Our Montenegro Favourites


Montenegro is an incredible place to make landscape images. An unspoilt gem. Here's a few of our favourites from the last few years. We will be running a workshop there again this year in October if you fancy joining. We will guide you to some of Europe’s most beautiful and undiscovered landscape. Montenegro has stunning mountains, lakes, forests and gorges. Much of this amazing landscape is largely unphotographed in any serious way so it’s a great opportunity to create something a little bit different. The gorges stretch for kilometres, filled with beautiful deciduous forestry and anchored by hugely impressive 2500 meter peaks. The rivers and glacial lakes are beautifully green and turquoise. Absolutely stunning place. Enjoy viewing some of our favourite pics ... More info on our October workshop in Montenegro HERE _DSC1517 (1) _DSC7479a _DSC8003 _DSC8067 DSC_0647 PEG_1117 copya PEG_1309a-Edit    

Slovenia Favourites


We love Slovenia. And here is it why. Peter visited Slovenia in 2016 and spent 10 days shooting the Julian Alps looking for the perfect locations to hold this year's workshop. He also teamed up with Luka Esenko's company, who we will work with on this year's workshop for additional local guidance. It was really clear really quickly that Slovenia has amazing potential for landscape photography. Towering mountains, stunning gorges, the iconic lake bled and a great chance of dramatic mist. We are back running a workshop in October and we can’t wait to shoot gorgeous autumn colours there. Slovenia is stunning all year round but it becomes even more magical and striking in autumn. Due to a late cancelation we now have 2 places available for the October workshop. Join us in the exploration of Slovenia’s best landscapes and our search for the best light. We will guide you to some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes: Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Triglav National Park & the Soca River Valley. Slovenia provides a host of amazing photographic opportunities. Some of our favourite images  … Enjoy viewing Slovenia Photography Workshop Dates:  October 18th – 24th 2017 :: 7 Day Tour (2 places available) Instructors: Peter Gordon & Luka Esenko Tours Fee:  €2400 for single occupancy | Deposit: €450 Fee Includes: Accommodation for 6 Nights, Transportation, 2 Meals per day, Location Guide Group Size: 8 Max (We like to keep groups small)

Autumn Adventures with ExploreLight


As the summer is fast approaching we are looking forward to some sunshine and well deserved rest. Our workshops normally take place in winter, spring and autumn when the colours are peaking and the light is best. With its vibrant colours and atmospheric sunlight, autumn is an amazing season for photography. Workshops are either fully booked, or have limited availability so its a good time to plan a post summer photography adventure. So here's our autumn workshops schedule. Plenty of amazing places to explore & photograph. Catch the northern lights in Iceland, explore unspoilt & wild Montenegro, see dramatic landscapes in Scotland (late cancellation spot available), experience magical autumn colours in Slovenia … ICELAND HIGHLANDS : 10 - 15 September 2017 : 1 place available DOLOMITES - FULLY BOOKED MONTENEGRO : 15 - 20 October 2017 : 2 places available SLOVENIA : 18 - 24 October 2017 : 2 places available WEST OF IRELAND : 21 - 27 October : 2 places available SCOTLAND OCT - FULLY BOOKED SCOTLAND NOV : FULLY BOOKED ICELAND MASTERCLASS - FULLY BOOKED Paul Byrne on ExploreLight workshops "I have been on several ExploreLight Workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.  The ExploreLight workshops are a perfect combination of excellent teaching, superb locations and great “craic”. Your enthusiasm is infectious, even if it means getting up at 5am to shoot the sunrise, or staying out until 4am to shoot the aurora." Iceland Highlands : 10 - 15 September 2017 : 1 place available Montenegro : 15 - 20 October 2017 : 2 places available Slovenia : 18 - 24 October 2017 : 2 places available West of Ireland : 21 - 27 October : 2 places available Scotland : 1 - 7 November 2017 : 1 place available  

ExploreLight People Feature : Ita Boyle : Montenegro


Montenegro is one our longest running workshops and we love returning to its beautiful landscapes - stunning mountains, lakes, forests and gorges. The gorges stretch for kilometers, filled with beautiful deciduous forestry and anchored by hugely impressive 2500 meter peaks. The rivers and glacial lakes are beautifully green and turquoise. Ita Boyle came to our 2015 Montenegro workshop. She loved it the first time and decided to come again in 2016. Great eye, great photography. Well done Ita.

Montenegro 2016 by Ita Boyle

Montenegro 2015 by Ita Boyle

Irish Professional Photography Awards


Absoloutely delighted to be named Travel and Pictorial Photographer of the Year and finish second in the Landscape Category of the Bank of Ireland IPPA Irish Professional Photography Awards. Check out the awarded portfolio's below. Hope you enjoy..