Panoramic Ireland's Long Exposure Photography Workshops
Winter is wonderful in Ireland
An early morning photography workshop is one of the best ways to see Dublin Bay.
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An evening photography workshop is a great way to see Dublin.
Archaeology, the remains from Ireland's inhabitants in ancient times is ever present.
Wild Wicklow is colourful all year, where better for a photo tour?
Ireland's West. The last refuge where land meets ocean.
Welcome to panoramicireland.com! We run one-to-one and small group photography tours and workshops in Dublin and across Ireland. From the chief city on the island to the charming mediaeval gem that is Kilkenny City and the stunning geological landscapes of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast or the lesser visited South Armagh.
If you want to take a Photo Tour in Dublin or anywhere in Ireland then Contact Us to book now - prices from €45 for small group tours and €135 for private photo tours!
Enjoy the site, have a look at the blog, which has some write ups of photo tours in Ireland and articles about some of the counties that Panoramic Ireland visits.
We also contribute to Untapped Cities, read more here and The Culture Trip.
Learn to take better images, learn new techniques and enjoy the challenge with our one-to-one photography workshops.
Photo tours are perfect for the first time visitor to Ireland, see The Emerald Isle with an Irish photographer, learn about history and culture while improving your photography skills.
The late spring and early summer of 2015 has so far been quite wet in the west of Ireland, in fact a recent visit to a lake that I know very well showed that the levels were higher than those at the same time last year; this is despite some parts of Ireland being extremely dry. Dublin had only 17% of its Long Term Average (LTA) rainfall in June 2015. May, however, was very wet with some parts of the west recording over 200% of the LTA and Knock Airport had its dullest May since 1996.
All the recent rain and cloudy skies make for a difficult but always entertaining time for the dedicated outdoors photographer.
Today I revisited a river in the west that I have been to often but not in recent times. And this time I took some photos of the peaceful surroundings of my rest stop.
A busy start to the summer has seen me visit much of the west coast and south of Ireland.
A recent visit to the west coast, to see Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, took me to a high point on Achill Island in County Mayo.
Achill is a place that I have visited often, having holidayed there on numerous occasions and photographed with visitors to the west of Ireland.
After a long day's travelling I made it to my vantage point just before sunset. The sun itself on this occasion being mostly obscured by thick cloud over the ocean.
For me it was the post sunset colour that was of most interest and so patience was required; watching the sun's accelerated dive below the horizon, listening to the wind and wild birds tweeting ahead of darkness it was a relaxing and enjoyable wait before making the final exposure of the evening.
Any part of Ireland's coastline makes a great landscape photography location, Panoramic Ireland create photography experiences from Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast to the urban coastline of Dublin and the west of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Contact us for more information.
The woodlands of Ireland make a perfect location for photography during all seasons, late spring is just perfect with fresh green leaves and mixed lighting giving the perfect combination for capturing colour.
Just like the autumnal scenes I photographed here, the spring path through this Irish forest gave us a splendid afternoon of photography on a recent photography workshop with Jim from San Diego.
The day started with images of a nearby lake, its character lay in its densely wooded shores and islands with a blue cloud-filled sky. Following a downpour and break for lunch we headed on to this location, an old woodland, but not ancient, comprised mainly of beech, ash and a few horse chestnuts.
At one point a group of walkers pass us by and we wait for them to amble off into the distance before continuing on our own journey again. A few ruins dot the forest, the walls covered with moss lie in tumble-down condition with hawthorn growing low and spreading in one corner. Taking another path we find some more interesting woodland scenes.
Photography in woodlands presents many challenges, the quality of the light is as important as it is for any landscape photography, even in the depths of a forest the slightest breeze can cause movement in branches.
Panoramic Ireland's photography tours, photography workshops and experiences are suitable for everyone, from woodland landscapes to street photography and for all levels. You don't need a high-end DSLR, just a camera (preferably with manual controls) and lots of enthusiasm. For more information contact us here.
What is a photo tour and is it different to a photography workshop? This is a question we get asked a lot. There is no real difference but simply, a tour is more focused on seeing the place with a photographic emphasis while a workshop is specifically designed to concentrate on one or more aspects of your photographic technique, equipment or composition. Both tour and workshop are interchangeable and there is a degree of overlap.
Because we tailor each tour to suit your needs, we choose the appropriate locations and times to maximise your time in Ireland and help you to improve your photography.
If you would like to know more about our photography workshops in Ireland please contact us here and join an Irish photographer for a day in your favourite part of Ireland.
Don't forget that we offer Gift Vouchers for Christmas and all year round for birthdays and other occasions. A photography gift voucher entitles the holder to the same benefits as a direct booking: one-to-one photography tuition, a choice of locations in Dublin, Wicklow and the rest of Ireland, morning or evening photography workshops, follow-on advice and critique on images. To buy a Panoramic Ireland Photography Gift Voucher for a friend, relation or even for yourself please follow this link or Contact Us.
What makes Ireland so special? Perhaps it is the landscapes, the history, the people or a combination of all of these that bring 7 million visitors every year to this little island.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the chief city on the island, Belfast is the second largest, and the chief city of Northern Ireland. The island has two currencies and two governments but there is no real border between the north and south anymore; indeed it is quite easy to drive from one side to the other without knowing it.
It is true, in Ireland it rains a bit (isn't that why it's so green?) but don't let that put you off because it doesn't rain as much as you think. With some good luck there will be fine weather during your visit. The best months to visit are April, May, June and September. The days are long, the weather is often perfect and it isn't high season. Is there any better place to be than driving along a country road somewhere in Ireland on a warm, sunny day?