First Light Last Light

Every day, November – March.

Duration: Dawn to Dusk

A photography tour that can run any day from November to March, that begins at the very first glimpse of dawn over a choice of great locations along the southern edge of the Dingle Peninsula. We finish in the west at dusk along the Slea Head Drive, visiting the iconic areas on the coastline around Coumeenoole and Dunquin with the Blasket Islands filling the horizon, hopefully under fantastic skies. If you prefer a later start following breakfast, check out our Winter Light Tour.

“The sun rising steadily further to the south east as we head towards midwinter, opens up some fabulous locations along the Dingle Peninsula’s southern coastline for dawn and early morning photography.”

First Light Last Light

Every day, November – March.

Duration: Dawn to Dusk

A photography tour that can run any day from November to March, that begins at the very first glimpse of dawn over a choice of great locations along the southern edge of the Dingle Peninsula. We finish in the west at dusk along the Slea Head Drive, visiting the iconic areas on the coastline around Coumeenoole and Dunquin with the Blasket Islands filling the horizon, hopefully under fantastic skies. If you prefer a later start following breakfast, check out our Winter Light Tour.

“The sun rising steadily further to the south east as we head towards midwinter, opens up some fabulous locations along the Dingle Peninsula’s southern coastline for dawn and early morning photography.”

  • Absolutely any camera or phone
  • Photography tour from dawn to dusk
  • Landscape photography at great locations
  • Improve your photography as we tour
  • Absolutely any camera or phone
  • Photography tour from dawn to dusk
  • Landscape photography at great locations
  • Improve your photography as we tour

We begin before dawn, meeting in Dingle and travelling in our minibus to a carefully chosen location for the dawn and sunrise, making the most of the early morning light. Alternatively, you’re welcome to join this tour later in the morning, as we’ll be stopping back in Dingle for a short breakfast break following sunrise. After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour, visiting locations around the western part of the Dingle Peninsula. Even the shortest days of the year mean we’ll be touring or on locations for 7 or 8 hours although breaks will be shorter than they are in the autumn and spring. If there is any chill in the air or bite in the wind we’ll always take more regular short breaks indoors to warm up between locations. As I live locally I’m always up to date with all the handy places for tea, coffee and facilities, even in the depths of winter! Following a break around mid-day for lunch, we’ll begin exploring some promising locations for the magic hours and perhaps be lucky and end the day with a sunset over the Blasket Islands. For the evening hours, participants are more than welcome to choose their own specific location if they wish, and be dropped off and collected, as there are a handful of excellent spots around the Dunquin and Coumeenoole areas that are within a couple of minutes’ drive of each other. 

We begin before dawn, meeting in Dingle and travelling in our minibus to a carefully chosen location for the dawn and sunrise, making the most of the early morning light. Alternatively, you’re welcome to join this tour later in the morning, as we’ll be stopping back in Dingle for a short breakfast break following sunrise. After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour, visiting locations around the western part of the Dingle Peninsula. Even the shortest days of the year mean we’ll be touring or on locations for 7 or 8 hours although breaks will be shorter than they are in the autumn and spring. If there is any chill in the air or bite in the wind we’ll always take more regular short breaks indoors to warm up between locations. As I live locally I’m always up to date with all the handy places for tea, coffee and facilities, even in the depths of winter! Following a break around mid-day for lunch, we’ll begin exploring some promising locations for the magic hours and perhaps be lucky and end the day with a sunset over the Blasket Islands. For the evening hours, participants are more than welcome to choose their own specific location if they wish, and be dropped off and collected, as there are a handful of excellent spots around the Dunquin and Coumeenoole areas that are within a couple of minutes’ drive of each other.

  • Visit beautiful locations around Dingle with powerful and dramatic views
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • All locations easily accessible using paths from the minibus.
  • Sunrise and sunset photography sessions
  • Visit beautiful locations around Dingle with powerful and dramatic views
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • All locations easily accessible using paths from the minibus.
  • Sunrise and sunset photography sessions

While advice, hints and tips about settings, exposure, composition and filters are readily available on this tour (we also carry some filters and a few tripods that you’re welcome to experiment with), if you want to improve your techniques or learn to be more creative with your camera and its settings, why not take your own individual or small private group, beginners or landscape photography workshop on the day before, or following the tour! All locations on this tour are extremely easy to access from the minibus, one or two locations can require a moderate level of fitness and agility to explore them further, but they can all be photographed from our initial vantage point. Please contact us if you’re interested in accessing some of the more challenging locations around the peninsula and taking your own custom tour. If the weather’s forecast to be very poor on the above date, the tour will be arranged to the nearest fair day, if you can’t participate on an alternative day a full refund of any deposit or payment towards the tour will be made. This tour begins in Dingle before dawn and returns after dusk.

While advice, hints and tips about settings, exposure, composition and filters are readily available on this tour (we also carry some filters and a few tripods that you’re welcome to experiment with), if you want to improve your techniques or learn to be more creative with your camera and its settings, why not take your own individual or small private group, beginners or landscape photography workshop on the day before, or following the tour! All locations on this tour are extremely easy to access from the minibus, one or two locations can require a moderate level of fitness and agility to explore them further, but they can all be photographed from our initial vantage point. Please contact us if you’re interested in accessing some of the more challenging locations around the peninsula and taking your own custom tour. If the weather’s forecast to be very poor on the above date, the tour will be arranged to the nearest fair day, if you can’t participate on an alternative day a full refund of any deposit or payment towards the tour will be made. This tour begins in Dingle before dawn and returns after dusk.

The tour begins in Dingle an hour before dawn. and returns after dusk.  You’re more than welcome to bring snacks and a drink with you although there will be plenty of opportunities to get drinks, sandwiches and snacks and access facilities during the day. This tour is also available at any time as an individual adventure, please visit our Custom page for further information.

First Light Last Light

 

Daily, November – March

Duration: Dawn to Dusk

€75 per person for 2 – 5 participants

Please check the Information page for everything else.

Telephone Bookings:

083 830 1788

Booking & further information.

 

Bookings:

083 830 1788

+353 83 830 1788

info@dingledarkroom.com

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