Spring Photography Holiday

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2019

Join us in Dunquin for a relaxing and informative photography break, great for bringing along your knowledge of photography at any level of interest and ability. Based at An Portan Guest House for 3 nights and led by George Jackson, improve your photography at beautiful and stunning locations to the west of Dingle, during walks, tours, demonstrations and ongoing workshops that run from Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Experience sunrise and sunset expeditions to different locations every day. Learn photo editing with lightroom, photoshop and also try some of their paid and free alternatives.

  • Improve your photography using any camera, device or phone
  • Practical demonstrations during group sessions and 1 on 1 learning
  • Photography workshops, walks and tours west of Dingle
  • Sunrise and sunset photography sessions
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • Low light and long exposure photography workshops
  • Photo editing using Lightroom & Photoshop and free open source alternatives

“In keeping with the relaxing and creative atmosphere of this holiday all activities are optional, however everyone is encouraged to participate as much as they can!”

Spring Photography Holiday

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2019

Join us in Dunquin for a relaxing and informative photography break, great for bringing along your knowledge of photography at any level of interest and ability. Based at An Portan Guest House for 3 nights and led by George Jackson, improve your photography at beautiful and stunning locations to the west of Dingle, during walks, tours, demonstrations and ongoing workshops that run from Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Experience sunrise and sunset expeditions to different locations every day. Learn photo editing with lightroom, photoshop and also try some of their paid and free alternatives.

  • Improve your photography using any camera, device or phone
  • Practical demonstrations during group sessions and 1 on 1 learning
  • Photography workshops, walks and tours west of Dingle
  • Sunrise and sunset photography sessions
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • Low light and long exposure photography workshops
  • Photo editing using Lightroom & Photoshop and free open source alternatives

“In keeping with the relaxing and creative atmosphere of this holiday all activities are optional, however everyone is encouraged to participate as much as they can!”

Based at:

An Portan Guest House

Dunquin, Co Kerry, Ireland.

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

€495

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 walk or drive 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. Finish the first day with a visit to Dunquin Pier and hopefully capture some colour in the sky above The Blasket Islands.

Friday

Out at 6.00 a.m. for a local sunrise shoot and taking advantage of the early morning light.

8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Back to An Portan for breakfast.

9.30 -12.00 Today is all about learning more about your camera and using settings and techniques that suit your own ability and knowledge.  Whether you take JPEG or RAW or just use your phone, we’ll begin to cover all the things both as a group and individually that you want to know to obtain better results.  We’ll visit several locations around Dunquin with the option of some short coastal walks between them. We’ll also get an opportunity to look over some promising locations for our evening shoot.

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

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. We’ll visit Clogher Head and then explore the wild and rocky coastline that leads away from Clogher Strand.  We’ll continue exploring our camera settings and move onto filters, creative apps for our phones and using a tripod with detailed demonstrations of everything before you try them out yourself.

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

7.00 p.m. We’ll revisit the coastline in Dunquin for our evening shoot, we’ll continue to familiarise ourselves with graduate filters, creative phone apps, tripods and low light photography until dusk.

 

While the coastal walks require a moderate level of fitness and the ability to climb stiles and traverse gentle slopes, for the most part, all the locations we visit on the walks can be easily accessed by a drive and/or a short walk. During the sunrise, sunset and photography tours on the Dingle Peninsula, all the locations we visit are easily accessible with a short walk using paths, tracks or reasonably level ground from where we park.  In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, activities may relocate indoors taking full advantage of An Portan’s spacious conference and sitting room.

Saturday

Out at 6.00 a.m. for a local dawn and sunrise shoot, taking advantage of the wonderful early morning light.

8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Back to An Portan for breakfast.

9.30  a.m. -12.00 p.m. With the low of a spring tide uncovering the entire beach at Coumeenoole Strand, we’ll practice some long exposures with neutral density filters and apps on our phones as we explore along the waterline.  From the car park at Coumeenoole a 15 minute hike takes you up and over Dunmore Head to the very western tip of Ireland with panoramic views of the Blasket Islands or if you prefer staying off the slopes we’ll drive to the cross at Slea Head with an option of a scenic walk back towards Coumeenoole along the winding road with vistas over Coumeenoole, Dunmore Head and The Blasket Islands.  

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

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Back at An Portan, and we’ll take a look at processing our images using different applications including Lightroom, Photoshop and Rawtherapee. 

7.00 p.m. Evening around Slea Head and Coumeenoole until dusk, revisiting some of the locations from earlier in the day.

Sunday

Out at 6.00 a.m. for a local sunrise shoot and taking advantage of the early morning light.

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

!0.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  We’ll continue processing and hopefully end up with some fabulous images from the weekend.

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
Creative Apps for phone Photography

Reserve your Spot

Spring Photography Holiday 7 Places

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2019

€495 per person (discount for 2 persons sharing available)

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

Secure your spot with a deposit of €99




 

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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