Workshops FAQ

There are no overnight workshops at the present time, thank you.

Q?What level of photographic experience do I need to join a workshop?
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Our workshops are ideally suited to photographers who already have a working knowledge of photography and are familiar with the basic functions of their cameras such as exposure, metering modes, and the relationship between shutter speed and aperture. The make and model of your camera is of secondary importance to your own familiarity with its menus and functions. During the course of the workshop, my aim is to raise your knowledge and skills and to introduce you to new ways of thinking about photography.

Q?Do I have to be extremely fit to participate?
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As a guide to fitness, you should be able to comfortably walk or hike with your camera equipment, for a few hours each day. These will generally be low level walks over moorland and beaches where terrain may be rough in places with no discernable path. The locations are selected to provide maximum enjoyment and have proven to be well within the capabilities of guests who previously attended workshops. There are no tests of endurance.

Q?What sort of photographic equipment do I need to bring?
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Photographic equipment is always a personal choice and is based on individual preferences, experience and budget. I have already mentioned on my workshop page what equipment is recommended. The trend amongst many photographers is to bring too much camera equipment. The weight of some camera bags defy any logic for carrying them, so think carefully about what to bring as you do not want your experience in a wild place to be overwhelmed by the effort of carrying your bag.

Cameras – Make sure that you bring along a camera that you’re already familiar with. Whether it is a 35mm DSLR or a Micro system is unimportant, what is important is that you know your way around your own camera and understand what its functions are.
Lenses – The most versatile combination for travel shooting is to have two zoom lenses such as a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm – these two lenses cover a range of focal lengths between 24-200mm and will account for 95% of your images. These focal lengths are for a full frame sensor, so if your camera has a smaller sensor you would want the equivalent. Although not essential, a 100mm Macro lens opens up a wider range of opportunities.

Q?Do I have to share a room?
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No. All of our trips guarantee each guest private accommodation at the advertised price. Couples will be offered either double or twin accommodation depending on availability.

Q?Are partners welcome?
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Absolutely, but please bear in mind that the itineraries are arranged to maximise the opportunities for photography and that conversations will inevitably be dominated by photography.

Q?Can you cater for special diets?
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Yes, our accommodation partners can cater for most diets. Please let us know your preferences at the time of booking.

Q?What are the transport arrangements during the tour?
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Transport is by people carrier or a mini bus, which are comfortable and provides ample storage space for photographic equipment.

Q?Do I need to have travel insurance if I am travelling within Ireland?
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It is highly recommended that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation and curtailment and baggage cover

Q?If I have a medical condition will this prevent me from joining a tour?
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It is a condition of booking that you discloses any medical conditions. This is essential, as it may affect both your own or other people’s enjoyment of the workshop and will allow us to access the implications in relation to the particular trip.

See our Terms and Conditions