Landscape Photography Scotland – Nikon D7200 Camera – Exploring Glencoe.

Landscape Photography Scotland - Nikon D7200 Camera - Exploring Glencoe.

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Landscape Photography Scotland – Nikon D7200 Camera – Exploring Glencoe.

Landscape photography trip up to Glencoe to try and capture an early morning sunrise. However the weather was not the best so decided to use it as an opportunity to practice and also explore areas for future landscape photographs. Had some issues with my new camera the Nikon D7200 and pictures from this trip. Have now found out with help from a fellow photographer who was kind enough to spend a morning with me to look at what I was doing wrong.

Mistake number one was having not switching off the VR (Vibration Reduction) on the lens when mounted on the tripod.

Second mistake was the f/ stops that I was using ideally with my lens. Should really have been around f/8 – f/11 as they seem to be the sharpest for what I was looking for.

Something that I am also getting to keen on using is HDR or merged images that are giving some of the photographs I had taken a cartoon / painting type look to them. So need to do more research and tone down on how much I use this technique.

Always trying new things and techniques in the art of outdoor filmmaking. Also now adding and learning the art of landscape photography. So now using both mediums I hope to capture my experiences visiting and exploring this amazing place I am lucky to live in called Scotland.

So as always thanks for watching and if you enjoyed my film please thumbs up and subscribe and until the next time, take care.

Atb Ray.


Despite their modest height, walking and climbing in the Scottish mountains may be made treacherous by their latitude and exposure to Atlantic weather systems. Even in summer, conditions can be atrocious; thick fog, strong winds, driving rain and freezing summit temperatures are commonplace. The content shown in my films are just my own opinions, thoughts and as a way to record my trips. Walking and hiking in the Scottish mountains & hills can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.

Hazards you may encounter include:

Open moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks, difficult navigation.
Crags and steep drops near summits.
Boggy areas.
River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Snow and ice on summits even in early summer.
Sudden changes in weather conditions.
Temperature decreases by 1 degree C for every 100m of ascent.


You are responsible for your own safety.
Are you fit enough to complete your chosen walk in the available time?
Ensure you have the correct clothing for the changeable Scottish weather.
Know where you are going on the walk and follow the route on your map.
At the very least carry a map & compass, survival bag, torch, whistle and small first aid kit.
Ensure you have enough food plus emergency rations.
Cold temperatures will reduce the life of your batteries.

In severe winter conditions you must carry an ice axe. You are also recommended to carry crampons.

Learn and know how to use your equipment.


Filmed with ‘GoPro Hero 4’ & ‘Panasonic VX980EB-K’ in 4K

Be aware that all film content and information is copyright and cannot be used for commercial or public purposes.

23 thoughts on “Landscape Photography Scotland – Nikon D7200 Camera – Exploring Glencoe.”

  1. Great video Ray, love your stuff,can I ask you Do/Did you use any ND filters at all for any of the shots, might be a bone Q but I'm just getting started atm,just got a Sony A6300 and the like's of yourself Murray,and Thomas Heaton are really inspiring me to get out.
    Again tnx for the vid.

  2. I really like your down to earth approach to your outings and the shots you achieve
    Can I ask what tripod and back pack you were using ? . I've a d7100 and thee set up you use here looks ideal

  3. Enjoy watching your videos . I'm just taking landscape photography up as a hobby after always just using point and shoot cameras for holiday snaps . I'm thinking of buying a Nikon d7100 or the 7200 . I'm hoping there not going to be to complicated for a novice to use
    Please keep the videos coming thanks

  4. For me I am looking at the 7200 to learn hybrid photography – using stills & video to create slide shows. The D850 or 810 would be ideal but can not afford them. You may want to consider looking at the 850, it can create stunningly detailed images.

  5. Been scavenging youtube for videos with d7200 lately and this really made me wanna return to Scotland, specific the Highlands. Awesome film and I could listen to that Scottish accent all day long! šŸ˜‰

  6. Hi Ray, Beautiful vid and pix! Iā€™m coming over from Washington State in August with my husband and adult daughter. I really want to hike up at least halfway where you were at 6:18 in the video. Can you help me with the location? Iā€™m trying to map out hikes. I too have the 7200. Try assigning your AE button to back button focus. It works so well! Cheers!!

  7. Thanks Ray, enjoyed your video very much. I'm thinking of getting a D7200 but still not 100% about it. I thought the way you set up the video was really good. By the way, I'm missing Scotland and enjoyed your wee tour of Glencoe.

  8. hi ray.just catching up on your video's.well done ,really enjoying them.i managed a sunset shot from one of your locations in this video,from half-way up that ridge,just about the same spot you were shooting the video.nice spot,worth another wee visit back.

  9. I just rewatched this video, and you did a nice job. Your camera captured some quality images under difficult conditions

  10. Another great video. Really good production values and interesting content. Looking forward to seeing more. šŸ™‚

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