Landscape Photography Weekend

Relaxing landscape photography weekend in Dunquin

4 day workshop based at An Portan, Dunquin, Co Kerry, Ireland  TBA 2019

Landscape Photography Weekend

TBA 2019

Includes 3 nights, with room, breakfast and three course evening meal, all tuition and transport between An Portan Guest House in Dunquin and photography locations.

This landscape photography weekend is suitable for absolutely any level of experience and any camera, phone or device that takes photographs can be used during this long weekend of landscape and seascape photography. The emphasis is totally on composition, planning and using natural light to take great landscape photography as well as visiting countless spectacular locations. We’ll explore many different types of landscape, seascape and subjects during this weekend as we learn to work with the many different types of terrain found on the Dingle Peninsula. As with all our tours, workshops and holidays, we’ll take the backroads whenever possible and get to see many features of the area, hidden well away from the main roads.

  • Maximum of 5 participants with group and 1 on 1 sessions and demonstrations
  • Ideal for any level of interest, ability and experience of photography
  • Bring your camera, phone or absolutely any device that takes photos
  • Visit excellent locations with powerful and dramatic views
  • Add creativity and your imagination to the elements of the landscape
  • Altering the perspective of the landscape by position, angle of view and choice of lens
  • Composition and balance, how to stimulate the viewer and lead the eye
  • Landscape and scenic photography at beautiful and stunning locations
  • Sunrise and sunset expeditions to different locations every day
  • Visit castles, ancient churches and standing stones around the Dingle Peninsula
  • Fabulous beaches, rugged coastline, cliff walks, with spectacular views
  • Water, waves, pools, puddles, waterfalls, rivers and lakes, reflections and motion blur
  • Making the most of the sky to emphasise and complement your composition
  • Reconnaissance, planning, filters and equipment for landscape photography
  • Photo editing, cropping and saving images for printing, internet or social media

Weather permitting a typical day will begin with a dawn and sunrise shoot. Following breakfast, we’ll head out to explore differing areas of the Dingle Peninsula each day, visiting a varied range of subjects and locations with ongoing demonstrations and practical hands-on tuition as we study landscape photography. Around mid-day, we’ll stop for a break and a snack, in Dingle or any other of the towns or villages, close to our location before continuing the session through the afternoon and towards early evening. We’ll take a break for dinner before heading out again for the evening to a stretch of rocky coastline or a sandy beach to watch the sun go down and hopefully catch a spectacular sunset to finish the day. If weather conditions are against us at any time we’ll still explore the Dingle Peninsula but we may stay closer to the minibus for shelter or even spend some time indoors going over photography techniques or editing, cropping and saving our images.

All the topics and subjects we’ll cover during this photography weekend are also outlined in Dingle Darkroom’s Landscape Photography workshop, though we’ll have much more time to cover everything thoroughly during group and 1 to 1 learning. In addition, we’ll have regular sessions looking over the images we’re taking and discussing how we can improve on them, either out on location or later on, using straightforward editing and cropping.

We may take a couple of gentle walks each day to visit and explore some of the locations more thoroughly, the total distance we’ll ramble is no more than 1 mile for each location and requires a moderate level of fitness and occasionally the ability to climb stiles and traverse gentle slopes. For the most part, almost all the locations we visit are accessed easily with a drive and 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.

The Dingle Peninsula has a varied geology and an absolute wealth of accessible ancient heritage. During our photography holidays, we’ll visit glacial lochs, valleys, woods, forests, sandy and rocky coastline, cliffs, wide open vistas, hill passes, waterfalls, rivers, castles, ancient churches and standing stones and many other antiquities that are dotted all over the landscape of the rural area. The area is also famous for the location of the David Lean film “Ryan’s Daughter“, which put the Dingle Peninsula firmly on the map during the late 1960’s and more recently the filming of Star Wars on Sybil Head and Dunmore Head during 2016.

Location: An Portan, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland.   Dates: TBA 2019

Learn more about An Portan Guest House

Includes room, breakfast and dinner for 3 nights, photography tuition and transport between photography locations.

Discount available for 2 persons sharing a room and non-participating sharers are also welcome, please use the contact form below for details, or indeed, if you have any other enquiries.

This photography holiday is also available for small groups, based at An Portan Guest House throughout their season, which runs from April to September.  Please contact us using the form below for availability and pricing.

Travelling to Dingle and Dunquin

Terms & Conditions

I'm Interested in the landscape photography weekend in Dunquin!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 7:04am
I've been busy with tours and workshops over the last few weeks so it was nice to finally get behind my own camera, yesterday evening to capture some amazing light from Dunquin Pier. @DinglePeninsula @wildatlanticway @gokerrylive @KerryYourNatEsc dingledarkroom photo


083 830 1788

+353 83 830 1788


083 830 1788

+353 83 830 1788

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 7:04am
I've been busy with tours and workshops over the last few weeks so it was nice to finally get behind my own camera, yesterday evening to capture some amazing light from Dunquin Pier. @DinglePeninsula @wildatlanticway @gokerrylive @KerryYourNatEsc dingledarkroom photo
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 10:02am
  • 72
  • 2
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 7:15pm
  • 92
  • 4
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 12:57pm
  • 16
  • 0
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7:56pm
  • 81
  • 7
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 12:10am
  • 104
  • 12
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 8:07am
  • 55
  • 3
Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 9:05am
  • 56
  • 0
Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 2:21pm
  • 58
  • 0
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 9:34am
  • 39
  • 0