Back in November of last year I attended the awesome 9 Dots photography gathering. It was a cracking few days of inspirational talks, ping pong tournaments and socialising with other wedding photographers. It was during this I made friends with a small group of guys and gals and we kept in touch after the gathering ended. It wasn’t long before we all wanted to meet up again and thanks to one of our group having access to a B&B near the Isle Of Skye, we decided to head on up and have a small gathering of our own.
January & February is usually a quieter time for us Wedding photographers whilst we wait for the season to kick in and thus a perfect time for us to have a guilt free 5 days away. There was 9 of us in total and we all had a great time exchanging ideas, teaching each other tricks, capturing the epic landscapes, feeding animals, generally relaxing and obviously having a little tipple in the evenings 🙂
It was the first time I had ever been to Scotland, let alone the Isle of Skye and I was amazed at just how beautiful it was. As we drove around Skye the landscape was constantly changing and with the weather on our side all week, it made for such beautiful photo opportunities. It was kind of a bus mans holiday but hey, that’s what we wanted.
Here’s a selection of what I saw and what we got up to. Massive thanks to Lynne, Colin, Roo, Beccy, Magda, Winston, Amanda, & Ally for being the perfect company and here’s to 2018……..bring it on.
For any photographers out there that may be interested, I shot the whole trip on a Canon 5D MKIII and only used my Sigma Art 50mm 1.4. I took this lens because I love it but rarely use it at weddings because I shoot a 35mm/85mm combo and the 50mm is just too close to them both. Truthfully, I wished I had taken my 35mm or even the 24-70mm as I struggled to frame certain shots and could have done with being wider. I got round this on a couple of occasions by stitching together images in the post to allow for a wider composition (the rainbow shot is a good example with about 30 images stitched together).