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 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

December 5th 2020

This week's image of the week comes from County Down, stepping stones over the River Shimna in a leafy autumnal Tollymore woodland. A beautiful, empty scene and perfect for photography.

With Coronavirus hitting travel, and Ireland partially reopening for Christmas 2020 why not take the time to think about when we can travel again, in 2021 take one of Panoramic Ireland's private photography tours in Ireland - perfect for avoiding the large crowds. Bookable now for 2021 with no deposit required.

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

  • A Little Snow in Ireland, Winter 2021 Not Over Yet
    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.

    A Little Snow in Ireland, Winter 2021 Not Over Yet

    While spring traditionally begins in Ireland on the 1st of February, on Saint Brigid's Day, meteorological winter continues through until the 1st of March.

    We have had some snow already in 2021 here in Ireland but most has now melted with warmer and wetter temperatures returning. In fact we had a 14C temperature change in 48 hours from -7 degrees Celsius to +7 degrees.

    Typically we would see about a week of snow in the southwest, the warmest and wettest part of Ireland, to three weeks in the higher ground of the Wicklow Mountains and north midlands of Ireland. Away from the west coast essentially.

    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2021 00:01 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Green Roads and Snowy Landscapes in Ireland
    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.

    Green Roads and Snowy Landscapes in Ireland

    Rural lanes in Ireland or Green Roads are remnants of old, sometimes ancient, paths through the countryside. Here on a fine winter's day I headed into the green and colourful landscape to view the mountains under the blue sky.

    Ireland has had some cold nights recently in January 2021, winter is well and truly here but for now milder conditions have returned and little remains of the snow even at higher altitudes.

    I have written about green roads before, here.

    The low, setting sun slips below the ridge and at this time only illuminates the higher slopes of the mountains ahead.

    Written on Monday, 11 January 2021 01:08 in Guide Read more...
  • New Year 2021, January Brings Snow, Ice and Cold, Clear Weather
    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.

    New Year 2021, January Brings Snow, Ice and Cold, Clear Weather

    The first week of 2021 in Ireland has seen the return of cold, clear and typical winter weather.

    A Sudden Stratospheric Warming is taking place that could see the return of the cold conditions that brought the Beast from the East in 2018 and the cold winter of 2010 and 2011.

    Here, one of the first sunsets of 2021 from the Irish countryside. A green field, frost and distant mountains under a blue winter sky.

    More snow has arrived since, although not much; however, winter 2021 has some way to go yet, it is not over and we should expect more cold, ice and, likely, snow.

    Happy New Year from Ireland.

    Written on Thursday, 07 January 2021 19:59 in Guide
  • Last Post of 2020, Here's to 2021 Being Better - Happy New Year from Ireland
    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.

    Last Post of 2020, Here's to 2021 Being Better - Happy New Year from Ireland

    Well, the time has finally arrived, it's time for Panoramic Ireland's final post for 2020.

    The year started so well, with a lot of promise then quickly descended into a state of...not so good.

    So it's time to bring some hope into the new year and look forward to a better year, starting with January.

    I would normally do a review of the year at this time but, well you know how it is. Actually I did photograph some interesting scenes this year but not nearly as many as usual.

    Written on Thursday, 31 December 2020 23:29 in Miscellaneous Read more...
  • Rugged Landscapes of the West of Ireland
    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.

    Rugged Landscapes of the West of Ireland

    The West of Ireland, it's the place that I photograph most often in Ireland along with the Antrim Coast and Dublin.

    Here, a typical western scene of rugged mountains, very often coated with a soft green of grass and, here where you see the reddishness, bracken that has died back for the winter. 

    Bracken is a type of fern Pteridium that dates back some 55 million years, is highly invasive and can cause cancer in humans (only if eaten) and is poisonous to animals (again only if eaten).

    Written on Monday, 28 December 2020 23:24 in Photo Tours Read more...

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