Can anyone attend?
Yes. From Novice to Advanced.
What’s not included?
Besides your arrival and departure flights, transportation and hotel transfers, you have little to worry about other than the cost of several meals. Our 3 day adventures include all accommodations, local transportation, breakfasts (when included in the hotel package), two dinners (beverages and alcohol are not included).
Photo workshop or photo tour?
It all depends on what you would like to get out of our adventure. I refer to the workshops as photo adventure break, because clearly everyone is on a break, there to enjoy themselves and also learn. More advanced photographers look to me to provide them the best locations, so they can concentrate on shooting and not have to worry about anything else. Beginners, enthusiasts and less advanced photographers will want something different and I offer this as well. Throughout the adventure we will discuss how to be more creative with your photography, composition, exposure, the proper use of aperture and shutter speed, long exposure, use of ND filters etc. I typically do this in the field, over lunch or in the lounge at our hotel. If you are a beginner, it’s important to arrive with basic knowledge of your camera’s settings, menu and manual. Armed with the basics, you can better concentrate on technique and style and how to expose for that great image.
It is both a tour and a workshop, and you are free to make it whatever you prefer and absorb and harness as much or as little information as you like.
My goal is to provide you with an unique photographic experience. Additionally, it’s the small group size (4 - 8 guests), choice of locations, selection of hotels and restaurants.
Imagine spending 3 days with a professional photographer and absorbing all their knowledge. Finally, I truly enjoy having fun, exploring great locations and watching our guests expand their knowledge base and walk away inspired.
What can I expect to learn?
My photography workshops are designed to not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light* but to aid you in mentally visualising a scene before capturing the decisive moment. The aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. And no photography workshop would be complete without discussing workflow and editing, including Adobe Lightroom® and Adobe Photoshop®.
*Since our adventure days run from morning until night, there are many hours throughout the day when the light is not perfect, and even more so on traveling adventures when we are in transit all day. Photographing during the middle of the day is sometimes unavoidable.
When will I find out more details about my trip?
After you submit your deposit and registration I begin correspondence with you via email or WhatsApp. First objective is to help you coordinate your travels to and from the workshop destination. Are you arriving a day or so early, or staying beyond our workshop? About 2 - 4 weeks before your departure date you will receive a Welcome Kit. It includes a detailed list of equipment you should consider bringing, our daily itineraries, important mobile numbers and more. We will email you before your departure to make sure that everything is in order and answer any last minute questions you may have.
Can I bring family or friends with me?
Absolutely! We always welcome guests whether they are photographers or just would like to come along for the adventure.
Can we book as a group?
Yes, we also offer discounts to groups of 6 or more. If you’re a photography club, family or group of friends, we would be happy to make you a special offer. Please email for more information.
What if I don’t know very much about photography?
Workshops include photographers with varied experience, which makes the workshops more interesting and rewarding. I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with everyone. You willl even be surprised how much you will learn from other students who are attending as well.
How many guests can attend?
Photo breaks typically range from 4 to 8 guests. I try to keep guest to leader ratio to no more than 8 to 1.
Do you offer private adventures?
Yes. We can offer private photo and cultural tours and workshops for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customise any of our photo breaks to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.
I also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops.
Do you offer gift vouchers?
What if we experience bad weather?
Some of the best photos are taken in less than perfect weather with interesting atmospheric conditions.
If the weather is really bad, we will move to indoor locations.
Will you show me how to use my new camera?
Yes, but you should know the basics of your camera. It’s important to read the manual and become comfortable with the menu and features of your new camera.
We try to stay up-to-date with all the latest cameras and equipment, not it’s not possible to know every make and model. Basics are the same regardless of what camera you own, as well as learning creative techniques, the use of light and shadows, composition and the technical aspects of todays sophisticated digital cameras.
Be sure to bring your camera manual (PDF or hard copy) and we’ll work together to get you more comfortable and confident with your equipment.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept Paypal and Sum Up. All prices and payments are in Euro. Deposits may be paid by PayPal or Sum Up either online on by phone.
Do I need to bring a laptop with me?
A laptop computer is essentially your present day darkroom and a necessity for todays digital photography. Not only is it required to download your days images and free up your memory card but also to display your work for discussions and reviews. We will also be teaching you how to use editing and enhancement softwares on your computer. So it would only benefit you to bring one.
What can I expect upon my arrival?
Your welcome package will contain all the details about our rendezvous, which is typically mid to late morning on your arrival date. We usually meet at our arrival hotel or sometimes at the airport depending on our workshop destination. After checking into our hotel we meet to review the itinerary, enjoy lunch and answer any questions.
What type of camera should I bring?
That is completely up to you. You may bring a DSLR, mirrorless camera, point-n-shoot or even an iPhone if that is what you are most comfortable shooting with.
Of course the more sophisticated the camera, the more options you will have and learning techniques since smartphones are limited. We also recommend that you bring a tripod, extra memory cards and a laptop or tablet (although these are optional).
If you don’t own a camera, you can rent a complete camera/lens package from our partner, Conns Cameras for as little as 300 euro for a week.
Email if you have any questions about your equipment or if you would like to discuss rental options.
Do you rent camera equipment?
Yes. Tell us what you want and we can get it from Conn’s Cameras in Dublin.
Do I have to share a hotel room?
All our pricing is based on single occupancy.
Please email us or call + 353 87 233 2619 if you have any further questions. Only happy to assist you. I look forward to seeing you on one of our Photobreaks!