Tory Island Masterclass Dates: 6 – 9 June 2019
Location: Tory Island, Donegal
Instructor: Peter Gordon
Fee: €950 for single occupancy
Fee Includes: Accommodation for 3 Nights in Bed and Breakfast, Transportation,2 Meals per day, 24 hours Tuition, Location Guide
Group Size: 7 Max (We like to keep groups small)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Information – Tory Island in Focus
Words alone, no matter how finely woven, could never give a true impression of the rugged beauty of Tory, the spirit of its people or their rich cultural inheritance. Tory must be visited if one is even to begin to understand why this remote crag, two and a half miles long and three quarters of a mile wide, holds such an attraction for its inhabitants that they, like their forebears, endure the full fury of the North Atlantic winter for pleasure and the privilege of living here in summer.
Tory’s spectacular cliff scenery is complemented by a rich and varied history which is related in the islanders distinctive Gaelic. Colm Cille figures prominently in the history of this sacred island which he chose as a place of retreat and meditation for his monks. Shipwrecks, poitín smuggling and tales of violent storms have also been drawn into its folklore.
It’s a masterclass so a basic level of technical competence is assumed and our focus will be on light and composition.
The main photographic focus will be on landscape photography and abstract depictions of the natural environment. A fully manual camera (digital SLR) and tripod are essential. We want to teach you how to make art not take snaps.
Workshop Weekend Programme
We do not set out a specific location itinerary, as Peter will bring you to the best locations under prevailing light conditions. As a general guide however, we will shooting dramatic cliffs and sea stacks as well as the Tory Lighthouse.
Our days will entail sunrise and sunset shoots. We will be having a break for a few hours after breakfast if you need a snooze. The day will then be divided between shooting, critiquing and post-processing in Photoshop and Lightroom. We will begin with a sunset shoot Thursday after our 3 pm meet up and finish up on Sunday after our sunrise shoot.
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. Peter, who runs the Kerry workshop masterclass is currently Irish Pictorial Photographer of the Year and has also held the titles European and Irish Professional Photographer of the Year.
Costs and What’s Included in the Tory Island Masterclass
The cost of the workshop is €950 for single occupancy. For this fee, you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above. Accommodation in a bed and breakfast, transportation costs (from accommodation to shoot locations) and 2 meals per day as well as a lunchtime snack. Alcohol is not included.
It’s an all-inclusive long weekend so all you have to do is worry about making beautiful images and learning great new skills.
FLIGHTS are not included
It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the workshop not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate flight costs.
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We reserve the right to refuse participation in our workshops. Placing a deposit is not a guarantee of participation.