Beginners Photography Weekend

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April 2019

Learn how to use your camera to its full potential during a photography weekend, held in a relaxing holiday atmosphere on the Dingle Peninsula. Starting at the very beginning we’ll cover the basics and move along, session by session and day by day, right up to the end of the final session on Sunday mornimg when you’re comfortable away from your automatic settings and making your own decisions about your photography. With ongoing group, 1 to 1 sessions and demonstrations, held at a variety of amazing locations around the Dingle Peninsula, you’ll experience a wide range of interesting subjects and stunning views.

“To get the most out of this weekend a DSLR or a Mirrorless camera is essential. If you’re not sure about your camera’s capabilities, please contact us!”

Beginners Photography Weekend

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th May

Learn how to use your camera to its full potential during a photography weekend, held in a relaxing holiday atmosphere on the Dingle Peninsula. Starting at the very beginning we’ll cover the basics and move along, session by session and day by day, right up to the end of the final session on Sunday when you’re fully comfortable away from your automatic camera settings and making your own decisions about your photography. With ongoing group, 1 to 1 sessions and demonstrations, held at a variety of amazing locations around the Dingle Peninsula, you’ll experience a wide range of interesting subjects and stunning views.

“To get the most out of this weekend a DSLR or a Mirrorless camera is essential. If you’re not sure about your camera’s capabilities, please contact us!”

Based at:

An Portan Guest House

Dunquin, Co Kerry, Ireland.

3 nights Includes single room, breakfast, dinner and all photography activities.

€545

Programme

Thursday afternoon

Arrive and meet at An Portan in Dunquin for Tea and Coffee 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. A visit to the beach at Dunquin provides the first opportunity to relax and take in the dramatic and rocky coastline during an informal photo shoot, in which we’ll begin to discuss the basic elements of exposure and composition.

Dinner at 6.00 p.m.

7.00 p.m. We’ll continue learning the basics during an evening tour around Slea Head and finish up at dusk around 9.30 p.m.

Friday

9.00 -12.00 Aperture, shutter speed and how to obtain a correct exposure, we’ll move on to cover ISO and look at the different automatic and manual exposure modes

12.00 – 2.30 p.m.  Break for lunch in Dingle.

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Continuing to explore our creative controls with focusing and depth of field. We’ll examine the effects of using different focal lengths and look at some different types of lenses

6.00 -7.00 p.m. Dinner at An Portan.

7.00 p.m. The beaches and rocky foreshore around Slea Head and Dunquin are our destinations as we experiment with various filters and practice long exposure and low light photography until dusk.

All the locations we visit during the weekend are easily accessible with a short walk using paths, tracks or reasonably level ground from where we park. There is also a range of filters, holders and tripods available for everyone to use as they wish during the weekend. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, the schedule of activities may change and we may even relocate indoors taking full advantage of An Portan’s spacious conference and sitting room.

Saturday

9.00  a.m. – 12.30 p.m. As we become more comfortable with our camera controls, we’ll begin to look at composition, direction of light, visualising and planning our photography.

12.00 – 2.30 p.m.   Break for lunch – local options include Louis Mulcahy’s pottery café, Ballyferriter Village or Dingle.

2.30 p.m -5.30 p.m. We’ll take a relaxing tour on the Dingle Peninsula, visiting a number of fresh and new locations to practice composition and planning

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. We’ll bring everything we’ve covered together during our final evening visit on The Slea Head Drive

Sunday

5.30 -8.30 a.m. Sunrise and early morning tour, if you prefer a later start we’ll collect you from An Portan when you’re ready.

9.00 -10.30 a.m. Breakfast at An Portan.

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. We’ll spend the morning looking through the images we’ve captured during the weekend and take a look at a few different image editors both paid & free to learn ways we can improve our images with post processing.

Just some of the topics we’ll cover:

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
Exposure and Metering
Composition
Focusing and depth of field
Using a Tripod
Manual Focus

RAW & JPG
White Balance
Visualising and Planning
Filters
Long Exposure Photography
Different lenses and field of view

Reserve your Spot

Beginners Photography Weekend 5 Places

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April 2019

€545 per person (discount for 2 persons sharing available)

Includes single room, breakfast and dinner for 3 nights, and all photography activities.

Secure your spot with a deposit of €109




 

Location: An Portan, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 

Learn more about An Portan Guest House

Non-participating sharers are welcome, please use the contact form below for details, or indeed if you have any other enquiries.

Includes room, breakfast dinner and all photography activities.

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Bookings:

083 830 1788

+353 83 830 1788

info@dingledarkroom.com

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