Dramatic Coastline and Fields of Green on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and Causeway Coast
August 30 – September 7, 2024
Join us as we explore the rugged beauty of Ireland’s northwest and Causeway Coast. We’ll photograph breathtaking locations and hidden gems in County Donegal & the Antrim Coast.
Steeped in drama, the north coast of Ireland offers many photographic subjects: lighthouses, sea arches, sea stacks, winding roads, secluded golden beaches, romantic castles, mountain vistas, and locations made famous by the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones!
Our itinerary includes four nights in Donegal, surrounded by lakes and mountains with spectacular views of Donegal’s famous Errigal Mountain and close to the beautiful Poison Glen. From there, we will travel east along the north coast and spend three nights by the sea in the heart of the infamous Causeway Coast. We will spend our final night on the North Dublin coast, close to the beautiful fishing village of Howth, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. Throughout the workshop, you’ll rest well in beautiful hotels while being close to all the action.
The varied landscape offers a wide variety of photographic opportunities. Perfect your skills by using polarizing and neutral density filters, capturing sweeping landscapes and the local culture. We’ll instruct on all these techniques and then see how you put them into practice during our signature image review sessions. We’ll explore Lightroom’s technical and creative options as we review your images and demonstrate key photo-processing concepts.
With three pro photographers, you’ll get plenty of instruction in the field on technical and creative issues. Our local Irish guide and professional photographer will use his extensive knowledge of Ireland, the weather, and how light reacts to the landscape to ensure you are always in the right place at the right time. We believe this is the perfect recipe to guarantee you return home with photographs, experiences, and memories to last a lifetime.
The conditions at this time of year can be pleasant, but they don’t call it the Wild Atlantic Way for nothing!! Rain, hail, or shine, at the end of each day, you can unwind with a pint of the black stuff and relive the adventures of the days shooting with your comrades.
Join us on the Wild Atlantic Way!
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
August 30, 2024: Arrive this day at Dublin Airport, Ireland, by 11:00 AM. We will meet you at the airport to transfer you to our Donegal hotel. We’ll have a short introduction, dinner, and then photograph the sunset.
August 30 – September 3, 2024: There is so much to photograph during our four days in Donegal. Its famous lighthouses are perched in places out of a dream. The beaches and their beauty will take your breath away, and its rugged cliffs, sea arches, and stacks will leave you speechless. Plus, there are the mountains, lakes, shipwrecks, and castles!
September 3–6, 2024: The Causeway Coast needs no introduction, but here it is anyway! Let’s start with the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its 40,000 interlocking basalt columns and countless compositions are a photographer’s dream. The Causeway Coast boasts cliff tops, sea stacks, bothies, a rope bridge, and a dramatic landscape. It’s easy to see why HBO opted to film Game of Thrones here, making the likes of Ballintoy Harbour, DunlCastle, and The Dark Hedges world famous.
September 6–7, 2024: The adventure doesn’t end just yet. We will spend our final night in North Dublin by the sea. When we arrive at our hotel, we will check in to our hotel, get dinner, and get set for one last sunset shoot at the lighthouse in the charming fishing village of Howth.
September 7, 2024: We will drop you off at the airport for your flight home, which can be any time after 1:00 PM.
Moderate: You must be able to hike with your camera pack and tripod up to two miles on uneven ground.
Arrive Dublin Airport (DUB), Dublin, Ireland before 11:00 AM on August 30, 2024. Flights out can be made after 1:00 PM on September 7, 2024.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,000 supplement.
- All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
- All permits and park fees.
- All transportation during the workshop.
- Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
- Photographic guiding and instruction from 3 pros.
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
- Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!
- Travel to and from Dublin, Ireland.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $1,000 supplement.
- Your deposit of $3,995 will hold your space in this workshop.
- Further payment of $3,000 is due by February 1, 2024.
- The balance is due not later than May 1, 2024.
- All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
- Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.
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“Words literally cannot come close to describing the experience Bernard strives to provide for his clients. I've been on several of his tours over the years and he's aging like a fine wine. While his ability to always provide amazing locations to shoot in the right conditions seems almost clairvoyant-like, it is most certainly down to his boundless energy and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients. His greatest asset by far, however, is his ability to help create a comfortable environment for complete strangers to all feel welcome in and create memories together in. Thanks again Bernard for an amazing trip. You always over deliver and I can't wait for the next one! ”