Dimitri Vasileiou • Photographing Under A Dull Sky

Scotland’s north-west offers many photographic opportunities, but typical Scottish weather consists of many days with a dull and featureless sky. The question is, do we pack up and go home under these conditions? Dimitri Vasileiou has the story

As I am writing this, I am preparing for my next workshop in the Inverpolly and Assynt areas of Scotland. However, as I began to prepare, I came across this image and right away remembered the story behind it, which occurred during the identical photographic workshop last year.

I had heard of a beautiful location in the area around Loch Druim Suardalain, but had not visited it beforehand. Usually, I avoid visiting new locations during a workshop as the area might be disappointing photographically, and participants might be disillusioned. However, this time, because of the intermittent wet conditions, I thought it would a good opportunity to pay a visit to see what the area had to offer. Without wanting to sound over confident, I believe strongly that pictures can be made everywhere and, with my guidance, all participants should be able to find an image they will be happy with. Indeed, the area did not disappoint; there was ample opportunity for many different compositions and points of view.

The only thing we had against us was the weather; dull, cloud covered and feature-less sky was the order of the day. My advice to everyone was ...

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