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Address: | Mill Cottage, Lamlash KA27 8NJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1770 601391
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Arran in Focus offers full and half day photography tours and workshops for...

Arran in Focus offers full and half day photography tours and workshops for beginners and more advanced enthusiasts. The most popular workshop is 'Get off Auto' which combines relaxed teaching while going out and about on a mini tour. Other workshops include 'Wild about water', which looks at how to photograph water and create lovely silky ribbons and 'Up close with macro', looking specifically at close up techniques for flowers and insects. Workshops and wildlife tours are tailor made to fit the group or individual so that everyone achieves their own goal. A tour or workshop will run with just one person or up to a maximum of 4 people. Participants can bring their own camera or book one belonging to the business. Additional equipment such as tripods and filters are available for use by all students. Family and group discounts available.

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Great half day workshop

Recently attended a half day workshop (turned out only to be myself) with Jackie. We went over to the Kildonan area/bay to look at composition and the use of filters (I'd brought... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
South Wales
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78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Recently attended a half day workshop (turned out only to be myself) with Jackie. We went over to the Kildonan area/bay to look at composition and the use of filters (I'd brought a few along with we). Lots of interesting subject matter, sea, shore, rocks, waterfall etc ... It was a nice relaxed day just talking about photography, Jackie was... More 

1 Thank SirromTim
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 23, 2016

Jackie was a great host to Arran! She was very considerate and really cared about my experience on the island. I had poor accommodation so she found me a new place to stay AND took me there! She really took care of me while on the island. Great person to spend the weekend with!

1 Thank Mariel V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Two of us did the full day 'Wild about Water' workshop with Jackie in August and we leant a lot about getting different effects. We thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great day. We've done a few different days with Arran in Focus and they are all a very worthwhile way to spend a day, to learn more abut photography... More 

Thank Golfmad70
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

My partner bought me a half day course as a birthday present. There was one other couple on the course which started in Jackie's studio near Lamlash with some theory and general advice. I had a bridge camera but had used SLR in the pre digital age so I had some basic knowledge. However, years of using a digital camera... More 

1 Thank eamonn321
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my course finding it very helpful as i was new to photography Jackie was very extremely helpful when my sd card would not work so gave me a spare she had which I used for the rest of my holiday so was able to download my photos when i got home and post the sd card back to her

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I had but a few short days on my solo trip to the Isle of Arran but keen to develop my photography skills, I was delighted when I saw Jackie's workshop as one of the top things to do on the island. At first I wasn't sure whether to do the half day or a whole day as I only... More 

3 Thank Stephanie B
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful half day photography course with Jackie. First in her studio covering the basics and then out at Kildonnan putting it into practice. Jackie was a great tutor and I learnt so much. Would highly recommend.

Thank G B
Saltcoats, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Myself,husband and two teenage boys spent the afternoon on a course with Jackie. I did wonder how she was going to manage to give attention to all of us and how the kids would enjoy it, but I needn't have worried. Jackie was great and managed to give each of us all the attention we needed. She took us to... More 

Thank michelerI5276VR
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I spent a day with Jackie Newman, with the aim of learning how to use various techniques (filters mainly) to improve my landscape photography. Jackie is lovely, knowledgeable and a great tutor! She spent time going over aspects of composition (very useful) and how to make the best of light and dark areas in a photo. The day started off... More 

Thank Leonard E
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I spent a great day with Jackie learning photographic techniques I had read about but never fully appreciated until taking her training. I have been taking photos for decades but never advanced my skills. This was an eye-opening experience. Jackie is obviously a skilled photographer. But it's her ability to communicate in a simple manner and have the student experiment... More 

2 Thank Clifford F

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