April 28th - May 5th, 2024
Join me to visit and photograph some of the most stunning scenery Europe has to offer!
This workshop is 100% focused on landscape photography. During it, we will teach you all of our secrets for taking advantage of the light and creating beautiful and timeless photographs.
This is an intimate workshop during which we are going to give our undivided attention to a very small group of photographers. Theinstructor-to-student ratio will be 1:3!.
We will go deep into such topics as:
Who This Is For
Are you adventurous and have a desire to explore?
Do you love nature and the wilderness?
Are you looking forward to producing stunning landscape images and to improving your skills dramatically?
Are you looking for somebody to create an itinerary that would maximize your chances of getting the perfect shot?
Are you willing to sacrifice sleep? To relegate lunch and dinner to strange hours, all in pursuit of the moment when the light is magical?
If so, then this tour is for you.
We will spend a week exploring some of the most iconic spots of Western Scotland, including:
Please notice that this is an incomplete list that is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. The weather in Scotland is always unpredictable, so we'll have to be flexible and ready to change our itinerary at the last minute.
You can expect our journey to start at either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport in the morning. of May 23rd. We'll make our way north from there, stopping along the road to capture some of the stunning scenery this region has to offer. After a sunset shoot in a suitable location, we'll reach a hotel in the vicinity of Loch Awe.
The next two days are dedicated to exploring the area around Loch Awe, Glen Coe and Glen Etive. On the evening of the third day, we move on to Skye. Before reaching the island, we stop at the famous Eilean Donan Castle for a blue hour shoot.
We will then spend three full days on the Isle of Skye, before making our way back to a couple other locations near Fort William and Loch Lomond, before returning to Edinburgh or Glasgow on the last day.
if you are not familiar with the landscape of the Scottish Highlands and of the Isle of Skye, I recommend that you take a look at the following articles I've published on my website, based on my previous trips there:
This is an intensive workshop, during which we will stay outdoors as much as possible and exploit every possible opportunity to take advantage of the light conditions. At that time of the year, at those latitudes, sunrise will be at around 6AM and sunrise at around 9PM. If the weather permits it, we will be up well before sunrise to reach a location. If the distance allows it, we will back to our B&B for breakfast, some rest and discussion, before heading out again for the rest of the day. Most of the days, we won't be back until after sunset.
There will be some hiking to do, sometimes on sloping terrain. Make sure your fitness level is adequate for the type of activities we will be doing. If in doubt, contact me and I'll provide you with more details.
What is included
The price of the workshop includes:
What is NOT included
The price of the workshop DOES NOT include:
An "Experience", not a vacation. A "journey", not a tour. I've pushed film before but I've never been pushed out of my comfort zone in search of photographs that cannot be obtained otherwise. We put in 19-hour days to take full advantage of Scot sunlight in late May...and it was worth every minute.
To travel and work with Ugo is a delight. He is resourceful and knows his destination, so no matter what weather awaits you, Ugo will always suggest a way to make the most of the day. He is energetic, non-stop, productive. A travel/work experience with Ugo motivates you to become a better photographer. Must mention that he is very fun company, and loves good food!
The price for taking part in this exclusive workshop is €4,100.
A deposit of €1,000 is required to secure your seat at the time of booking.
Early Bird Pricing
All bookings for which the deposit has been paid on or before january 31st, 2024, will benefit of a discounted Early Bird price of only €3,700.
After submitting your booking, use one the buttons below to pay via credit card or PayPal. Contact me if you’d prefer to pay by direct bank transfer.
Terms and Conditions
Basis of Rates: All prices are based on two person occupying a double room. All prices are quoted in Euros. In case you are traveling alone and would like a single room, please contact me. The rates are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Eligibility: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey.
Group Size and Booking Considerations
The tour will be confirmed only if a minimum number of 3 participants is reached. In order to keep the group size small and the experience enjoyable for everyone, the maximum number of participants I accept is 6.
The payment for this trip is split into 2 installments, due as follows:
- €1,000 deposit is due at the time of booking.
- Your balance payment is due by Feb 28th, 2024.
The booking deposit will be refunded if participant numbers are not reached.
After your group has been confirmed, the deposits are non-refundable.
If you cancel after February 28th, 2024, you will forfeit 100% of the tour cost. Where the full cost of the tour has not yet been paid, it will be immediately payable on cancellation.*
* Note that if you cancel after February 28th, 2024 and I are able to backfill your place, I may refund recoverable costs at my discretion.
To book your place, click on the “Pay With Card” button above or on the PayPal link. Contact me if you’d prefer to pay by direct bank transfer.
It is advisable to take out your travel insurance at the time of booking your trip as cover will commence for pre-departure cancellation from the policy issue date. This will therefore provide cover should you have to cancel your trip for an insured reason such as illness or serious accident.
I require that you and all members of your party are adequately insured, providing financial protection against unforeseen circumstances. Cover should include medical expenses, as well as repatriation, in the event of accident or illness. In addition, I strongly recommend that you have cover for personal belongings, delay at your outward or homeward point of departure, personal liability, overseas legal expenses and cancellation. If you are undertaking any sports or adventurous activities on your trip, including trekking, you should also make sure that your policy covers these. Please also ensure you read the policy conditions and exclusions.
Ugo Cei will provide education enrichment during photo tours. The other providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. Ugo Cei and its designated tour leaders shall not be held responsible for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government, or by acts of nature, strikes, fire, flood, war, terrorism, sickness, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. The participant waives any claim against Ugo Cei and its designated tour leaders for any such loss, damage, injury, or death. Ugo Cei reserves the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on any photo workshop. Ugo Cei reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes in the itinerary whenever, in their judgement, conditions warrants, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.
You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity.