Digital SLR Photography

3 Fantastic Locations to Photograph in Scotland this Winter

By Caroline Schmidt. Posted

Home to majestic mountains, desolate boglands, lochs and lochains, rivers and glens, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to shooting landscape images around Rannoch Moor, especially if you visit during the harsh winter months. In the latest issue of Digital SLR Photography magazine, in stores now, we detail everything you need to know to make your trip into wilderness a total success. With advice on viewpoints, approaches and points of interest, the location guide is packed full of interesting and practical tips to improve your photography with the help of our experts who regularly frequent the region.

To get you started with your planning, we've selected three of our favourite spots you simply must put on your schedule....

Black Rock Cottage:

It may be a bit of a clichéd subject, but no visit to Rannoch Moor is complete without a visit to Black Rock Cottage, by the side of the road to the Glencoe ski lift. It looks its best after a fresh fall of snow on a crisp winter’s morning and there are various foreground options including a huge boulder.


Coupall Falls:

Turn down the road to Glen Etive and park up in the layby on your left just before the bridge. Follow the path up to the viewpoint over the falls. When the weather’s seriously cold the falls tend to freeze, adding extra visual interest. Buachaille Etive Mor looms in the background. Best in the morning in sunny weather.


Lochain na h’Achlaise:

The famous rowan tree on an island in the loch may not be there any longer, but this is still a great location. Capture the Black Mount hills bathed in morning light or set against the sunset. There are lots of foreground options on the shore so it’s worth parking up and having a wander around for a while.