Capture The Beauty Of The Highlands

A once in a lifetime experience! Join us for this week-long Leica workshop to Alladale Wilderness Reserve – a 23,000-acre utopia.

What you can expect

Guided by renowned photographer Max Milligan, you will learn how to capture the panoramic landscapes and wildlife of Alladale. Walking in the most northern stand of primary Caledonian pine forest in Scotland, you’ll keep an eye out for red squirrels and black grouse; the treks will take you through wooded valleys, where you can look to the skies for golden eagles, white-tailed eagles and even ospreys soaring above, or to the stony tops for mountain hares and ptarmigan.

At this time of year, you’ll be able to capture images of salmon leaping in the Glencalvie falls, and search for one of the UK’s most spectacular events in the wildlife calendar – the red deer rut.

This is an exclusive opportunity to learn how to perfect your landscape photography technique at Scotland’s most picturesque location, where a pioneering restoration project has been underway for decades. Rise with the early morning light to best capture Alladale’s verdant and recovering rivers, which weave and tumble through the panoramic hills. In September, Alladale is a riot of blossoming, purple heather; no matter what level of photography you’re at, Max will help you to get the most out of your images, and perfect your portfolio.

Capture a regenerating landscape at Alladale

Over the last 15 years, more than a million trees have been planted along the arcing glens and mountainsides. You’ll explore regenerating landscapes of stunning natural beauty in a region where wildlife is returning. You will immerse yourself in a unique rewilding programme with Alladale’s team of rangers and ecologists. Off-site, you’ll be able to capture images of the seals and abundant birdlife of Loch Fleet, perhaps even orcas on Handa Island.

Back at the lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to spend your evenings reviewing and developing your personal portfolios with Max, or to relax and enjoy the premium facilities; including a sauna, gym, billiards table and a fully stocked library of nature books. You will be expertly catered for by your own personal chef.

Who should come?

The trip is your exclusive opportunity to visit and experience Alladale suitable for budding photographers who are keen to progress to the next level. Whatever area you wish to focus on most, Max will help you to perfect your photographic skillset, and take your photographic journey to the next level.

Join us for this unforgettable photographic experience at Scotland’s pioneering restoration project.

The details:

Price: £2,995 pp (supplement for single occupancy)
Dates: 11th–17th of September 2022 (7 days)
Location: Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Get in touch with our reservations manager Remi to reserve your place on this unforgettable experience! 
Mobile – +44(0)7709 749395 
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About Max Milligan:

Max Milligan is an author and fine art photographer renowned for his painterly eye and the fact that he uses no filters, flash and only minimal digital correction in his work, preferring natural and available light.

With eight books published and two in production, his titles have appeared in The Times Top Ten Travel Books of the Year and Condé Nast Traveller Book of the Month.His artworks hang in private and corporate collections worldwide including the prestigious Deutsche Bank collection in London and his fine art books are sold around the world including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Previous exhibitions include Kensington Palace, City Hall London and The European Parliament.

Max’s words and pictures have appeared in newspapers such as The Times, Daily Telegraph, FT, Guardian, Independent and magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Condé Nast Traveller, FT How to spend it, New Scientist, Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Porter.

Press Critique

‘Milligan’s exceptional photography encompasses this rich diversity – the pictures are not ordinary coffee-table fodder’ – The Times Top Ten Travel Books of the Year

‘A stunning visual odyssey – beautifully conceived. This evocative book is full of colourful surprises’ – New Scientist

‘An astonishing photographic collection’ – Condé Nast Traveller Book of the Month

‘This wonderful volume…He is an exceptional photographer’ – The Guardian