New Royal Deeside Photography Courses


New Royal Deeside photography courses

New Royal Deeside photography course:-

Pre College Photography Course – Summer Photography School.
Suitable BOTH for photographers who wants a sound grounding in photography AND for prospective students.

A golden opportunity for you to succeed in photography.
Duration:   one week.

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Don’t leave this summer holidays opportunity too late !
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Prison social documentary photography (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

With Bill Bagshaw photography courses you are embarking upon a  unique proven method of learning;
that produced many of the U.K. ‘s leading professional photographers.

Bill graduated with distinction from one of the leading professional photography courses in Europe.
Sadly that course no longer exists, but Bill has developed that format into his own unique teaching style.
Bill’s professional photographic experience includes being the Staff Photographer for multi national companies.
Bill has lectured extensively to full time professional photography students.   He has also incorporated sports coaching methods into his teaching.

Bill Bagshaw photography courses are about you gaining genuine understanding;  and the ability to figure things out on your own.   They are not about memorising all the facts someone wrote into a curriculum.

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The full range of Bill Bagshaw photography courses also includes:-
Zero to Hero

Mark Felix at Aboyne Highland Games, copyright Bill Bagshaw

Mark Felix takes a break on his attempt to carry The Dinnie Stones. Mark Felix undertakes The Dinnie Stanes challenge at Aboyne Highland Games. Mark sucessfully lifted and carried the Dinnie Stones in stages, but was unable to match Donald Dinnie "s feat of carrying them in one lift. (Bill Bagshaw,

Ballater Railway Station Fire


Ballater Railway Station Fire. The Station is being rebuilt.

Ballater Railway Station fire caused devastating damage.   The Station is being rebuilt.
Sadly Ballater Railway Station, Museum and The Restaurant were largely destroyed by fire, in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May 2015.

Queen Victoria’s Railway Carriage; and horse drawn carriage;  survived the fire.
The Restaurant was burnt to the ground.

The old Ballater Victorian railway station has been refurbished and is now a museum. Ballater was the terminus of the now defunct Deeside Railway on Royal Deeside. Ballater Station even features the toilet used by Queen Victoria ! dSider online magazine, photo courses Royal Deeside (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

Ballater Station Restaurant was razed to the ground, the chimneys have now been demolished.

Ballater Station Restaurant destroyed by fire May 2015 (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

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Queen Victorias toilet – thought to be damaged  in the fire, but is located at the least damaged end of the building

Queen Victoria's Royal toilet at Ballater railway station, Royal Deeside. Ballater station has been refurbished as a museum and features the toilet used by Queen Victoria on her railway trips to Royal Deeside. dSider what's on Ballater guide,Ballater photography courses by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

Aberdeen Beach Fireworks 2014


Aberdeen Beach Fireworks 5th Dec

Aberdeen Beach Fireworks light the promenade on November 5th 2014
A full moon gave perfect conditions for the 2014 Aberdeen Beach Fireworks

Aberdeen Beach Bonfire Night Fireworks Aberdeenshire (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams/Bill Bagshaw,
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Heavy Events


Heavy Events

Heavy Events are spectacles of amazing feats of strength.      The competitors are known as Heavies.          Heavies are the superstars of  Scottish Highland Games.

Scottish Highland Games differ from Highland Games abroad where Heavy Events are more prominently featured.
Scottish Highland Games are also a festival of piping, Highland dress, races, pipe bands, tug o war, culture and highland dancing.

So it’s surprisingly that Scottish Highland Games Heavies names are little known to the general public.

Craig Sinclair was the 2014 Grampian Highland Games Heavies online magazine, photo courses (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

Bruce Robb was the Champion in 2013

Swirling kilts as The Heavies put the stone at The Aboyne Highland Games,Royal Deeside,Scotland. dSider online magazine Photography by Bill Bagshaw photography courses (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

Bruce Robb tosses the Caber online magazine, photo courses (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

Grant Sinclair  (Craig Sinclair’s younger brother) is climbing up  the rankings          Click here for heavies slideshow

Putting the stone Aboyne Highland Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)www-dsider-co-uk
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Braemar Gathering 2014


Braemar Gathering 2014

Braemar Gathering 2014 got off to a great start with a pleasant morning.  In the afternoon The Gathering was hit by heavy rain, causing difficulties for the hill racers.

Fortunately the sun broke through before Her Majesty The Queen arrived, accompanied by Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen accepts flowers watched by Prince Charles
All photos by Bill Bagshaw Commercial Photography  &  Bill Bagshaw photography courses

Her Majesty The Queen accepts flowers whilst prince Charles looks on Braemar Gathering 2014 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

The Royal Salute                                                           #BraemarGathering

Braemar Gathering Royal Salute. The massed pipe bands salute The Royal Family at Braemar Highland Games (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

A drummer enjoys the party atmosphere

 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Even The Heavies were forced to take cover from the rain                                                                               Braemar Versammlung Schottland

 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Shot !   Putting The Stone                                                                           推铅球                                            苏格兰链球

Shot Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Tug O War

 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Pipers                                             苏格兰风笛

Pipers Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Braemar Royal Highland Society                                                          风笛

 (Martin Williams)

The Hill Race Sets Off

 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Police Pipe Band Drum Major                                                                      Schottischer Tambourmajor Braemar Schottland

Braemar. Police Pipe Band Drum Major, Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Raising The Caber

 (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Drum Majoress

Drum Majoress Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Tossing The Caber                                                                                                                                                  Baumstammwerfen

Tossing the caber Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Tug o War overhead view

Braemar Gathering Tug O War aerial view (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

Haste Ye Back to Braemar Gathering

Haste Ye Back Braemar Gathering (Bill Bagshaw/M.Williams/COPYRIGHT)

The stands await you for the next Braemar Gathering

The grandstand at Braemar awaits the next Braemar Gathering which takes place in front of Her Majesty The Queen. copyright Bill Bagsgaw. dSider Royal Deeside Magazine, photo courses (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw,

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What's on Royal Deeside events and photo guide to Royal Deeside & Strathdon