening, we recommend the short trip to the island’s award-winning Puffer restaurant to sample some of the finest local seafood and other produce from Argyll. This will be at your discretion but it’s well worth it and we encourage all the participants to join us for the meal.
We can arrange free travel to-and-from Oban, the nearest major town to Easdale island (15 miles by road). Oban has railway and bus stations and is a two-and-a-half hours drive from Glasgow airport.

What is not included:
Travel to and from Easdale island. You will be asked to make your own way to either Oban or down to the island and to time your arrival for the late afternoon before the day the course commences.
Cameras and other equipment for your use. We recommend you bring your own camera, with a small selection of lenses if appropriate, a tripod or stabiliser, flashlight and suitable clothing for all weathers, including robust footwear. Either a laptop or external hard-drive to store images is essential.
Your personal insurance. Easdale Experiences, who are facilitating the courses, have all the necessary insurance policies in place for your protection, however, we recommend you have your own travel and personal insurance in the event that you are unable to attend the course after booking, are delayed in your arrival/departure or that your equipment becomes faulty or damaged.

“Thank you for organising such an enjoyable and stimulating trip, and for all the patient teaching and encouragement that you and Adam offered.”  MD, Manchester

“This was a fantastically engaging course which I couldn’t recommend enough for a person of any level of experience to do. Colin and Adam were excellent hosts and teachers.”  EC, East Lothian

Meet the tutors…

Colin McPherson – www.colinmcpherson.com
Born in Edinburgh, Colin McPherson has been photographing at home and abroad for a quarter of a century. He undertakes long-term projects alongside commissions and assignments for a number of newspapers and magazines and is represented by the Getty agency. He was a major contributor to the The Independent and was the official photographer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. In 2012, he was a founder member of the Document Scotland photography collective. His work is published internationally and held in archives and collections such as the Scottish national photographic archive. His photography has been featured in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions including at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh and Impressions Gallery, Bradford. His latest exhibition of work made on Easdale island was shown at five venues across Scotland and England in 2019.

Adam Lee – www.adamleephotography.com
Adam is a freelance photographer and photography facilitator based in Liverpool. His work has been published in a number of national newspapers including the Observer, the Independent on Sunday as well as commissions for other magazines such as Aeon and Earthlines and clients such as Granta. Aside from commissioned work, Adam also undertakes personal projects, which have been exhibited across the North West of England. As a facilitator Adam works with a wide range of groups including adult and young people. His clients include Blackpool Museum, Liverpool City Council, Preston City Council, The Library of Birmingham, Redeye the Photography Network, Halton Borough Council and Halton CGG amongst others. Much of this work involve teaching photography skills to groups so that they can tell their own stories and advocate for the issues that affect them. Adam has received Art Council England funding for a number of these projects. Recently, Adam has started undertaking long distance walks, which included walking 600 miles along the Pamir Highway in Central Asia. During 2018, he walked the length of Britain with his companion, Martin the Donkey. Adam has written extensively about his adventures.

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Photography courses 2018

Following the success of the two short photography courses hosted on Easdale island by Colin McPherson and Adam Lee in September 2016, we had hoped to be able to bring you news of more of the same for this year.

What we didn’t expect was that Colin McPherson was going to be awarded a major contract photographing across the world through most of 2017 and the first part of the following year. This has meant we will be able to run anything until autumn 2018, but we will make an announcement of dates and programmes for 2018 as soon as we can.

In the meantime, please keep in touch and let us know if you are interested in participating. Easdale offers a wonderful environment to look, listen and learn and be inspired by the people and environment around you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

First photography courses on Easdale island announced

The Firth of Lorne from Easdale island. Photograph by Colin McPherson

The Firth of Lorne from Easdale island. Photograph by Colin McPherson

Easdale Experiences is delighted to announce the launch of our first practitioner-led photography courses in Argyll, to be held on the island in September, 2016. These short courses are aimed at people who love photography and want to take their practice to a new level. Using the island as our inspiration, our teachers will help you explore what makes a great photograph and how to take one.

We look forward to welcoming you to Easdale island, a stunning and unique location on Scotland’s west coast which we hope will inspire you to learn about the practice and theory of taking great photographs. Our aim is to share our knowledge and experience with you, to help you re-set creatively and to give you the opportunity to explore new ways of seeing and making photographic images. Read More …