Beecraigs Country Park is a beautiful location for photography classes that feels as if it is in the countryside while still being a convenient distance from Edinburgh. It was recommended to us by a customer on another photography course in Scotland at Culzean Castle. We have met some of our very best students here. It’s a relaxed and informal day, but we get a lot of work done here in our photography workshops.

Over 900 acres for panoramic landscape photography across to the Forth bridges as well as deer and highland cattle for portrait photography.  There is a loch, waterfalls and woodlands.  It’s a great place to get to grips wth your camera or sharpen your skills.  We have taught photography for beginners, as well as more advanced photography techniques here in the photography lessons we’ve been teaching here since 2011.    In the past we have told both our DSLR photography course and our Creative photography course, sometimes simultaneously using two tutors.

Beecraigs is one of those locations where the colour can be so intense that it is difficult to get right in your camera. When you consider that most cameras are calibrated for American lighting conditions, you can see why Scotland’s watery light, dark skies and green scenery can give them problems and result in photographs that do not show the colours correctly. We have a few photography tips that can help with this, whether you are doing portrait or landscape photography. It is also a fine photography location for pictures of the sun shining through the trees, and we have some useful photography tips to help with this. Scottish hills are one of those locations where the automatic settings of your camera just do not do the landscape justice, and we can help with photography techniques that will get the correct colours and tone and compositional tricks that will help your photographs to capture what you saw, and how you felt that day in Scotland.  We have taught about 100 people here in this beautiful ancient landscape, and it has generated some of our most productive classes and best reviews.  Strangely, sometimes in landscape photography having less obvious subjects results in more creative photography.  At least one of our photography students from Beecraigs has gone on to a career in professional photography, with a little extra guidance and online advice from us.

West Lothian District Council have recently totally refurbished the Beecraigs visitor centre, as well as the education room that we use for our photography classes.  As a result we have great facilities as well as a great location to work. We feel privileged to work at Beecraigs Country Park.

For more details of Beecraigs and how to get there, please click here.

Thanks to Beecraigs Country Park for permission to hold photography courses near Edinburgh in their fine surroundings.

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