A unique opportunity to create a photographic record of this beautiful island that goes beyond just the landscape. Learn about and also photograph aspects of the culture that make this island so interesting.


Location: Open Studio Workshop Centre, Scotland

Dates: Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2019

Cost: £1890

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The island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides is well known for its beautiful landscape, photographed by many photographers. However, there is much more to this island than its landscape. It has a fascinating history and large parts of the island are now successfully under community ownership. With a population of around 2,000, it is the home of Harris Tweed, has a successful fishing and fish processing industry, a thriving distillery (selling wonderful gin), and with restaurants and food to match the best in the UK. Of course, all this complements its fascinating geology, flora and fauna, and a large community of artists and artisans that live and work in this remote location.


During this workshop, you will get the opportunity to find out more about, and photograph the wider aspects of what makes this beautiful island a sustainable and thriving community, as well the world-class scenery. Local experts will join us during the week, including the acclaimed local photographer and musician John Maher (known for his images of dilapidated buildings on the island).


You will have a choice of subject material and landscapes to photograph, to contribute to a small book based on the workshop, A Picture of Harris.


We will be based in the Hebrides Hotel in Tarbert, with a room housing work-stations and printer(s). The workshop price is based on collection from Inverness and includes travel from Inverness and the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway.