Photography Tours

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

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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 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 Week

June 15th 2020

This week's image of the week comes from the Wild Atlantic Way, a stormy sunset scene of oranges and black as evening and rainfall close in on the Atlantic Ocean off Ireland's west coast, the Sun's rays providing drama.

With Coronavirus hitting large gatherings, and Ireland reopening at the end of June 2020 why not take one of Panoramic Ireland's private photography tours in Ireland - perfect for avoiding the large crowds. Bookable now for 29th June onwards.

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, how things have changed in 'The North' and for the better. 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

  • Return to the Coast, Ireland's Copper Coast
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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.

    Return to the Coast, Ireland's Copper Coast

    With the relaxation of travel restrictions in Ireland in recent weeks, and the news that my post-cancer checkups will be back soon, I took a visit to the coast.

    And I chose the Copper Coast on Ireland's south coast, County Waterford where I run photography workshops.

    This fine section of Irish coast doesn't form part of the Wild Atlantic Way but has some of the most scenic bays and beaches in Ireland.

    Join me here on this beautiful coast to learn how to improve your photography.

    Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops operate all year round, have a look at the Copper Coast page or send me an email to find out more.

    Written on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 18:32 in Photo Tours
  • Things Change - Learn, See and Photograph with our Dublin Photo Tours
    Written by

    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.

    Things Change - Learn, See and Photograph with our Dublin Photo Tours

    Things change, particularly in Dublin where little remains the same for long.

    Take the Bernard Shaw Pub on Dublin's Richmond Street, once a hipster, artistic honeypot and now closed (although they did move, this site is being redeveloped) - this scenic moment captured on a Dublin Photo Tour.

    One thing hasn't changed though, Panoramic Ireland's Dublin Photo Tours are running again as they always have with social distancing in mind.

    Our private tours and workshops run all year round, every day of the week at times to suit you. Once you make an enquiry we can work out a good time, location and subject matter to suit your interests, as we always have done for over 10 years.

    If you are looking for things to do in Dublin, send an email or see the Dublin Photo Tours page for more information, tours and workshops available now from July 2020 onwards.

    Written on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 16:39 in Photo Tours
  • Stone Walls in the West of 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.

    Stone Walls in the West of Ireland

    Stone walls in Ireland are as old as farming, the oldest known to be those from Ireland's prehistoric farmers at the Ceide Fields in North Mayo which are approximately 6,000 years old.

    Like any field enclosure they provide many uses: keeping cows and sheep in, keeping others out, delineating 'my land' from 'your land', but these stone walls also provide another useful function - they are dry built out of the local stone, in fact usually the stone from the very fields that they enclose. So by building the walls farmers are clearing the land.

    And so the stone walls that one finds on travels in Ireland are local to that area. In County Down ( see image below) they are typically massive granite boulders, bigger than anywhere else and in Galway they are built of the abundant limestone.

    Written on Thursday, 02 July 2020 22:18 in Guide Read more...
  • A Walk Along Synge Street, Dublin
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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.

    A Walk Along Synge Street, Dublin

    A walk along Synge Street in Dublin.

    Located just off the South Circular Road, beside Saint Kevin's Church and Portobello - Synge Street is a quiet and leafy street inside Dublin's canals.

    In recent years it has featured in the Irish film Sing Street, a fine film set in 1980s Dublin that features the story of Conor Lawlor, his troubled life at a new school and his new found affection for Raphina whom he aims to befriend by starting a band.

    Just to the right of the opening sequence is No. 40 Synge Street, where the character Raphina lives.

    The film was directed by John Carney who also directed the Oscar winning film Once, Sing Street stars Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Maria Doyle Kennedy as well as a host of new talent including Ferdia Walsh-Peelo who plays Conor.

    Enjoy the short walk through the autumnal street.

    Panoramic Ireland's Dublin Photo Tours are back up and running, find out more here.

     

    Written on Monday, 29 June 2020 10:53 in Guide
  • Panoramic Ireland Photography Seascape Workshops Returning Summer 2020
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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.

    Panoramic Ireland Photography Seascape Workshops Returning Summer 2020

    July 2020 sees the return of Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops.

    For the time being these will be run on a one-to-one or small group basis, with you and your friends.

    Improve your photography, landscapes and seascapes on Ireland's fine coast.

    Written on Sunday, 14 June 2020 23:45 in Photo Tours Read more...

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