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

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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 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.

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.

Image of the Month

May 2022

This month's image comes from the north coast of Ireland in County Antrim.

Let this Donegal sheep inspire you to take a relaxed holiday in Ireland.

For 2022 take one of Panoramic Ireland's private photography tours in Ireland from Belfast to Cork to Dublin to Galway - perfect for avoiding the large crowds and finding scenic seascapes to photograph. Bookable now for 2022.

Find out more by going to the Contact page.

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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. Belfast & the Antrim Coast - the land of myths and legends, saints and scholars, Northern Ireland has some of the finest landscape photography. The stunning landscapes are now easy for all to see, Game of Thrones has added to that appeal.
  4. 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.
  5. The Burren - a unique geological landscape, The Burren is home to arctic, alpine and mediterranean plants.
  6. Connemara - rugged and wild, full of bogs, sea and sky as well as a few ponies of distinction.
  7. 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.

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.

LATEST POSTS FROM OUR BLOG

  • Pink Sky and White Cliffs at Sunset on the Antrim Coast, Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Pink Sky and White Cliffs at Sunset on the Antrim Coast, Ireland

    A recent visit to the Antrim Coast, one of the finest sections of coast in the world, saw me heading off to Rathlin Island pictured to the left in this image.

    A quiet evening with a little cloud, and unusually for the Antrim Coast, little wind, saw some colour and movement in the scene as golden hour gave way to blue hour.

    There was little to stop me from staying here photographing this scene for the night except for an early start the following morning.

    An hour or so of changing conditions and changing my viewpoint up and down this short stretch of coastline allowed me to photograph a specific image. then to bed and ready for the next morning.

    Visiting Ireland? Join me to photograph on the Antrim Coast, in Dublin or in Connemara during 2022.

    Written on Monday, 02 May 2022 23:14 in Photo Tours
  • April Heat Haze in Ireland, Rathlin Island
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    April Heat Haze in Ireland, Rathlin Island

    I have read a few articles recently, and many over the years, that in part mention how gloomy the weather is in Ireland, how you shouldn't move or holiday here because of the weather. Well, here is a fine April day of 17C to 19C temperatures on Rathlin Island off the Antrim Coast.

    Pictured here is the East lighthouse, one of the island's three lighthouses, and in the background is the headland known as the Mull of Kintyre, just 10 miles beyond.

    A warm and still day on one of Ireland's largest offshore islands, in April the heat haze is evident as seen below.

    Join me, to photograph in Ireland throughout the year not just in hot and sunny weather but dark and gloomy weather too.

    Heat haze in April, weather in Ireland
    Heat haze in April, weather in Ireland
    Written on Saturday, 30 April 2022 23:36 in Guide
  • Fantastic Fulmar in Flight, Fulmarus glacialis in Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Fantastic Fulmar in Flight, Fulmarus glacialis in Ireland

    The fulmar Fulmarus glacialis is not a native bird to Ireland, although it is now resident here all year round having first been recorded on the island in 1911.

    It is similar in size to a seagull but is a member of the tubenose family or procellariids, more commonly known as petrels.

    It spends much time gliding, as it was when I photographed it here, using little energy to ascend and descend then flying low over the surface of the ocean - a common trait of petrels. Indeed the fulmar is related to albatrosses.

    Each year the fulmar will return to the same ledge on the same cliff and will often mate for life. It lives for over 40 years and is a pelagic feeder of any type of fish.

    The upper feathers are grey with brown feathers often visible, though most guides fail to mention these they are very evident in the image above. Undersides are white and the fulmar has a distinctive blue portion of the nose.

    The fulmar is one of Ireland's fascinating seabirds, fantastic when seen in flight.

    Written on Friday, 29 April 2022 00:20 in Guide
  • Spring at the Giant's Causeway
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Spring at the Giant's Causeway

    The Giant's Causeway needs no introduction here on Panoramic Ireland, it's a favourite place to photograph.

    Here a quiet moment in spring looking up towards the headland along the basalt columns in contrast to the images below that show the columns and the dramatic, crashing waves of the North Atlantic.

    Throughout 2022 I will be returning here to one of my favourite places to photograph, at the Giant's Causeway, many times.

    Written on Monday, 11 April 2022 21:25 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Sunshine and Blue Skies Over the Green Irish Landscape, Spring in the Countryside
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Sunshine and Blue Skies Over the Green Irish Landscape, Spring in the Countryside

    The weather has been marvellous over the past week in Ireland, although some cold air has arrived to bring frost but at least no snow.

    Here, on a journey through one of Ireland's most scenic counties - Tipperary, I drove along the scenic road to a famous viewpoint known as The Vee to photograph the view of the Galty or Galtee Mountains.

    The Galty Mountains reach a height of 917.9m and are Ireland's highest inland mountain range, most of the country's highest peaks are much closer to the coast.

    Panoramic Ireland is working on a project featuring the area, if you want to see more of this region of Ireland send me an email.

    Written on Saturday, 02 April 2022 22:56 in Guide

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