A unique learning experience
As a professional photographer I am blessed to live in Scotland. A land where the quality of the light is like nowhere else in the world. Not only Scotland provides me with an abondance of photographic opportunities but also enables me to offer a unique learning experience to my students who have come from all around the world since 2013.
My workshops are bespoke. Tailored according to each student’s needs and wishes (from landscape photography to portraiture and from digital editing to fine art printing). While my workshops are usually 1-0-1, I also accept small group up to 5 students. However, in order to ensure the best learning experience, I require that each student knows one another before the workshop. This makes it ideal for a group of friends, colleagues, or photo club members.
My workshops are the best solution to improve your photographic technique while acquiring some strong new ones with a qualified master professional photographer by your side. This is also a great opportunity to discover Scotland.
My workshops last from 1 to 7 days with an average of 6h per day
Made for all levels
While owning a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) is not a mandatory to attend my workshops, it is advised to have a camera that enable the user to change the exposure. All camera brands are welcome.
- We will start by covering/reviewing the basics of photography (how to use the camera, the exposure triangle, achieving a correct exposure, the creative aspects of time and depth of field…) so we can build on a solid foundation
- Once the basics are covered, we will put all that into practice.
- I will share with you my own approach to achieve both accurate and creative exposures
- We will cover the art of composing a photographic narrative
- While I do offer workshop on digital editing, we do cover it a wee bit in other workshop (Landscape photography, Portraiture and Fine Art Printing) using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
You choose the length of the workshop, the topics to be covered and I tailor you the perfect workshop for you (structure and itinerary).
- The foundation of photography (Get a correct exposure, understand and master the theory)
- How to photograph in Manual mode
- How to use Filters to improve the quality of your photos and reduce the editing time on the computer
- How to photograph during the Golden Hours
- How to photograph at Night
- Digital Photo Editing
- How to make compelling Portraiture
- How to photograph with a Flash (indoor & outdoor)
- How to photograph Time (freeze time & its flow)
- How to do Wildlife Photography
- How to do Sport Photography
- How to do Macro Photography
- How to do Urban and Street Photography
- Isle of Skye ( 4 day workshop minimum)
- The Scottish Border
- The Scottish Highlands (Glencoe, Cairngorm, Fort Williams, Loch Ness, Bruar’s Falls, Braemar…)
- Loch Lomond National Park & the Trissachs
- East coast of Scotland
- West coast of Scotland
- The far North of Scotland (4 day workshop minimum)
- Visit the Scottish Winky distilleries : Glenfiddich, Famous Grouse, Talisker (Isle of Skye)
- Northumberland & North Yorkshire (England)
Fee per student
The daily course fee is £200 per student.
Frequent Asked Questions
To answer most of the logistic related questions raised when planing a workshop, I have put together the following FAQs:
The starting point is Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city.
Edinburgh has its own international airport with several flights from all major cities in Europe and the rest of the world. Served by major airlines as well as Flybe, Easyjet and RyanAir. You can also get there by train (5 hours from London), by bus (9 hours from London). The journey by car from France is simple with the free motorway all the way (from the English coasts).
We can use Tom Migot’s car (maximum 4 students) for £ 20 per day + fuel costs. Otherwise, there are many rental agencies in Edinburgh. In any case, Tom can be the driver you prefer not to drive on the left.
In order to keep the cost of the workshop as low as possible, neither meals nor accommodation are provided. However, Tom Migot is here to assist you with your booking and food suggestions.
Depending on the season and location, hotels, hostel and Bed & Breakfast.
Although risk management is at the heart of all the services offered by Tom Migot Fine Art, Tom Migot cannot be held responsible for your equipment or your health. The workshop contract is an agreement between responsible adult parties. Scotland is still part of Europe until the end of 2021 and therefore it is advised to take a European Health Insurance card if you are entitled (which provides access to medical care as in the rest of Europe) as well as a travel insurance.
To seize a maximum of photographic opportunities, it is advised to have at least a DSLR or hybrid camera. The format doesn’t matter. Regarding the lenses, having a range a focal length from 24mm to 200mm (full format equivalence) is highly recommended.
Despite the message from camera manufacturers, there isn’t much difference from brand to brand. The model and brand of your camera and lens do not matter for the workshop
Sometimes, the students wish to come accompanied by people who do not wish to learn photography but who are still interested in visiting Scotland. Like a husband or wife or children. This can be easily understood given the beauty of the country and the pleasure to discover it with the one we love. A contribution of £ 25 per adult and £ 15 per child per day is required.
Let’s get in touch and plan the workshop you need
What they had to say about their workshop
Some photos captured during workshops
Click on the images below to enlarge the photo. They were captured during my photo workshop over the years. If the majority of them were photographed in Scotland (The Scottish Borders, Isle of Skye, the Scottish Highlands, Perth & Kinross, Dumfries & Galloway, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, East Lothian, Argyll & Bute. ..) some are from visits to Northumberland, the northernmost county in England.