A silver birch tree on the Cambrian quartzite slopes of An Teallach mountain – one of a variety of locations and types of trees we will photograph during the week
Photo © Kevin Douglas
TREES AND WOODLANDS OF WESTER ROSS | EDDIE EPHRAUMS, ADRIAN HOLLISTER & DONNIE CHISOLM
Learn about the trees and their relationship to the local geology, landscape and climate, photographing them at their most colourful time of year
Location: Open Studio Workshop Centre, Scotland
Dates: October 13-19, 2018
Trees are part of the magic and beauty of the West Highlands landscape. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to discover more about them and their relationship with the landscape, photographing them at their most colourful time of year.
During the week we will learn about the broader aspects of the Highlands landscape and its trees; the connections between the geology, the landscape and the different woodland/tree types, the nutrient cycle that maintains the present delicate balance between the landscape and woodland, the truth behind deforestation, and the future for trees in this environment. And we will also learn to identify and understand more about the individual species that adorn the landscape of Wester Ross.
Each day we will photograph examples of the woodlands and species that we have discussed. By the end of the workshop, we will create individual hand-made foldout books containing a selection of each person's photographs. The books will illustrate our new-found understanding of the trees and woodland – subjects we may have photographed many times previously, but which we now see with fresh eyes.
The workshop will be co-tutored by Donnie Chisholm. Donnie is an expert on trees and woodland regeneration, and works for the Woodland Trust Scotland, with responsibility for the work of the Croft Woodland Project across much of the Western Highlands and the Northern Isles.