The Wilderness Episodes – Episode 2

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Make sure you don’t miss the second installment of brilliant Wilderness Scotland video series, The Wilderness Episodes. As part of this project of short films, you’ll see and hear the stories of the Scottish Highlands and islands from the people most connected to them, giving you an insight into what it is like to work and live in this unique part of the world.

This time, we meet leading Scottish photographer Colin Prior. For those unfamiliar with Colin’s portfolio, he specializes in landscape photography, particularly renowned for his images of the mountains of Scotland which are taken from a height in the ‘golden light’ of dusk and dawn.

Whilst most photographers would be desperate to shoot a pair of golden eagles, for Colin it was a near catastrophe when two of these birds soared into his view while trying to take what would become his signature photograph. We are certain you’ll agree with Colin that Ben Starav in Glen Etive is spectacularly defined in his inspiring, crystal-clear picture.

During the video, you also get a taste of what’s on offer on one of Colin’s photography courses and see some of the landscapes in the Highlands and western isles which you might encounter. Discover who and what inspires him, and how his deep connection with nature has influenced all aspects of his work and life.

With this being the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, there is no better time to take a bit of advice from Colin and head out into the wilderness to capture some of these ever-changing landscapes. Not sure where to start? Wilderness Scotland runs photography courses, many of which are guided by Colin himself, where you will find startling wild places and, essentially, tuition on the best light in which to shoot.

Keep your eyes peeled in coming weeks for the third episode of the series on an Assynt canoe adventure on the Wilderness Scotland blog.

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Amy Robertson

Amy is media executive at VisitScotland. Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, she's rather fond of music festivals, coastal walks, whisky and coal fires.

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