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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 Month

August 2022

This month's landscape image comes from the west of Ireland, a lake with grazing cows congregating at a drinking spot.

An aerial view of cows in the Irish countryside.

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, landscapes and cityscapes 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.

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  • Lightning Over the Church, 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.

    Lightning Over the Church, Ireland

    The heatwave that has finally hit Ireland has now ended, with thunderstorms over the country.

    Temperatures exceeded 31C this week but as of Sunday night thunder and lightning is now the dominant weather.

    Here, lightning over one of Ireland's many fine church buildings.

     

    Written on Sunday, 14 August 2022 23:12 in Guide
  • Bumblebee Bombus Terrestris - Buff-tailed Bumblebee on Thistle, 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.

    Bumblebee Bombus Terrestris - Buff-tailed Bumblebee on Thistle, Ireland

    The thistle Cirsium vulgare may be the national flower of Scotland, but they do also grow well in Ireland and Irish bumblebees such as this buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris enjoy the purple flowers in late summer.

    Seen here on a hot August day in 2022 in the south east of Ireland, where I found some at the edge of a field which was a hive of activity for these social bees.

    Written on Thursday, 11 August 2022 00:22 in Guide
  • Meet Jack, Cork's Friendliest Cat
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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.

    Meet Jack, Cork's Friendliest Cat

    Meet Jack the black cat, Cork's friendliest cat.

    Walking through Cork, before or after one of my Cork City photo tours I often take time to go out of my way and visit Jack, who will definitely appreciate it if you do indeed stop to say hi.

    Join me to photograph in Cork or somewhere else in Ireland.

    Written on Sunday, 07 August 2022 22:40 in Guide
    Tags: ireland cork cat
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  • Red Sky at Night, to the Shepherd's (and Photographer's) Delight - Sunset in Dublin, 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.

    Red Sky at Night, to the Shepherd's (and Photographer's) Delight - Sunset in Dublin, Ireland

    Red sky at night, shepherd's delight goes the old saying. And that red sky in the evening does usually bring good weather the following day.

    There is science to back up the ages old phrase, a red sky is caused by small particles of dust and other airborne particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure.

    These particles block light from the sun, scattering or deflecting the light as it passes through the atmosphere.

    The shorter wavelengths of blue and violet get scattered more easily leaving more of the longer wavelength red light to make its way across the sky.

    Of course, to see this weather phenomenon often it helps when the predominant weather comes from the west which it does in Ireland.

    So between you and the sun is the incoming high pressure from the west with dust that scatters shorter wavelengths of light.

    Photographers usually enjoy photographing sunsets, so maybe it should be changed to Red sky at night, photographer's delight.

    Join me, Panoramic Ireland, to photograph fine sunsets like these all over Ireland.

    Red Sky at Night, Shepherd's Delight over Ireland
    Red Sky at Night, Shepherd's Delight over Ireland

     

    Red Sky at Night, Shepherd's Delight West of Ireland
    Red Sky at Night, Shepherd's Delight West of Ireland
    Written on Saturday, 06 August 2022 22:52 in Photo Tours
  • Save Time with Exporting Photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic - Shortcuts
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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.

    Save Time with Exporting Photos in Adobe Lightroom Classic - Shortcuts

    Adobe Lightroom Classic is full of shortcuts and learning them all can be slightly overwhelming.

    Here is one shortcut that is useful, well two maybe.

    Exporting photos from Lightroom is one of the most repeated tasks and speeding up that process can make a project quicker.

     

    There are a few ways to get to the export dialog in Lightroom:

    Written on Friday, 05 August 2022 20:50 in Photography, Photoshop and Post-processing Read more...

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