Peter Gordon                                                       Ed Gordon

About Us & Our Photography Workshops and Courses

ExploreLight is an international centre of excellence for landscape and nature photography workshops, tours and courses. Our workshops and tours are run by established teachers and artists that will bring you to stunning locations while imparting a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Explorelight was originally established by award winning Irish photographer Ed Gordon in 1998. In 2006 Ed teamed up with his son, and fellow photographer Peter, to extend the range of workshops and tours available through ExploreLight. Roll on 2014 and Peter is currently European Photographer of the Year, as well as  back to back winner of the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year Award 2013 and 2014. Our business has grown and so has the range of workshops we offer. While Ed and Peter are based in Ireland, we love to travel with like minded photographers, hence you will find trips on our site to locations such as Iceland, Montenegro and Scotland. Watch this space – we are always adding new locations.

We also embrace a range of landscape photography styles so we have brought top international photographers such as Daragh Muldowney and Rohan Reilly on board to run a number of ExploreLight workshops, seminars and tours. We believe more ideas makes us, and the people we teach and guide better photographers.

Why not join us for a seminar (from just €55) or come with us on an amazing trip to Iceland. Click here to learn more..

Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

Since 2007 Ed and Peter have exhibited their collective body of work in a host of galleries and art shows while also winning numerous awards including European and Irish Professional Photographer of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Peter has also published 2 books entitled Wild Garden and Life and Death – the Temple. Both projects we’re covered by all the major media outlets in Ireland including RTE television, the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Business Post and on Moncrief on Newstalk radio. Have a look to the right of this page for press samples.

Our instructors have also received widespread international recognition for their work. Daragh Muldowney for example has exhibited his abstract nature photography in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dubai, Berlin, Dublin and Mexico City while receiving widespread domestic and international news coverage of his exhibitions. Rohan Reilly’s unique style has seen his work recognised in the International Photo Awards as well attaining international representation for his art.

We feel that our extensive range of awards, international exhibitions, multitude of high quality instructors puts us in a great position as an international centre of excellence in teaching landscape and nature photography workshops and courses.


“Over the last few years I have spent time with Peter Gordon on a one-to-one basis and on some of his Photography Tours to the West of Ireland, Scotland and Montenegro.  If you want to improve your techniques and learn more about taking photographs, particularly Landscape, Peters knowledge and gentle teaching skills guarantee that you will become a better photographer.  In addition, his knowledge of locations and changing light conditions mean that you will be in the right location to take home some beautiful images.” Colin Ball

‘The highest compliment one can give a Peter is not to say that one wholeheartedly agrees with his observations, but that he provoked – really, forced – difficult thinking about consequential matters and internal questioning of one’s own assumptions, often without quick or clear resolution’ Henry McCrea