Join me for a hands-on Landscape Photography Workshop around the beautiful county of Mayo. This workshop is aimed at people who have a basic working knowledge of their cameras and are looking to improve their landscape and seascape images.
The workshop will start with a chat about where we will be going and what to expect. Then we will drive out to chosen locations to photograph the majestic Mayo landscape & coastline. Together, we will visit well-known locations as well as some lesser-known ones. Our journey may take us to Achill Island or around the hills and valleys of the Delphi and Doolough area – the choice is yours. Either location offers a broad range of photographic opportunities, including mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and coastline.
I cannot guarantee fine weather – in fact, sometimes we may not want it to be fine. This is the West of Ireland after all and there’s usually a great chance to capture those huge west of Ireland skies.
There will be hands-on instruction including:
- Effective Composition and Use of Light
- Shooting in Manual Mode for Ultimate Control over your Image Making
- Benefits of Shooting in Raw over JPEG
- Understanding Exposure
- Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes
- ISO and using the Histogram
- Depth of Field
- Working with Filters
During the workshop, I will tell you all I know about capturing the scene around us. I will teach you the technical side of photography as well as the aesthetics of photography.
At any time, participants can ask me any question about their photography and I will always endeavour to give an answer.
What to bring along:
- Your Digital SLR and lenses
- Any filters you may have
- A tripod (I have spares if you do not have your own)
- An open mind and an empty canvas
Make sure your battery is fully charged and you have formatted your memory cards. Pack your wellies or boots. There may be a little walking over uneven, muddy or sandy ground, but nothing too strenuous. Bring warm and waterproof clothing, hats and gloves. This is the West of Ireland, so you should be prepared for rain, wind or sunny skies.
The group Workshop will last up to 6 hours and costs €120 per person. The maximum group I take is three participants. Class size is small by design to allow for plenty of one-on-one instruction opportunities.
The workshop fee includes all transportation during the workshop. Not included is transport costs to/from the workshop start/finish point or any food/drink. Bottled water is provided. Bring an open mind and an empty canvas.
Some people benefit more from a One to One workshop and I cater for these as well. This workshop includes all of the above with the added benefit of having my undivided attention for the day. We will delve into the finer points of each topic in order to give you a better understanding of the photographic process.
Beforehand, we will both sit down and discuss any particular requests that you may have. This workshop will be all about your preference and what you want to shoot.
If you would like to know more about the group workshops, feel free to contact me here.