MacLean Photographic
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RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

 

Recommended Equipment for a MacLean Photographic Workshop

General Recommendations
IMPORTANT: Please read the Terms and Conditions before you book any Workshop

For all Workshops and Tours - Please bring suitable outdoor clothing for walking along coastal paths and in the countryside. We recommend –

  • Good Quality Walking Boots - waterproof if possible.
  • Long trousers – there will be times when we may walk through undergrowth.
  • Wet weather gear – this is Scotland after all. Be prepared for changes in the weather.
  • A FREE REUSABLE STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL BE YOURS TO KEEP AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP - CLICK HERE for more information

Recommended Photographic Equipment for a Workshop
The items listed below are the minimum requirement for each of the Tours and Workshops. Please remember that you must be able to carry the equipment you bring during the workshops. So only bring what you will need.  

For all our workshops we recommend that you bring at least one spare battery for your camera. Make sure the battery in your camera is fully charged before travelling. Also bring a spare memory card should you think you will need one. Finally bring a camera bag that will protect your gear should the weather turn to rain.

If you have any questions please ask.  CLICK HERE

Beach and Castle Workshop

  • If you have a DSLR or Compact System Camera we recommend bringing lenses that cover wide angle to mid range telephoto (24mm to 200mm) but a longer telephoto might be useful as we often see wildlife along the coast - deer, seabirds and occasionally dolphins. If you have a longer telephoto lens then that would be useful on this workshop but isn’t essential.
  • A Compact or Bridge Camera, preferably one with a zoom lens that covers wide to telephoto ranges.
  • A Sturdy Tripod (we do have some tripods available for our guests)
  • ND Graduate Filters and a Polariser are useful but do not worry if you don’t have these items.
  • Dress for the conditions.  Warm clothes, wet weather clothing (this is Scotland) and walking boots.

Woodland Exploration

  • If you have a DSLR or Compact System Camera we recommend bringing lenses that cover wide angle to mid range telephoto (24mm to 200mm). A macro lens, extension tubes or close up filters will be useful on this workshop. If you have an ultra wide angle or a longer telephoto lens would also be useful but are not essential.
  • A Compact or Bridge Camera, preferably one with a zoom lens that covers wide to telephoto ranges.
  • A Sturdy Tripod (we do have some tripods available for our guests)
  • ND Graduate Filters and a Polariser are useful but do not worry if you don’t have these items.
  • Dress for the conditions.  Warm clothes, wet weather clothing (this is Scotland) and walking boots.

Long Exposure Landscapes

  • A DSLR or Compact System Camera with manual control over shutter and aperture and a ‘Bulb’ setting to allow the photographer to keep the shutter open as long as the shutter release is pressed.
  • We recommend bringing lenses that cover wide angle to mid range telephoto (24mm to 200mm). 
  • ESSENTIAL ITEM: A Sturdy Tripod (we do have some tripods available for our guests). 
  • ESSENTIAL ITEM: A cable release or a remote release that allows the shutter to be kept open until the photographer decides to close it. 
  • ESSENTIAL ITEM: A Neutral Density filter of at least 6 stops. If you want to buy one before the workshop we are happy to advise our clients.
  • ESSENTIAL ITEM: A stop watch or timer. If your camera doesn’t have a timer, most smart phones are equipped with a timer function or a wrist watch with a second hand.
  • Dress for the conditions.  Warm clothes, wet weather clothing (this is Scotland) and walking boots, preferably waterproof as we may go into the surf on the beach to capture moving water.

Back to Basics

  • Any camera - from mobile phone to Pro spec DSLR
  • Dress for the conditions.  Warm clothes, wet weather clothing (this is Scotland) and comfortable shoes or boots for walking.

Sports Photography

  • A DSLR or Compact System Camera with manual control over shutter and aperture.
  • A long telephoto lens - minimum 200mm but 300mm is better for frame filling shots.
  • We recommend bringing lenses that cover wide angle to long range telephoto (24mm to 300mm). 
  • A monopod is useful if using a long telephoto lens.
  • Dress for the conditions.  Warm clothes, wet weather clothing (this is Scotland) and walking boots.


NOTE: For all our workshops please remember to bring a spare battery for your camera if you have one (make sure the battery in your camera is fully charged before travelling) and a spare memory card should you think you will need one. Also bring a camera bag that will protect your gear should the weather turn to rain.