West of Ireland Workshop – Oct 2018

NEW DATES ADDED: 18th – 24th October 

Instructor: Michael McLaughlin
Fee: €2850
Deposit: €700
Fee Includes: Hotel Accommodation Throughout, Transportation, Meals and Snacks Throughout, Tuition, Location Guide
Group Size: 5 Max (We like to keep groups small)
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Gift Vouchers Available HERE or Contact Peter at +353 863586032 or email info@explorelight.com

West of Ireland : 14 – 20th October 2018 : FULLY BOOKED 

The West – Photography Tour Ireland Destination

The West of Ireland boasts the countries most rugged and wild landscapes.  Beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and an untamed coastline hugged by the Atlantic Ocean dominate the area. An ideal setting for a photography tour in Ireland. Our 2018 tour takes place in Autumn so we will be shooting this amazing landscape in prime colour. It’s great time of year for light in Ireland with a great chance for moody misty mornings on dramatic lake shores. Sunrises are at a very reasonable hour. For quality of light, colour, a reasonable temperature October is a fantastic time to shoot in Ireland.

Our 7 day tour is designed to let you enjoy your photography while we look after the locations and any instruction that might be needed. We will combine sunrise and sunset shoots through our journey ensuring you shoot the best locations in the best light. Sunrise is at the very pleasant time so there will be an optional sunrise shoot nearly every day. We will shoot sunset every day. There will be breaks in between for downtime every morning. Our goal is for you to have a great time, get a genuine flavour for the Irish landscape and culture, and come away with a body of stunning images. Michael is part of an elite group of Irish landscape photographers and will bring you to the best locations that the country has to offer. With a local experienced guide and instructor on board you will get all the technical insights needed to make a vast array of great images in the best locations. Michael will make suggestions for compositions to you at the beginning of each shoot, show you the best angles and provide you with any technical insights needed. Its not just a chance to have a unique experience, its an opportunity to learn lots of new skills.

So Where Will We Go?

Our tour leaves from Dublin with hotel pick up included. If you’re visiting from abroad Dublin gives you the best option flight wise and also an opportunity to explore our capital city and visit iconic locations such as the Guinness storehouse and the Book of Kells. We don’t want to spend excessive time in the car once we’re out on tour so we’ve broken the trip into two key locations. Our base allows us to explore the finest scenery Ireland has to offer. We take your photography and comfort seriously and will be staying in well appointed hotels throughout.

Part 1 The first part of our journey will begin on the Ring of Kerry. From our Killarney base (where we will spend 4 nights) we will explore the Gap of Dunloe, the Ring of Kerry and the Beara peninsula. It’s an ideal jump off point to shoot beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains and waterfalls. Our timing coincides with a beautiful blanket of bog red. Killarney National Park boasts the highest mountains in Ireland, stunning lakes and passes, as well as a vast array of deciduous native woodland. From here we can access the Gap of Dunloe, the Black Valley plus an unforgettable day trip to the Beara Peninsula.

Part 2 From Killarney we move to the second leg of our tour to the Dingle Peninsula. We will spend 2 nights in Dingle where we will explore stunning beaches around Slea Head as well as the dramatic Conor Pass. Some of the finest beaches in Ireland are on Slea Head.  The Conor Passes deep valley and mountainous backdrop is a sight to behold at sunrise.

Why Choose ExploreLight?

Unlike most companies offering photography courses and workshops our instructors are specialist landscape and nature photographers. We represent an international standard in terms of landscape photography workshops and tours. When booking a course with us you can be assured that you are working with an expert.

Costs and What’s Included

The cost of our 7 day tour is €2850. A €700 deposit is required to secure your place and the balance would be due two months before the trip gets under way. For this cost you will receive all food (excluding alcohol) and single occupancy hotel accommodation throughout. Your comfort is taken seriously and we will be staying in hotels throughout mostly with wi – fi access.  Food will include three meals per day as well as snacks and drinks while we are out shooting. Lunch will be taken on the road. On location transportation is also included (not flights) so you will be driven to and from all locations throughout the duration of the tour. All you need to do is enjoy your shooting, learn some new skills and make lots of beautiful images.

Cancelation and Refund Policy

If you cancel and the workshop gets filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid toward the tuition. If you cancel and the workshop doesn’t get filled you will be refunded according to the following breakdown, based on the full fee of the workshop

Greater than 60 days: full refund minus 100 EUR fee
45-60 days before: 75% refund
30-45 days before: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made and will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.


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