Photography Tours

One-to-one and small group photography tours and workshops in Dublin and across Ireland.

Expert Guidance

Guidance, tuition and critique on your images and workflow before, during and after your tour or workshop.

Photography Workshops

Learn to make better images, learn new techniques and enjoy the challenge with our one-to-one photography workshops.

See Ireland with a Creative Eye

From the chief city on the island to the charming mediaeval gem that is Kilkenny City to the stunning geological landscapes of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast or the lesser visited South Armagh. Contact Panoramic Ireland today to arrange a personalised tour and photography workshop anywhere in Ireland.

What Is A Photo Tour?

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 ourphotography 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 Vouchersfor 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.

Find out more about our Dublin Photo Tours here, for our Northern Ireland photo tours click here and Galway and rest of Ireland you can find out more here.

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 no border controls between the north and south; 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?

Ireland makes a perfect location to improve your photography or to enhance your image collection. Contact us today to learn more about our bespoke tour options.

Seven Essential Places to Photograph in Ireland

  1. Dublin - home to Guinness, Croke Park and The Book of Kells; you can't miss Dublin, a city that has improved over the past 10 years.
  2. Wicklow - mountainous and empty yet less than an hour from Dublin, Wicklow is home to the most famous hermitage in Ireland at Glendalough.
  3. Dingle - the furthest west that you can get in Ireland, and a peninsula that has as more pubs than you could ever visit. Visually stunning.
  4. The Burren - a unique geological landscape, The Burren is home to arctic, alpine and mediterranean plants.
  5. Connemara - rugged and wild, full of bogs, sea and sky as well as a few ponies of distinction.
  6. Donegal - the most northerly county in Ireland, the Atlantic coastline is second to none in Ireland with the sea cliffs of Slieve League and miles-long sandy beaches.
  7. Belfast & the Antrim Coast - the land of my youth, how things have changed in 'The North' and for the better. The stunning landscapes are now easy for all to see.

Have a look at the blog section of the site for more stories, events and information on the places mentioned here.

Enjoy the site, we hope you learn something and when you come to visit us here in Ireland/ Why not book a photography tour with us, learn something about the real Ireland and learn how to make better images.

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  • Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus

    Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus above the west of Ireland.

     

    Over the years I have photographed many types of clouds but this is one of the most interesting skies that I have trained my camera on.

     

    Early morning in July on Galway Bay and the diving tower at Salthill saw the formation of this dramatic skyscape but it was not until we got to Lough Corrib with its calm waters reflecting the unusual clouds above that the scene looked so impressive as to make you stop and breathe it all in. A moment never to be repeated, unusual enough that in 20 years of photographing the Irish landscape I have never seen similar before.

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  • Ireland's Heatwave, Summer 2018
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Ireland's Heatwave, Summer 2018

    The landscapes of Ireland are renowned for their verdure. In a typical year the summer temperatures rarely exceed 30C and in winter mild temperatures mean little hard ice and snow.

     

    This is not a typical year however, a harsh winter with several major snow and ice events and now a long heatwave with little rain since the end of May mean that typically lush scenes look yellow and brown like in this image above.

     

    Many trees are now also turning autumnal with green leaves changing to brown, hedgerows with fuchsia and montbretia usually ablaze with reds and oranges too are lacklustre.

     

    Most people are saying that it was in 1976 when they last had a summer like this and certainly the summers of late haven't had anything more than a day or two at a time of good weather.

     

    It's quite amazing really, not a need to bring a rain jacket and often 16C overnight meaning that the countryside is warm enough to enjoy in the evening without long sleeves.

     

    Photographically it is a challenge as many of the days so far have had only bright blue skies without clouds for interest and contrast in the landscape.

     

    And of course that famous green has disappeared, for now. I'm sure it will be back when the rain and cooler temperatures return.

     

    Panoramic Ireland's photo tours are available in Galway, Dublin, Cork and everywhere else in Ireland, join me and learn how to photograph the beauty of Ireland's landscapes.

    Written on Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:32 in Photo Tours
  • Sunset in Glendalough, Wicklow
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    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Sunset in Glendalough, Wicklow

    Sunset at Glendalough after a long day of photography in Ireland

    We spent from before dawn right through to sunset photographing in Ireland's County Wicklow, situated just south of Dublin it is an area that I know very well.

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  • Book a Photography Tour in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland and Make Better Images
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

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    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Book a Photography Tour in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland and Make Better Images

    I recently upgraded my online booking system for Panoramic Ireland's Dublin Photo Tours, and the tours for the rest of Ireland. It is now possible to book online using mobile phones, tablets and computers. You can also send me an email to enquire about dates, it's easy.

    Have a look through my Dublin page, read more about how I can help you to make more of your camera and your creative vision, with years of experience shooting images for the biggest names in the travel and publishing industries including Ireland's Irish Times, The Sunday Times, easyJet, Ritz-Carlton and The New York Times.

    With extensive experience image making for architects, musicians and travel companies amongst others - have a look at my photography site here - I can guide you in improving your photography and showing you the places that years of exploring Ireland's highways and byways brings. Choose from early morning, middle of the day or evening seven days a week.

    Join me, an Irish professional travel photographer with over ten years of experience leading private photography tours to learn ho to make better images in Ireland, my tours are private one-to-ones with just you or your friends/family.

    To book a photo tour / workshop in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the calendar booking system or search here:

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    Written on Sunday, 01 July 2018 22:33 in Photo Tours
  • Rainbow over Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Rainbow over Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

    Dublin isn't just a city of amazing architecture, great pubs and leafy parks, it's also a city of impressive skies.

    Here the iconic Ha'penny Bridge spanning the River Liffey is illuminated by a double rainbow.

    Written on Sunday, 01 July 2018 21:22 in Photo Tours Read more...
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