Events and Exhibitions

Creative digital landscape photography with Allan Wright – 2 day course

From: £150.00

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th JUly

two DAYS

Shambellie House is delighted to offer another Southwest Scotland photo residential with award winning landscape photographer Allan Wright as part of this years photography festival The course takes place over two days, visiting hand-picked locations in beautiful, unspoiled and relatively unknown Dumfries and Galloway.  Time is built in for tuition on editing using Adobe Photoshop and printing in our well-appointed digital suite at the historic Shambellie House.

Accommodation is not included however we can suggest hotels and accommodation a short distance from Shambellie House.

**Normal price £380 – reduced to £150 thanks to subsidy from the Regional Events Growth Fund **

Bookings will open on the 22nd April. Early Bird Festival Passes available here.


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This two day workshop offers the opportunity to visit our beautiful part of Scotland and be guided to take a variety of shots in great locations by our professional, award winning landscape photographer Allan Wright.

The experience will start at Shambellie House at 10:00am with a welcome refreshment, introductions and outline for the weekend. You will depart for day one, being transported by your tutor Allan as driver, personal guide and photography tutor.  Throughout the day you will be visiting different locations, learning new skills and sharing ideas. Lunch will be informal and eaten amongst the beautiful scenery that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

You will return to Shambellie late afternoon for refreshments and to make use of the Digital Suite guided by Allan. Formal input will finish around 6.30pm on day one and you will have time to view the exhibition of photographs in the house.

Day two will start after breakfast, leaving Shambellie around 10am and visiting more handpicked locations in the local area. You will either return to Shambellie House or eat lunch in another beautiful spot, relaxing, enjoying the scenery and company and learning more about landscape photography with Allan. The group will return to Shambellie House to complete the weekend with a photoshop session to edit and then print off a favourite image from the weekend.

Depending on weather and willingness of participants the start/end times can be adjusted to offer the opportunity to catch a sunrise and/or sunset shot along our beautiful coastline.


What you can expect from the course:

In the field:

  • A broad engagement with the craft, offering equal emphasis on creativity and practicality.
  • Developing the power and receptivity of the “seeing eye”.
  • Encouragement and guidance to tap into the “inner artist” we all have.
  • Appreciating and harnessing the power of natural / ambient light.
  • The importance of composition and its role in revealing the inherent subject.
  • Simplifying how to be at ease with the camera and the technical options offered.
  • Guidance on reading, navigating and understanding landform and light to shorten the odds of a better strike rate.

In the Digital Suite:

Tuition in the digital suite will involve editing sessions using Adobe Photoshop at approximately (weather dependent) 50% of course content.  Emphasis will be on the importance of distilling the best from a shoot for subsequent correction and enhancement for maximum image quality / enjoyment.

You will be provided with an A2 print of your favourite shot to take away with you.

Solway mud patterns by Portling, Colvend

Subsidised by the Regional Events Growth Fund


What's Included?

Creative digital landscape photography with Allan Wright is a two day workshop based around the coastline near Shambellie House.

Costs included:

  • 2 days of expert tuition from Allan Wright Landscape Photographer
  • Exclusive use of the Digital Suite with the very latest Photoshop/Bridge/Lightroom/Rush package.
  • One A2 print on high profile paper
  • Refreshments and lunch Saturday & Sunday
  • All travel to locations.

Not included:

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Evening

Additional Information:

There are a wide range of activities available in the local area including a selection of golf courses, heritage, arts and crafts,  walking, bird watching and mountain biking to name a few.

Dumfries Auld Brig in winter snow, Dumfries

Carsethorn, Solway Firth and Lake District hills in winter

Morning mist at Loch Trool, Galloway Forest Park

An autumnal scene with orange and copper colours in Shambellie Wood framed by tree trunks. Taken near New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK.

Solway mud patterns by Portling, Colvend

Jetty relics, Meresehead, Solway Firth

Dog Rose in foreground and beautiful setting sun at Threave Castle, River Dee, Castle Douglas



Kit and Requirements

A moderate level of physical fitness and mobility is advisable as there will be stiles, gentle slopes, shorelines etc on footpaths to reach photoshoots.  The Digital Suite is on the second floor accessed only by a flight of stairs.

What you need for the course.

SLR, compact or bridge camera preferably with zoom or interchangeable lens option.

Camera’s ability to shoot RAW files is highly recommended.
SD card and plenty of battery power.
Outdoor gear, boots, waterproofs etc.
Moderate level of fitness, i.e ability to tackle stiles, gentle slopes, shorelines etc.
Selection of 12 images print or digital from your existing library for review and discussion in digital suite session.


If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.

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