One week, a camper­van, a Nikon D750 and some fan­tas­tic weather. Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes takes us on a pho­to­graphic tour of Scot­land’s spec­tac­u­lar North Coast 500 route

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Land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy is all about chas­ing the light. The qual­ity, quan­tity and di­rec­tion of light are what make or break a land­scape pho­to­graph. If you’re mo­bile then you have more chance of reach­ing the right lo­ca­tion at the right time. A car will do this, of course, but for true ease of shoot­ing, noth­ing beats a camper­van. I took one around the high­lands of Scot­land with the aim of cap­tur­ing some stun­ning scenery at some­times unso­cia­ble hours. Hav­ing the van meant I could park closer to where I needed to be and stay overnight, avoid­ing a timely trek from a ho­tel. This meant I was there in the mid­dle of the ac­tion when the light was just right. On the go you also learn a lot, and you learn it quickly. Sun­rises and sun­sets, shoot­ing astro at night and head­ing to the lochs dur­ing the day – there was noth­ing I couldn’t go and pho­to­graph. But be­fore I headed out into the wilds of Scot­land, I had to pre­pare for my pho­to­graphic road trip...

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