Unique locations where the life and culture resonates the country or region's history. 

You will be inspired and challenged to see and photograph in new ways.

Barbara Nelson Photography Productions


2nd Annual Workshop

May 2018
Last year's schedule can be viewed below.

Produced by Barbara Nelson & taught by Terry Abrams.


The HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND - Dramatic Scenery and deep history in a wilderness of sea, mountains and small villages - one of Europe' most unspoiled regions.   Eras of history and legends resonates energy.  There is much to experience here.

Capturing the essence of the distinctive geographical features and cultural history of The Highlands with a unique personal vision is the focus of this workshop.  We photograph at different times of day and some evenings, learning new techniques and improving known skills. On-going critiques - individual and group.

We will meet in Inverness, gateway of the Highlands. A private coach and local guides will be with us throughout the 10 day trip.  We will base in 2 locations: Ullapoor and Isle of Skye.  LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE.

EARLY REGISTRATION (before January 5, 2016): $4290 double occupancy. Plus $600 single supplement  LATE REGISTRATION (after January 5, 2016), $4500 double occupancy plus $600 for single occupancy  This covers hotels (10 nights), breakfast, some packed lunches, land transportation with local driver/guide and the photo workshop. Not included are all drinks (except breakfast), lunch or snacks, dinner, airfare or other ground transportation prior to or after leaving the workshop. Free Wi-Fi, internet in hotels.




Sunday, May 1
Meet in Inverness, gateway to the Highlands

Inverness has a small airport and is also easily accessible by train or bus from all major cities in Scotland.  Inverness, on the river Ness, is the gateway to the highlands and interesting to visit.  We encourage all to plan an extra day or two to explore and jetlag decompress before the official start of the workshop. 

May 1 - May 6

Our private coach and guide will meet us at the Inverness hotel.  We will travel north west into the western highlands through spectacular scenery (stopping to photograph along the way) to Ullapoor, a lively village on the shores of Loch Broom.  We will base here for the next 4 nights, taking excursions to nearby locations.

May 6 - May 10
Isle of Skye, largest of the inner Hebrides.

We leave Ullapoor, driving south west to the Isle of Skye, stopping at the dramatic area around Corrieschallock Gorge,  Lock Carron and the quaint village of Plocton,  We will spend the next four days in and around the lively village of Portree - with excursions to the mountains, western shore (Sea of the Hebrides), farms and villages. 

Wednesday, May 10 Inverness.

Overnight and end of workshop.

 May 11 Depart Inverness


This workshop is for participants who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to improve both the technical and visual aspects of their photography. We will meet daily for field sessions and demonstrations and will periodically critique participants' work. We will be together photographing at various times of day from sunrise to sunset, with breaks scheduled most afternoons. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review on the next day.

The workshop will show you how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, composing the image and anticipating the unfolding activity. You will learn new camera techniques appropriate to the conditions, including HDR exposures, low light photography, black and white techniques and others.

Listen to the silence - hear the music.  A photographer's dream location comes true in the Highlands of Scotland.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.


*Refund Policy

As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days or more prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me before 150 days prior to the workshop and I will return the deposit less a $750 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 150 and 90 days prior to the workshop I will retain $950. If the notification is made less than 90 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.  Please make sure your health insurances covers you when traveling out of the country you are a citizen of.

Barbara Nelson Productions reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person whose health or general conduct impedes the operation of services to the detriment of other trip participants or the local population.  Also reserves the right to remove from a trip, at his or her own expense and without any refund, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirement of participating in the activities, or who it determines detracts from the enjoyment of the trip by others.  Barbara Nelson reserves the right to make route, hotel, itinerary, leader changes and trip modifications as necessary or desirable to improve the trip quality and/or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

Barbara Nelson, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment.  Images have been in galleries and non-traditional spaces across the country, also in private collections. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media. He also teaches travel photography workshops in Death Valley, Southern Utah and Maine. He received grants to travel and teach in Morocco and Turkey.

Terry co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference and conducted workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. In addition to teaching, Terry creates photographs using the latest digital technologies. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography. His images are in numerous gallery shows and art fairs. Terry also does individual and corporate consulting in photography. www.terryabrams.com