Core Skills 2 – Dublin

5 Sep 2021 : Available

Core Skills 2 – Dublin

5 Sep 2021

5 Sep 2021

Dublin, Ireland



Daragh Muldowney

Fee Includes:
6 hours Tuition, Location Guide

Self Drive for Social Distancing Purposes

Photography Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

Group Size:
8 Max (We like to keep groups small)


Our core skills workshops are geared towards specific learning outcomes. The purpose is to take a series of topics, place them in the landscape photography context, and impart essential knowledge to new and experienced photographers a like. This workshop is more geared towards people staring their photographic journey. The workshop however, would also be relevant to someone starting out in landscape as a speciality.

The day will begin with coffee and a discussion of the core attributes of your camera. We will then spend the rest of the day out shooting putting our discussion into practice. The workshop will conclude with a sunset shoot.

Topics Covered: Filters Grad ND, Stoppers/Solid ND’s for long exposure, Polarisers, Histograms(Shooting Right For Max Detail), Automated Blending

Core Skills 2 workshop will take place in Dun Laoghaire. Daragh will bring you to the best locations under prevailing light conditions. You will be photographing Dublin Bay seascapes while learning and practicing new skills.

Starting and finishing times of our Dublin Bay Core Skills Workshops are dependant on time of year. As a general guide, however, we will have a 6 hour day culminating in a sunset.

We feel this structure of the day gives us the best chance of making great pictures and learning. As we only have a maximum of 8 participants everyone will be able to learn at their own pace.

For this fee, you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above.

Transport: Self Drive for Social Distancing Purposes

Topics Covered: Filters Grad ND, Stoppers/Solid ND’s for long exposure, Polarisers, Histograms (Shooting Right For Max Detail), Automated Blending

Daragh Muldowney – view gallery of Daragh’s images HERE

  • Charged and possibly spare batteries depending on your battery condition..have enough power.
  • We will be shooting both wide angles and intimate details so focal lengths from 17mm to 200mm will be of use.
  • Tripod (essential)
  • Shutter cable release if possible but we can also use your timer if you don’t have a cable release.
  • Camera Manual (just in case)
  • Filters – Circular Polariser, ND’s and grad D’s will be of use
  • Notepad for making notes..
  • You will need a pair of boots or wellies, warm socks as well as other warm clothes.  Rain gear is a good idea.

EASY – There are no long walks on this workshop with locations typically within 5 minutes of the car. All workshops require walking on uneven ground on beaches or lake edges for example.

Our team is dedicated to getting you the best images possible on every trip. We are an experienced team of leaders and always willing to go the extra mile for our participants. Ask our repeat customers. Most workshops have 50% or higher returning customers. We are a community of photography lovers and we would love it if you could join the ExploreLight experience too.

We will get you to the right place at the right time of day to maximize your chances of making great images. That’s the core focus of every trip. What drives us forward. We love the light as much as you do and our primary goal is always to give you the best chance possible of bringing home special images.

We have small groups and a really high teacher to pupil ratio. Most workshops are only 6 or 7 people. Our max is 9 and there will be 2 instructors. This means that there is always time to give advice and help when on location. It also means we always travel in comfort with 2 people to a 3 seat berth. We’re all friends but a bit of space while traveling is essential too. We take your comfort seriously with single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms as standard. There are one or 2 small exceptions on this point, but they are few and far between, and always noted in the description. We also have a dedicated office team managing logistics so you have a pint of contact for your arrival and departures or other logistical questions you might have around the trip.

The ‘craic’ (fun) is always mighty. We like the feeling of community and fun when on tour. We’re together as a group chasing the light but laughing while we do it.

Every workshop of 3 days or more comes with a free follow up private webinar for the group. 2 hours of post-processing of the images from your trip. Recorded live and emailed back to you so you have a road map through the edit of the whole trip.

So why not join the adventure?

“On a workshop with ExploreLight, there are always laughs, but there are always great photographs too.  Peter and his team go to great efforts to ensure everyone gets the shot they want at a location – whether it’s the continuous checking of local weather conditions, to in depth knowledge of each location, to prepping the group prior to arrival at the location by showing past shots, to walking among the group during the shoot, offering advice and sharing their own shots, total dedication to the client.  I’ve taken some of my best shots while on ExploreLight workshops and that’s no coincidence.

The aftercare is second to none, with a private Facebook group where you are encouraged to share your shots (and where you can receive suggestions for improvement) to social nights out and emails on upcoming workshops, editing sessions, etc.  Peter is building a community of photographers who return again and again.”

Barbara Tanzler

“Something deep within tempted me to attend an ExploreLight fundamentals workshop in the Wicklow National Park in March 2015. I remember coming home feeling invigorated, that a new world was about to open up for me. My photography has improved steadily so much so that I recently achieved my Associate distinction from the IPF but more importantly I have met fantastic people many of whom are now considered friends, I’ve attended many more ExploreLight workshops since and visited fantastic locations all under the expert guidance of the ExploreLight team. These guys are good and are at the top of their game and super professional. I recommend ExploreLight because they are the best Photography workshop and tour operators out there.”

Noel McIntyre AIPF

“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. I look forward to returning to many more workshops with you guys.”

Paul Byrne


More than 90 days before the workshop commences: full refund minus 100 EUR admin fee.

Less than 90 days no deposit will be refunded.


Balance Payment is Due 60 Days Before Workshop Commences.

The balance payment is non refundable. However if we find some one to take your place we will refund in full minus 10% Admin fee.

If we do not have the required numbers to run a given workshop, we reserve the right to cancel up to 60 days in advance. We will refund deposit, but you must have travel insurance to cover any travel expenses you may incur.

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