Departing in the early morning to get the best of the light, this trip will focus on seabirds but will also feature seals and quite possibly bottlenose dolphin which we expect to encounter on about 60% of trips giving excellent photographic opportunities in the low sunlight with the coast in the background
Local wildlife photographer Ian Hay will be on hand to help you make the most of photographic opportunities and help with the technical aspects.
The workshops will be limited to eight photographers, onboard the charter vessel Mrs B. This is a luxury vessel that offers a very stable platform for photography with an emphasis on birds in flight including Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, kittiwake, fulmar, and gannet.
The boat also has a low-level platform at the back that gives access to low angled photography for birds sitting on the sea. Access to the platform is limited to calm seas and you will be allowed to use it in rotation as space is limited.
Seals are curious and will make great photographic subjects as will the cliffs and castle.
Jumpling photographic workshop
Time 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Season - Mid July
This is a unique experience to see one of the most spectacular wildlife events in Europe. Each year young Guillemots must make the journey from the high cliffs to the sea. This is done when they are still very young and not fully able to fly. This is a dramatic spectacle as the adults call the chicks to make the death-defying leap whilst predator are looking for a quick meal.
The crew worked on the BBC Stormborn documentary and have the experience to get the boat into the correct position at the right time to catch this extraordinary event.
Local wildlife photographer Ian Hay will be on hand to help you make the most of the photographic opportunities.
The trips will be limited to eight photographers on board a charter vessel the Mrs B. This is a luxury vessel that offers a very stable platform for photography.
The boat also has a low-level platform at the back that gives access to low angle photography of birds sitting on the sea. Access to the platform is limited to calm seas and you will be allowed on in rotation as space is limited.
Ian is a naturalist and wildlife photographer whose photographic articles have been featured in BBC Wildlife, Birdwatching magazine, Scotts magazine and Scotland outdoors. He is contracted to provide photographs for RSPB Images and has held over 10 exhibitions of his work with the first being held in 1997. He has recently started a YouTube channel giving help and inspiration to photographers.
Ian has carried out citizen science whale and dolphin watches for the last 20 years and has organised volunteer surveys from Aberdeen to the northern isles for the last fifteen.
He has also run trips to teach tourism businesses about the coast and its wildlife as well as photographic trips including dolphin photography workshops.